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MusicfestNW: Rhett Miller, Dan Mangan, Fernando, Caleb Klauder 

When: Fri., Sept. 9, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $15
Vancouver songwriter Dan Mangan's ear-catching US debut Nice, Nice, Very Nice came out last year, but he's already got a new album to follow up that splendid introduction. Oh Fortune is denser and more tangled, with Mangan's personable voice helming songs that are augmented by orchestral flourishes and production-effect flairs. The result is a record that's not as immediately grabbing as Nice, Nice, Very Nice, but rewards repeat listens as disparate fragments of Mangan's strong songwriting tumble out from previously unnoticed corners. Still, it should be a treat to hear these songs in a relatively unadorned live setting, and he should hold his own with seasoned songwriters like Rhett Miller of Old 97's and longtime Portland mainstays Fernando and Caleb Klauder—the latter of whom is responsible for the finest country music this city has to offer. NED LANNAMANN


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