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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Lane Norberg

Pretty Gritty

6 p.m.

$5

21 and over

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Lane Norberg

Singer-songwriter

Lane Norberg

Lane Norberg is a singer-songwriter from Portland, OR. Growing up in Montana, he took lessons learning to play piano and drums, but didn't begin playing the guitar or singing until college. During these years, Norberg began to play and record cover songs, but soon he was writing and performing his own music and quickly began to gain fans in the area. After graduating from college in 2016, Norberg shifted his focus towards his music career, and got connected with Basecamp Recording Studio, a recording space located in beautiful Bozeman, MT, where Norberg recorded his first EP: "Under the Trees".

In 2018, Norberg relocated to Portland, OR, where he has gained many faithful fans by playing hundreds of shows and touring all over the Pacific Northwest. Since landing in Portland, Norberg has made a name for himself in the vibrant local scene - becoming a regular performer at many popular venues and winning the 2019 Local Roots Music Northwest Songwriting contest. During this time, Norberg also recorded and released 4 singles

In 2020, Lane Norberg set his sights high on recording his first full-length record. Working with producer Justin Klump, Norberg went to Nashville, TN to record the new album with some of the best musicians in the industry. The new album, 'Coming to Life' released on Aug 20th, 2021, and is already beginning to make some noise. It was named the September 'Album of the Month' by Local Roots Music NW and the song 'We're Not Alone' was featured on the SiriusXM The Pulse show 'Train Tracks' hosted by Pat Monahan of Train. Full of energy and bright with hope, 'Coming to Life' is a beautiful reminder to make the most of every moment and chase the unknown.

Norberg's indie-folk sound has been described as "James Taylor meets John Mayer", and he has a knack for writing a killer love song. His vision as an artist is to spread joy through his music, and to bring hope to anyone who listens. Through catchy hooks and intentional lyrics, Lane Norberg's voice and songwriting are sure to leave you smiling.

 

Website:
http://www.lanenorbergmusic.com

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http://open.spotify.com/artist/2lyircuM1BPTK3aCNwc4qS

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http://www.facebook.com/lanenorbergmusic/

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Pretty Gritty

Soulful Americana

Pretty Gritty

Pretty Gritty might be another duo emerging from a sea of female/male acts as of late, but there is nothing typical about these two. Sarah and Blaine have cultivated a sound that is both timeless and classic, yet they still succeed in bringing something fresh to the table, pushing rootsy-Americana sounds into an edgy, alternative space. These two have carved out a reputation as a must-see live act, allowing them to open for such acts as The Wood Brothers (SalmonFest 2016), Michael Franti & Spearhead (SalmonFest 2018), Chris Eldridge, Tim O'Brian, Tony Trischka (Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival 2013), Rod Picott, Lake Street Dive, Ben Sollee & the Kentucky Native and Joe Newberry.

Both members utilize their multi-instrumental skills to sing, play stringed instruments and hold down back-beats, all simultaneously for a truly engaging experience. But they are not simply just entertainers. It is their mesmerizing vocal harmonies and beautifully crafted songwriting that really tug at the heartstrings and earn them life-long fans. The duo originally formed in Maryland in 2010, but after completing two (completely DIY) national tours, Sarah and Blaine decided to relocate to Portland, Ore. At first they hit the streets, busking downtown, but it didn't take long for folks to take notice. Pretty Gritty are now playing at venues all over the Pacific Northwest. They have successfully completed several tours, covering ground all over Oregon, Washington, Montana, Colorado, Utah and Alaska.

Pretty Gritty's self-titled debut album (2012) features the well known jam/festival scene artist, Keller Williams, as the voice of the devil on the track titled "Hellhound Blues." This freshman attempt won them two Indie Music Channel awards, Best Country Song and Best Folk Song.

In 2015, Pretty Gritty began their relationship with producers Fred Cannon & Paul Buono at Creative & Dreams Music Network (Nashville, Tenn.,) where they recorded their Lonely Road EP (released February 2016). Pleased with the experience, everyone decided to continue the relationship and return to the studio to record a full album, Seven Year Itch which was released in March 2018 and has been receiving rave reviews and radio play across the United States, Canada, the UK and other places throughout Europe.

"There is something simply divine coming out of Portland, Ore., and it's the duo Pretty Gritty. Their release Seven Year Itch is a colorful palette of their songwriting and multi-instrumental skills. Sarah and Blaine have a sound that is a timeless treasure, they also succeed in bringing something fresh to the rootsy-Americana genre. Pretty Gritty is a flawless fit."

-Lou Flesh, No Depression Magazine
Website:
http://www.prettygrittymusic.com

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

About Al's Den

Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this music venue named for Al Winter, Portland's 1940's gambling overlord.
Al’s Den is an intimate, speakeasy-style space where live music fills the air, but we save the dancing for our larger venues.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 3 pm – 10 pm
Friday, 3 pm – 11 pm
Saturday, 1 pm – 11 pm
Sunday, 1 pm – 10 pm
Happy Hour served 2 pm – 5 pm
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