Lenore. / Josiah Johnson – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – June 17th, 2019

Lenore. / Josiah Johnson

The soulful, harmony-driven Portland favorites meet the Seattle-based Head and the Heart songwriter

Lenore. / Josiah Johnson

The Feelings Parade

Mon, June 17, 2019

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

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seating

Lenore.
Lenore.
The coming together of Joy Pearson and Rebecca Marie Miller as Portland’s newest folk outfit, Lenore, is serendipitous, to say the least. After individually hitting rock bottom — Pearson following her divorce and Miller after a period of destitution in LA — the pair separately turned to songwriting in the search for a still point in their turning worlds.

After several years of lending their abilities to other projects, including Saddle Creek’s The Mynabirds, and Portland’s own The High Water Jazz Band, they finally found themselves spinning on the same axis when a chance meeting through a mutual friend, Pokey LaFarge, sparked an immediate connection. A drunken night ensued, and before they’d even scoped each other’s material, they had committed.

Now, just under two years since that fateful night, and Lenore can boast having performed at legendary Pacific Northwest venues including Mississippi Studios, Aladdin Theater, and Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, as well as the Sunset Tavern, Triple Door, and Tractor Tavern in Seattle. They've opened for the likes of Eric Bachmann, Laura Gibson, and ex-collaborators, The Mynabirds, and have shared the stage with Peter Buck (R.E.M.), as well as Chris Funk and Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists).

Since Lenore's formation, Miller and Pearson have gained full-time collaborators in seasoned Portland musicians Edward Cameron (classical guitar) and Jessie Dettwiler (cello), who have contributed significantly to the evolution of Lenore's sound — a melancholic blend of harmony-driven folk with an ever present silver lining.

Lenore began recording their self-titled debut album in January with producer John Askew for expected release in September 2017. Pre-order: www.lenoresings.com/preorder
Josiah Johnson
Josiah Johnson
Josiah is best known for being a founding member of The Head and the Heart. He took a breakfrom that work a few years ago to learn how to live more wholly integrated and to work with andthrough problems with addictions. His expanding solo creations are transcendent, healing folksongs. Deep and soulful ballads that paint the imagination with rich and emotional landscapesof love, loss and transformation. Josiah's solo performances highlight a stripped down, emotive,lyrics-and-voice-first kind of song craft, inimitable in its sincerity and beauty, with the powerfuljoy of singing together.
The Feelings Parade
The Feelings Parade is the alchemy that happens when songwriters Scott Ferreter and Morgan Bolender come together to bare their souls through song and story. Their live shows--like their songs--are known for being simultaneously gritty and compassionate, and their sound exists somewhere between the nostalgic, harmony-rich acoustic singer-songwriter styles of the 60’s and a harder-hitting, electric barrage of texture and groove.

Together, they’ve done multiple nationwide tours, spreading their music and message everywhere from basements in rural Nebraska to the bedsides of hospice patients to music festivals to the Great American Music Hall. Their live show is a deeply human experience--often filled with both tears of sorrow and tears of laughter, and they have come to be known for their vulnerable presence and storytelling as much as their music.