Marley’s Ghost :: Matty Charles & Katie Rose @ The Old Church | Portland 2017 Memorial Day Weekend, Americana, Folk, Blues, Gospel, Reggae

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Marley’s Ghost :: Matty Charles & Katie Rose
May 27, 2017
Show 8pm – Door 7:30pm – All Ages – Bar with I.D.

The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

“If there is a group, in the era after the sad passing of Levon Helm, who can push forward the ageless Americana blueprint of The Band, it might just be Marley’s Ghost. -Something Else!

The Old Church is excited to welcome to our stage Marleys Ghost. An eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multi instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr. and Jerry Fletcher the band can sing and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, which is what they’ve been doing to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians throughout their first quarter century as a working unit. Their trademark multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate, whether on record or in live performance.

On the heels of The Woodstock Sessions, its rootsy collaboration with producer Larry Campbell to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary, Marleys Ghost returned to the studio with Campbell to continue the chemistry.

The result is a joyful and resonant album of gospel roots featuring the bands trademark multi-part harmonies to be released in 2017. Bracketed by these two buoyant musical adventures, the band will be featuring tunes from both albums at The Old Church.

“The set list itself is an inspiration. The revelation, though, is just how strong and unswerving Marley’s Ghost stays centered on doing American music proud. It’s a love affair set to sound, and every time it comes around we’re all the better for it. Believe. Bill Bentley, The Morton Report

“The band’s breadth, interpersonal chemistry and instrumental skills create performance from the seemingly simpler act of music making. Seemingly, because its anything but simple for skills to be so completely second nature. – Hyperbolium

Matty Charles & Katie Rose (Opener)

Matty Charles was at the forefront of the old-time & folk music resurgence that began in Brooklyn, NY in the early 2000s. Like the revival that took place 50 years earlier in Greenwich, Village, the scene revolved around several local venues and a handful of musicians. Petes Candy Store, a small bar in a neighborhood of old tenements was ground zero and Charles and his trio, the Valentines, maintained a weekly gig there that earned them a devoted following.

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