Songwriter Circle: Cal Scott and Richard Moore with special guest Melissa Greener
Cal Scott and Richard Moore welcome Nashville-based Americana artist Melissa Greener to their bi-monthly circle at O'Connor's Vault in Multnomah Village, Monday, October 5 at 7:00pm.
Melissa Greener is a singer, songwriter and guitarist of the highest order. Her songs summon their truth from mountain ranges, holy places, deserts, oceans and forests, or the lonely stretch of blacktop from Detroit to Austin. Impressive vocal chops wrap quirkily crafted narrative that "paints superb portraits of the human condition" (Maverick Music Magazine -UK). "Words for Greener are pigments", finely placed and skipped like stones across the surface of the deep-pocket groove of her raucous electric tremolo guitar.
Greener grew up in Detroit with an alluring cacophony of Mo-town, standard torch ballads, and 1960's Laurel Canyon records. The unique brew emerged as the fermentation of a classically trained soprano mother, who sang in the lounge of the Playboy Club, and a politically bent hippie father. She savored the lyrical stylings of modernist poets whose books she discovered in her junior high school days. Greener muses, "I had an English teacher in the seventh grade who introduced us to poetry. I think it back-fired on him, because I would skip class to hide out in the library reading Dylan Thomas, Robert Service, Dickinson and Yeats."
During her years of living in Austin, Greener discovered a solace; in the Medina River, in the rolling Texas Hill Country, and in the outlaw songwriters of the region. Texas left a permanent mark on her - in psyche and song - so much so that Guy Clark could relate and he has become a regular songwriting partner with Greener.
The usual suspects bookending Melissa will be Cal Scott, jack-of-many-genres who composes film scores and performs with The Trail Band and the Scepters, and the word-witty, tune-wise Richard Moore.
Discount advance tickets are $12 each from brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door. More information from Matt Miner at 503-484-8196 or email@example.com.
O'Connor's Vault (View)
7850 S.W. Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|