Portland Cello Project

Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, everywhere from Prairie Home Companion, to parties on loading docks in NYC, to symphony halls from coast to coast, to punk rock clubs.. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.

No two shows are alike, with a repertoire now numbering over 1,000 pieces of music both expected and unexpected to come from a cello. The Cello Project's stage setup ranges from the very simple (4-6 cellos), to the all out epic (which has included 12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion players).

The Cello Project's mission is three-fold:

The Cello Project works to build bridges across musical communities through collaborations and educational outreach. They have collaborated with a diverse assortment of musicians, from high school and university music programs, to the Dandy Warhols to Garrison Keillor on Prairie Home Companion to Trampled by Turtles to Corin Tucker to Maya Beiser to Ben Sollee to Zoe Keating to Howe Gelb, just to name a few...

Jolie Holland’s 6th album, Wine Dark Sea, is out now on ANTI- Records. Co-produced by Ms. Holland, Wine Dark Sea exhibits a more aggressive and visceral style than any of her past recorded work. The album features some of New York’s finest experimental musicians combining elements of noise rock, blues, country and free jazz with Jolie’s timeless song craft.

From the pounding riffology of “Dark Days” and “On & On”, to the pastoral swamp noise of “I Thought It Was The Moon” & the title track, to the sublime soul of Joe Tex’s “The Love You Save” and her own “Waiting For the Sun” to the country boogie travelogue, “Route 30” to the soaring tenderness of “All The Love” & “First Sign Of Spring”, the Crazy Horse swagger of "Saint Dymphna" and the barrelhouse stomp of "Palm Wine Drunkard,’ Wine Dark Sea is Jolie Holland at her confident, inimitable best.

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Portland Cello Project featuring special guest Jolie Holland with Jolie Holland

Tuesday, September 24 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Signal Kitchen