Greg Trooper in Concert with Jon Koonce and Dan Weber
"Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice an instrument I have coveted for 15 years." Steve Earle.
I didn't need to hear much more to know that I wanted to bring Greg Trooper http://gregtrooper.com/ to Portland, and to team him up with Jon Koonce and Dan Weber http://www.danwebermusic.com. Raised in the shore town of Little Silver, NJ, he became enthralled by the greater New York area's rich music scene. He discovered a sort of holy musical trinity in the work of Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams, with their guiding lights of passion, literary dexterity and plainspoken honesty. It's one reason Trooper's music feels equally informed by Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Jon Koonce is profiled above for the October 1 show. Dan Weber is the classic mid-life overnight sensation. During his latest recording session, legendary banjo and slide player Tony Furtado asked Dan how long he'd been working on this project. Dan said "I answered '43 years, 10 months, 6 days and 2 hours'. I was probably only off by an hour or two."
Thursday, October 25, 7:00PM, Secret Society, 116 N.E. Russell St.
Tickets: $15 advance through brownpapertickets.com or $20 at the door
Secret Society (View)
116 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR 97212
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|