Win Tickets ($40): I Draw Slow @ The Old Church Concert Hall | Folk, Irish
We are giving away a pair of tickets to I Draw Slow @ The Old Church Concert Hall on July 30. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 25.
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I Draw Slow
July 30, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $2-$25 | All Ages
More info: events.humanitix.com
The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Dublin, Ireland’s I Draw Slow has already won the adoration of fans in their home country and North America by combining American folk and Irish storytelling traditions with close-harmony vocals, intriguing instrumentation and compelling subject matter. And on their debut with Compass Records,Turn Your Face to the Sun, released April 21, 2017, the band adds even more depth to their sound and songwriting.
This time out, sibling vocalists Dave and Louise Holden, with Dave on acoustic guitar, Adrian Harton violin, Colin Derham on clawhammer banjo and Konrad Liddy on double bass, chose to color their blend of vocals and strings with brass and percussion. They also chose to address a theme of loss, through lyrics that examine both the darker side of human nature and the goodness of redemption.
The band first drew attention beyond Ireland’s shores with their 2011 release, Redhills. Fueled by a prominent Spotify playlist placement and a video suggesting both 1890s bordello and 1920s speakeasy, the song “Goldmine” became the album’s breakout track.Their follow-up album, 2014’sWhite Wave Chapel, reached No. 2 on Ireland’s iTunes chart, driven in part by the video for “Valentine,” which featured Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen.
In the meantime, they established themselves as festival standouts, appearing at MerleFest, Pickathon, Wintergrass, RockyGrass, Grey Fox, Red Wing, Edmonton Folk Fest and High SierraMusic Festival to name a few. They’ve also appeared on many radio shows, including the syndicated“Mountain Stage.”