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Highwater, Barna Howard and Snowblind Traveler

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The Elixir Lab (map) Northeast
Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. 2013 21+

Recent Portland transplant Matt Dorrien possesses the uncanny ability to seize an audience. Under the nom de plume Snowblind Traveler, Dorrien's road-weary Americana is equal parts the easy-does-it vocal timbre of early Jackson Browne and the balanced, tribal-like guitar progressions of Curt Kirkwood. Dorrien, who logged time in San Francisco as well as his Long Island home before heading to the Northwest, self-released Lost on the North Hills in March, and it's a collection of gorgeously affecting, lush compositions that cut deep. Songs like "Liar" commit brutally sentimental melodies to Dorrien's poised lyricism and great guitar playing. Dorrien's currently working on the follow-up to Lost, tentatively titled Confederate Burial. In the meantime, his live solo sets are not to be missed. RYAN J. PRADO

The Elixir Lab

2734 NE Alberta, Portland, Oregon 97211
503-253-6766

Event Times
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  • Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. 2013