First up, he’s performing at a July 3 benefit for our good friend Damon Dunning, who suffered a major stroke last year (but is recovering magnificently). Esteemed PDX songwriters Lael Alderman and Fernando Viciconte and new band The Diagonal are also on the bill. You can read more and buy tickets on the Secret Society website. Rock for Damon!
After a day off to kick around town, he’s moving camp to Al’s Den (at the base of the Crystal Hotel downtown) for a week-long residency, featuring many special guests, listed in chronological order below for your convenience:
Sunday, July 5 – Thomas Paul
Monday, July 6 – Ezra Holbrook
Tuesday, July 7 – Lael Alderman
Wednesday, July 8 – Dominic Castillo
Thursday, July 9 – Johnny Sangster & The Low Bones
Friday, July 10 – Chris Robley
Saturday, July 11 – James Dean Kindle
Who knows who else might show up? There might even be a beard or two involved. You’ll just have to be there!
Not familiar with all (or any) of my fantastic special guests? I put together this great Spotify playlist with some choice cuts from many of them. Dig it:
If you live in Portland, or feel like a road trip, please join us for this celebration of the Northwest songwriting community – each night will feature lots of new songs and spontaneous musical moments, so don’t miss out!
See you in the Rose City,