Sep 13 - 12p

Located on Skype Live Studio, Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, United States

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Keep Oregon Well with Esme Patterson

The third album from singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson keeps pulling you in directions you might not expect – musically, emotionally and even physically. Opening track “Feel Right” bops around like a dance-mad Sixties rock & roll ’45, but its bottle-rocket guitar flares, light-speed drive and sprinting bass call to mind “Fa cé-La,” by post-punk icons the Feelies, and if she sounds full of revved-up pip the lyrics don’t sound so sure: “how can we know what feels right? / no one wants to feel something don’t feel right,” she sings. These kinds of juxtapositions happen all over the subtly charming LP, where cute throwbacks always come with complications to work through. “No River” recalls Sixties soul as Patterson balances easy-flowing natural imagery with hard boiled self-determination, singing “I can’t keep running / I’m no river.” “Wanting Ain’t Getting” tenderly evokes sad classic country, with lyrics that wander a mirrored hall of tense romantic unease. Patterson’s mix of slyly stark self-analysis and Sixties mise en scène may remind some of Cat Power’s The Greatest or the retro-rootiness of Caitlin Rose, so will the spare, acoustic “Guadalupe.” But the mood is less dire, even when the stakes are high, with Patterson’s singing, more aspirational than muscular, pushing through apprehension: “Funeral dress don’t fit you right?” she wonders, offering something much more fun on the gingerly springy garage-pop pick-me-up “Come See Me.” This is the sound of putting the funeral dress in mothballs – maybe just for tonight, maybe forever.

As you probably already know, Trillium has partnered with Alpha Media to get our #KeepOregonWell message out into the world. Since then we have been rocking it with some fantastic artists, including Run River NorthBen HarperVandaveer, and Brett Dennen!

The only way to win tickets to the performance is to listen to 101.9 Kink FM, so keep your radios tuned in for your chance to attend these concerts.

Learn more about upcoming “Keep Oregon Well” events with Kink FM at the Skype Live Studio HERE.