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Amos Lee and Black Prairie


Oregon Zoo (map) Southwest
Thu., July 17, 7 p.m. 2014 All Ages

Oregon Zoo

Amos Lee is having a nice love affair with the West Coast, as evidenced by multiple performances a year up and down the I-5 corridor. Following the explosive success of the Joey Burns-produced LP Mission Bell in 2011—which debuted at number one on Billboard—and the equally tantalizing, bluesy-roots follow-up Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, Lee is as busy as ever. He's joined by Portland's own dark Americana crew Black Prairie, whose new album, Fortune, finds the band transmogrifying yet again. And the Oregon Zoo's Croc-sporting masses are certain to join in rhythmic unison with the stewing lions in the Serengeti exhibit or the chimps in the primate habitat. Remember that sex scene in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective where Jim Carrey and Courtney Cox get down in sight of an audience of exotic birds to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"? Yeah, it'll be almost exactly like that. RYAN J. PRADO

Oregon Zoo

4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97231

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  • Thu., July 17, 7 p.m. 2014
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