2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Edgefield - Winery Tasting Room
7 p.m. til 9 p.m.
21 and over
7 p.m. til 9 p.m. Free21 and over
Lewi Longmire has built a reputation as Portland's
multi-instrumentalist "go to guy." In the years since relocating to
Portland from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he's been included on shows and
recordings by many of the Northwest's finest bands and songwriters. He's played
with national acts Michael Hurley, Victoria Williams, Dolorean, AgesandAges,
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Blue Giant/Viva Voce/The Robinsons,
Dolorean, the Minus 5, Breathe Owl Breathe and Tara Jane O'Neill as well as
local luminaries Denver, The Portland Country Underground, Midlo/Pancake
Breakfast, Quiet Life, Fernando, James Low, Perhapst, Electric Ill, Little Sue,
Casey Neill, Michael Jodell, the Freak Mountain Ramblers, and is an anchor
member of Portland's all-star tribute to the Allman Brothers, Brothers and
Recently, though, Lewi has taken all the things he learned from
working with these fine performers and has been spending his time leading a
roots rock/americana band of his own, singing his own compositions. This group owes
much to the American tradition of good songs played with high energy, deep
roots, and an unpretentious sense of fun. Their sound finds the connection
between the basement feel of The Band, the raspy blue-eyed soul of Joe Cocker,
the desert space of Giant Sand, the "without a net" deep space
improvisations of the San Francisco ballrooms, the punk abandon of The Stooges
and the quiet contemplation of Neil Young playing solo.
Check the laconic myspace bio for James Low - a county/folk-rock artist who cites "usually just alcohol" as an influence but would certainly tip his hat to John Prine, Townes Van Zandt or Richard Buckner - and you should have a good idea of what you'll get from the praised singer-songwriter:
"Raised in rural Oregon. Traveled the world. Wrote a few songs and recorded a few albums. Fell in love. Fell out of love. Got a dog. Got ready to slip off quietly into the sunset until one late night James was slouched at the bar mildly intoxicated..."
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