Asher Fulero Band – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – January 15th, 2017

Asher Fulero Band

Rockin Psychedelic Funk with Deep Grooves and Extended Jams

Asher Fulero Band

Blue Lotus, World's Finest (Duo)

January, 15th, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Asher Fulero Band
Asher Fulero Band
Oregon-native Asher Fulero is an all-around keyboard hero of studio and stage with an incredible list of accomplishments and collaborations with famous names. This is his piano-led, vocal-oriented Jam/Rock band featuring bassist Brett McConnell (Shafty), guitarist Darvey Santner (The Goodfoot Allstars), and drummer Kyle Owen (The Junebugs). They play a solid mix of catchy, imaginative original songs, exploratory instrumentals, and classic covers of favorites from Pink Floyd, Phish, Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, Peter Gabriel and other more obscure songs; all given the band's fun, open-format, improvisatory treatment and jet-powered by Fulero's inspired flights of extreme piano technique and the band's shared interest in the space where tight songs meet group improvisation.
Blue Lotus
Rooted in Rock and Blues, and experimenting with elements of Bluegrass, Jazz and Funk, the band fuses styles to create a high energy, fun and danceable melodic hybrid. Blue Lotus is making lasting impressions with a quickly growing west coast fan base, including radio play across the United States. They have sold CDs internationally and have been singing their hearts out on the festival stages including the Main Stage of the world famous "Oregon Country Fair". They have hosted live sit in festival jams with Melvin Seals and JGB and have shared the festival line-up with Beats Antique, ALO, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Hot Buttered Rum, Dead Winter Carpenters, Scott Pemberton, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, RJD2, Pimps of Joytime, Fruition, Scott Law and many more. You don't want to miss a chance to see them live!
www.bluelotusband.com
World's Finest (Duo)
World's Finest (Duo)
Creating what could best be described as Neo-Americana, World's Finest has bridged the gap between ska, Americana, dub and bluegrass. Hailing from all over the country, the band is comprised of five members: Chris Couch (acoustic guitar, vocals), Dan Hurley (electric banjo, vocals), Sean McLean (sax, electric guitar, vocals), Evan Malfer (electric + upright bass), and Mike Apodaca (drums). Even with their very different musical and geographical backgrounds, they have undoubtedly found inspiration in each others' taste, talents, and sensibilities.

Much has happened for the boys of World's Finest since the release of their last full length album, 33. The new album, Headwaters, runs like a journal of the last few years touring, maintaining relationships, and the tenuous nature of trying to hold it all together. The fun from 33 is still there, but the sound has matured and the themes have gotten more serious.
With the help of engineer Justin Phelps (Cake, Galactic, The Mars Volta), World's Finest has finally hit the nail on the head in creating an album that captures their sound and vibe.

Strong songwriting, beautiful vocal harmonies, engaging band interplay and improvisation are only a handful of the many reasons why the band has garnered critical acclaim, and an ever-growing regional and national fan base.

World's Finest has shared the stage with Steel Pulse, The Motet, Rusted Root, Pert Near Sandstone, Fruition, The Skatalites, and Anthony B and have been fortunate enough to perform at North West String Summit, What The Festival?! and Symbiosis Gathering, as well as many local and regional festivals.