836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
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Rubella Graves is an American rock band from Vancouver, Washington. Formed in 2006 to feature the songwriting of multi-instrumentalists David Redden and Jack Weitz, who explore genres of alternative country and American folk. Band includes Jason LeMaster (vocals), Mark Dybvig (guitar), David Monnig (keyboard), Ryan Murphey (bass), and Eric Stanley (drums).
Catch this clip of Rubella Graves playing at the White Eagle:
Amazing new CD that contains shining elements of The Byrds (jangly
12-string guitars and a trumpet solo a la "So You Want To Re A Rock &
Roll Star"), Tom Petty, Neil Young (the guitar solos), and the Allman
Brothers (nice mix of Hammond and dual guitars) sprinkled tastefully
throughout! When you think about The Lonesomes, there's the feeling of the old
West, not just in the band's name but in their sound and feel - something that
put you in mind of tan chinos, shoe boots with spurs, shots of rye at the local
saloon, and lots of dirt. It has the necessary punk-slash-honky-tonk charm to
qualify as an alt-country gem. And, despite all of the classic influences on
display, they still manage to make music that sounds remarkably fresh. The 12
songs on There's No Denying Josephine represent all of their best elements -
the songs keep you guessing what might come next, each one with its own little
angle on the whole picture the band is presenting."
--Ray Gianchetti, Kool Kat
CDBaby: [Sasser's] Southside of Sorrow
is a modern-vintage record of roots music. Released in the summer of 2004,
James Sasser has gained plenty of mileage from his debut CD. In March of 2005,
"That Kinda Day" was chosen as music for a regionally broadcast television
commercial for Henry Weinhard's Beer. Also, that song was included on Failing
Records Compilation of Portland: Volume 1
in 2005. "Lost and Found" was chosen for use in the soundtrack for Liquid Insanity, a nationally released
kayak movie/doc, in 2006. Others are in consistent rotation on internet radio
as far away as Belgium and The Netherlands. Currently, James is hard at work on
his second release and playing shows, as always.
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