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Nathaniel Talbot Quartet and Swansea


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Wed., March 6, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

Mississsippi Studios

Despite the austere name, the Nathaniel Talbot Quartet doesn't make lounge-y jazz or string-driven classical music. Rather, the band—fronted by a former Portlander-turned-organic farmer now located on Washington's Whidbey Island—makes chamber folk with decided pop overtones. Talbot's Portland-based band is subtle and restrained, and the songs lope along amiably, but Talbot's nimble fingerpicking and plummy voice evoke the smooth, overripe quality of James Taylor, which is more than enough to set this listener on edge. Tonight the quartet celebrates the release of Here in the Fields, an album that's mellow to the point of being wispy. Opening band Swansea includes members of Blue Cranes; their inventive 2012 album Old Blood showcases delightfully chopped-up rock alongside enjoyably fluid atmospherics. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Wed., March 6, 9 p.m. 2013
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