Sean Hayes – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – February 24th, 2018

Sean Hayes

The return of beloved Bay Area singer/songwriter

Sean Hayes

Jacob Miller

February, 24th, 2018

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

$20.00 - $24.00

This event is 21 and over

Sean Hayes
Sean Hayes
Low Light, the eighth album from independent recording artist Sean Hayes, captures his distinctive sound at its most intimate. Recorded both at home and in the studio, Low Light webs its way through genres, incorporating the pulse and yearning of R&B with the low-fi grit and crackle of folk. From the gauzy, beat-driven title track to the aching, old-school country “Sing Me Your Love Song,” Hayes’ voice glides between a growling purr and seductive vibrato, transporting the listener into a rich, sensual late-night world.

In his twenty -year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He’s duetted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and had his music featured in a variety of television shows, films, and commercials.

Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the SF Weekly puts it, “succeeds on the tension between warm,resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour’s coo.” In the track “Home I Left” Hayes sings of leaving San Francisco--“headed north with my young family/needed space to grow”--and this album is structured to represent snapshots from his life in the four years since. Low Light thrums with songs of desire, sanctuary, and the redemptive power of love.
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller has been playing music full time for over a decade.
Having spent the last 6 years of that with the Bridge City Crooners - Miller now focuses his efforts to pursue his solo music.

A Wisconsin native, Miller moved to Portland the summer of 2009 via Amtrak with a suitcase and a Fender Jaguar. Just a year later - he left the city to travel North America to study and perform music, and working on various farms and ranches between travels.

One solo record and near 2 years later, Miller returned to the Pacific Northwest to form and pursue Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners. After touring heavily and releasing 4 studio albums, Jacob and the Crooners disbanded the summer of 2017.

With a combined taste of folk/indie/pop, and the roots of American traditional music - Miller crafts a sound unique to his abilities and style.