836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
Monday, May 7, 2018
White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon
$8 in advance, $10 day of show
21 and over
7 p.m.$8 in advance, $10 day of show21 and over
Lead vocalists and guitarists Alex Holycross and Jake Sawicki had been friends and musicians in the same area for several years before venturing into what would result in the current lineup of The Native Howl. In the fall of 2013, primarily as a duo, they released a 6 song EP, "The Revolution's Dead." With the addition of Josh LeMieux on drums, and Mark Chandler on bass, the Howl's music has evolved into their own unique blend of rock, folk, bluegrass, alternative, and experimental genres. Throw in some keyboards, harmonica, banjo, some djembe, and you get a glimpse of the musical complexity that defines their sound. Their lyrics embody a folk-like storytelling style; the music shines through with a rustic and clean sound.
The Hillwilliams are a group of Portland, OR musicians who have come together to celebrate the high lonesome sound and hot picking of traditional Bluegrass.
Brought together initially by admiration for bluegrass masters like Bill Monroe and The Stanley Brothers as well as 1970s bluegrass supergroup Old and in the Way, The Hillwilliams blend three strong vocalists, smoking fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and doghouse bass, into a fun high energy mix, that harkens back to classic bluegrass, while exploring an exciting sound of their own. Whether they are playing the best of the traditional bluegrass repertoire, or playing their own original bluegrass songs, their shows are fun, high energy events that leave audiences asking for more.
The Hillwilliams' first album of original material, "Hill Yeah!", was released in February of 2015.
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