[BLUES MEDICINE] Smokin’ Spokane slide guitarist Tim “Too Slim” Langford
has led Too Slim and the Taildraggers through three award-winning
decades as one of the Northwest’s favorite blue
[AMERICANA DECLINE] In approaching last September’s double-disc Lucinda Williams album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,
I’m compelled to paraphrase some forgotten critic’s review of a
Need a cure for the Monday blues? Try “cellotronik.”
“A cellist walks into a bar” might sound more like a setup
for a fish-out-of-water gag than a viable basis for a decade’s steady
gig. But Skip vonKuske has long dedicated himself to bringi
Songwriter Holcombe Waller’s Wayfinders takes the stage.
After relocating to Portland from San Francisco in 2005 and promptly releasing Troubled Times—one
of the strongest albums to come out of Stumptown in the past decade—it
[ART POP] On debut EP Better Life, A Year Afar
adorns striking vocalist Suzanne Tufan with savvy support from Box Set
guitarist Jim Brunberg, longtime Holcombe Waller collaborator Ben
[AMERICANA NOIR] Save for one Randy Newman cover, the Delines’ debut album, Colfax,
consists of 11 tracks penned by Richmond Fontaine songwriter and
acclaimed novelist Willy Vlautin. But it play
The Drive-By Trucker discusses his Portland residency, balancing family with band life, "drinking for a living," Willy Vlautin, Jason Isbell and...Kendrick Lamar?!
Tonight, Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood plays the second of three shows in his weekly residency at Doug Fir Lounge. Here's a Q&A with the Georgia-based songwriter, extended from a profile on Hood that appeared in last week's paper. You can also see Jeff Rosenberg's Top 5 Essential Patters...More
Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood heads northwest for the winter.
Last year, Patterson Hood—Alabama-born, Athens,
Ga.-dwelling rock-’n’-roll songwriter and de facto leader of the
celebrated Drive-By Truckers—brought his wife along on a Portland visit