Thursday, April 6, 2023

Kenny Roby

6:30 pm doors, 7 pm show

$10 in advance, $10 day of show
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

21 and over

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Kenny Roby

Kenny Roby

A songwriter's songwriter, Kenny Roby has been called a master at his craft. On his latest self titled album-Roby's seventh to date-he's joined by bassist Jeff Hill (Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright), drummer Tony Leone (Little Feat, Chris Robinson Brotherhood) and guitarist Daniel Littleton (Amy Helm, Michael Hurley). Tracked at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, NY, the core band is augmented with special guests, including the legendary Lovin' Spoonful frontman John Sebastian on harmonica, Amy Helm and Dori Freeman on background vocals and former Bob Dylan keyboardist/accordion player Brian Mitchell. The resulting collection is full of depth and darkness, but most importantly hope. Its songs are inhabited by a cast of fully human characters and their timeless stories, while sonically the recording reflects Roby's new home in upstate New York, touching on the spirit of previous artists who once roamed the the Catskill Mountains like The Band, Bobby Charles and Tim Hardin.

A native of the Carolinas, Kenny Roby was originally known for fronting 6 String Drag, pioneers in the Alt-Country and Americana music movements of the '90s. The band was produced by roots music godfather Steve Earle and signed to his E-Squared Records. Since 6 String Drag's breakup in 1998, Roby has released 6 solo records as well as a live duo record with Neal Casal. Casal was slated to produce Roby's previous 2020 solo album ‘The Reservoir' before he unexpectedly passed away in August 2019. Dave Schools of Widespread Panic then took over production duties. Roby would later record Casal's "Too Much To Ask" on the 41 song box set tribute ‘Highway Butterfly: The Songs Of Neal Casal.'

Kenny Roby has been praised by numerous songwriting peers, including Michael Hurley, Citizen Cope, Steve Earle, Justin Townes Earle, Ryan Adams and more... He's garnered critical acclaim in Billboard, Rolling Stone, No Depression and Boston Globe, while having shared stages with a plethora of well-known artists in and out of the roots music community.



About Al's Den

Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this venue named for Al Winter, Portland's 1940's gambling overlord. Enjoy a craft libation in this intimate, speakeasy-style space where live music and comedy fill the air.

Wednesday & Thursday, 3-10pm
Friday & Saturday, 3pm-1am
Sunday, 3-10pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Happy Hour drinks served 11am-5pm
Happy Hour food served 2-5pm and 10pm-close

Late night happy hour on Friday & Saturday served 11pm-1am
(21 and over only after 5 pm)


Afternoon & Bar   Dinner   Late Night   Beverage   Sidewalk Cocktails

The menu features local ingredients, house-baked breads, desserts and pastries from the Crystal Bakery, a specialty cocktail menu and an affordable yet approachable wine list, while a well-trained waitstaff provides a comfortable and welcoming guest experience. No reservations are necessary; stop by for a quick business lunch, a pre-show drink or an evening date night.

Explore the Crystal Blocks

Our Crystal Hotel and legendary Crystal Ballroom are just across the street from each other, each offering their own unique spaces for live music, Northwest style fare and McMenamins hand crafted beverages.  Explore these properties and all they have to offer. 

*Get 15% off room rates at Crystal Hotel, Sunday through Thursday with a ticket purchase. (Must mention at time of booking, must verify ticket at check in for discount) *restrictions apply. 

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