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Hook & Anchor, Cataldo and Barna Howard


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Fri., June 27, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Mississsippi Studios

Hook & Anchor, the self-titled debut album from the Portland roots-rock ensemble, is a terrific introduction to the talents of its members—but it's likely no introduction is needed. Kati Claborn, Luke Ydstie, and Ryan Dobrowski all play together in Blind Pilot, and indeed, you might initially think of Hook & Anchor as a kind of splinter project, a Black Prairie to Blind Pilot's Decemberists. But that downplays the contributions of guitarist Erik Clampitt and fiddler Gabrielle Macrae, who put their stamp on Hook & Anchor as well. Throughout, the group embraces a folksier, more traditional old-time vibe than you'll find from Blind Pilot, although outcroppings of rock 'n' roll jut up here and there. It's most accurate to characterize Hook & Anchor as a record of great songwriting and playing—when the music's this good, the band's tangled family tree is more or less incidental. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Fri., June 27, 9 p.m. 2014
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