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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Catfish & Sons

Dorado

Laryssa Birdseye

9 pm

$8 advance, $8 day of show

21 and over

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Catfish & Sons

Western blues rock

Catfish & Sons

Catfish & Sons' inception began in early 2017 in a shop in Woodland, Wash. Founding members Daniel Hendricks, Joel Barker and Jeff Garlington rounded up drummer Andy Hokanson and keyboardist Henry Thompson and they started getting weird. After a few gigs and countless hours of practice, their sound started to take shape. In 2018, a few line up changes occurred. They added current bassist Jordan Sjothun and drummer Dan Christina. These changes only served to strengthen their sound and their catfishy take on psych-blues began to really solidify. In September 2018, they released their debut EP Burn the Map and are currently recording their first full-length album. They are gigging up and down the Pacific Northwest.

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/Catfishandsons/

Dorado

Funk-rock

Dorado

“Dorado combines musical sophistication with funky badass grooves and raw talent. I hear everything from Steely Dan to Beck. It is really groovy stuff." - Portland engineer/musician and owner of 8 Ball studios Rob Stroup.

The head of Backline Studios Patrick Brewer says of the group; “those guys are out there working all the time… and we thought the material was strikingly original."

Dorado is a funk rock band from Portland, Ore., comprised of Sky Cooper (guitar, vocals), John Gobel (bass) and James Ford(drums). Their latest album is called Good Vs Evil (Sept 2019). According to founder Sky Cooper, the creation of the band was a slow evolution. "It's a kind of an hip-hop flavored rhythm section with a rock frosting. We've still got some growing to do, but that's the direction we’re heading."

Sky is an Australian ex-patriot who studied with music legend Yusef Lateef at Elliott Smith’s alma mater, Hampshire College. He then spent three years traveling between continents, couch surfing at friend’s places. This journey sated some of Sky’s wanderlust, but starting a working band remained elusive.

Just before 9/11, he was in northern Queensland [Australia] playing bluegrass covers at an outback pub with an 80-year-old bass player and getting heckled by the crowd for his American accent. “Things weren’t going exactly to plan. Actually, the truth was I hadn’t conceived a particularly good plan anyway. I had just fallen off the map all together,” he said.

So, Cooper returned to San Francisco and later Portland recording five albums under different names over the next 10 years. Eventually his live band turned into Dorado.

Johnny Gobel joined the group adding his distinctive six-string bass funk style and signature floor synth lines. He was perfect,” said Cooper. “It’s just amazing watching Johnny dance and play bass, and the Moog Taurus synth with his foot and rap and sing harmonies at the same time. It blows me away every show.”

According to Johnny, “What I love about this band is the chemistry live. We can read off each other and anticipate dynamic changes.”

Soon after, James Ford joined the group on drums. Ford is originally from the Portland area and says what attracted him to the band was “actually the combination of great grooves and catchy songs. Plus, it gave me a place to combine acoustic and electronic drumming with my kit and the sample pads in a songwriting format.” Sky; “James is another one of those amazing multitaskers. He’s playing syncopated rhythms, triggering sample pads and singing harmonies... he’s like some future rhythm wizard. It really makes Dorado sound like a futuristic power trio with him in the line-up."

Dorado is putting the finishing touches on their fourh album, to be released in 2020.

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/DoradoSound/

Laryssa Birdseye

Laryssa Birdseye Laryssa Birdseye is a soul/folk/pop singer with a dirty mouth and a heart of gold. Guitar in hand, Laryssa is a formidable songwriter, evoking an early Sheryl Crow with a dirtier, moodier sound. She'll have you shouting along with her during an empowering anthem and in the palm of her hand during a somber ballad, but either way be prepared to laugh and feel a lot. Backed by her full band, Laryssa is an undeniable talent, and rising star in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Catfish & Sons

    Dorado

    Laryssa Birdseye

    9 pm

    $8 advance, $8 day of show

    21 and over

    Share this event

    Add to Calendar

    Catfish & Sons

    Western blues rock

    Catfish & Sons

    Catfish & Sons' inception began in early 2017 in a shop in Woodland, Wash. Founding members Daniel Hendricks, Joel Barker and Jeff Garlington rounded up drummer Andy Hokanson and keyboardist Henry Thompson and they started getting weird. After a few gigs and countless hours of practice, their sound started to take shape. In 2018, a few line up changes occurred. They added current bassist Jordan Sjothun and drummer Dan Christina. These changes only served to strengthen their sound and their catfishy take on psych-blues began to really solidify. In September 2018, they released their debut EP Burn the Map and are currently recording their first full-length album. They are gigging up and down the Pacific Northwest.

    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/Catfishandsons/

    Dorado

    Funk-rock

    Dorado

    “Dorado combines musical sophistication with funky badass grooves and raw talent. I hear everything from Steely Dan to Beck. It is really groovy stuff." - Portland engineer/musician and owner of 8 Ball studios Rob Stroup.

    The head of Backline Studios Patrick Brewer says of the group; “those guys are out there working all the time… and we thought the material was strikingly original."

    Dorado is a funk rock band from Portland, Ore., comprised of Sky Cooper (guitar, vocals), John Gobel (bass) and James Ford(drums). Their latest album is called Good Vs Evil (Sept 2019). According to founder Sky Cooper, the creation of the band was a slow evolution. "It's a kind of an hip-hop flavored rhythm section with a rock frosting. We've still got some growing to do, but that's the direction we’re heading."

    Sky is an Australian ex-patriot who studied with music legend Yusef Lateef at Elliott Smith’s alma mater, Hampshire College. He then spent three years traveling between continents, couch surfing at friend’s places. This journey sated some of Sky’s wanderlust, but starting a working band remained elusive.

    Just before 9/11, he was in northern Queensland [Australia] playing bluegrass covers at an outback pub with an 80-year-old bass player and getting heckled by the crowd for his American accent. “Things weren’t going exactly to plan. Actually, the truth was I hadn’t conceived a particularly good plan anyway. I had just fallen off the map all together,” he said.

    So, Cooper returned to San Francisco and later Portland recording five albums under different names over the next 10 years. Eventually his live band turned into Dorado.

    Johnny Gobel joined the group adding his distinctive six-string bass funk style and signature floor synth lines. He was perfect,” said Cooper. “It’s just amazing watching Johnny dance and play bass, and the Moog Taurus synth with his foot and rap and sing harmonies at the same time. It blows me away every show.”

    According to Johnny, “What I love about this band is the chemistry live. We can read off each other and anticipate dynamic changes.”

    Soon after, James Ford joined the group on drums. Ford is originally from the Portland area and says what attracted him to the band was “actually the combination of great grooves and catchy songs. Plus, it gave me a place to combine acoustic and electronic drumming with my kit and the sample pads in a songwriting format.” Sky; “James is another one of those amazing multitaskers. He’s playing syncopated rhythms, triggering sample pads and singing harmonies... he’s like some future rhythm wizard. It really makes Dorado sound like a futuristic power trio with him in the line-up."

    Dorado is putting the finishing touches on their fourh album, to be released in 2020.

    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/DoradoSound/

    Laryssa Birdseye

    Laryssa Birdseye Laryssa Birdseye is a soul/folk/pop singer with a dirty mouth and a heart of gold. Guitar in hand, Laryssa is a formidable songwriter, evoking an early Sheryl Crow with a dirtier, moodier sound. She'll have you shouting along with her during an empowering anthem and in the palm of her hand during a somber ballad, but either way be prepared to laugh and feel a lot. Backed by her full band, Laryssa is an undeniable talent, and rising star in the Pacific Northwest.

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