Left Coast Country/Five Letter Word
This is a past event. Thursday, January 10 at 8:00pm
Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar 3939 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
Left Coast Country is a modern string band formed in 2010 from the exploding newgrass scene in Portland, Ore. The release of their first album, Dark Down and Blue features the group’s high-energy, hard driving originals and their contemporary take on the old bluegrass sound. Their second album, Left Coast Country propelled their versatile, dynamic sound onto the never-ending tour circuit of North America. Dedication to their craft has made Left Coast Country one of the hardest-working up-and-coming acts in the Northwest.
Mix three singer-songwriters, several stringed instruments and a variety of percussive techniques, and you get Five Letter Word. This Portland, Ore.-based trio of powerful women includes Leigh Jones (guitar, percussion), Clara Baker (fiddle, guitar, banjo) and Audra Nemir (bass), who blend their signature harmonies into original songs that span from folk to bluegrass to blues and beyond. Recent winners of the 2018 Northwest String Summit Band Competition, Five Letter Word takes inspiration from the harmonic tradition of groups like the Wailin' Jennys, the Dixie Chicks and the Wood Brothers, while adding their own special flair to create a sound that is "uniquely infectious” and a show that is “delightful, with a few unexpected twists.
With: Bart Budwig.