Friday, March 9, 2018

Richard Cranium & The Phoreheads

with Lynn Conover

Rock Creek Tavern

8 p.m.

Free

All ages welcome

About Richard Cranium & The Phoreheads

Richard Cranium & The Phoreheads

This band of veteran players was formed in 1998 and featured the legendary Turtle VanDemarr (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks, Fly-by Nite Jass Band, Fritz Richmond's Barbecue Orchestra and currently The Freak Mountain Ramblers) on guitar and vocals; David Reisch (Holy Modal Rounders, Clamtones, Michael Hurley and also currently The Freak Mountain Ramblers),on bass and vocals, Spud Siegel (Famous Potatoes, Floating Glass Balls, Fritz Richmond's Barbeque Orchestra) on electric mandolin and vocals, and the late and beloved Reverend Billy Hults (Fly-by-Nite Jass Band) on washboard and percussion.  They have recently talked another legendary musician, John Browne (PH Phactor, Melodious Phunk) on washboard, harmonica, percussion and vocals to join RC & The Phoreheads. John and Billy used to play music together back in the day and god knows that Billy is jumping for joy! Billy's description of their music was "rock & roll jazz, with a lot of blues and rockabilly influence." Everything from the Rolling Stones to Dan Hicks to Johnny Cash to the Holy Modal Rounders. The music is contagious.

About with Lynn Conover

with Lynn Conover

Lynn Conover has been a fixture on the Portland folk circuit for nearly twenty years, performing in popular duos with Little Sue and Lowell John and playing with the Welfare Ranch Rodeo, Billy Kennedy, and the Lynn Conover Trio, and newest project Ditchtown.

Willamette Week says that Conover's voice is " a weirdly ethereal wail that sounds like all three Furies merged into one," and Two Louies Magazine adds that she creates "an interesting and entertaining blend of country, folk and blues."