Jul 21, 2009

Jesus Presley, Western Aerial, Runaway Norm and The SlimJims Play Left Coast Eisteddfod in Portland, Oregon




Friday Night's Lineup Finalized


Jesus Presley







Leader and founder of the band, The Reverend Tony Hughes comes from a long line of jazz musicians. His father played with Wes Montgomery and his grandfather played radio shows back in the 30's and 40's. So for him it was really the only thing he knew growing up. He has always had a love for music of all styles, and its apparent from the sound that Jesus Presley plays.

In 1994, while booking music for a club in Portland Oregon, he noticed that there was a lack of large show bands playing in live music venues. He had an idea for a band that played music that was a little off center, mixed styles from swing, jazz, R&B to rock and the whole time making sure everyone was having fun. The whole concept was to include everyone in the experience, from the musicians to the folks going out to see live music. For the musicians in the band it was simple- they stopped worrying about the music industry and focused on music and entertaining people.

For the past 12 years Jesus Presley have amassed a following in the Pacific Northwest and received critical acclaim for their live shows, musicianship and recordings. After achieving a cult status and playing every music venue and festival and event they could. They have learned a couple things, fun is fun and now matter what you do, it better be fun.


http://www.jesuspresley.com/

http://www.myspace.com/jesuspresley


Western Aerial








Western Aerial’s music and ferocious live show have drawn recent comparisons to Foo Fighters and Jet, creating a diverse and loyal following of supporters who have been looking for a genuine rock ‘n’ roll band. Geoff Metts’ whiskey-soaked vocals and swaggering guitar riffs pour over Jimmy Richards’ thundering bass rhythms and bone crushing backbeats by drummer Anthony Tripp. Western Aerial’s use of infectious melodies and AC/DC style hooks make it clear that it’s once again cool to play a guitar solo.


http://www.westernaerial.com/home.htm

http://www.myspace.com/westernaerial


Runaway Norm


Runaway Norm has brought together a unique blend of music genres to create acoustic-driven rock music that will leave you singing and dancing.


http://www.runawaynorm.com/

http://www.myspace.com/runawaynorm


The SlimJims


Mixing an eclectic variety of popular music with unconventional “B-side” hits, The SlimJims put their alternative upbeat twist on over five decades of quality American roots music. They’ve distilled the best of 40’s traditional western, 50’s rock-n-roll, 60’s folk, and 70’s country into one tall cool refreshing drink you can sip all night long. So just click on their calendar to catch them at a favorite venue near you. You won’t go away thirsting for another round...


www.TheSlimJims.com

www.Myspace.com/tommyvonjim







BUY TICKETS FOR THE LEFT COAST EISTEDDFOD SHOWS


FRIDAY NIGHT - JESUS PRESLEY, WESTERN AERIAL, RUNAWAY NORM, THE SLIMJIMS



SATURDAY - CHRIS NEEDS, BRUCE ANDERSON, OCEANS APART, TYLER STENSON



AUGUST 21st - 22nd 2009 McMenamins Crystal Ballroom 1332 W Burnside Portland Oregon







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