This Weekend at The Ark: Haley Heynderickx; Junior Brown



Friday, July 13, 8pm

Tickets: $15

New genre-crossing songwriting from PDX

Songwriter Haley Heynderickx grew up in a religious household in Oregon, closely identifying with her Filipino roots, but also straddling multiple cultural identities—her name is not Dutch but is a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Now she lives in Portland, and her faith is not overt, but her introspection and continued struggle for self­actualization are easily accessible and relatable. The tracks on her debut album, “I Need to Start a Garden,” reflect seemingly disparate elements. Through soft acoustic guitar picking and deftly accented trombone sighs, Haley’s music immediately recalls the folk scene of the ’60s and ’70s, mixed with a love of jazz radio. But her singing—her vocals that range from sultry to operatic—reveals a tenacity in her soul. Aware of the birds, the garden, and anyone listening acutely, Haley Heynderickx’s music serves as an invitation for all to join her. Because the beauty of a garden is that while it’s often started for deeply personal reasons, its bounty is best consumed and shared with others.


Saturday, July 14, 2018, 8:00pm

Tickets: $25

Virtuoso guitar music on a unique country-rock hybrid instrument

If you haven’t seen Junior Brown yet, you need to “guit with it”! Junior Brown is a one-man musical hot fusion machine, and he’s coming to town with his guit-steel, a unique hybrid contraption that’s part electric guitar and part country steel guitar. People call him a cross between Jimi Hendrix and Ernest Tubb. But there’s a lot more to say about Junior Brown. There’s the fact that he’s just about the best surf guitarist around, for example. Or that he’s a wonderful composer of traditional country songs, the kind in which each outrageous pun leads you deeper into an emotional blind alley. Come check out the performer voted #1 House Rocker by the readers of Guitar Player! Come pick up a copy of Junior’s recent album “Deep in the Heart of Me.”



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