Friday, May 18, 2018

Root Jack

North Twin

Michael Dean Damron

White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon

9 p.m.

$8 in advance, $8 day of show

21 and over

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About Root Jack

Root Jack

Common to the American life is the story of an un-educated man needing to support a family. When the man is in Appalachia, he might mine coal, and if it is Mississippi, he might have picked cotton. In the Northwest, those men might cut down trees.

Root Jack comes from those same Pacific NW woods, and sings of that universal desire to do right, but sometimes choosing wrong, often framed by mill town's and logging camps. There is a long tradition of the bohemian laborer that works during the day to support his family, then comes home at night to write songs, and often those songs are about his struggle.

Root Jack sings songs of that same struggle. Joy and exhaustion, satisfaction and disappointment, poor choices and the consequences of them.

Roots-rock, steeped in Truth.

Root Jack's In The Pines is the debut full-length produced and recorded by Jon Burbank (My Life in Black and White, ICANLICKANYSOB, Runaway Boys). If Cream had been listening to the Carter Family, instead of Robert Johnson, it might have come off like this. Kris Stuart (former of Moonshine Hangover), Kevin Cowan (former of Lewi Longmire Band, Dylan-Thomas Vance) and drummer Chris Hutton (former of Lewi Longmire Band, Wooden Nickle) are a tight, 70's rock inspired roots-music band.


About Michael Dean Damron

Michael Dean Damron

With a gravelly, whiskey-tinged rasp that you may think would limit itself to tales of the bar and road, Michael Dean Damron sings about a broad array of subjects, personal and political; Oklahoma upbringings, failed marriages, and the hypocrisy of certain religious and political leaders are all in his scope.

Formerly the leader of Stumptown country-punk favorites I Can Lick Any SOB in the House and now backed by Thee Loyal Bastards (guitarist Morgan Geer, bassist Allan Hunter and drummer Sam Henry), Mike D --as he's affectionately known to many --pulls no punches whatsoever in his blues, folk and southern rock-flavored work. His last solo album, A Perfect Day for a Funeral, arrived in 2005.