836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
Saturday, August 26, 2017
White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon
$8 in advance, $8 day of show
21 and over
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9 p.m.$8 in advance, $8 day of show21 and over
Travel the back roads of America, through ghost towns in the deepest
part of the west or the majestic river valleys of the south, and you are
in the musical territory of The Low Bones --Americana. Drawing on a
mix of influences, the original songwriting recalls the country-rock
sound of Buck Owens, Graham Parsons, Uncle Tupelo and enough grit to add
Tom Petty to the mix.
Common to the American life is the story of an un-educated man needing to support a family. When the man is in Appalachia, he might mine coal, and if it is Mississippi, he might have picked cotton. In the Northwest, those men might cut down trees.
Root Jack comes from those same Pacific NW woods, and sings of that universal desire to do right, but sometimes choosing wrong, often framed by mill town's and logging camps. There is a long tradition of the bohemian laborer that works during the day to support his family, then comes home at night to write songs, and often those songs are about his struggle.
Root Jack sings songs of that same struggle. Joy and exhaustion, satisfaction and disappointment, poor choices and the consequences of them.
Roots-rock, steeped in Truth.
Root Jack's In The Pines is the debut full-length produced and recorded by Jon Burbank (My Life in Black and White, ICANLICKANYSOB, Runaway Boys). If Cream had been listening to the Carter Family, instead of Robert Johnson, it might have come off like this. Kris Stuart (former of Moonshine Hangover), Kevin Cowan (former of Lewi Longmire Band, Dylan-Thomas Vance) and drummer Chris Hutton (former of Lewi Longmire Band, Wooden Nickle) are a tight, 70's rock inspired roots-music band.
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