Maurice Tani at The Sunset Room at Revolution Hall – Tickets – The Sunset Room at Revolution Hall – Portland, OR – May 6th, 2018

Maurice Tani at The Sunset Room at Revolution Hall

Maurice Tani at The Sunset Room at Revolution Hall

Sun, May 6, 2018

6:45 pm


This event is 21 and over

Maurice Tani
Maurice Tani
Maurice Tani is a veteran singer-songwriter and band leader on the West Coast Americana scene. Known for his wry/rye-to-romantic songwriting, agile guitar style and expressive singing, he has released seven critically acclaimed albums of original material over the past dozen years. The latest being, The Lovers Card on the Little Village label.

The Lovers Card was produced at the currently very hot Greaseland Studios by Jim Pugh (B.B. King, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Boz Skaggs, Syl Johnson and Van Morrison) and Christopher “Kid” Andersen (Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite) with an all-star cast including John McFee (Doobie Brothers, Elvis Costello) and drummers D'Mar (Little Richard) and June Core (Robert Lockwood Jr.)

“I was actually blown away. Maurice Tani writes songs that sound at once familiar, ethereal and beautiful. ...a songwriter’s songwriter with reoccurring themes and his own life experiences, a mournful world critics to date have rushed to categorize as “country music.” -Robert Sproul, No Depression Magazine

Tani uses the term “Supercalifornigraphic”, to describe his particular flavor of Americana. While rooted in country music, Tani's writing is centered on an urban, West Coast perspective.

“Though much of my material is based on fictional characters and situations, I still write what I know. I'm not particularly comfortable or interested in the rural imagery of tractors, 4x4s or general agriculture common in much country music. What attracts me most about country is the story telling side of it. My stories are more likely to be centered around an urban experience. I'm a Californian from a large metropolitan area and I write about the things that hold my attention. I think of these songs as a sort of cinema for the blind. Short musical narratives of life on the left coast.”

On this swing through the North-West, Tani is accompanied by long time associate Mike Anderson on bass.