The Lonesome Billies – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – September 14th, 2019

The Lonesome Billies
Portland-based outlaw county quartet with a fiery live show

The Lonesome Billies

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Kassi Valazza
$12.00
Ages 21+
MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED BALCONY SEATING

DOORS 8PM / SHOW 9PM

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

THIS EVENT IS 21+

VALID U.S. ID OR PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

The Lonesome Billies

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The Lonesome Billies are:

Ornery Bill - lead vocals, acoustic

Gator Bill - vocals, lead guitar pickin

Whiskey Bill - vocals, bass guitar

Bill Collins - time keeper

The Lonesome Billies shoot from the hip with their own take on a classic country sound that has been described as "boot stomping, gator hootin, whiskey swilling music". Four men from the badlands of Hazel Dell who have stuck together from their early days and have developed a bond akin to brotherhood, all while playing unapologetic dark and dusty honky tonk music.

Like the outlaw singers and guitar pickers who came before, these fellas tell stories, playing a mixture of songs both capable of starting a whiskey-fed bar fight or a Texas two step. The Billies embrace the DIY, anti-establishment ethos of 70's punk rock and outlaw/honky tonk music, playing original music born out of their unique experiences. Four life long friends who grew up listening to the likes of The Ramones and The Clash make for a loose, rough and tumble approach to country music.

The band was formed by Clayton McCune (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeff Gaither (lead guitar, vocals) as a two-piece in early 2010, but quickly evolved; adding longtime childhood friends Mike Scheidt (bass, vocals) and Glen Scheidt (drums) to round out the four-piece. "From seeds to tumble weeds" the Billies grew up together in Hazel Dell, Washington and have been in and around the Portland music scene for many years. While much of their music is dark in it's subject matter, the foursome is known for their fun, energetic live shows. Sighted influences include: Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams along with more contemporary country musicians like Whitey Morgan and Sturgill Simpson.

Kassi Valazza

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Kassi Valazza's songs are reminiscent of her childhood growing up in the vast open spaces of Arizona. Her lyrics portray dark stories of the west and a yearning for home, while the music rides a thin line of country western and Psych

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