303 SW 12th Avenue Portland, OR, 97204
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
with Tanner Cundy
Crystal Hotel - Al's Den
6pm - 9pm
$5 cover fee
21 and over
6pm - 9pm$5 cover fee21 and over
Skip vonKuske isn't famous, but he is constantly in demand. As a member of Portland Cello Project and Vagabond Opera, he has performed all over North America and Europe. As a member of Groovy Wallpaper, Will West & The Friendly Strangers, Rob Wynia's Triptych, and a go to studio musician he works constantly in the Rose City. His solo work as Cellotronik incorporates cello, mandolin, acoustic guitar, vocals, music apps, and programmed beats along with live looping to weave a highly textured sound that creates a base for his virtuosic soloing. You've never heard cello sound like this!
When you happen across a Tanner Cundy show, you get the
feeling from the moment he picks up his guitar that you're in for a unique
experience - and you'd be spot-on, as the Cornish-born Cundy might say.
It wouldn't be out of place to assume that this guy has a novel approach to
music; he's a self-described "hardcore lefty" who slings a
right-handed guitar upside down, lays claim to having played a German bass lute
on a pop record and has filled many a role for a wide variety of acts from
Portland and beyond. Check his journal and you'd come across
entries like engineering a score for the 48 Hour Film Festival and fronting an
Irish rock band. Browse his setlist and you'd find gems from every decade
- Floyd fans, those whose favorite band is The Band, even Tool aficionados
would take note of familiar titles amongst the dozens of original tunes he's
This variety of experience gets blended on high to create some truly memorable
sets, and it's clear that Cundy's time playing live with many local groups
(Will West and the Friendly Strangers, The Druthers) has had the perfect
seasoning effect. If you enjoy a skillful, authentic performance, coupled
with rapid-fire humour and a couple pints of local fare, then you would do well
to catch the next Cundy performance.
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