Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – July 28th, 2017

Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners

Portland's own soul, early rock, and country blues outfit

Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners

July, 28th, 2017

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners
Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners
​The key to surviving the relentlessly dark, rainy climate of the Pacific Northwest is simple: make your own sunshine. That is exactly what Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners do. Merging the old-timey woodlands of the Northwest with the sunny coastline of 1940s, 50s, and 60s California, JMBCC put a fresh spin on American music - pop, early rock, and everything in between.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners demonstrate a terrifyingly high level of musicianship for a band whose oldest members are still years away from 30. Jacob Miller - a Wisconsin-raised vocalist, guitarist and songwriter comes from a family with deep musical roots. Nate Lown joins on trombone, guitar and vocals, while Leon Cotter holds court on clarinet and saxophone. Ben Hampton rocks steady on drums, and Cary Miga plays both upright and electric bass.

With their carefree demeanor and natural ease on stage, it’s easy to see why the outfit wins over every crowd and festival. They create a sense of electric nostalgia—even in those unfamiliar with the genre. Their original compositions pull textures from a wealth of musical idioms, from early jazz to country blues to jugband swing, with influences from 60s B-side soul and early rock. With harmonies so tight you could flick a penny off them, and musicianship and stamina that only the most devoted players can pull off, Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners are the freshest breath of air that the west coast has to offer.