303 SW 12th Ave.
[EMO-TWANG] From a tiny town in Oklahoma delightfully named Gene Autry, alt-country singer-songwriter Sam Eliad calls Portland home these days. The guitarist brought some Sooner with him, in the form of lap-steel daydreaming and a dusty, faintly rugged vocal presence. But he’s embraced the northwest musically, too, leading a band with the shuffling patience of a countrified Pedro The Lion. Eliad has but one self-titled debut to his name, but expect the unexpected at Al’s Den, as the residency program continues to surprise with rare solo performances and extra special guests.
Where: Al's Den at the Crystal Hotel
Address: 303 SW 12th Ave.