The Earnest Lovers, The Waysiders, The Rachel Mann Band

As Part of the Siren Nation Festival

The Earnest Lovers

The Waysiders

The Rachel Mann Band

Sat, November 7, 2015

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8 in advance • $10 at the door

This event is 21 and over

The Earnest Lovers
The Earnest Lovers
The Earnest Lovers are vintage honky tonk heartbreak seranaders Pete Krebs (Hazel, Stolen Sweets, Portland Playboys) and Leslie Beia (Copper & Coal, The Lowburners). An alliance forged from their mutual and devoted love of the golden era of country duets, the Lovers have set out to capture that classic sound and to invigorate it with new life in the form of original compositions. With one foot solidly rooted in tradition while allowing the other to two-step forward in exploration, they promise a sound as comforting as old whiskey and as compelling as a fancy new cocktail.

Pete and Leslie’s many mutual friends have been surprised to learn that, although having circled each other for years in the roots music scene, they hadn’t officially met until early Summer 2014 under the dim lights of Portland’s favorite honky tonk, the Landmark Saloon. It didn’t take long to get going. Within a few days Pete was sitting in with Leslie’s side project, the Lowburners, and Leslie was jumping up on the mic at Pete’s solo, duo, and Portland Playboys gigs. A week-long river retreat solidified intentions, expanded repertoire, and got the wheels spinning for a new project. A month later, a debut was made and the duo is off and running, leaving happy memories and a cloud of dust, so thankful to have found their voices together.

Some uncanny and yet auspicious stars have aligned for the Lovers right from the get-go: the first meeting produced a literal Ring of Fire (you can ask us about that); the first $100 in the band fund came from a winning lottery ticket in the tip jar, and the first-ever gig turned out to be a surprise appearance at Portland’s beloved Pickathon! At this rate, expect no less from the Earnest Lovers than full-speed-ahead. Debut EP is slated for early 2015, and they plan to hit the road the following spring. Performing as a duo, trio, or full 6-piece band, keep an eye out for a bright Lover's star shooting across the western sky.
The Waysiders
The Waysiders
The Waysiders, featuring two of the Portland Old Time music scene's favorites, Joanna and Gabrielle Macrae, play classic country, classic swing, and Gabrielle's original songs. The two sisters front the band with tight harmony vocals of the kind that only happen between siblings while bringing a distinctly vintage sound to the new and old music they play. The Waysiders perform a new brand of classic country that draws on the traditions of swing, old time, rhythm & blues, and Cajun music.
The Rachel Mann Band
The Rachel Mann Band
Rachel has brought a special blend of country & folk with her on her recent arrival on the Portland music scene. Making waves as a new voice not to be missed, she will delight listeners with her original tunes as well as covers of some tried and true favorites. She looks forward to sharing the stage with some of her favorite musicians for this exciting show!
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/