836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Joliff and Robinson
8 p.m.$17 in advance, $20 day of show, $30 2-day21 and over
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"The joy with which the band plays is palpable, both live and on record, and one only needs to take a gander at the miles-wide smiles of both the group on stage and the audience to know this music is affecting people on a very real level." - Donovan Farley, Jambase
Although the band has only been playing together since 2014, Crow and the Canyon sound like a band of age-old collaborators and friends. Their heartfelt yet cerebral lyrics, soaring vocals, and impressive instrumentals are endlessly listenable, while also remaining inventive and interesting. Their debut album, Leaving Soon, is a refreshingly contemplative take on high-spirited Americana songwriting which rewards repeated listening, and weaves back and forth between precise bluegrass, heartland acoustic folk, and bluesy country. The result is a series of songs that sound just as natural on a front porch in the heat of summer, in a dimly lit basement pub in the dead of winter or rollicking on a big festival stage. Their charismatic, engaging performances have garnered them a beloved reputation that keeps music lovers returning time and time again.
Ben Larsen - Mandolin
Austin Quattlebaum - Banjo
Leigh Jones - Vocals
Jeremy Elliott - Guitar
Audra Nemir - Upright Bass
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