Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners with Zeb Dewar Tonight at the LaurelThirst Public House

Happy Friday Portland. Tonight at the LaurelThirst Public House there will be some excellent live music happening which I would like to recommend so we can all meet up, dig the tunes, and enjoy a cold one together. If you are unfamiliar with this venue Ben Waterhouse from the WWeek bar guide has called them, "The leaders of the city's bluegrass, folk, old-time, gypsy jazz and Americana scenes, plus various combinations thereof…"

The show begins at 9:00 and features the understated alt-country expertise of Zeb Dewar and TWD's favorite old time revival band Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners. So shine your shoes, grab your best gal, and let's get down. Additionally, there is a Facebook invite for tonight's performance so don't hesitate to RSVP and spread the love.

Don't forget to read on to hear music from our two artists as well as read my complete thoughts.


Gregory Alan Isakov Live at the Doug Fir Lounge – Tonight!

Good morning Portland. Are you looking to dust the doldrums off your work week? Than come on out tonight and check out night two of a special two night showing of Gregory Alan Isakov at the Doug Fir Lounge. The doors open at 8:00, the show begins at 9:00, and the bill will be shared by The Seven Hats

Gregory Alan Isakov was born in South Africa, raised in Philadelphia, currently resides in Colorado, and his travels are an important component of his song writing process. His song's are earnest portraits of landscapes both physical and emotional, and the sincerity of his voice coupled with his strong musical instincts make Gregory Alan Isakov a galvanizing force in the indie folk movement of this century. He is currently on tour in promotion of his newest album, The Weatherman, and Saint Valentine, which is featured at the top of this article is from this release.

Read on for my complete thoughts as well as music from The Seven Hats. You dig? 


Martin Zarzar: Libre

Martin Zarzar is an accomplished man. Born in Lima, Peru and raised in South America, Europe, and the United States, he currently calls Portland Oregon home. He is a Berklee alumni, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist as a guitarist, percussionist, vocalist, and arranger, and has ten years of collaboration with the acclaimed ensemble Pink Martini. In addition, he has released two albums of solo works, Two Dollars To Ride The Train, and Libre which was released on June 26th of this year. Tonight, August 22, 2013, there will be a CD release concert for that album at the Alberta Rose Theatra on 3000 NE Alberta St in Portland OR. The concert begins at 8:00 and you can RSVP via Facebook and then let Martin know you'll be coming to the show by sending him a tweet.

The show will feature performances by The BrazillionairesWomen Of The World, a guest acrobatic appearance by Pendulum Arial Arts performer Sarah Hardy, and of course Martin Zarzar and friends which include musicians Paul Mazzio, David Evans, Stan Bock, Dan Gaynor, Al Criado, Israel Annoh, Simon Lucas. The evening promises to be a unique and fulfilling multi-cultural musical experience. Read on for my review of Libre and I will see you tonight Portland. You dig?


Widower: Fool Moon CD Release Party

Good morning Portland. I recently posted my review of Fool Moon from Mama Bird Recording Company artist Widower. Tonight at 9:00 at the Alberta Street Pub there will be a record release party for this album which will also feature live performances from Barna Howard, and Josiah Johnson from The Head and The Heart. Admission is only seven dollars and you can RSVP to the event via Facebook. Check out the album's debut single Oh Catherine, My Catherine below.

Read on for more information regarding the featured artists as well as a few tunes. See you tonight. You dig?