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Little One with Noah Kite @ Strum
November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFREE
Double with Noah Kite and band at Strum! Strum Guitars -one of the few if not only places in Portland where tasty brews and beautiful guitars may treat yours senses as your fucking face loses its once gelatinous consistency like some raiders of the lost ark-esque claymation malfunction to sweltering, soulful, and moving live bands- will be hosting Noah Kite and Little One from 6:30 to 9. It’s free. It’s all ages. It’s orchestral indie folk and its better arranged than any marriage. Little One combines Americana, jazz, and chamber music with original songs that aren’t afraid to share closely-held truths. The recording features songs dedicated to members of bandleader Douglas Detrick’s family with Detrick on clawhammer banjo, voice, and trumpet, William Seiji Marsh (Edna Vazquez, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies) on guitar, Amanda Lawrence (Arco PDX) on viola, and Andy Rayborn (Kulululu) on bass clarinet—the group can access a unique palette of sounds. Noah Kite shapes pop, jazz, and classical influences to accent folk’s lyrical poignancy. This chambered folk-rock uses its roots in a childhood of Ravel, Sade, Van Morrison, Enya, and Steely Dan to make melodic and poetic sense of experiences teaching, traveling, and touring abroad. While these dynamically orchestrated dramas find an expansively symphonic home on the eponymous record, in live settings arrangements are distilled to their essential workings; Kite’s guitar and voice are laced by the haunting oboe of Laura Gershman, the eclectic percussion of Alan Cook, and the impassioned alto sax of Jessica Paul to deliver each tune its own life.