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Archive | Folk&Country

Snowblind Traveler

Confederate Burial by Snowblind Traveler With what could very well be one of Portland’s sleeper albums of the year, Snowblind Traveler’s Confederate Burial rummages through gritty stride blues, 19th century folklore and piano-tinkled saloon ditties with the air of someone who’s been through the ringer and to a library or two in his time. Matt […]

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Alameda

Procession by Alameda Alameda’s many forms range from solo acoustic songs by frontman Stirling Myles to fully orchestrated arrangements featuring cellist Jesse Dettwiler, drummer Barra Brown and guitarist Phil Nelson. The band’s haunting melodies and lush instrumentation lead to a captivating dynamic that is as alluring at an intimate house show as it is at […]

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The Lonesome Billies

Useless Bay by The Lonesome Billies Cowboy boots and a jigger of whiskey aren’t required, but they’ll certainly make an appearance during The Billies’ set of classic outlaw country tunes. Lovers of honky tonk, bar fights and good storytelling take note: Their debut LP, It’s Good To Be Lonesome, will be out later this year. […]

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Vikesh Kapoor

All it takes is a few words. Vikesh Kapoor’s beguiling voice immediately grabs you and you can’t help but be drawn to his lyrics. Kapoor tells stories backed by classic, intricate guitar playing. Since releasing his debut album last year, Kapoor has toured the US and Europe extensively, captivating the world with the simple power […]

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