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Colter Wall, Jade Bird, Ian Noe

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Wonder Ballroom Northeast
Fri May 4, 2018, 9 pm 21+

$17-20

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Recommended by Ben Salmon

Throwback country is “a thing” right now, as a new generation of twangy singer/songwriters rebel against the airbrushed glitz that pumped out of Nashville over the past couple of decades (and still does today). Colter Wall does not qualify as part of this movement. His guy-with-guitar-plus-pedal-steel sound fits, certainly, but “throwback” seems like the wrong word for a dude who looks and sounds like he time-traveled from the mid-20th century to play pitch-perfect downcast barstool country-folk songs for modern times. Wall is from a tiny town in Saskatchewan, so he’s got that windswept Canadian Plains quality to his music, and though he’s only 22, he has the voice of a 77-year-old with a mouth full of molasses—think Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, and Johnny Cash. Only time will tell if he ever comes anywhere close to those guys’ level, but for now: Yes, he seems to be that good.



Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-284-8686
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
http://wonderballroom.com

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  • Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
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This event is in the past.
  • Fri May 4, 2018, 9 pm
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