Lenore, Motopony (Stripped), Lili St Anne
1036 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR, 97211
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The coming together of Rebecca Marie Miller & Joy Pearson as Portland, Oregon folk outfit, Lenore., is serendipitous, to say the least.
After individually hitting rock bottom — Pearson following a divorce & Miller after a period of destitution in LA — the pair
separately turned to songwriting in the search for a still point in their turning worlds.
After years of lending their abilities to other projects, including Saddle Creek’s The Mynabirds & Portland’s High Water Jazz Band, they finally
found themselves spinning on the same axis when a chance meeting through a mutual friend, Pokey LaFarge, sparked an immediate connection.
A drunken night ensued & before they’d even scoped each other’s material, they had committed.
Now, two years since that fateful evening & Lenore. can boast having performed at legendary PNW venues including Mississippi Studios,
Aladdin Theater & Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, as well as the Sunset Tavern, Triple Door & Tractor Tavern in Seattle.
They've opened for Eric Bachmann, Laura Gibson, Blitzen Trapper, Gomez, Olivia Chaney, The Mynabirds & they've shared the stage with
Peter Buck (R.E.M.), NPR's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest winner, Gaelynn Lee & Chris Funk & Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists.
Since forming Lenore., Miller & Pearson have gained full-time collaborators in seasoned Portland musicians
Edward Cameron (classical guitar) & Jessie Dettwiler (cello), who have contributed significantly to
the evolution of Lenore.'s sound — a dreamy melancholic blend of harmony-driven folk with an ever-present sense of hope.
More recently, Lenore. welcomed Austin Christ (bass guitar) to their musical family & they are often joined by Daniel Hunt (drums).
Lenore. released their debut self-titled album produced by John Askew on 9/15/2017 — it's available everywhere you find your music...
American indie band form Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Lili St Anne
Lili - A french nickname for Elizabeth
Saint - Growing up Catholic can’t help but leave its mark
Anne - Lili’s grandmother, a painter and an excellent card player
With lyrical melodies and unexpected syncopation, the intimate songwriting and soulfully enticing vocals of Lili St Anne envelope you in an ethereal world permeated by strains of neo-soul, 1940s jazz, appalachian folk, and human howls. Their music lives in a curious juxtaposition of whimsy and thoughtfulness, creating a haunting soundtrack that ponders themes of love and loss, exposing the vulnerability and power that lies within an old soul.
In collaboration with funk and hip-hop drummer Jason Miller and otherworldly six-string bassist Sam Arnold, Lili St Anne's performances are an uncommon genre-bending experience. Each performance is a new and fresh conversation as improvisational elements bloom throughout the onstage spectacle.
Since completing their first tour of the West Coast this August, the band is now at work recording their first EP, "Bone Marrow”. The five-song debut weaves together stories of animals and women in an exploration of the wild feminine. As a three-piece live band that creates a maelstrom of articulate sound and honest emotion, they continue to bring their mature live show to stages in Portland as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands in the Northwest region.