Joe Henry

Solo & Acoustic - Mostly Seated Show

Joe Henry

Clarence Bucaro

Fri, July 13

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

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$22.00 - $24.00

This event is 21 and over

Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Please arrive when doors open at 8pm to grab your spot!

Joe Henry
Joe Henry
A songwriter, musician, producer, poet, and essayist based in Los Angeles, Joe Henry has released 14 studio albums of his own over his 25+ year career and has worked with a diverse range of musicians - from Elvis Costello to Ornette Coleman to Joan Baez. Henry draws an author's eye for the overlooked detail across a broad swath of American musical styles - folk, rock, jazz and blues - rendering genre modifiers useless. He has produced 4 Grammy-Winning records: Don’t Give Up On Me (Solomon Burke), Genuine Negro Jig (Carolina Chocolate Drops), A Stranger Here (Ramblin’ Jack Elliott), and Slipstream (Bonnie Raitt).

His latest album Thrum was released in October of 2017. American Songwriter called it: "Audacious and auspicious…akin to Van Morrison at his most impressionistic."
Clarence Bucaro
Clarence Bucaro
"Penetrative & excitingly melodic ... Intimate literate lyrics & velvet vocals." 
  - Rolling Stone 

On May 18, 2018, Clarence Bucaro releases his powerful new studio album, Passionate Kind, on indie 2020 Records. Compelling and honest, the record gives a glimpse into Bucaro's inner self. The artist grips the listener with profound emotion and bares his soul telling sonic stories from raw personal experience. 

Rolling Stone said of the album; “Buoyant, sometimes playful folk songwriting with a deep well of social consciousness,” and named him one of “10 Artists to Watch.”

Clarence originally hails from outside Cleveland, Ohio. When he was just twenty years old, he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. On this hike, carrying a Martin backpacker, he wrote his entire first album “Sweet Corn,” which caught the attention of an Americana record label in Portland, Oregon. Soon Clarence found himself on tour with The Blind Boys of Alabama and Mavis Staples playing to sold out theaters across America.

Fast forward fifteen years, eleven albums and hundreds of shows later, Bucaro continues to transport listeners with his thoughtful lyrics and carefully crafted melodies.

Since then, he has lived in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Nashville building his career. He has shared the stage with greats such as Rodney Crowell, Aaron Neville, Tony Joe White, Los Lobos, Richard Thompson and Marc Cohn.

His latest, Passionate Kind recorded at The Loft in Chicago co-produced by Tom Schick (Wilco, Ryan Adams) features sensational artists Chris Farney (Josh Radin) on drums, Scott Ligon (NRBQ, Mavis Staples) on piano and bass and Doug Pettibone (Marianne Faithful, Lucinda Williams) on guitar.