Tall Heights – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – October 31st, 2018

Tall Heights

Evocative, atmospheric indie pop and progressive folk from Boston

Tall Heights

Old Sea Brigade, Frances Cone

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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

$14.00 - $16.00

This event is 21 and over

Tall Heights
Tall Heights
Old Sea Brigade
Old Sea Brigade
Old Sea Brigade is Atlanta raised, Nashville based singer-songwriter, Ben Cramer. He delivers a compelling, heartfelt, and atmospheric blend of folk, country, Americana, and indie rock that CLASH music has described as "gorgeous, meditative songwriting" with a "sense of Southern gothic."

In 2016 after self releasing his debut EP, Cramer embarked on his first U.S. tour landing key support slots for Julien Baker, Hiss Golden Messenger and John Paul White. During this time he signed with Nettwerk Music Group and over the following year released two more EP’s, “Wash Me Away” and “Cover My Own.”

Old Sea Brigade continued to tour throughout 2017, including support for Joseph on their UK/EU tour in February and Lewis Watson in September. The singer/songwriter also saw support from major radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, Radio X, Virgin Radio and KEXP as well as having his music streamed over 20 million times on Spotify.

Old Sea Brigade will be releasing his debut full-length record in 2018.
Frances Cone
Frances Cone
Frances Cone is a Nashville based soulful indie band. For someone with deep familial roots in opera and classical music, founder Christina Cone seems preternaturally capable of writing songs focused on capturing the insane, unthinking fireworks of the human heart.  Anxiety.  Heartbreak.  Transcendent love.  The secrets of a diary so sacred and precious it only exists internally, every word an eyes-shut-tight whisper.  To create music like that, such as on their forthcoming album ‘Late Riser’, takes actual, emotional bravery.  It takes a level of empathy and love that stays locked and unavailable in most people.  Luckily, Christina and her multi-instrumentalist musical and life partner Andrew Doherty found each other in Brooklyn NY a few years ago and all the locks failed.  They started creating what would become half of ‘Late Riser’.  Between them there was just enough courage to hold hands and jump.  

They landed in Nashville, TN and immediately found a home in the city’s thriving alternative scene.  There were challenges and successes and lots of hard work but all along the songs kept coming.  Music lovers at Noisey, Billboard, Stereogum, and Brooklyn Vegan among others began to take notice. NPR invited the band to perform at their Tiny Desk concert series and they garnered more than 12 million streams on Spotify. The seed of a musical identity first hinted at on Cone’s 2013 release ‘Come Back’ blossomed into something unignorable and meaningful.  After years of patience and perseverance, ‘Late Riser’ was finally finished.  The record is a testament to what modern pop music is capable of when imbued with honesty and emotion so palpable you can taste it in your mouth.  It’s not opera, and it’s not the result of any calculation or outside influence.  It is pure feeling:  watching a fireworks display through happy tears.