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Lenore. / Wonderly at The Sunset Room at Revolution Hall – Tickets – The Sunset Room at Revolution Hall – Portland, OR – February 27th, 2018

Lenore. / Wonderly at The Sunset Room at Revolution Hall

Good Songs, Better Stories: The Sunset Room's debut show & Wonderly's 7" release of Oh Dear Someone

Lenore. / Wonderly at The Sunset Room at Revolution Hall

Anis Mojgani

Tue, February 27, 2018

9:00 pm

$10 ADV/DOS

This event is all ages

Partially Seated / The Sunset Room is located at Suite 215 inside Washington High School

Lenore.
Lenore.
The coming together of Joy Pearson and Rebecca Marie Miller as Portland’s newest folk outfit, Lenore, is serendipitous, to say the least. After individually hitting rock bottom — Pearson following her divorce and Miller after a period of destitution in LA — the pair separately turned to songwriting in the search for a still point in their turning worlds.

After several years of lending their abilities to other projects, including Saddle Creek’s The Mynabirds, and Portland’s own The High Water Jazz Band, they finally found themselves spinning on the same axis when a chance meeting through a mutual friend, Pokey LaFarge, sparked an immediate connection. A drunken night ensued, and before they’d even scoped each other’s material, they had committed.

Now, just under two years since that fateful night, and Lenore can boast having performed at legendary Pacific Northwest venues including Mississippi Studios, Aladdin Theater, and Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, as well as the Sunset Tavern, Triple Door, and Tractor Tavern in Seattle. They've opened for the likes of Eric Bachmann, Laura Gibson, and ex-collaborators, The Mynabirds, and have shared the stage with Peter Buck (R.E.M.), as well as Chris Funk and Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists).

Since Lenore's formation, Miller and Pearson have gained full-time collaborators in seasoned Portland musicians Edward Cameron (classical guitar) and Jessie Dettwiler (cello), who have contributed significantly to the evolution of Lenore's sound — a melancholic blend of harmony-driven folk with an ever present silver lining.

Lenore began recording their self-titled debut album in January with producer John Askew for expected release in September 2017. Pre-order: www.lenoresings.com/preorder
Wonderly
Wonderly
Wonderly is the pan-idiomatic music for film, records and radio shows, by Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk.

Their music is featured in many podcasts, films, and ad campaigns, including but not limited to: New York Times Audio, Kia, Honda, WBUR’s Dear Sugar Radio (w/ Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond), The Heavyweight (Gimlet), Live Wire Radio (PRI), Finish Line (WBUR), Think Out Loud (OPB), Sockeye Films, Five Star (film), and Nebraska (film).

Before forming Wonderly, Jim and Ben performed and recorded with artists such as Smokey Robinson, Kristin Hersh, Mark Orton, Jack Casady, Van Dyke Parks, Holcombe Waller, Storm Large, Alela Diane, Pink Martini, Ashleigh Flynn, Liz Vice, and John Wesley Harding.

Wonderly composes, arranges, performs and records tailored music for any production. They’re nuanced and tonally on-point, with industry-standard production values and quick turnaround time. Their music elevates and intensifies the emotional center of any moment.
Anis Mojgani
Anis Mojgani is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx Speaker. He has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe and has performed for audiences as varied as the House of Blues and the United Nations. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as Rattle, Forklift Ohio, Paper Darts,Thrush, and Bat City Review.

Anis is the author of three poetry collections, all published by Write Bloody Publishing: Songs From Under the River, The Feather Room, Over the Anvil We Stretch. His latest book, The Pocketknife Bible, is a fully illustrated poetry-memoir. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in Oregon and is represented by Blue Flower Arts.