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Maria Taylor, Big Harp, Dead Fingers

JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG
9 pm, Monday October 24 | $12
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave.
 
[SADDLE CREEK SONGSTRESS] Singer-songwriter Maria Taylor is best known as one half of dream-pop duo Azure Ray, a flagship act of the Omaha record label/music institution Saddle Creek. The Birmingham, Ala.-based musician (who has also sung with Bright Eyes) embarked on a solo career while Azure Ray was on hiatus for much of the aughts, and has released four records under her own name. Her latest, Overlook, bears Saddle Creek’s indie-country brand, but ventures into rock-ier territory on tracks like “Matador,” which features a flailing guitar breakdown. Other songs, such as album denouement “Happenstance,” remind of Azure Ray’s wistfulness, and it’s on these sad, sparse numbers that Taylor’s at her best.

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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