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Worth Album Release Show

Bohemian Blues Hop - Album Included With Ticket Purchase

Worth Album Release Show

Moorea Masa & The Mood, Fox & Bones

Wed, November 22

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Worth
Worth
Christopher Worth (WORTH) is a recording artist and internationally touring singer-songwriter based out of Portland, OR. He has become known for his unique style of bohemian blues hop which he developed as a street performer traveling across the US and Europe. His songs are timeless and real and are tied together by the power and purity of his voice. Christopher has released two full length albums as WORTH and is currently preparing to release the 3rd - ‘Pardon Me’- in Spring 2017. ’Pardon Me’ is the final piece in a trilogy titled “The (id)Entity” Triptych" that began with ‘Six Foot Soul’ and ‘Two’.

From the downbeat of the title track on WORTH’s Pardon Me, the listener is in for a magical ride. This 3rd album fuses the depth and dynamic impact of modern sound with the soulful rawness of the old school. The music is both haunting and familiar, and touches the addictive vitality of that new thing you can’t stop playing in your stereo. Pardon Me is WORTH in full stride.

The first thing you notice when listening to Christopher Worth is the undeniable quality of his voice: it is thick, sensual, raw, and honest. At times he expresses with the buttery richness of John Legend (“I Need You,” “Tides”); at others with the feral range and force of Paul McCartney (“Care”, “Bayou”). There are delicate moments, too, in which his singing is reminiscent of Amos Lee (“Glory”) and even D'Angelo (“Lo and Behold”). At it’s core, however, his voice is steeped in the spirit of the blues.

Christopher Worth grew up in the hip hop and r&b of the 90’s and you can feel these always in the backbeat of Pardon Me. The performances are also laced with the freedom and expressiveness of rock and roll: drums hit aggressively and are consistently placed hot in the mix. Rhythmic pockets stay deep, vital, and at times delve into a more roots or folk vibe. The instrumental tones themselves are luscious and expansive. Through the course of the record the band explores mellow acoustic valleys, groovy backroads, and electrifying peaks culminating in the anthemic “Fallen Leaves.“ It is the sweet spot between these genres and dynamics that defines WORTH’s sound.

The quality of the performances is second only to the seasoned songwriting. “This record is the culmination of almost 10 years of work,” says Worth, and this is readily apparent even on a first listen. The songs are tight and timeless while provocative and philosophical. From the lilting rise of “Stay Here With Me,” to the smooth invitation of “Tides,” to the jazzy hook of “I Need You,” Worth’s melodic construction entices and never feels imposed. The voices find their wings in soaring melodies and lyrics that resonate as organic and real. These compositions have come from a vast well of emotion and experience.

Led by an accomplished musician and songwriter, Pardon Me exemplifies the living journey. It is a fresh, undeniable work from a consummate artist.
Moorea Masa & The Mood
Moorea Masa & The Mood
The 25 year old, Portland native, Moorea Masa, brings an organic Northwest vibe to the more traditional R&B sounds. Profoundly moving, she blends sumptuous soul together with stripped-back folk harmonies. She has toured nationally as a solo act, and worked as a featured vocalist and backing singer with an array of artists, including KD Lang, El Vy, Allen Stone, Nick Waterhouse,The Decemberists, Ural Thomas and the Pain, and more. She released her debut EP last May, and is set to release her next album in collaboration with producer Jmost (Emily King) next Spring. "Her voice is a charming blend of silken tonal clarity, luxuriant phrasing and perfectly weighted power and restraint, she coexes the listener an instinctive emotional response and she seduces with her tenderly emotional delivery" (Next2Shine)
Fox & Bones
Fox & Bones
Fox and Bones is a conceptual folk collaboration between American songwriters Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore based in Portland, Oregon. The internationally touring folk duo combines lush harmonies and a complex, heartwarming lyrical landscape with soft-spoken yet rich musical accompaniment. They’ve been called "addictive like peanut butter" by European music blog Rockette and were voted runner up for Portland’s Best Folk band by Willamette Week in 2017.

Vienna Wurstelstand gushes: "These two will lull you with their sweet and delicate melodies and woo you with their complex lyrics. Recommended if you like making out slowly"

Perhaps Luke Neill of Portland Radio Project sums it up best. "These two voices meld so perfectly together that you never want to stop listening."