Songwriter Circle: Cal Scott and Richard Moore with special guest Chris Kokesh
Monday, August 6, 7:00pm
7850 S.W. Capitol Hwy
Veteran Portland singer-songwriters Cal Scott (Trail Band, Kevin Burke) and Richard Moore (The Wombats) welcome Chris Kokesh to their bimonthly circle at O’Connor’s Vault in Multnomah Village. Tickets are $12 in advance from brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door. Seating is very limited, and the series has consistently sold out, so jump on it soon.
More information from Matt Miner at 503-484-8196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the inception of the band Misty River in 1997, Chris Kokesh became a distinctive voice on the Northwest music scene. With the 2010 release of her solo CD October Valentine her stunning songwriting, crystalline vocals, tasty fiddle and solid guitar have distinguished her as a stand-alone talent. After 12 years of touring, Kokesh set out to find her own voice. The challenge was to put her own sense of style and musicianship up front and take her audience on a new journey. She was up to the challenge: onstage Kokesh brings songs to life with a transparency that draws audiences in. She reveals the inner workings of her heart with grace and humor. She is real.
"I write songs about real people, and my audiences see themselves there. There are plenty of people who are louder and showier than I am. My strength is in my emotional connection with the song and the music. eI believe in the stories I tell, and that comes through." In honest and intimate performances, these songs of love lost, bad timing, resolve and perseverance weave sadness and hopefulness into the exquisitely bittersweet. In July 2010, October Valentine debuted on the Folk DJ charts at #20. That same month Kokesh received an honorable mention from the Woody Guthrie Song Contest. In the past year, Kokesh has played at the Sisters Folk Festival and taught at the associated Americana Song Academy, toured the Northwest solo as well as with Jonathan Byrd, Beth Wood and Lincoln Crockett, and accompanied such artists as Johnsmith, Martyn Joseph, Peter Mulvey, Po' Girl, Ellis, Keith Greeninger, and Tom Prasada-Rao.
Chris joins the usual suspects Cal Scott, jack-of-many-genres who writes and performs with The Trail Band and Kevin Burke, and the word-witty and tunewise Richard Moore, likely to share a few more scenes from “Rain,” his musical-in-the-works about Portland. In addition to their more serious original tunes, Cal and Richard are likely to come up with a song inspired by audience title suggestions.
Tickets are $12 in advance from brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door. Seating is very limited. Best bet is early purchase of advance tickets.
More information from Matt Miner at 503-484-8196 or email@example.com. Learn about other upcoming shows at mattminermusic.com.