Win Tickets ($40): Odie Leigh @ Aladdin Theater | w/ The Official Bard of Baldwin County
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Odie Leigh @ Aladdin Theater on January 12. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 8.
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January 12, 2024
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM |
More info: event.etix.com
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Beginning with a bet between friends to see who could go viral, Odie Leigh’s musical journey has always been a bit unconventional. Hailing from suburban South Louisiana, where Lil Wayne and Tim McGraw carry equal reverence, Leigh’s musical influences are as contradictory as the area she grew up in. Singing in school choirs and church praise bands as a child, Leigh didn’t find her voice until 2020 gave her the solitude to create her own sound, free from the judgment and influence of the New Orleans music scene.
Once described as “folk-misfit,” Odie Leigh’s songwriting reflects an earnest and fervent search for identity through the confusion of growing up culturally-adjacent in an area with so much history, tradition, and faults. Guided by the classic folk, blues, and country music that floods the southern soundscape, and shaped by her self-taught finger-picking style, Leigh’s music is an eclectic glimpse into feeling stuck in all of life’s in-betweens.
The Official Bard of Baldwin County
The Official Bard of Baldwin County is the human equivalent of cassette tape warbles and kudzu vine. They play folk music like a ghost and a warm summer thunderstorm, and they’ll give you a peck on the forehead if you ask nicely. They listen to a lot of music by dead folks, and hope to do it some justice by hollering those songs with lungs that still work. They also write their own stuff, and they try to keep it jaunty. If you want queer folkpunk and dusty standards, you’ve come to the right place, and the Bard is right excited to meet ya. Be safe now. For fans/acolytes/apostles of: birdsong, wind whipping through the trees, and any musician that’s been dead for over a century.