The Delines, Camerado

The Delines


Fri, July 10, 2015

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


This event is 21 and over

The Delines
The Delines
The name “The Delines” came to Willy in a dream. He claims we were playing a nice venue somewhere and it was written across the kick drum. The idea for the band itself came long before on a tour with Richmond Fontaine. Amy was singing the female roles from the High Country and Post to Wire, originally sung by her sister Deborah. Backstage Amy would sing soul and opera numbers to warm up and get her mind off the psycho logger tunes and a-holes she was locked in a van with. Some of the soul singing must have found its way into Willy's consciousness however and upon returning home he penned several songs he hoped Amy would sing. Willy sneaked over to John's studio and whipped out some demos to share with Amy and Sean. They dug em! Amy chose her keys and Tucker came over to work out parts in the basement. We called Freddy in to lay down the bass and Jenny to play rhodes and organ. Finally we got Amy up from Austin and after some quality time in the basement hit the studio. Collin put down a little cello and John some baritone guitar. Crow sent us up backing vocals that Amy and Deb had done down in Austin. John mixed them all up nice here in Portland and voilà “Colfax” was born. We are planning to release May 2014 on Decor and El Cortez Records.
Willy Vlautin; guitar, songs
Amy Boone; vocals, piano
Sean Oldham; drums
Tucker Jackson; pedal steel
Freddy Trujillo; bass
Jenny Conlee-Drizos; keyboards
Collin Oldham; cello
Deborah Kelly; vocals
Michael Crow; swell fella, Austin engineer
John Askew; producer
An indie rock supergroup of sorts, Camerado’s origins go back nearly six years, when Undertow Music Collective co-founder Mark Ray began writing a new batch of songs after moving to Portland, Oregon from the midwest.

Inspired by the untimely passing of his father and his family’s subsequent journey westward, Ray completed demos of the songs in 2010, sharing them with friend and frequent collaborator, and revered Denton, Texas drummer/producer Matt Pence (Centro-matic, Justin Townes Earl, Midlake), who felt the tracks should be realized as a proper album. Aided by Portland producer​/musician John Askew (The Dodos, Richmond Fontaine, Neko Case), the record was completed in Fall of 2014.

Shimmering with plaintive, pastoral textures, the eponymous album reveals Ray’s love of seminal early 70s work by ELO, Badfinger, and Pink Floyd fused with a​ lean,​ Pacific Northwest indie sensibility.

In early 2015, Camerado evolved from a recording project into a live act with the addition of multi-instrumentalist virtuoso Steve Rauner (Nadine, The Longest Days) and acclaimed songwriter Michael Sheridan (National Flower). They will be playing live dates in the Pacific Northwest and West Coast throughout 2015 in support of their debut.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212