Jonathan Wilson – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – September 24th, 2018

Jonathan Wilson

Laurel Canyon songwriter and producer connected to Roger Waters, Father John Misty and Erykah Badu

Jonathan Wilson

William Tyler

Mon, September 24, 2018

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

$20 ADV / $24 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson
Fanfare, the second full-length from acclaimed artist and producer Jonathan Wilson, was released in October 2013 via Downtown Records.

With 2011’s critically-lauded debut, Gentle Spirit, audiences worldwide were introduced to the prodigious talents of singer, songwriter, record producer and unrivaled guitar hero Jonathan Wilson. Gentle Spirit was celebrated for its authentic exploration and modern updating of the “Laurel Canyon sound”.

Wilson’s follow-up, Fanfare, was recorded over a 9-month period at his Fivestar Studios in Los Angeles and features contributions from Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Wilco’s Patrick Sansone, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. The album is an ambitious, epically grandiose rock production that has conjured notions of Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue amongst more than one music journalist.

“I was going for this sort of ‘widescreen’ sound, a blown out vista. I wanted strings, horns, bells, vibes, voices, solos, improvisation and a full orchestra on some of the tunes,” says Wilson. “There were a few weeks of sessions with the band tracking live, as well as many weeks with just myself and engineer Bryce Gonzales. There were also many weeks at a time of just me working alone, as I did with Gentle Spirit. I’ve always worked alone in some capacity since I first started recording, it’s a very important part of the process for me.”

Prior to beginning work on Fanfare, Wilson spent the prior 18 months touring the world with his band to support his debut album, which included invitations to tour with legendary superstars such as Neil Young and Crazy Horse and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and notable contemporaries including Wilco and Tame Impala.

Born and raised in North Carolina and now based in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Jonathan Wilson moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and is credited with reviving the neighborhood’s once-legendary music scene. As a sought-after producer, Wilson’s recent work includes albums by Father John Misty and Dawes.
William Tyler
William Tyler
With his new full-length Goes West just two days away from release, William Tyler has shared the first proper music video from the album. “Fail Safe” was shot last month in California farm country by filmmaker Elise Tyler, William’s sister and frequent collaborator, and captures the guitarist and composer as he performs for a growing crowd of line dancers at a local roadhouse, shuffling and waltzing in harmony.

Here’s Elise Tyler on directing William and the music video’s setting:

"Three years ago, William was preparing for the release of Modern Country , and I was preparing to move from Nashville to Los Angeles. He accompanied me on my cross-country drive to relocate, and we filmed what would become the video for “Highway Anxiety” while driving across Kansas plains, Colorado mountains, Utah and California deserts. During that trip, we began dreaming up the next video—song to be determined—full of line dancers dancing to William’s music. Little did we know that it would take years for this idea to come to fruition.

In those years, William also moved to Los Angeles, and both of us discovered Bakersfield, where we filmed “Fail Safe.” I joked to him that when I’m homesick for Nashville, I can just drive to Bakersfield. The country music legacy that is alive in this oil town is like stepping into a Nashville honky-tonk or Texas roadhouse. Goes West may mark William’s transition from America’s South to West, but his native roots are alive and well. The visuals for this video are just that as well—here we are in California, but each scene is down home and seemingly Southern—from the line dancing to the semi truck to the landscapes to the lite beer to the “Stone Fox” shoutout at the end. It could have been shot in Nashville, but I’m thankful that the magic of Bakersfield brought this to life. This video is a like a letter sent back home, letting everyone know that we haven’t forgotten where we came from."