The seminal Portland songwriter headlines a benefit for Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Trujillo, Edna Vazquez (Solo)
Thu, February 1, 2018
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmMississippi Studios
$15 ADV / $15-$20 Sliding Scale DOS
This event is 21 and over
PRESENTED BY OREGON COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN
100% of your ticket price goes directly to Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (service fee not included)
Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats
Fernando has just completed his 8th studio album Leave the Radio On which will include stellar performances by Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey from REM, Mike Coykendall and Scott McPherson from M.Ward and She and Him, Paul Brainard, Sean Oldham, Freddy Trujillo and Dan Eccles from Richmond Fontaine, Sarabeth Tucek, Luther Russell, Danny Delamatyr, Lewi Longmire, Matt Cadenelli, Ralph Huntley and Little Sue. The record is set for release in US September 18th 2015 and Feb 12th 2016 in Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Asia.
Freddy Trujillo is a singer/songwriter/bassist who hails from Simi Valley, CA. He grew up in a highly musical family. Fred Sr. sang and played guitar in various groups, including The Beethovens, an all-chicano beat combo who gigged all over the southland during the great garage-rock boom of the mid-1960's. Sister A'me Loraine scored two top ten dance hits in the early 90's. Freddy himself played with Pat Smear (Nirvana, Germs) and many other local L.A. acts during the explosion of punk/alternative music that hit L.A. in the '80's/'90's. Freddy soon re-located to Portland, Oregon and released his acclaimed debut solo record Hawks & Highways, which dealt with the intertwining of Native American and Chicano experiences in rock & roll form. He has since been a sought-after player on the ever-burgeoning Portland scene, having formed the well-respected (yet short-lived) Chicano-rock ensemble Caguama and, most recently, joined both Richmond Fontaine and Fernando. On the heels of all this comes Freddy's newest offering Amexica, released under the moniker Trujillo. Amexica is nothing less than the sum-total of all dues paid: having played every possible type of venue, crafted every type of song, and immersed himself in the study of his Mexican heritage. Produced by Luther Russell, Amexica is a kaleidascopic romp through Freddy's own colorful history, with nods to musical heros such as Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez and Doug Sahm, as well as odes to fallen friends, personal relationships and his own beloved children. In fact, family is a major theme of Amexica, with guests on the record including his father, sister and his nephew Casper Indrizzo, himself the front-man of up-and-coming psych-rockers Fever The Ghost. Amexica is a sonic journey to "Aztlan", a new yardstick for psychedelic Chicano-rock.Amexica is--in Freddy's words--The New Brown Soul.
Edna Vazquez (Solo)
Edna Vazquez is fearless singer, songwriter and guitarist whose powerful voice and musical talent embrujan and transcend the boundaries of language to engage and uplift her audience. She is a creative crisol with a vocal range that allows her to paint seamlessly with her original material, an intersection of folk, rock, pop and R&B. Edna’s passion for music and performance grew from her bicultural raices and, with songs deeply rooted in universal human emotion, she has traveled far and wide spreading her message of light, love and cultural healing.