303 SW 12th Avenue Portland, OR, 97204
Thursday, August 19, 2021
with Michael Dean Damron
Crystal Hotel - Al's Den
6pm - 9pm
$5 cover fee
21 and over
At the time of the show, we will follow any COVID precautions in place at that time, which could include capacity limits, mask wearing, proof of vaccination or other safety measures. Additionally, Artists may require additional precautions for their shows.. In the event that shows are postponed or canceled, our website will be updated.
6pm - 9pm$5 cover fee21 and over
Skip vonKuske isn't famous, but he is constantly in demand. As a member of Portland Cello Project and Vagabond Opera, he has performed all over North America and Europe. As a member of Groovy Wallpaper, Will West & The Friendly Strangers, Rob Wynia's Triptych, and a go to studio musician he works constantly in the Rose City. His solo work as Cellotronik incorporates cello, mandolin, acoustic guitar, vocals, music apps, and programmed beats along with live looping to weave a highly textured sound that creates a base for his virtuosic soloing. You've never heard cello sound like this!
Dean Damron... "Michael is one full grown walking bad ass song writing son
of a bitch with grit, groove, tone, taste and high coolness." ~ Ray Wylie
Dean Damron is one of the strongest flag-bearers for the old guard of Portland
country-punkers whose songwriting remains as sharp as it was 10 years ago. As
leader of the explosive band I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House, Damron's
songs have struck a thematic balance of angry diatribes and nostalgia for
'50s pop culture, all while railing against a broken system. A former boxer who
also served with the Army's 101st Airborne, Damron's wellspring of material
comes to the forefront on his new solo LP, When the Darkness Come. Produced by
Fernando Viciconte, When the Darkness Come posits earnest tunes confronting
aging, alcoholism, womanizing, and disability ("Diabetes Blues") in
new sonic avenues for Damron. Ambient instrumentation decorates Damron's
typically story-driven vignettes of underdogs, and puts this debut solo effort
in a new class for the longtime singer/songwriter.
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