Friday, July 13, 8pm
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
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.”