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Monday, March 5, 2018

Laryssa Birdseye

Wil Kinky

7 p.m.

Free

21 and over

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Laryssa Birdseye

Laryssa Birdseye

Portland, Oregon is a city ripe with musicianship, talent and creativity. Despite all the city has to offer, Laryssa Birdseye effortlessly stands out as one of Portland's most captivating musical offerings. Generating new fans at every performance, Laryssa has been gaining steady momentum with no signs of slowing the pace.

Self-described as a folk singer that accidentally began to write pop music, Laryssa uses humor and honesty to entrance her audience. Having struggled with addiction and an eating disorder, Laryssa's songs reflect the turmoil of heartbreak, dependency, regret, and the persistent strive towards healing, making her originals relatable and her hooks infectious. Her soaring vocals are filled with flawless riffs and soulful melodies. Best known for her biting wit and clever lyricism, Laryssa stands out best as a songwriter, offering tremendously relatable content-often serving to inspire, often breaking your heart open as she spills hers.

Laryssa has been active in Portland for the past two years, with notable performances at venues like the Doug Fir and Mississippi Studios, appearances on Portland Radio Project (99.1 FM) and has been featured on KGW's Mic Check.

 

Wil Kinky

Wil Kinky

Wil Kinky sound is soulful and bluesy with an alternative edge. He calls his style: South Paw Soul - due to his unusual left-handed guitar approach. He sounds like a blend between John Mayer and Ray Lamontagne. In his early twenties, Wil has been playing music since he was thirteen. Born and raised outside Portland on a blueberry farm, hard work has always been a part of his life. Wil Kinky brings the same work ethic to his music, with a love and a passion that you can feel.

Wil performs solo as well as with his band the Wil Kinky Trio and guests with other acts like Jordan Harris, Keegan Smith, Krista Herring and Tony Smiley. Wil is also an in-demand guitar instructor – teaching guitar and piano in the Portland Metro area.

Website:
http://www.wilkinky.com

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