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The Lower 48, Glossary, Incredible Yacht Control

EMILEE BOOHER
9 pm., Tuesday January 29 | $8.
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave.
 
[ACOUSTIC FOLK] In 2009, the young outfit known as the Lower 48 left Minneapolis to dwell among the Northwest’s booming folk scene. As its name suggests, the Portland-based trio’s music rummages through ideas of travel and exploration, as well as the usual musings of wandering musicians. Behind the quiet combination of male-female vocals from Ben Braden and Sarah Parson, the group uses mainly acoustic instruments, particularly guitars, strings, percussion and, occasionally, a horn or two. On its self-released 2011 album, Where All Maps End, hints of promising experimentation arise, suggesting the band’s noncommittal relationship to its popular genre, such as the subtle infusion of electronic effects and the distant sound of lo-fi recordings. These kids have the chops and curiosity to make an impression, so I’m looking forward to hearing where they journey to next.



Where: Mississippi Studios
Phone: 288-3895
Address: 3939 N Mississippi Ave.
Website: www.mississippistudios.com

 
 

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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