Win Tickets ($40): Ghost Light @ Revolution Hall | Indie Rock, Jam Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Ghost Light @ Revolution Hall on December 10. 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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December 10, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $20 | 21+
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Philly jam outfit Ghost Light brings their stellar, improvisational live show on the road as they visit in support of their sophomore studio album, ‘The Healing.’

“The story is less the fallout as it is the recovery” says Tom Hamilton. “Sticking with it. Staying the course in the face of adversity, uncomfortable conversations or situations. The path to health and healing is often not the path of least resistance but the path of perseverance and doing the work.”

For their sophomore studio album, The Healing, the band succumbed to a chaotic and constant state of change and that is where their story in The Healing begins.

“Culturally, I find these are some interesting times when it comes to mental health, healing and traumas,” says Tom Hamilton. “It’s ok to talk about now. Encouraged, even. Historically, not so much the case from when I was learning what it meant to grow and be an adult. This cultural shift is a welcome change in expectation.”

“The Covid times allowed me to have an emotional reckoning with myself, relationships, childhood, and my vocation. The bouts of depression. The crippling anxiety. Waking up every day and choosing the difficult realizations and the hard truths.”

The band assembled in Philadelphia at The Ballroom, a 2,500 square foot studio located in a century old, forgotten factory in the north part of town. “Recording this album was not an easy, straight forward process,” explains Mullen. “It was a lesson in patience to figure out the right feel of a song, which can always change take to take.”

“As producer, I was fixated on going for a different approach from the last album”, says Hamilton. “I wanted things to be pared down to the essentials of who we are and to let that speak for itself. The recordings we ended up with were live and had very little extras added (a tambourine or shaker here, an extra rhythm guitar or vocal harmony there), which kept the emotion and humanity of the sound front and center.”

Through both the songwriting and recording process the band began to discover some of their less traveled emotional roots. “I found a lot of freedom, and new parts of my soul, in writing these songs,” reflects Mullen. “Making an album this way helped me understand the true inner workings of each song as we strived for recording with intention, not perfection. In the end, the essence of each song felt just right with all of us. That was most important.”

“It’s not fun realizing that you fucked up. It’s not fun realizing that you’ve been hurt. It’s not fun realizing that you’re vulnerable. But it’s all in this album. From the macro view of humanity, to the zoomed in micro view of specific events in the band’s personal lives, and everywhere in between.”

Ghost Light was born out of Hamilton’s last band, American Babies. “Raina had joined during the making of the last album and we had met Holly during that tour, having her sit in on a few shows,” remembers Hamilton, “ultimately I needed a change and started putting together a new band in the spring of 2017.

The Healing follows Ghost Light’s debut album Best Kept Secrets (2019), followed by defining festival sets at Peach Music Fest in 2018 and 19 and Northwest String Summit in 2019. In 2020 Ghost Light played to a packed house at Denver’s legendary Ogden Theater before being forced to cancel touring plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ghost Light will tour extensively this coming fall in support of the new music, and fans should expect a lot more touring from the band in 2023.




  1. Leigh on November 17, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    They sound great, I’d love to go!

  2. Steve Russell on November 17, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Always love hearing new music. It’s a vacation week for me so easy to travel to Portland for a show.

  3. David on November 17, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    I missed them a few months back when they played in town, and this would be a great chance for a re-do!

  4. Orest on November 22, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    These tickets would make a great Christmas gift!

  5. Greg on November 22, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Would love to see Ghost Light at my favorite venue in Portland!

  6. Cindy B on November 22, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Great band! Great venue!

  7. Sam on November 22, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    Would to go jam at my favorite venue with a friend!

  8. Lisa on November 23, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Would love to go to this!

  9. Noodleround on November 23, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Gonna be hot in there!

  10. Philip Navarre on November 23, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    What a groovy time down at the revolution hall

  11. Rob on November 24, 2022 at 8:50 am


  12. Koko on November 27, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Would love to see them!

  13. Amber on November 29, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    My hipster boyfriend claims to know all the cool indie rock bands. I’m 100% sure he hasn’t heard of Ghost Light and I want surprise him.

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