Win Tickets ($55): An Evening with Fruition (Trio) @ Aladdin Theater | Alternative, Indie
We are giving away a pair of tickets to An Evening with Fruition (Trio) @ Aladdin Theater on December 8. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed December 5.
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An Evening with Fruition (Trio)
December 8, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $27 | All Ages
More info: event.etix.com
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Fruition’s newest album, Broken at the Break of Day, shines a light on all five members of the band, whether it’s on the traded lead vocals of “Dawn” or the irresistible rhythms of “Where Can I Turn.” As it’s been for more than a decade, their sound is hard to define, but the songwriting and the harmonies tie their diverse influences together.
Although it’s a challenge to categorize, the seven-song album feels whole because of the band’s dedication to honesty as well as harmony. The Portland, Oregon-based band is composed of Jay Cobb Anderson (electric guitar, vocals), Kellen Asebroek (piano, acoustic guitar vocals), Jeff Leonard (bass), Mimi Naja (mandolin, electric guitar, vocals) and Tyler Thompson (drums). Broken at the Break of Day, recorded in Thompson’s basement in between tour dates, follows the band’s exceptional 2019 album, Wild as the Night.
“This process was the quickest the band had ever wrote and recorded the songs,” Thompson says. “All the songs obviously fit either a ‘day’ or ‘night’ theme, but the whole rehearsing and recording process had to be done in about half the amount of time we were used to. That time limitation leant us to not over think things, play instinctually and all live in the studio with very minimal overdubs. All the songs are very different, but I think the speedy process naturally created some sonic congruency.”
The prolific band will release Wild as the Night and Broken at the Break of Day together on vinyl as well, giving listeners the option to hear the music as a collective body of work in a playlist-focused era.
“From a visibility standpoint, being able to release more music more often (even if it is in smaller doses) is ideal in the new frontier of digital music that we have found ourselves smack dab in the middle of,” Asebroek says. “It’s nice to be able to stay on people’s radar, in an age where people have instant access to the whole of music history at their fingertips. It’s also nice to put these out together on vinyl as a nod to the way things once were”
With a renewed focus on harnessing the energy of the live experience, Wild as the Night and Broken at the Break of Day allow listeners to get a glimpse of all five band members doing what they do best on stage, whether they’re opening for the Wood Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, and Jack Johnson, or playing at festivals like Telluride Bluegrass, Bonnaroo, and DelFest.
Their unmistakable vocal blend first revealed itself in 2008 when Anderson tagged along with Asebroek and Naja for an afternoon of busking in Portland. Drawing on their string-band influences early on, they released their debut album Hawthorne Hoedown that same year. Thompson joined the band in 2011, shortly after hearing the band members singing together in a friend’s attic. Leonard came on board in 2015. Broken at the Break of Day is the band’s tenth release, including EPs and LPs.
“We pushed ourselves like never before. But in the end it all turned out great,” Anderson says about the sessions for Broken at the Break of Day. “It was a bit more of a hectic process to get things done and recorded. I can’t believe it sounds so good, when we did it all so fast.”
I did a writeup for this band when I was in college. Would love to see them again!
Love this band.
I’d love to take my wife!
Give me the tickets and I promise not to take it too far!
Love this band!
Find the corner of your mind!!
Love Fruition and would love to see them at the Aladdin!!!
I would love to introduce my new Hunny to Fruition!
I Love indie music.
I’m trying to start going to shows more again and I enjoy their sound.
Saw at Sauvie and have been dying to see since!
I’d love to go 💕
Would love to go to this at one of my favorite theaters!
Love me the fruits! Would love to see them again. Saw them at String Summit.
These tickets would make a great Christmas gift!
this would be an evening to never forget!
Would love to get out for this!
Missed the show in August at Topaz because of COVID.Loving the sounds of the trio!
Long time Fruition fan and would love to get another show in!
Let it come to Fruition that I win tickets to see the trio
Fruition!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter to win such awesome live local shows
New fan, would live to take my BF to this show!
I live down the street from this theatre and I never have heard of it?! Destiny? I’d love to see the show and get in the groove.
My husband introduced me to this band and we listen to them all the time! Would love to see them live
my wedding band!
Just needing a win
Been wanting to check them out