Anna Tivel – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – July 12th, 2018

Anna Tivel

Lyric-driven folk and Americana songwriter from Portland

Anna Tivel

Jeffrey Martin, Chris Frisina

Thu, July 12, 2018

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

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Anna Tivel
Anna Tivel
Raised among the ferns and the farmland of Northern Washington, lyric-driven songwriter Anna Tivel loved words long before they became the backbone of her music. After moving to Oregon in 2007, she slowly discovered the friendly music scene as a fiddle player, and soon after picked up the guitar and began to write. Her latest album was released in June 2014 on Portland's well-loved Fluff and Gravy Records. Anna is based in Portland, OR and spends her time reading and writing and touring and fiddling and watching her dog try to catch flies by the window.

"These are organic songs that freely reveal the poetry of the mind, heart, and soul, the sharp imagery of the world translated into sound." - No Depression

"Anna's strength is that of a lyricist. Her songs are filled with lines that intrigue and haunt." - David Steinberg
Jeffrey Martin
Two years ago Jeffrey Martin became a high school English teacher, and at the same time his songwriting earned him a slot on a national stage in the NPR Mountain Stage Song Contest. Since then he has been touring around the country and teaching English in between tours.

He has self-released two short records in the last two years (Gold in the Water and Build a Home), and he is gearing up to release a debut, full length, label-backed, record in July of this year.

Martin writes what he finds arresting, and hopes the listener feels the same. His songs often speak to large social issues, and yet he writes and delivers them with an intimacy and vulnerability that makes you feel like he is singing directly, and only, to you.

Beyond contests and festivals, Martin's songwriting has also earned him shows with some folk heavy hitters like Anais Mitchell, Gregory Alan Isakov, Joe Pug, Sean Hayes, David Wilcox, and others.
Chris Frisina
Chris Frisina was born in the rustic town of Olean, New York to a family of northeastern wiseacres and intelligent hillbillies who remain hell bent on living full, rich lives despite brutal winters in a persistent economic downturn. Runt of the litter, according to his only sister.

Not one to commit easily, he skirted the compulsive hunting and fishing tradition held close to his father’s heart - instead cultivating a sensitivity more suited to artists and vagabonds. In illustrations, his pen swirl meanders towards an eventual finish only understood upon completion – just as in his music.

In songwriting, Chris uses what can only be explained as a genetic link to ancestral angst and talent to search for his place in a world out of sync. Part unquiet soul. Part young fool. Chris hopes to share his observations on our shared journey through life in mutual search of something pure.

Chris continues to pull from a constant and pervasive send of disquiet–gleaned from his childhood, solo travels, work experiences, sullen periods of insomnia and close friendships–to create mournful tones, pulsing with lost opportunity, longing and regret. Except for those few magical times, when it goes the other way.