ACLU Benefit Show

ACLU Benefit Show

Lenore, Lindsay Clark, Catherine Feeny, Anna Tivel, Robin Bacior

Thu Mar 2

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Join us for an evening with these talented local folk singers, to benefit the ACLU!

ACLU Benefit Show
ACLU Benefit Show
Lenore
Lenore
The coming together of Joy Pearson and Rebecca Marie Miller as Portland's newest folk outfit, Lenore., is serendipitous to say the least. After individually hitting rock bottom — Pearson following her divorce and 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 several years of lending their abilities to other projects, including Saddle Creek's The Mynabirds, and Portland's own The High Water Jazz Band, they finally found themselves spinning on the same axis when a chance meeting through mutual friend, Pokey LaFarge, sparked an immediate connection. A drunken night ensued, and before they'd even scoped each other's material they had committed.

Now, less than a year since the fateful night, and Lenore. can already boast having performed at legendary Pacific Northwest venues including Mississippi Studios, Alberta Rose Theater, and Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, as well as the Sunset Tavern in Seattle, opening for the likes of Eric Bachmann and ex-collaborators, The Mynabirds. They are frequently accompanied onstage by seasoned Portland musicians Edward Cameron(guitar), Jessie Detweiler(cello), and Daniel Hunt(drums).

Lenore released a three-track Living Room Sessions EP in January and will continue to showcase their melancholic blend of vocally driven folk and Americana as they prepare their debut full-length for expected release later this year.
Lindsay Clark
"Since arriving, she has warmed the walls of venues the town over with her meditative folk songs, rooted in the ever-shifting beauty of nature and emotions. "Prayers Upon the Mountain" winds through seven peaceful minutes of finger-picking, with Clark's voice layered in impeccable harmonies…" - Portland Mercury
Catherine Feeny
Catherine Feeny grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, part of a tight-knit family for whom music was a uniting force. Absorbing Springsteen through her older brother, Simon and Garfunkel through her parents and The Smiths through her elder sister, she developed a keen ear for songwriting early on.

Feeny received classical training in voice at the Settlement School of Music and began learning to play the guitar as a young teen. Idolizing the likes of Sinead O'Connor and the Indigo Girls, she joined several bands and began writing her own songs.

After graduating from George Washington University with a degree in Liberal Arts, Feeny moved to Los Angeles. An acting class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse rekindled her ambition to write and sing songs, and she started playing open mics, making connections with talented up-and-coming songwriters Joe Purdy, Brian Wright and Alexi Murdoch, among others. Feeny made regular appearances at the Hotel Café, a club known for nurturing artists such as Gary Jules and Greg Laswell.
Joe Purdy recorded her first album, a self-titled affair that garnered acclaim for its compelling songwriting and sparse, melancholic mood. The album won Feeny an audience in Belgium where it was championed by French language radio station Classic 21.

Feeny's second album, "Hurricane Glass" was produced by Sebastian Rogers, an English producer/artist she met at the Hotel Café. The song "Mr. Blue," an earlier version of which had been included on her first album, was picked up by KCRW in LA, and later featured in "Running with Scissors," "The O.C.," and "Miss Conception." It also ended up on the A-list at Britain's most popular radio station, Radio 2.
Released initially on an independent called Tallgrass, "Hurricane Glass" was upstreamed to EMI on the eve of the company's takeover by private equity firm Terra Firma, and Feeny was dropped before completing her second album for the label.
Feeny and Rogers, whose working relationship had blossomed into love, moved to Portland, Oregon in 2008 and were married soon after. They toured together extensively, both in support of Feeny's third album ("People in the Hole"), and as a band called Come Gather Round Us. The couple's 2008 12,000 mile Living Room Tour is the subject of the documentary "Remember Where You Are" which premiered at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles in January 2013.

Feeny and Chris Johnedis released a collaborative album in May 2014.
Anna Tivel
Anna Tivel has spent some quality hours in a dodge caravan repeating lyrical lines over and over until the words fall in time with the windshield wipers.

A nationally touring artist with a deep love of quiet stories, Anna is beginning to carve a place for herself in the songwriting world. She was a winner of the Telluride Troubadour Contest and the Kerrville Songwriting Contest, placed second at the Rocky Mountain Folk contest, and has shared the stage with heroes and friends like Gregory Alan Isakov, Blind Pilot, Anais Mitchell, Mandolin Orange, Peter Mulvey, Matt the Electrician, Jeffrey Martin and more.

Anna was raised in the forest and farmland of rural northern Washington and currently calls Portland, OR home. Her songs reflect both the stark colors of small town life, and the hard, sharp lines of the city. Her newest album, Heroes Waking UP, was produced by guitar mastermind Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, Kris Delmhorst), and released on Portland's well-loved Fluff and Gravy Records. Folk Radio UK called it, "a superb and sublime album from a voice that deserves to be shouted from the highest rooftops." Her previous album, Before Machines, was hailed by No Depression as "raw, yet superbly composed and executed, intelligent, personal and deeply expressive."

"Portland songwriter Anna Tivel is a favorite over at Hearth. She's a deft, clever songwriter with a knack for observing the small, subtle beauties of our lives." – Kithfolk

"Everything here is testament to her storytelling gifts (she's been likened to Steinbeck and I suspect she may have a novel or short stories collection in her) with her finely drawn characters and observations of an emotional life that ranges from defiance to regret, joy to sadness." -- Folk Radio UK

"To be sure, these are organic songs that freely reveal the poetry of the mind, heart and soul, the sharp imagery of the world translated into sound, and both the simple and complex things represented sentimentally and at length." – Examiner

"Anna Tivel brings a raft of beautiful songs with brine-soaked images of Pacific Northwest tidepools, oceans, and the birds that wheel above them in the gray skies." – Devon Leger, No Depression

"Anna's strength is that of a lyricist. Her songs are filled with lines that intrigue and haunt." – David Steinberg
Robin Bacior
Robin Bacior
Robin Bacior's voice speaks of a much older soul. Her songs reveal honest pictures with instrumentation as a medium to illuminate her lyrics. Her songs have received praise from NPR's All Songs Considered, MTV, NYLON, L Magazine, CBS, Stereomood, Soundcloud, along with various blogs and college radio stations throughout the states.
Venue Information:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/