Durand Jones & The Indications – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – April 2nd, 2018

Durand Jones & The Indications

Old school soul from a new voice

Durand Jones & The Indications

Saeeda Wright

Monday, April 2, 2018

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

$14.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Durand Jones & The Indications
Durand Jones & The Indications
“My grandma always heard me singing at home, and she said, ‘I’m gonna put your ass in the youth choir,’”
remembers Durand Jones. “I was reluctant. But one day the organist could hear me in the choir, and said ‘boy
I’m gonna give you a song.’ So I sang the song… the whole church just flipped out. People were running and
jumping and afterwards they were giving me money and stuff. Man it was really cool. That’s when the realization
came that maybe I could make something of this.”

In the Fall of 2012, Durand Jones left small-town Louisiana for the foot-hills of Indiana. Alto saxophone in tote
he enrolled in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. “Being a singer was never part of the plan,”
Jones admits. But soon enough Jones found his way in front of a rowdy rock-n-roll band belting out a
rambunctious rendition of “Dock Of The Bay,” to a basement full drunken undergrads. That rowdy band
unfolded into the Indications – comprised of drummer, Aaron Frazer, guitarist Blake Rhein, bassman Kyle
Houpt, and organist Justin Hubler.

Inspired by a handful of dusty and obscure 45s baring names like the Ethics, the Brothers of Soul, and the
Icemen, the Indications set out to make a record steeped in heavy drums, blown-out vocals, and deep grooves.
Gathered around a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder and a case of Miller High-Life, the group spent their
Sunday evenings recording into the early hours of the morning.

Initially a sensation among record collectors, Durand Jones & The Indications began to receive recognition from
music fans of all kinds.

“When Durand Jones & The Indications debut album was released, we had no idea what the world would
think,” explains Terry Cole, owner of Colemine Records. "After all, the record, albeit finely crafted, was
conceived in a dingy Indiana basement on a shoestring budget of 452 dollars and 11 cents (we kept receipts).
They didn't have ‘buzz.' They didn't have a following. They didn't have the measured flash of more polished
operations. But as the final mixes spun off of the master reel, we knew what they did have was one remarkable
soul record. To our delight, the record was a smash and their no-frills LP continues to fly off the shelves."

“Easily one of the best deep soul albums we've heard in years.” – DUSTY GROOVE

“… soul music that's so much of the old school that it might as well drive a car with fins.” - MILWAUKEE

"The album is beautifully produced...Jones absolutely dominates the songs with his powerful, soulful and
ever-evolving voice.” - SPILL MAGAZINE
Saeeda Wright
Saeeda Wright
You will be captivated by more than just what you hear coming from Saeeda when she takes the stage, you will feel loved, inspired, and encouraged all at the same time. These are the gifts Saeeda has been cultivating since she was a child. Surrounded by praise and worship ministers, it was in her blood to find her voice and tend to its blossom throughout her life, including furthering her education as a Voice Major at Clark Atlanta University.

Saeeda has been seen on stages backing Prince, as a member of his New Power Generation, the Pacific Northwest’s own Liv Warfield and is featured with the Tim Snider Trio. Saeeda has also been blessed to grace the stage with, Gospel Music Power-houses Jessica Reedy, Crystal Akin, and JJ Harrison. Some of Saeeda’s studio credits include Prince, Derrick McDuffey & Kingdom Sound, Liv Warfield, and Patrick Lamb, to name a few... She is very well known and respected for her work as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony and has been a regular participant in Portland’s Annual Waterfront Blues Festival.

Currently, Saeeda is a lead vocalist for the emerging band Mother’s Favorite Child and is working to complete her debut self-titled album. Besides the gifting and incredible work ethic put forth by this powerful woman, her dedication to her family, her faith, and giving back to her community remain her biggest priority. She embodies humility, grace, and generosity, making her an asset to every environment.