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Railroad Earth @ Roseland Theater | Americana, Rock, Improvisational

January 13 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Cost: $25 - $45
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Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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True West Presents:
Railroad Earth
Doors 7 p.m | 21+
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There’s a great scene in The Last Waltz – the documentary about The Band’s final concert – where director Martin Scorsese is discussing music with drummer/singer/mandolin player Levon Helm. Helm says, “If it mixes with rhythm, and if it dances, then you’ve got a great combination of all those different kinds of music: country, bluegrass, blues music, show music…”

To which Scorsese, the inquisitive interviewer, asks, “What’s it called, then?”

“Rock & roll!”

Clearly looking for a more specific answer, but realizing that he isn’t going to get one, Marty laughs. “Rock & roll…”

Well, that’s the way it is sometimes: musicians play music, and don’t necessarily worry about where it gets filed. It’s the writers, record labels, managers, etc., who tend to fret about what “kind” of music it is.

And like The Band, the members of Railroad Earth aren’t losing sleep about what “kind” of music they play – they just play it. When they started out in 2001, they were a bunch of guys interested in playing acoustic instruments together. As Railroad Earth violin/vocalist Tim Carbone recalls, “All of us had been playing in various projects for years, and many of us had played together in different projects. But this time, we found ourselves all available at the same time.”

Songwriter/lead vocalist Todd Sheaffer continues, “When we started, we only loosely had the idea of getting together and playing some music. It started that informally; just getting together and doing some picking and playing. Over a couple of month period, we started working on some original songs, as well as playing some covers that we thought would be fun to play.”

Shortly thereafter, they took five songs from their budding repertoire into a studio and knocked out a demo in just two days. Their soon-to-be manager sent that demo to a few festivals, and – to the band’s surprise – they were booked at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival before they’d even played their first gig. This prompted them to quickly go in and record five more songs; the ten combined tracks of which made up their debut album, “The Black Bear Sessions.”

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Half Price Craft Beer Tuesdays @ EastBurn | Every Tuesday, 16 Rotating Taps, $2.50 a Pint

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EastBurn Public House
1800 E Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon 97214
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(503) 236-2876
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Cost: Festival Pass $50

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More info: fertilegroundpdx.org

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Local Portland Pastry Magician Cheryl Wakerhauser’s New Cookbook: Modern French Pastry: Innovative Technique, Tools and Design | Get a Free Dessert w/ Each Purchase of Signed Book

January 23
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Pix Pâtisserie
2225 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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by local Portland pastry magician Cheryl Wakerhauser

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January 23
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10340 NE Weidler
Portland, OR United States
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