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From our sponsors:
New Year’s Eve Bash featuring The Scott Pemberton Trio
w/ Soul Stew upstairs
December 31, 2014
7 p.m. | $16 ADV / $18 Doors / Soul Stew $15 | 21+
2845 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-9292 | More info: goodfoot.com
Continuing our annual tradition of delivering you an amazing New Year’s Eve Bash, we’ve teamed up with the amazing Scott Pemberton Trio for an evening of awesome music, good times, and great people to help you ring in the arrival of 2015.
Scott’s path is simple and clear. Make the best music he can…..Share it with others…..That is all.
Until you have seen Scott Pemberton play the guitar it is hard to describe what he does. His music comes from the heart, is very danceable and quite honestly, no one plays the guitar like him. He gets regular comparisons to other great musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Dick Dale, and James Brown, but after a brief listen it is clear that Scott has something all his own.
“Classic rock, jazz, psychedelia and everything in between collide and fuse around the notion of discovery that jumps with ease from the composer to the listener…Pemberton is a multi-genre master and a clever lyricist who can convey fun while digging deep”(Willamette Week)
Scott is a Portland native and has supported himself solely with the guitar since the age of 19. Until recently, he followed the customary path of playing sessions, teaching lessons and performing in lots of bands. Not long ago he had an encounter with death that changed that path entirely.
The incident is a blur. Two years ago, bike met car. Doctors said Pemberton was unlikely to live. If he did, he might never speak again. Days later, Pemberton snapped to. After time, he started to play music again. He saw his path.
When Scott returned to playing the guitar it was as if he had been reborn, playing with a new focus of intensity and joy that can only come from someone who has faced death. He returned to intense practice from a beginners mind, as though he hadn’t played the guitar before, redefining how he approached music and the instrument. The mastery of his guitar playing combined with the fun recklessness of his songwriting show that the rules of songwriting and playing the guitar no longer exist for him. Scott plays with the uninhibited joy and intensity of someone who recognizes that every time time we make music is an honor and a gift.
Soul Stew (upstairs)
In keeping with a grand tradition around here, we will transport all of the body-shaking soul and funk of The Soul Stew DJ’s to the upstairs art gallery/pub, for an evening of the finest, greasiest 45′s from their huge collections. As always, it will be a straight-up dance party into the New Year!