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W.C. Beck & The Portland Country Underground and Barna Howard


Alberta Street Pub (map) Northeast
Fri., July 26, 8 p.m. 2013 21+


As one of the featured players in Portland Country Underground—the ballyhooed rotating ensemble of country purists who usually grace the LaurelThirst stage every Monday night—W.C. Beck represents the contemporary avenues by which classic country can move forward. Utilizing relatable songwriting, and, often, a mandolin, Beck's gritty compositions and twangy vocals hearken to outlaw country's heyday. On Quivira, the brand-new LP Beck's releasing tonight, he's backed by PCU, who really are just one of the best ramshackle groups of rambling maestros in town. As such, the album lives and breathes in the pocket, pulsing with smart leads, crisp harp, ululating pedal steel (as found on "Good Enough Ain't Good Enough"), and fantastic harmonies throughout. It also serves as Beck's farewell show before he moves to Paris. RYAN J. PRADO

Alberta Street Pub

1036 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
Hours: Daily 4pm-1am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 4pm-1am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., July 26, 8 p.m. 2013
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