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Unwed Mothers, Naomi Hooley, Danielia Cotton, Johnny Marnell
4811 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR, 97215
This event is 21 and over
Born and raised in Alaska, Naomi Hooley sold most of her belongings, threw everything that could fit in her truck -- including her Newfoundland dog Triton -- and made the move to Portland, OR in 2010 to make an album. For an Alaskan girl that had fallen through ice and lived off the land in the deep woods, the hardest thing she ever did was pack up her piano and get in that truck. But 3,000 miles of small town bars and backwoods trails filled with vagabond wanderers led to a new found voice, a satchel full of songs, and a brand new home.
Produced by Rob Stroup, It Was A Great October is a 12-song odyssey of loss and redemption set on endless two-lane highways in the great white north in 1972. Hooley's companions are a velvet-frocked, furious Carole King, an audacious, young Elton John, and a Keith Green who never found God. Drawing frequent comparisons to the boom of Neko Case and the fire of Adele, Hooley's voice commands your attention from the first lines of "Button" to the final phrases of "October."
Now, Naomi Hooley, with record in tow, is here finish what she began 365 days and 3000 miles ago. Giving Portland, Oregon her debut CD at the Aladdin Theater on October 15, 2011.
DANIELIA COTTON is one fierce woman with a killer band. She has toured the US extensively throughout her career headlining and shared the stage with some of blues and rocks biggest names such as Bon Jovi, Derek Truks, Shemekia Copeland, Allmans Brothers and more. Her second release "Rare Child" made it to the Top Ten albums on iTunes in 2008.
Danielia Cotton was given the title of WXPN/Philadelphia's "Artist to Watch", Lilith Fair's Ourstage Local Talent Winner for NYC – 2010, IMA's 9th Annual Live Performance Album Winner and IMA's 9th Annual Live Performance Album Vox Pop Winner! Find her newest release "The Gun in Your Hand" on iTunes.
Johnny Marnell was born into a large, loving, and very musical family. Having grown up with the guitar forever in his hands, Johnny plays and writes with an eclectic background including Blue-eyed Soul, Pop, and Acoustic styles. Marnell has toured with NYC indie darling Ingrid Michaelson, was a finalist in Brooklyn's Williamsburg Live Songwriter Competition, and has showcased at South by Southwest. He's played to sold-out crowds at prestigious venues like Webster Hall in NYC, Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, and Chapel Hill's Cat's Cradle, to name a few. Having already garnered a formidable NYC following, Marnell is out to prove to the world there is so much more to his innocent, clean-cut looks.
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