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303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97205

Friday, March 3, 2017

Lewi Longmire

Kory Quinn

7 p.m.
Free
21 and over

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Lewi Longmire

Lewi Longmire has built a reputation as Portland's multi-instrumentalist "go to guy." In the years since relocating to Portland from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he's been included on shows and recordings by many of the Northwest's finest bands and songwriters. He's played with national acts Michael Hurley, Victoria Williams, Dolorean, AgesandAges, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Blue Giant/Viva Voce/The Robinsons, Dolorean, the Minus 5, Breathe Owl Breathe and Tara Jane O'Neill as well as local luminaries Denver, The Portland Country Underground, Midlo/Pancake Breakfast, Quiet Life, Fernando, James Low, Perhapst, Electric Ill, Little Sue, Casey Neill, Michael Jodell, the Freak Mountain Ramblers, and is an anchor member of Portland's all-star tribute to the Allman Brothers, Brothers and Sister. 

Recently, though, Lewi has taken all the things he learned from working with these fine performers and has been spending his time leading a roots rock/americana band of his own, singing his own compositions. This group owes much to the American tradition of good songs played with high energy, deep roots, and an unpretentious sense of fun. Their sound finds the connection between the basement feel of The Band, the raspy blue-eyed soul of Joe Cocker, the desert space of Giant Sand, the "without a net" deep space improvisations of the San Francisco ballrooms, the punk abandon of The Stooges and the quiet contemplation of Neil Young playing solo.

website:
http://www.lewilongmire.com/

Kory Quinn

Kory Quinn

Songwriter Kory Quinn puts the true in troubadour. He has a refreshingly homespun take on Americana, a very welcome sigh of relief from the miasma of pop-country and commercialized folk. After spending over 270 Self-Booked Dates on the road in 2013, which spanned 7 countries, Quinn still found time to write and record new material. The Second full-length album, At The End of The Bar, boils down red-dirt basics in a freewheeling roadhouse stew. Quinn's songwriting is adroit and surefooted, offering sturdily constructed country, bluegrass, folk, and Cajun-tinged songs for his ensemble to really sink their fangs into on this instant jukebox classic. The songs are short and sweet but packed with clever lines, sentimental harmonies and twangy fills. All that makes them the kind of songs that hang around your brain like honky-tonk regulars. Among his self penned road-worn material are stories and songs that hearken back to old-time drinking songs and heart wrenching country standards. As if he was never new and yet never gets old. In the meantime he is touring and working on his follow up record, "Chicago/Western" which will be released at some point in 2015.

Bandcamp:
http://koryquinn.bandcamp.com

ReverbNation:
http://www.reverbnation.com/koryquinn

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