Win Tickets ($20): Head for the Hills w/ Troubled Minds @ The Goodfoot | Bluegrass, Jazz, Hip Hop, Folk, Soul

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Head for the Hills w/ Troubled Minds @ The Goodfoot on November 9. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, November 15.


From our sponsors:
Head for the Hills
November 16, 2017
Doors 9 p.m., Music 10 p.m. | $10 | 21+

Goodfoot Pub & Lounge
2845 SE Stark St, Portland, Oregon 97214

Potions and Poisons is the fourth album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here–no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli, Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section. Potions and Poisons is the most Head for the Hills record yet, and in the great tradition of bluegrass (and soul and folk and old time music), it delivers some bitter pills, but the ten new original songs are more than a survey of the human condition. This is reflective but buoyant music, restorative and full of vibrancy.

Head for the Hills prides itself on defying expectation, turning neophytes into converts and genre purists exploratory listeners. Remaining true to the roots of bluegrass while simultaneously looking to it’s future prospects, the band makes music that reaches into jazz, indie rock, hip hop, soul, world and folk to stitch together cutting edge songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. More than a decade in and after thousands of miles, hundreds of performances, a handful of independently released records, 4 times awarded Best Bluegrass in Colorado via Westword Magazine, and one new mandolin player–Head for the Hills is at their absolute peak, firing on all cylinders and winning the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere they go.

Kicking off the night is Troubled Minds, a Yonder Mountain String Band tribute featuring members of Cascade Crescendo and Lost Ox, so come early!!! $10

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7 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): Head for the Hills w/ Troubled Minds @ The Goodfoot | Bluegrass, Jazz, Hip Hop, Folk, Soul

  1. Rob November 13, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

    Troubled Minds! Really looking forward to this show!

  2. Ellie November 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

    Stoked for this one! Troubled minds is gonna rock that yonder set and get the goodfoot all warmed up for HFTH!

  3. JP November 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    The 16th is my birthday. My family remembers but my friends don’t. Ticketscto this show will definitely help me create some birthday magic! I’d love to be there!

  4. Jessica F November 14, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    This show is going to be sooo good, but the only way i can drag my partner out that late is if I tell him I won tickets!

  5. Josh November 14, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

    I haven’t seen some good bluegrass or danced at the Goodfoot for far too long.

  6. Jesse November 15, 2017 at 2:15 am #

    Love pdx bluegrass!

  7. Sonny November 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    Take me to the hills please! : )

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