08/18 - Black Prairie and Spirit Family Reunion

at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company

black-prairie

Doors: 08:00 PM Starts: 09:00 PM - $17 in advance/$20 at the door cover

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Black Prairie

Despite their individual musical pedigrees, the seasoned musicians that make up progressive string band Black Prairie aren’t moonlighting. The ensemble is pulled together from different corners of Portland, Oregon’s remarkably rich music scene, and while the high profile of each musician in the band‚ which includes three-fifths of the Decemberists‚ ensures a certain amount of attention, it’s clear that Black Prairie are in it for purely musical reasons. They’re playing a brand of Americana that defies easy categorization, cross-pollinating a number of different styles while exposing the venerable, forgotten roots of folk and bluegrass.

With a broad stylistic palette at their disposal and a pronounced emphasis on musicianship, Black Prairie is incredibly well poised for a band that, for most listeners, is just starting out. And their accumulated experience in numerous other bands ensures they aren’t likely to quickly flame out in a blaze of ego or exhaustion. The band jokes about being in their honeymoon phase right now. Considering how long it took us to get together, maybe we’ll get that seven-year itch real early laughs Query. But seriously, this group really had no aspirations other than musical ones. It’s just been for fun, and for our own sake.

Spirit Family Reunion

Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners, farmer’s markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rung-out in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit Family Reunion gather to sing, there is communion. Strangers and neighbors come to rejoice in the sound, and there is no divide between performer and spectator.

In a strange barroom or a grand music hall, at a barn dance or on the sunny street corner, Spirit Family Reunion keep the book open, and that old familiar feeling that was almost lost is again new.

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