Best of Northwest Americana Music June 14. Give your ears a break from predictable, fabricated and unimaginative music. Experience a full night of front-porch bluegrass and Americana pop with the Central Oregon debut of There is No Mountain, plus special guests The Bottlecap Boys and Laurel Brauns.
This all ages, triple bill, Sonic Vacation hits the Tower Theatre stage at 7:30pm.
There Is No Mountain features the core of the nationally acclaimed Ascetic Junkies, Kali Giaritta and Matt Harmon. Giaritta plays a variety of drums and percussive instruments, while Harmon animates his acoustic guitar with a myriad of sound effects. A Boise blog described the duo’s sound as “sweet and smart…Harmon’s Michael Buble-esque croon complements Giaritta’s strong, sultry voice like Tracy and Hepburn.” Willamette Week praised their refreshing take on traditional Americana as “more than a little modern pop sensibility…a touch of Graceland.”
Since performing at the Tower last spring, The Bottlecap Boys have made a mark on the Portland music scene. Their infectious, boot-stompin’ folk music, in the vein of The Avett Brothers and John Prine, captures the freedom of middle America with the pace of a big city. “We challenge your face to push the borders of its smile,” says co-founder and mandolin player Ross Becker.
Bend folk-pop singer/songwriter Laurel Brauns opens the night performing original songs that blend her Central Oregon experiences with the artistic sensibilities of her current home, Portland.