Hey Portland! Come help Ashleigh Flynn & Co. cultivate her new batch of songs! She and her band of gals are headed into the studio soon; and this Al’s Den residency offers up a chance for these songs come on out and meet ya! Joined by a different special guest each night, every show will offer up a unique and captivating performance.
Sunday, March 26: Mary Flower
Monday, March 27: Susie Blue
Tuesday, March 28: Kathryn Claire, Virginia Cohen
Wednesday, March 29: Leela Grace
Thursday, March 30: Nikole Potulsky
Friday, March 31: Jenny Conlee
Saturday, April 1: Carmen Paradise and Shelby Farrar
*Carmen Paradise – bass/harms, Kate O’Brien – fiddle/violin/harms, Nancy Luca – guitar/harms and Rhonda Piasecki – drums/harms
Location: McMenamins Al’s Den & Ringlers Annex – 303 SW 12th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Dates: Sunday 3/26 – Saturday 4/1
The Bluegrass Situation, Random Pickings with Lee Zimmerman
Album Review: Ashleigh Flynn – ‘A Million Stars’
Ashleigh Flynn projects a similar feeling of affinity for all things traditional with A Million Stars (Home Perm Records), an impressive showcase for Flynn’s homespun vocals and ever-shifting melodic palate. While songs like “Rainy Days” and “A Little Low” seem to emphasize the mellower side of Flynn’s whimsical musings, other tracks reflect an artist who imbues her style with a wink and a nudge. “How the West Was Won,” “New Angel in Heaven” and “See That Light” would likely find ready acceptance in the neighborhood honkytonk, but the track that’s especially noteworthy is “Dirty Hands and Dirty Feet,” a steadfast ramble that shows both conviction and creativity. A Million Stars puts the focus on a star that’s on the ascent.