Laura Ivancie

Soulful R&B guitar rock from one of Portland's leading ladies

Laura Ivancie


Sat, January 28

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Laura Ivancie
Laura Ivancie
On Saturday, January 28th 2017; those who are in attendance at Iconic Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon, will experience something unlike anything they have experienced before: an evening with transcendent singer-songwriter, Laura Ivancie. The words "Soulful," "Eclectic," "Seductive," and more, have all been used to attempt to describe the Portland-born artist but none of those words come close; she is all of those things and much, much more. The showcase has been specifically designed to demonstrate the artist's unparalleled versatility, with a first set comprised of Soul/R&B songs, during which she will be accompanied by Seattle natives Gerald and Thaddeus Turner, Darrius Willrich, and Maurice Bailey. Thosewho follow the NW music scene will undoubtedly recognize those names; three of them (the Turner brothers and Darrius Willrich) are currently touring Europe as the band for legendary 90’s Hip-Hop group, "Digable Planets.” The fourth member of this outstanding band accompanying Ms. Ivancie is drummer Maurice Bailey, who has played with some of the most legendary names in the history of popular music, including such luminaries as George Benson, Kenny G, Stevie Nicks, Crosby-Stills and Nash, Jeffery Osborn, Franky Beverly & Maze, and the list goes on.

Ivancie will then follow that first set with an all-acoustic set, where the audience will be treated to the unique genius of the songwriting and haunting vocal talents that allowed her to open for the likes of David Ryan Harris, Ladi6, and The Indigo Girls (even though, at that time, she had barely scratched the surface of her capabilities). She will be joined in this set by the legendary cellist, Skip Vonkuske, one of the founding members of The Portland Cello Project, who has created numerous film and web soundtracks and currently performing under the name “Cellotronik.” She will also be joined on this set by standup bass player extraordinaire Julio Appling, who has served as the upright bassist for the jamgrass ensemble The Student Loan Stringband for over a decade as well as being a member of the jazz fusion group Trio Flux.

Last, but certainly not least, there will be a third and final set of songs that would fall into the Soul/Rock category. Laura will be joined in this set by some of the best musicians Portland has ever produced, including Oregon Hall of Fame guitarist Jay "Bird" Koder; bass player Gary Fountaine of Portland Icon NU SHOOZ fame; Ramsey Embick, whose keyboard accomplishments are too numerous to mention, spanning a career that includes being the keyboard player and musical director for 70’s/80’s super-group The Pointer Sisters, and finally Tyrone Hendrix, who is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the NW. Also joining us for a special guest appearance on this set will be recent Oregon Music Hall of Fame nominee drummer Rusty Cox, whose lengthy credits include playing with the 70’s and 80’s supergroup The Dazz Band, as well as over the past two decades serving as the drummer for Portland Soul singing sensation and Oregon Music Hall of Famer, Andy Stokes. Although she will mix in a few covers, in tribute to artists who have been an inspiration in her life, the evening will mostly be comprised of Laura Ivancie originals; written and arranged by Ivancie herself.