303 SW 12th Avenue Portland, OR, 97204
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Crystal Hotel - Al's Den
6pm - 9pm
21 and over
6pm - 9pmFree21 and over
Olivia Awbrey is a songwriter based out the Portland-metro area of Oregon. Over the last six years, Olivia has released an EP and album on their own Quick Pickle Records, which they founded to support the release of independent music in Oregon. Well known on the West Coast touring circuit, and becoming better known in UK touring circuits, Olivia has played hundreds of shows in the last half decade, opening for or collaborating with bands like Japanese Breakfast, The Beths, Fink, Jonathan Richman, and touring members of My Bloody Valentine. Their music has been reviewed by or recommended by Flood Magazine, Refinery29, and NPR. They are the recipient of grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland, Oregon Arts Commission, and the GRAMMY Foundation. Their latest album, Dishonorable Harvest, is set to appear at Treefort Music Fest, Rx Fest, Sled Island (Canada), LOUD WOMEN Fest (London), PDX Pop! Now, and more once live music begins again. They are currently learning to cast vinyl by hand and working on a new album.
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.
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