Brad Parsons, Jay Cobb Anderson – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – April 13th, 2017

Brad Parsons, Jay Cobb Anderson

Night of Americana featuring dynamic members of Fruition, Horse Feathers and many more

Brad Parsons

Jay Cobb Anderson

Kendall Core

April, 13th, 2017

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Brad Parsons
Brad Parsons
Once people get the chance to see Brad Parsons, the Portland-based singer-songwriter, they don’t easily forget him. As an Artist-At-Large for both Winter WonderGrass and the Northwest String Summit this year, Parsons has been enrapturing audiences across the country with his almost-unreal powerhouse of a voice and his genre-bending blend of psychedelic rock and Americana.

And, it’s not just his steadily growing fan base that knows that he’s got something special going on. The former member of Horse Feathers gets a lot of love from other musicians, including being tapped as a special guest for Fruition for last year’s Jam Cruise.

His songs and style aim to hit you right in your chest and his big voice goes for your gut. He begs you to sing, shout, dance, laugh and cry with him with songs that sound like standards but are wholly unique to his own style.
Jay Cobb Anderson
Jay Cobb Anderson
With only a $100 to his name and no place to stay, Jay Cobb Anderson packed his bags, grabbed his guitars and left the small pond of Idaho for the waters of Portland, Oregon. It was here that he became a founding member of the groups Fruition, the Bellyboys and Rose City Thorns (formerly known as the Villains). These groups would go on to pack local venues, successfully tour west of the Mississippi, and release fan adored albums. As a prominent songwriter for all three bands, Anderson has woven his musical stylings from the "along the riverbed" folk tunes to the heartland Americana ballads to the loud, grimy rock and roll ragers.

Even with the assortment of musical outlets Jay Cobb had at his disposal, he still managed to write 100 plus songs that did not fit with the sounds of his other groups. After 2.5 years of whittling these 100 songs, the best 12 were selected to create Anderson's first solo album, "I'm a Rambler, I'm a Fool." The album is a showcase of the artist's versatility and ability. From the honest admissions in the title track, to the loving sacrifice and struggle of the working man in "Revelation", to the ode to fallen friends and growth in "That's Enough", Anderson showcases his technical ability as a musician and singer as well as his human vulnerability, faults, philosophies and desires.
Kendall Core
Kendall Core
Kendall Core is a singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. Emotional lyrics and haunting vocal melodies backed by rhythmic electric guitar sass.