836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon
$8 in advance, $8 day of show
21 and over
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8 p.m.$8 in advance, $8 day of show21 and over
" ...a lysergic twist on the modern folk freak scene often heartbroken but always upbeat as they traverse the American landscape looking for kicks and kindred spirits for a footstompin' good time- backed up with bonafide musicianship. Edison - singer/guitarist Sarah Slaton, multi-instrumentalist, Dustin Morris, and Grammy-nominated guitarist, Maxwell Hughes (formerly of The Lumineers) - is an indie rock trio from Colorado which has quickly emerged as a musical force. Although they've only been a band since late 2014, they've already built a substantial national fan base thanks to their high-energy live shows and tireless touring efforts. In addition to countless club gigs, they've earned attention at such music industry conferences as SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon and Folk Alliance International. "We've been on the road nonstop for over a year", Slaton notes. "We didn't have a lot of releases out there so we decided to hit the road and meet as many people as we could and foster those relationships." That strategy worked, winning the band a devoted national audience as well as support slots with the likes of Iron & Wine, Langhorne Slim and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats."
Hawkeye Pierce are traveling bluesmen traversing the endless expanse of Americana. They play "heartwrenching indie rock," twangy and soulful. Singer Lefty Parsons is said to possess "a pretty voice that makes you want to do bad things". Drummer Molly Harbarger, bassist Colin Doolite, and keyboardist Sam Cooper bring their experience and expertise to this outlaw gumbo of country, rock, rhythm & blues.
Maxwell Hughes is a highly accomplished songwriter and musician whose talent
and charisma has captured audiences with his unique sound, irresistible beats,
and entertaining presentation. Passionate and energetic, Maxwell's personality
comes across in every song he plays, which is part of the reason he has a
growing legion of fans.
Some of Maxwell's most notable accomplishments include being a former member
of The Lumineers and a Grammy Nominated Songwriter for his contribution
on their chart-topping album. He's also been a 3rd place finalist at the
prestigious International Fingerstyle Competition, a multi-award winning
instrumental guitarist, and a three-time winner of the "Best Instrumentalist"
award at the FoCoMA awards. In the past he's also been a support for Imagine
Dragons, The Head and The Heart, Langhorn Slim, and Paperbird.
Perhaps most impressive is that Maxwell is entirely self-taught and began
playing in 2002. Since then, he has self-produced two albums entitled Maxwell
Hughes and Express. He's also been a musical guest on TED Talks
during their TEDxCSU event.
Maxwell's influences include Tommy Emmanuel and Kaki King, but he also draws
inspiration from rap, electronic, and video game music. Despite these
influences, Maxwell's performance abilities are something all his own, and fans
have said, "The music is great, but the best part is watching him play it." His
iconic combination of drumming, fingerpicking, and a two handed tapping style
is often confused with two guitars due to it's deep, multi-instrumental sound.
Currently, Maxwell is sponsored by the Larrivee
Guitar Company and is working on his 3rd album entitled Only
In Dreams, which will be released in September 2013. He is also working on
a guitar instruction system that will help those with disabilities.
In his spare time, Maxwell enjoys spending time with his friends and family
in his hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado. He's also an avid chess player.
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