How do you solve a mystery like Hundred Waters? Don’t ask the band.
A great album tells a story. Whether it’s a tale told
literally or a purely emotional ride, a narrative thread can make a
record feel like vastly more than the sum of its singles. The Moon
[PUSHING POP] It seems like a River Styx reference is right there. Portland-based Sara Jackson-Holman opens her latest EP, River Queen,
with the line, “Take me with you when you go to the dept
Who: Kati Claborn (guitar, banjo, ukulele, vocals),
Gabrielle Macrae (violin, vocals), Ryan Dobrowski (drums), Erik
Clampitt (guitar, pedal steel, vocals), Luke Ydstie (bass, vocals).
For Canadian songwriter Doug Paisley, all country roads lead to Kingston.
For a native Canadian who’s established himself as a
country-blues force, it’s odd to think that Doug Paisley’s roots are
actually planted in the sandy foundations of reggae.
As he prepares to put Dolorean to rest, songwriter Al James reflects on a decade of touring the world, being the opening band and missing Portland.
All things must pass, though some things
stick around longer than others. In an ephemeral music scene like
Portland’s, Dolorean has been a symbol of longevity. Through 12 years
and five albums