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Jamie N Commons

AMANDA SCHURR
9 pm., Saturday August 10 | $10 advance, $12 day of show.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St.
 
[GRIT AND POLISH] Not yet 25 years old, U.K. singer-songwriter Jamie N Commons has already been likened to brooding troubadours Nick Cave and Tom Waits. The Bristol-born, Chicago-raised musician garnered buzz this spring with Rumble and Sway, a remarkably assured EP of swampy Delta textures that feels far more Southern than British or Midwestern. Check the title track, a horn and piano barroom boogie stomp, or the soulful refrain of “Wash Me in the Water” or closer “The Preacher,” on which Commons’ gravelly voice simmers in a slow boil of blues, gospel and rock. With their modern production tweaks, courtesy of hip-hop producer Alex Da Kid, “Worth Your While” and “Have a Little Faith” call to mind later Chris Whitley. All those comparisons made, Commons’ post-apocalyptic American Gothic intrigues on its own terms. No wonder his acoustic scorcher “Lead Me Home” made the Walking Dead soundtrack. 

Where: Doug Fir Lounge
Phone: 231-9663
Address: 830 E Burnside St.
Website: www.dougfirlounge.com

 
 

Doug Fir Lounge

830 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
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