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The Caleb Klauder Country Band and W.C. Beck & The Valiant Swains


The Secret Society (map) Northeast
Fri., Nov. 18, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

W.C. Beck

You might have guessed from the title of his new album, Kansawyer, that songwriter W.C. Beck originally comes from Kansas, and although he lives in Portland now, Kansawyer doesn't fit into any single corner of the map. Rather, it's a rollicking record that covers the full American spectrum of country, twang, and folk balladry. Beck assembled a group of local pickers—including Lewi Longmire, Jesse Bates, Scott Hay, Morgan Geer, David Lipkind, and Matt Cadenelli—for a two-day marathon recording session at Type Foundry Studio back in April, dubbing the crew the Valiant Swains; they're premiering the album at tonight's show. With Beck's unmasked, clean baritone at the front, expect a night of two-stepping with a few tear-in-the-beer slow numbers for good measure. And with Caleb Klauder's country band on the bill—perhaps the best party band in town—this'll be a firecracker way to kick off the weekend. NED LANNAMANN

The Secret Society

116 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am

Venue Hours
  • Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am
Event Times
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  • Fri., Nov. 18, 9 p.m. 2011
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