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
WORTH is the music moniker of Portland, OR based singer-songwriter Christopher Worth. Christopher has become known for his unique vibe of bohemian blues which he developed as a street performer traveling across the US and Europe. His new album - Pardon Me - is the third and final piece in a trilogy titled “The Identity Triptych" that began with his first two records, Six Foot Soul and Two. Produced by Steve Berlin, Pardon Me spans a wide range of genre and style and is tied together by melodic songwriting, potent lyricism, and Christopher’s powerful voice.
Moorea Masa & The Mood
Moorea Masa & The Mood
Songs have always been there for Moorea Masa (pronounced More-ray-uh Mah-sa), being raised in the musical mecca of Portland, Oregon. The daughter of an Italian immigrant father and an African-American mother born abroad, this singer/songwriter/guitarist has been making music for as long as she can remember. At fifteen, she was already looking for chances to perform by sneaking into local clubs, where she was lovingly adopted into the vibrant community of Portland musicians. Moorea then left to study at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in England, and spent time living in a cave and soaking in flamenco music in Granada, Spain.



Returning home to the Pacific NW, Moorea began her music career in earnest. Not just writing and performing her own original material, she recorded with El Vy and The Decemberists, sang with soul legend Ural Thomas (who appears on her new album), and toured with Allen Stone. As a solo artist, she's garnered major praise from Emily King, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Motet, Nick Waterhouse, and many more. Now 25 years old, Moorea has been touring with crooner KD Lang, and is currently preparing to release her debut LP.



Shine A Light, the new record from Masa, comes from the depths of a sometimes-troubled childhood and expresses a belief that the unexamined life is not worth living. "I'm really sharing my whole heart in this album," says Masa. "This year I've really been digging deep into my history, my own learning lessons, and the state of the world. I feel like I took a light and shined it into all the darkness and beauty that I was too scared to look at." At times bright and hopeful, other times dark and mournful, the record (co-produced by Jeremy Most of Emily King fame) is an exquisitely-crafted gem that reveals a new gleaming facet upon every listen. Topics such as love, loss, hidden pain, and the politics of being a woman are all explored with deft musicianship, clever production, and Masa's flawless voice carrying the songs into our hearts and souls.



"Irresistible and staggeringly beautiful, Masa displays a delicate balance of restraint and raw power."- The Oh Es Tee
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."