30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd. / Wilsonville, OR, 97070
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Wilsonville Old Church & Pub - Wilsonville Amphitheater
7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.
All ages welcome
7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m. Free All ages welcome
Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo define
modern Americana with a winning amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues.
Their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations for
their knack of authentic, heartstring-tugging songwriting, impeccable harmonies
and ardent guitar-playing. For nearly a decade through the 1990s, Francis and
Overbo called Los Angeles home when they fronted a band called The Ruby Trees.
The couple performed in a slew of local LA clubs, which includes appearances at
Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance at The World-Famous Palomino Club. Following a move to
Portland, Francis and Overbo dealt with illness-related adversity that
sidelined them from performance. But rising healthy and happy, they found themselves adopted by a likeminded
tribe of Portland musicians who helped them get back into the art of music-making.
It was then that Silver Lake 66 was born. In August of 2016, the duo released a
new LP, Let Go Or Be Dragged, featuring a collection of songs drawn
from personal experiences of travel, love, loss and adversity. A group of local
veteran musicians from the Portland Americana community round out the vocally
driven, warm, tremolo-laden sound. The album has been a resounding success with
Americana radio, receiving airplay from over 55 stations throughout the U.S.,
Canada and Europe. The album hit #19 on the Roots Music Report’s album chart,
and the song “San Francisco Angel” reached #18 on its singles chart.
The Huffington Post’s Randy
Radic describes Silver Lake 66’s music as “elegant simplicity” and “the real
McCoy.” For Folk’s Sake’s Jonathan Frahm calls the duo “the real deal” and
highlights their “sweet harmonies that mesh the entirety of their sound
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