Win Tickets ($50): An Evening with Anders Osborne & Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd) @ Aladdin Theater | Rock & Roll

We are giving away a pair of tickets to An Evening with Anders Osborne & Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd) @ Aladdin Theater on April 7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 2.


From our sponsors:
An Evening with Anders Osborne & Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd)
April 7, 2018
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $25 | 21+
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202

“Fiery anthems and tumultuous confessional songs punctuated with raw, inspired guitar.“ — USA TODAY

“Rich and glorious…Osborne possesses a voice that rises out of the darkness to the light of a soulful, tremulous wail. He is a consummate showman and shaman, bending successive moments to suit his majestic purposes. Osborne seeks an epic quality to much of his music, crafting layer upon layer of hugely scaled soundscapes.…never lazily derivative…every slashing guitar figure, every cry of a lyric, seems to come from an authentic place.” — New Orleans Times-Picayune

Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” New Orleans’ Gambit Weekly has honored Osborne as the Entertainer Of The Year. OffBeat named him the Crescent City’s Best Guitarist for the third year in a row, and the Best Songwriter for the second straight year. Osborne also won Song Of The Year for his composition, Louisiana Gold.

Osborne’s latest released Flower Box, his second full-length album of 2016, recorded in his hometown of New Orleans late last year, Flowerbox is a heavier, guitar-driven follow-up to the acclaimed Spacedust & Ocean Views.

“I love the way this record comes out stout and determined right out the gate, a four-piece rock & roll band making beautiful and conquering noise,” says Osborne. “The producer, Mark Howard, has a way of making you play in the moment and being confident. His sounds and engineering style is that of classic records, with his own special sauce of ‘haunting’ on top of it. The musicians on here are undoubtedly some of my absolute favorites in the world, both as players and as people. Their contributions are invaluable. Scott Metzger, Brady Blade, Carl Dufrene, Chad Cromwell, Marc Broussard, David LaBruyere, Rob McNelley & Justin Tocket. Bad boys! I’ve been wanting to make this record for several years and I am stoked it’s finally here.”

A powerful live performer, the musician has won over fans through non-stop touring as well as a heralded collaboration with the North Mississippi Allstars & Southern Soul Assembly. said, “Osborne finds a striking balance of muscle and grace that allows for the smaller moments of quiet to be just as resounding as the sonic booms.” And USA Today has praised his music, saying “The relentless approach amplifies the anguished lyrics, which appear to be about the death of a loved one or a relationship torn asunder or perhaps a spiritual crisis.” In a review of Spacedust & Ocean Views, Boulder Weekly said the album “finds the guitarist in a (largely) reflective mood, an extended meditation on place and moments in time, memory, passages through and exits from paragraphs in the non-fiction docudrama of life. Through languid, gently formed figures, Osborne coaxes odes of gratitude and compelling imagery in what seems a little like a travelogue — like watching his kid chasing seabirds on the beach…”

Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. He has toured virtually non-stop, either with his own band, as a solo artist, or as a guest with his countless musical admirers, including Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. He’s produced and played on critically acclaimed albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone and Mike Zito.

Since his recording debut in 1989, Osborne has written virtually all of his own material and contributed memorable songs to a wide variety of artists. Two tunes co-written by Osborne appear on Keb Mo’s Grammy-winning 1999 release Slow Down. Country superstar Tim McGraw scored a #1 hit with Anders’ song Watch The Wind Blow By. Osborne’s compositions have been covered by artists as diverse as Brad Paisley, Tab Benoit, Jonny Lang, Edwin McCain, Sam Bush, Trombone Shorty and Aaron Neville and Kim Carnes. His songs have appeared in multiple feature films. He can also be seen performing in an episode of HBO’s New Orleans-based drama, Treme.

Todd Park Mohr

Todd Park Mohr is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters.

Founded in Colorado in 1986, Big Head Todd and the Monsters (BHTM) catapulted out of the mountain states and into the national spotlight. With chart-topping singles and engaging live shows, BHTM has sold over three million albums and packed major venues worldwide, including selling out their home state’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre seven times, most recently in 2012. Most importantly, they’ve done it the old-fashioned way: with excellent songwriting, scorching guitar and fearless genre melding.

The band’s last release was 2011’s “100 Years Of Robert Johnson.” Joined by special guests including B.B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Hubert Sumlin, David “Honeyboy” Edwards and more, BHTM paid tribute to the blues legend both in the studio and on the road. The band recently released a new studio album Black Beehive in 2014, produced by Steve Jordan (Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens) and engineered by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon).

