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Polecat, Big E Trio, the Moonshine

BRANDON WIDDER
8 pm., Thursday April 24 | $8 advance, $12 day of show.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St.
 
[STOMPGRASS] Incorporating brushed drumming into a genre traditionally limned with acoustic guitar and quick-handed mandolin is a low-key taboo. Still, Bellingham’s Polecat adds kick-drum fanfare to its string-steeped mix, rhythmically blending genres and imbuing the quintet’s rootsy sound with affable liveliness. The group’s third and most recent effort, Fathoms, has the sense of distant longing typically reserved for life’s latter years, splicing fiddled reggae alongside prime Allman-era licks courtesy of guitarist Jeremy Elliot. The instrumentation may sway more than most modern bluegrass, but the spare vocal harmonies never stray far.

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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