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Kory Quinn & The Comrades, Rob Stroup, Naomi Hooley and Drew Norman

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Alberta Street Pub (map) Northeast
Sat., June 11, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

$5

I suppose if one could pinpoint exactly what it is that separates good folk and roots-based music from mediocre schlock, everyone would be getting it right. Obviously, not everyone does—but Portland-by-way-of-Indianapolis singer/songwriter Kory Quinn is one of those whose music not only upholds well-worn traditions but also sounds fresh in the process. It might be a case of believability: Quinn's latest nine-song collection, Waitin' for a Train, carries on the tradition of wandering troubadours and train-hopping drifters, and if that's a romantic notion (it's not entirely fabricated—Quinn recently took a trip across the US by train, although it was funded by Kickstarter, so one presumes he wasn't hopping from boxcar to boxcar), it's one that Quinn imbues with authenticity. In a crowded field of local roots musicians, Quinn stands out as one who's got his bead aimed precisely at the truth. NED LANNAMANN

Alberta Street Pub

1036 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
284-7665
Hours: Daily 4pm-1am
http://www.albertastreetpub.com

Venue Hours
  • Daily 4pm-1am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., June 11, 9 p.m. 2011
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