2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Monday, August 14, 2017
7 p.m. til 9 p.m. Free21 and over
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Groovy Wallpaper is Skip vonKuske (Portland Cello Project, Vagabond Opera, Cellotronik) and Don Henson (Sneakin Out, The Adequates, The Druthers, Kathryn Claire). Skip is Portland's foremost cellist and Don is known for his Rube Goldberg-like percussion set up and performance. To call them a cello and percussion duo would fall far short of the mark.
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.
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