Cassandra Jenkins at Fremont Theater – Tickets – Fremont Theater – Portland, OR – May 20th, 2017

Cassandra Jenkins at Fremont Theater

Mississippi Studios Presents the NYC cosmic Americana songwriter with new LP Play Till You Win

Cassandra Jenkins at Fremont Theater

Shelley Short

Sat, May 20, 2017

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

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

This event is all ages

Cassandra Jenkins
Cassandra Jenkins
Sinister and sincere, Play Til You Win is the much anticipated first full-length album by New York songwriter and visual artists Cassandra Jenkins, out April 7 via Cassandra Complex.

Ghosts of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass haunt the record’s melodies as a constant stylistic lodestar, with nods woven throughout to Lee Hazelwood’s Hollywood-and-Vine country surrealism or Angeles Badalamenti and David Lynch’s work for Julie Cruise, resulting in a tapestry that is “tender and trance like” (Interview Magazine).

It was the Nudie-besuited Gram Parsons, one of several patron saints lovingly looking over and bestowing their grace over Play Till You Win, who famously declared when asked if he played “country rock,” that he preferred to call what he played “cosmic American music”. What makes Cassandra’s new collection stand out from fellow acolytes of psychedelic burritos and dusty journeys through gilded palaces of sin, is that her vision and scope of influences are broad, idio-syncratic and ever-changing. Not to speak of her unique background—she grew up in Manhattan, in a family of jazz musicians. Much like Parsons, Cassandra uses the clarity and smoldering sense of longing conveyed by her “smokey vocals”(NPR) to transcend her urban surroundings in order to connect to a deeper, quintessentially American vein of expression.
Shelley Short
Shelley Short
"Shelley Short achieves the neat trick of employing sparse instrumentation and often glacially paced tempos to create a vibe that's positively radiant. . ." -- No Depression .. "Her soft voice flutters effortlessly over quick flights of melody and slides langourously into sustained notes, not a hint of artifice glinting through" --BLURT .. "Drowsy, intimate, beautiful alt-country from the Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter extraordinaire. Mazzy Star meets Emmylou Harris." -- GIANT.. A Cave, A Canoo will mark Short's third release on Hush Records. Captain Wild Horse (rides the heart of tomorrow) was released in Chicago in 2006, Water For The Day in 2008. A Cave, A Canoo was produced by Short and Alexis Gideon and was recorded at Liophant Studios by Alexis Gideon; some finishing work was done by Adam Selzer at Type Foundry Studios. The album was written and recorded over the period of a year, and its depth of sound reflects the wealth of time spent in its making. There was little to no pressure -- be it financial or emotional -- in its composition, allowing Short to focus her attention on the detail and nuance in each song. As a whole, the record is crafted with an interwoven, almost circular, approach, allowing the songs to slowly stretch out and find their home. Some songs took weeks to mull over and define while others represent first takes, captured at two in the morning. US Booking: Mary Jones Management: mary@maryjonesmanagement.com .. US Press: PitchperfectPR: jessica.linker@gmail.com.. Europe Press: 5ive Roses Press: chimioromeo@gmail.com