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Cory Branan and Audra Mae

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Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Tue., July 3, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Doug Fir
$10

It's been a long time since Tennessee singer/songwriter Cory Branan had a new record, but here's Mutt, Branan's first record in more than half a decade. Like much of Branan's work, it's a prickly listen at first, bouncing from whiskey-soured folk to hoarse, caffeine-amped rock to string-laden melodrama. But also like much of Branan's work, each of his iterations is worth listening to. With such a long time between records (Branan took time off to tend to his ailing father, and Mutt spent a year in label limbo before finding a home on Bloodshot), it's likely he had too much to say for one record, resulting in the album's seeming hodgepodge. But Branan remains an excellent songwriter and a riveting performer in perfect command of his increasingly gravelly delivery. And on a track-by-track basis, Mutt ends up a reeling, intoxicating listen. NED LANNAMANN

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
503-231-9663
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am
http://dougfirlounge.com/

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  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., July 3, 9 p.m. 2012