On 2012’s “Last Summer on Earth Tour,” BHTM played some of the nation’s biggest arenas alongside Barenaked Ladies and Blues Traveler. In August 2012, the band presented its inaugural Ride Festival in Telluride, CO. The lineup included Ben Harper, Lucinda Williams and The Lumineers, among others. At the 2nd Annual Ride Festival in July the lineup featured David Byrne and St. Vincent, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cake and more.

BHTM are giving their fans exactly what they want in 2016. They just finished up their winter tour with cross-country stops at intimate theaters, and two full sets every night. This summer BHTM sold-out their headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with special guest Dwight Yoakam. You can currently catch BHTM on a very special tribute tour with blues greats Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and Erica Brown as Big Head Blues Club; performing the songs of Willie Dixon.The longevity of BHTM’s career is a testament to the quality of the music. More than a quarter of a century later, fans are still convinced that the best is yet to come.

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26 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): An Evening with Anders Osborne & Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd) @ Aladdin Theater | Rock & Roll

  1. Kathy Rankin March 26, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

    I would absolutely LOVE to see this show! Its going to be great. I have seen Big Head Todd before and that was awesome. This venue is nice too and close to where I live. Hope I get the chance to see them! Osborne has played with only the best, including Tab Benoit! Can’t go wrong with that! I’m not stranger to this list of artists, having met & photographed many of them, including Lucinda Williams. This show promises to have plenty of rock, roots and blues. A perfect night out, what a great way to spend it. I hope that I can go to this. April 7 is exactly one month before my 59 th birthday. oh please….

  2. Philip J Navarre March 27, 2018 at 2:28 am #

    Its always a party when Osborne come to down. Thank you PDX pipeline

  3. Glenn March 27, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    Yes! Todd was a huge part of the music scene when I moved to Colorado in the 90s, and Anders – both through personal struggle and living in a city with the richness of NOLA – summons his music from a deeper place. Thanks for this opportunity!

  4. Saul Korin March 27, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Would love to see Big Head Todd and Anders… Bittersweet and such…

  5. Peter March 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  6. michael p dalton March 27, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

    I am poor. Please pick me.

  7. Amanda March 27, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    Geez, I wish I had the funds to just pickup these tickets myself… This show is going to be HOT! Had the joy of a surprise Big Head sit-in with String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks last year and was absolutely astounded. Thanks for the opportunity, Pipeline.

  8. Andrew March 27, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    Oh, man! Missed Anders last time he was in town and am already having some FOMO on this. Fingers crossed for a fun time on Saturday!

  9. Chris March 27, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    Oh Man, I Love Todd and his singing and guitar playing. I listen every week to the start of CSI New Orleans for his song Boom Boom Boom. I’d love to see him live

  10. Deb B March 27, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

    Please consider me for the tickets. Love, love, love, Anders and Todd’s music is pretty fine too! Would be a great birthday celebration too!

  11. Tracy March 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

    Saw Anders perform with Southern Soul Assembly a few years back for one of our first dates and would love to take my husband to another show.

  12. Tom P March 27, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

    This will be great show!

  13. Scott R Worthington March 27, 2018 at 3:44 pm #

    too cool to pass this up would way like to be one of the lucky doz!

    • Scott R Worthington April 3, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

      or the lucky 20!

  14. Cindy B March 27, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

    Yes please!
    My first time seeing Anders was at NOLA jazz fest in 2004 (?). I was on my way to another stage and a very funny very drunk guy was insistent I had to see Anders, you can’t go to NOLA w/o seeing him.
    All I can say is thanks drunk guy!

  15. Dave G. March 28, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    Anders & Big Head Todd are both the real deal! Sweeten my weekend, please!

  16. Tom P March 31, 2018 at 8:51 am #


  17. michael p dalton April 2, 2018 at 6:15 pm #

    Give me some of that stanky N’awlins funk!!!

  18. JOHN POMIETLASZ April 3, 2018 at 12:02 pm #


  19. Ed April 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    YES! Had no idea they were in town, amazing talent!

  20. Dan Korpenfelt April 3, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    pick me please

  21. greg April 3, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

    Anders Osborne is amazing, and I can only imagine seeing him with Todd. Unless I win tickets, then I won’t have to just imagine!

  22. Aaron April 3, 2018 at 9:52 pm #

    Big Easy culture in Portland. Ayeah! ’twould be a grand, rootsy show.

  23. Brittanie April 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

    This sounds awesome!

  24. Cory April 6, 2018 at 8:34 am #

    Me loves me some Big head

  25. Kathy Rankin April 6, 2018 at 11:51 pm #

    Yay~ we won tickets to this show! I will post a reply later to let you know how great these performers are! Looking forward to it.

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