Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina is an alt-folk bandleader from Portland, OR, and his is the story of one man's willingness to be obsessed at his own risk. He is a fine writer of prose and if it weren't for his infatuation with music and performing he'd probably be sitting up in his room churning out novels instead of songs. His band, featuring members of Jolie Holland, Loch Lomond, and Laura Gibson, is the result of five albums worth of playing in the streets, touring, sometimes living hungry, and sometimes selling out shows to the ravenous fans who've found them.

From his high concept records to his busking in front of national monuments and his tours in Finland, Alaska and everywhere in the continental United States, Nick loves to experiment, but he's suffered for it. He has run out of money, slept in his car, booked tours from the road, and sacrificed relationships at home for the good of his art. The result is an incredible talent, live show, and band unparalleled in Portland. On tour they often play two shows, one in the club they were booked and one in the street to boost attendance and sell a few records. At the end of the day though all of this patience and dedication has made Nick sort of a loner, conflicted and uneasy, like captain Ahab at the end of the bar, the white whale tugging at the back of his mind. But like Hank Chinaski said in barfly: "No writer who wrote worth a damn wrote in peace."

Clouds and Mountains

The songs which will be on the up & coming release were written as a result of a collaborative friendship between Macon Terry (paper bird) & Brynn Ronning.

Christian Lee Hutson

Hutson was half of the old-time folk duo The Driftwood Singers, who toured extensively during their three-year career and gained notoriety for Hutson's mournful songs. His debut full-length "The Hell With It" was released February 5 on Trailer Fire Records.


Synchronized drowning by Alán Muñiz Vincent Fasano Alejandro Sánchez


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