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Marley's Ghost :: Matty Charles & Katie Rose (Opener)

Portland, OR

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Show 8pm - Door 7:30pm - All Ages - Bar with I.D.

"If there is a group, in the era after the sad passing of Levon Helm, who can push forward the ageless Americana blueprint of The Band, it might just be Marley's Ghost." -Something Else!

The Old Church is excited to welcome to our stage Marleys Ghost. An eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multiinstrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr. and Jerry Fletcher  the band can sing and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, which is what theyve been doing  to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians  throughout their first quarter century as a working unit. Their trademark multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate, whether on record or in live performance.

On the heels of The Woodstock Sessions, its rootsy collaboration with producer Larry Campbell to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary, Marleys Ghost returned to the studio with Campbell to continue the chemistry.

The result is a joyful and resonant album of gospel roots featuring the bands trademark multi-part harmonies to be released in 2017. Bracketed by these two buoyant musical adventures, the band will be featuring tunes from both albums at The Old Church.

"The set list itself is an inspiration. The revelation, though, is just how strong and unswerving Marley's Ghost stays centered on doing American music proud. It's a love affair set to sound, and every time it comes around we're all the better for it. Believe."  Bill Bentley, The Morton Report

"The band's breadth, interpersonal chemistry and instrumental skills create performance from the seemingly simpler act of music making. Seemingly, because its anything but simple for skills to be so completely second nature." - Hyperbolium

Matty Charles & Katie Rose (Opener)

Matty Charles was at the forefront of the old-time & folk music resurgence that began in Brooklyn, NY in the early 2000s. Like the revival that took place 50 years earlier in Greenwich, Village, the scene revolved around several local venues and a handful of musicians. Petes Candy Store, a small bar in a neighborhood of old tenements was ground zero and Charles and his trio, the Valentines, maintained a weekly gig there that earned them a devoted following.

While living in New York, Charles released four records, composed the musical score for a film and had a cameo as himself in director, Hal Hartleys film, Meanwhile.

In 2012, Charles returned to his hometown, Portland, Oregon to be closer to his family and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest where he joined forces with Katie Rose after a chance meeting at The Landmark Saloon, a local country music venue. After discovering a unique magic in their combined voices they began collaborating on the material that would become their debut release, Catching Arrows.

While the duo's country and folk roots are clearly reflected in their close harmony singing, there is also an element of their musical style that places them in a category all their own.  

Charless undeniable gift for songwriting is the backbone of this dynamic duo.  The honesty and simplicity with which he explores themes of love, loss and longing is poignant and captivating.

His lyrics bring to mind Johnny Cash, ...(and at) other times a less twangy Robert Earl Keen. An instant classic. (Acoustic Guitar Magazine)

Katie Rose brings a new dimension to the exceptionally strong foundation that Charles has created with his remarkable songwriting by building upon the framework of these songs with her insightful arrangements and diverse harmonies, often haunting and unexpected.

The duo is honored to have worked on their new release Catching Arrows with legendary musicians, Nick Forster on mandolin, tenor and electric guitar, David P. Jackson and Arcellus Sykes on the upright bass, Joel Savoy on fiddle and guitar and Kevin Major on drums.

Nick Forster is a member of the GRAMMY nominated bluegrass band, Hot Rize. He is also founder, producer and host of the radio show, E Town, based in Boulder, Colorado

David P. Jackson, an original member of Dillard and Clark, and Hearts and Flowers, has played and sung with such luminaries as Kenny Rogers, Hoyt Axton, Jackson Brown and Dwight Yoakam. The California Country Music Association honored Jackson as best instrumentalist.

GRAMMY award winning musician, Joel Savoy is the founder of the Louisiana based label, Valcour Records. He is also a two time winner of the Cajun French Music Associations Fiddler of the Year award.

Kevin Major plays drums in a variety of classic country bands in Portland, Oregon.

Arcellus Sykes plays bass in several Portland bands including, Ural Thomas & the Pain. He also works as a session musician.

  The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
United States

Start: Saturday May 27, 2017 7:30 PM
End: Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 PM




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