Win Tickets ($50): The Brothers Comatose @ Aladdin Theater | Bluegrass, Rock, Country
We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Brothers Comatose @ Aladdin Theater on November 18. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed November 13.
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The Brothers Comatose
November 18, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $25 | All Ages
More info: event.etix.com
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Whether traveling to gigs on horseback or by tour bus, Americana mavens The Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll music. The five-piece string band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit with their fierce musicianship and rowdy, rock concert-like shows.
The Brothers Comatose is composed of brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), Scott Padden (bass, vocals), Philip Brezina (violin), and Greg Fleischut (mandolin). When they’re not headlining The Fillmore for a sold-out show or appearing at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the band is out on the road performing across America, Canada, Australia, and hosting their very own music festival, Comatopia, in the Sierra foothills.
April of this year is finding the band touring Latvia and Lithuania as cultural ambassadors for American Music Abroad, which is run by the US State Department with the goal of sending American artists all over the world as a cultural exchange program. The band toured China in 2018 under the same program.
Born in the scenic coastal town of Santa Cruz, California, singer-songwriter Taylor Rae has swiftly made her mark on the Americana music scene with her debut album, “Mad Twenties,” released in October 2021. The record went on to become a fixture on the Americana Radio charts (AMA/CDX) for 31 weeks, marking the longest duration for any independently released album in 2022. The single, “Home on the Road,” which truly embodies her “Soul & Roll” sound, remained in the Top 10 of the Americana Music Singles Chart for five consecutive weeks.
The positive response to “Mad Twenties” catapulted Taylor Rae onto a series of nationwide tours, performing to sold-out crowds alongside luminaries like Sierra Hull, John Craigie, Pokey LaFarge, as well as headlining shows with her own band. One of the unique aspects of the album is its fusion of various genres, which has allowed Taylor Rae to captivate a wide range of audiences across the country.
Henry Carrigan of No Depression described Taylor Rae’s musical prowess, noting, “Taylor Rae’s edgy vocals slide easily from tender to tough, from a gentle whisper on folk ballads to soaring shouts on the blues and blues-rock striders. The album introduces a singer fully in command of her vocal gifts and a songwriter who enfolds her lyric sensibility in haunting musical sketches.”