Saturday, July 8, 2023

Scott Jeffries "Canyon Fantasy" album release

Silver Lake 66

Jason Morgan

8 pm

$13 in advance, $13 at the doors
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

21 and over

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Silver Lake 66

Modern Americana

Silver Lake 66

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 together.” 

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