Thursday, February 24, 2022

Michael Dean Damron

Crystal Hotel - Al's Den

7 p.m.

$10 in advance, $10 day of show

21 and over

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Masks must be worn at all times except when eating and drinking.

About Michael Dean Damron

Singer/songwriter

Michael Dean Damron

Michael Dean Damron... "Michael is one full grown walking bad ass song writing son of a bitch with grit, groove, tone, taste and high coolness." ~ Ray Wylie Hubbard

Michael Dean Damron is one of the strongest flag-bearers for the old guard of Portland country-punkers whose songwriting remains as sharp as it was 10 years ago. As leader of the explosive band I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House, Damron's songs have struck a thematic balance of angry  diatribes and nostalgia for '50s pop culture, all while railing against a broken system. A former boxer who also served with the Army's 101st Airborne, Damron's wellspring of material comes to the forefront on his new solo LP, When the Darkness Come. Produced by Fernando Viciconte, When the Darkness Come posits earnest tunes confronting aging, alcoholism, womanizing, and disability ("Diabetes Blues") in new sonic avenues for Damron. Ambient instrumentation decorates Damron's typically story-driven vignettes of underdogs, and puts this debut solo effort in a new class for the longtime singer/songwriter.