Revolution Hall Southeast
Mon Feb 4, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Ryan J. Prado
Ryley Walker’s 2018 gem Deafman Glance was a sordid, jazz-flecked dissertation on his Chicago home, alternatingly warm and revealing even when it was overtaken by his interpretive guitar freak-outs. For the irreverent songwriter’s November follow-up, he did a full-album cover of Dave Matthews Band’s lost 2001 record, The Lillywhite Sessions, in what could be a glimpse into the musical roadmap that took Walker from disillusioned, ska-loving suburban punk to the sardonic troubadour he is today. He’s one of the most interesting artists zig-zagging the country right now, and his opening slot with Richard Thompson’s Electric Trio ought to expose his strange brand to a whole new audience.
1300 SE Stark #110, Portland, OR 97214