836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
Friday, January 26, 2018
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
Blending rootsy rock and deep rhythmic grooves, the Brothers Jam takes their audience on a sonic journey every time they hit the stage. Drawing from a songbook that originates with their love of the Grateful Dead in their heyday in the 70's and 80's, to a broad palette that now spans Talking Heads, Phish, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Allman Brothers, Joe Henry, Bob Dylan... The Brothers Jam is an American Band with a plan: to entertain audiences and wring beauty from any song that crosses their path.
The Brothers are six individuals who have found common ground in the creation of music that thrives on the deep connections that come from over 20 years of collectively surrendering to the song. Audiences have found community in the Brothers, asking them to play weddings, parties, galas, fund raisers, creative events... anywhere joy is at a premium and love, imagination and good vibes are in the air. They have an unbridled energy, and they seek to never play any song the same way twice. They are the epitome of what a jam band must be to deliver. And deliver they have been doing for over twenty years, and will do so the next time you see them.
Anchored by brothers Jamey and David Hampton, musical messengers together since their teens in the 70's, the Brothers Jam includes original drummer and veteran of bands too numerous to name, Lou Lozada. He is the heartbeat of the band, the fuel in the steam engine, the true north of the collective brotherly compass. Dick Shoemaker stands up to the mic, sax in hand, and conjures up a conglom of the Big Man Clemons, Coltrane and Desmond, with a funky soul all his own. On keys, James Peale brings a loose vibe reminiscent of Nicky Hopkins to the Jam, with a vocal style that would do Pigpen proud. Dave Rosenberg is the soup stock in this gumbo, holding it all together on bass with his Berkeley-trained chops and his singular positive approach... all smiles in the midst of even the deepest jams.
This then is the Brothers Jam: Beauty, fire, passion, freedom, soul. Check it out.
This Years Model is an amazing recreation of the live sound of Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Playing material that spans Costello's lengthy career and repertoire, they have been wowing audiences with their high energy, fun shows. Portland musical chameleons, Keyboardist Rich Landar (King Black Acid) and Bassist Dave Rosenberg (Brother's Jam) found they share a mutual love for Elvis Costello and his band The Attractions. Realizing that neither had played much of the music of their favorite keyboardist and bassist respectively (Costello's Steve Naive and Bruce Thomas), they began searching for two additional dedicated musicians to recreate the sound and more importantly the vibe of a live Costello show. Derek Boone (Jessie Leigh band) stepped up to master the intricate, powerful drumming put down by The Attractions Pete Thomas, and Alan Charing (AC Cotton) began inhabiting Costello's approach to singing and guitar playing. The four together craft an amazing tribute to the live approach of Elvis and the Attractions, playing like them, but not as a note for note cover band, but rather as a recreation of the feel of a concert performance. This Years Model has three full sets of Costello material but also can play shorter, greatest hits, shows.
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