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Pickin' On Sundays with The Stubborn Lovers

Doug Fir's 13th Annual Outdoor Music Series - Free every Sunday on the Patio

Pickin' On Sundays with The Stubborn Lovers

Tin Silver

Sun, July 21

3:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

Free on the Patio

This event is 21 and over

Pickin' On Sundays
Pickin' On Sundays
Now in it's 13th year on the Doug Fir Patio, Pickin' On Sundays is a fun free summer live music event. Catch folk and americana favorites from Portland and beyond. Grab happy hour food & drinks and soak up the Portland Summer.
The Stubborn Lovers
The Stubborn Lovers
Fueled by whiskey, vinyl, and heartache, the Stubborn Lovers rumble like a vintage pony car across the landscape of American roots music. Imagine Emmylou and Dolly jamming with Springsteen and the ghost of Gram Parsons at a lonesome roadhouse, with gorgeous vocals and soaring pedal steel over big beats and ringing guitars.

Having previously released two EPs, the Portland, Oregon-based quintet released its first full-length recording, Mother Road, in August 2018. Lead single “Porch Light” recalls ‘70s Southern rock in its vivid evocation of a childhood summer, while follow-up “Drivin’ 22” is a rowdy roadhouse rocker that mines a similar vein of nostalgia. The album’s 10 songs, recorded at a Vancouver, Washington studio that once played host to Willie Nelson, explore themes of family—those we’re born into and those we make ourselves—and the road that both leads us away from and brings us back home.

Band members:

Mandy Allan (lead vocals, acoustic guitar)
Todd Melton (electric guitar, vocals)
Michael "Pearl" Nelson (drums)
Jeff Porter (pedal steel and resonator guitars)
Jenny Taylor (bass guitar, vocals)
Tin Silver
Tin Silver
Listen to Tin Silver and you will hear the beer halls and Baptist churches of Texas, sun-drenched California, and a little New York thump. You’ll hear soaring country soul, hill blues stomp boogie, and fiddle-centric folk music. You’ll hear a quartet with a deep understanding of roots music and the hard-won musical chops to prove it.

Guitar/banjo/dobro player Alan Bowen brings fluent bluegrass licks and blues solos he learned over years of dedicated study. Paul Prato’s upright bass sound and punk-bred attack ground Tin Silver's sound in jazzy, upbeat rhythms and moving, soulful chords. Tricia Rojas, the band’s Lonestar State ex-pat, brings sweet violin and the aching, rafter-rattling vocals she developed singing in church choirs during her childhood. Matthew Higgins, the band's original drummer, rejoined the crew in 2015, bringing his explosive energy, dynamic performance style and flair, and keen arranging sensibility to the band.

Tin Silver formed in Portland, with a self-titled EP in fall of 2007. Since then, the band has been wowing audiences with their unique sound all across Oregon while fusing their creativity and experiences into the writing and arranging of original songs. The fruits of this labor was revealed in 2016 with their latest effort, Continuum. The band mates are old friends and have played together in various incarnations over the years. The strength of that bond and the obvious joy they display while singing and playing together heighten the power of their live performances, drawing audiences in with their passion and talent. Tin Silver's creative approach to the deepest of American musical traditions inspires audiences both young and old.