Kelly Finnigan And The Atonements – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – July 10th, 2019

Kelly Finnigan And The Atonements

The Bay Area songwriter / Monophonics frontman w/ masterful throwback soul LP, The Tales People Tell

Kelly Finnigan And The Atonements

The Get Ahead

Wed, July 10, 2019

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

$13 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seeating

Kelly Finnigan And The Atonements
Kelly Finnigan And The Atonements
After touring the world for over a decade with Monophoics, 37-year-old, Bay Area-based singer, songwriter, engineer, and producer, Kelly Finnigan will release his first solo album, The Tales People Tell on Colemine Records, in the first quater of 2019. Raw and gritty, tender and emotive, lush and symphonic, t he ten-song collection is Finnigan’s most complete work to date. With Kelly guiding these songs from their conception all the way to the record pressing plant, the new release provides the singular voice missing from soul music.

Born in Los Angeles in 1981, Finnigan grew up in a musical household. His father, legendary keyboard player and vocalist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, and CSN) would start some days by sitting at the piano, singing songs like Ray Charles’ “Hard Times,” cascading throughout their ranch style home. Despite having a father so deeply entrenched in the music industry, Finnigan resisted any formal musical education: “I only took three or four piano lessons before quitting, although I would bang around on a cheap blue Remo drum kit stashed in the corner of my room.”

“I’m not looking to reinvent the wheel. I just want to remind people why the wheel was such a good invention in the first place,” says Finnigan. He might be invoking a golden era of soul music, but Finnigan captures a timelessness on this album that transcends the “retro” label so often cast on music with a gritty aesthetic. Partnering with Terry Cole and his rising label Colemine Records was a key part of this project for Finnigan who has been involved in over a dozen Colemine releases as an engineer, producer, instrumentalist, and singer. Finnigan plans to tour heavily in 2019 behind the album release.
The Get Ahead
The Get Ahead
Following their 2017 release, Mind is a Mountain (produced by Son Little), The Get Ahead sought to further synthesize the project with a unified spirit with their April 2019 release, Deepest Light (produced by Raymond Richards). The Get Ahead has cemented their ties in literal ways during the making of Deepest Light, as the band’s lead singers Nathan and Juliet were married on the Oregon Coast and recently welcomed a new baby to their world. From its striking cover art featuring a female deity in an idyllic Northwestern forest setting to its bold musical statements on the celebration of life, healing, and the importance of keeping open hearts, Deepest Light is a moving milestone from a band that continues to grow and to develop a powerful group identity. Deepest Light represents an amalgam of American Roots music and features the bands invigorating three-part harmonies and moving lyricism.