Saturday, November 20, 2010
Portland Country Underground
It's a fact. Most cool people like old country. It might be the coolest music ever made really. Songs by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and the like are just so tight. The seemingly surface-level lyrics have subtle implications. The melodies are clear, easy and miraculously emotional.
Anyway, I didn't know this until recently, but there's sort of a little club of Portland musicians who get together perform country every so often. I got to cover the latest installment--starring members of Viva Voce and Dolorean--for the Oregonian.