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Lewi Longmire Band and Meridian

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LaurelThirst Public House (map) Northeast
Fri., Feb. 3, 9:30 p.m. 2012 21+

Meridian

In 2007, Jackstraw guitarist Darrin Craig was recuperating from an injury, and began writing the songs that eventually led to The Great Escape, the debut album from Meridian. With a lineup that now includes Lewi Longmire, Chris Beck, Celilo's Sloan Martin, and Woodbrain's David Lipkind, Meridian shies away from the plucky bluegrass of Craig's other outfit. Rather, Meridian proudly flaunts booze-soaked country balladry in all its glory—downbeat tunes that wallow in the depths of bummerdom, given heart-aching credence by Craig's ragged voice. If you've ever found solace in the dejected twang of a country lament, you know what a beautiful thing it can be—and Meridian's excellent The Great Escape offers plenty of the good kind of hurt. NED LANNAMANN

LaurelThirst Public House

2958 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97232
503-232-1504
Hours: Mon 4 pm-12 am, Tues-Wed 10:30 am-12 am, Thurs 10:30 am-2 am, Sat 10:30 am-2 am, Sun 10:30 am-12 am
http://www.laurelthirst.com/

Venue Hours
  • Mon 4 pm-12 am, Tues-Wed 10:30 am-12 am, Thurs 10:30 am-2 am, Sat 10:30 am-2 am, Sun 10:30 am-12 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Feb. 3, 9:30 p.m. 2012