Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – December 21st, 2018

Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters

New Belgium Brewing presents a $5 Bill with the Portland folk-rock standouts releasing a new LP

Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters

The Stubborn Lovers

Fri, December 21, 2018

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


This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters
Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters
Like the Ohio to muddy Ol’ Miss, Ashleigh Flynn follows her
troubadour heart. Flynn grew up in Kentucky and cut her teeth on local bluegrass music and Motown. A prolific songwriter and
performer blessed with unbridled charisma, she has taken the
stage at Bonnaroo and Bumbershoot, Delfest, High Sierra and
Vancouver Folk Fest and toured with the likes of Todd Snider and
the Wood Brothers.

Thanks to two critically acclaimed independently released studio albums and a live EP, Flynn is making a name for herself in Americana music. She arrived on the scene in 2008 with the release of American Dream, a poetic lament to the elusiveness of that national ethos. A Million Stars followed in 2013 – a rollicking journey celebrating the women pioneers of the American West. Her most recent EP, The Low Arc of the Sun, 2016, was recorded live on the winter solstice in Portland, Oregon as an offering to the coming of the light.

With a fresh slate of songs in her arsenal, Flynn returned to
the studio in 2017 to develop a bold new project: Ashleigh Flynn
& the Riveters. In both name and spirit, this all-female band is
a nod to the “Rosie the Riveter” archetype and an homage to the
millions of American women who entered this country’s male-
dominated workforce during World War II and kicked some serious ass.

The record’s 11 tracks feature Flynn’s compelling brand of
storytelling and soulful vocals, amped-up and virtuously
enveloped by the electrified Riveters. Inspired in large part by
her new guitar player Nancy Luca’s style and skill, the album
hearkens back to early Stones and ‘70s psychedelic country rock, yet the result feels simultaneously new and necessary.

Produced by Flynn’s longtime musical collaborator, Chris Funk of
the Decemberists, this highly anticipated LP was recorded and
mixed at Halfling Studios in Portland and supported by grants
from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and
Culture Council.
The Stubborn Lovers
The Stubborn Lovers
Fueled by whiskey, vinyl, and heartache, the Stubborn Lovers rumble like a vintage pony car across the landscape of American roots music. Imagine Emmylou and Dolly jamming with Springsteen and the ghost of Gram Parsons at a lonesome roadhouse, with gorgeous vocals and soaring pedal steel over big beats and ringing guitars.

Though based in the indie-rock mecca of Portland, Oregon, the quintet’s country pedigree is genuine: singer/guitarist Mandy Allan hails from Hendersonville, Tennessee, where her grandfather delivered mail to the home of Johnny and June Carter Cash; lead six-stringer Todd Melton honed his licks in the hills of Kentucky, just a stone’s throw from where Sturgill Simpson did the same.

Bassist Jenny Taylor grew up along the storied highways of New Jersey, and brings a love for anthemic blue-collar rock to the proceedings. Drummer Michael “Pearl” Nelson and pedal steel guitarist Jeff Porter, from Idaho and Northern California respectively, ground the band in the Pacific Northwest and are veterans of a diverse array of bands, with the chops to prove it.

The Stubborn Lovers have shared the stage with Americana luminaries like Lydia Loveless, Lindi Ortega, two-time Grammy nominee Brandy Clark, and legendary singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen. In 2015 they released an eponymous EP and were twice nominated for awards by Portland newsweekly Willamette Week: first as the year’s Best New Band, and again in the annual readers’ poll as Best Alt Country Band. A second EP, Feathers and Bones, followed in 2016.

The band will release its first full-length recording, titled Mother Road, in August 2018. Lead single “Porch Light” recalls ‘70s Southern rock in its vivid evocation of a childhood summer, while follow-up “Drivin’ 22” is a rowdy roadhouse rocker that mines a similar vein of nostalgia. The album’s 10 songs, recorded at a Vancouver, Washington studio that once played host to Willie Nelson, explore themes of family—those we’re born into and those we make ourselves—and the road that both leads us away from and brings us back home.