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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Lindsay Clark

Mira Peart

Hanna Haas

7 pm

Free

21 and over

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Lindsay Clark

English folk & country

Lindsay Clark

Lindsay Clark finds balance between traditional and english folk, country, and her own version of experimental folk that seems to come from her soul. Exquisite and pitch perfect, her music speaks of quiet revelation, with a background of (usually her own) multi-tracked vocal arrangements. With influences ranging from the Beach Boys, Elizabeth Cotton, Joni Mitchell, appalachian folk, her classical upbringing, and her father's record collection, she blends many worlds into a uniquely warm sound. She has carved out a vibrant place as an artist with a penchant for poetry, rich harmony, and and a style of self-taught fingerpicking influenced by Nick Drake, John Fahey, and others. Popmatters called Crystalline (2018) "a rare exhibition of the weight that minimalism can bear in contemporary, reflective folk music." Atwood Magazine called the first single, Little Dove, "a piece of poetry in and of itself."

Originally from the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA, she now resides in Portland, OR. After relocating to Portland in 2009, she self-released two albums, recorded in Sellwood with Sean Ogilvie (Laura Gibson). Her sound has been described as “folk with angelic vocals washing over smooth edges” (1859 Magazine). She has shared the stage with musicians such as Alela Diane, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Laura Gibson, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Her most recent effort was engineered and co-produced last year with Jeremy Harris (Vetiver/Devendra Banhart). “Crystalline” was released in September 2018 via boutique German label Oscarson. She is currently writing, with plans to record a new album in 2020. 

Mira Peart

violinist

Mira Peart

Mirabai Peart studied at the Australian Institute of Music and the Sydney Conservatorium with Alice Waten and Christopher Kimber. Her further studies have taken her to India, Greece, Turkey and the USA, where she has recently settled in Portland, Oregon. Mirabai has performed improvised and classical music with a range of artists and groups including Monsieur Camembert, Judy Bailey, Lucky Oceans, William Barton, Anna MacDonald, 'Taikoz' and the Sydney Dance Company. Mirabai has also been a member of the free-improvising Splinter Orchestra, Joanna Argall’s jazz quartet rosemary Jam, gypsy jazz group Doc Jones and the Lechery Orchestra, the world music collective Tapestries of Sound and female folk band De Khupe Heybners (now Chaika). In 2010 and 2011, Mirabai toured internationally with harp-player singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom as a member of her band. When in Sydney, she continues to perform with the string quartet 'The NOISE' and also regularly performs as a member of Stringspace, and performed in early 2015 at the Sydney Festival with singer songwriters Alela Diane (Portland) and Olivia Chaney (London). Since settling in Portland, she has played with 'Hungry Opera Machine' and 'Vagabond Opera'. The album with Ryan Francesconi 'Road to Palios' was released on Bella Union followed by European and Japan tours in 2013. Together they toured internationally in late 2015 with Alela Diane for Ryan and Alela's collaborative album 'Cold Moon', and most recently again in Joanna Newsom's band for her album 'Divers'.

Hanna Haas

Singer/songwriter

Hanna Haas

Hanna Haas is a folk singer-songwriter based in Portland whose warm guitar and soft vocals carry songs that speak to the constant rising and falling of life and the eternal beauty of it all.

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