After a week off, Oregonian Live Music returns April 1 with singer/songwriter Gregory Rawlins.
Tune in Thursday to Facebook Live or YouTube to watch the show.
Rawlins is a singer/songwriter, recording artist, poet and actor, born and raised on the Kitsap Peninsula. His latest solo album,(2020) was released on Boise’s Junkerdash Records — on which Rawlins has signed on as a participating artist.
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Among his many day jobs between music and touring, Rawlins has been a housekeeper for a humane society, a concrete laborer, a wildland firefighter, and a high-rise window cleaner. He lives in La Grande, Oregon, with his wife, two children, their husky Sylvan, and Kell their cat.
And don’t forget to mark your calendars for upcoming shows!
Jeffrey Martin, Tuesday, April 6, at 2 p.m.
Jeffrey Martin is part of Fluff and Gravy Records in Portland. “One Go Around,” which released in October 2017, is his third full-length album.
Swiggle Mandela, Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m.
Swiggle Mandela is hip-hop artist born and raised in Portland and one of the most prominent figures in his home city’s hip hop scene. He has begun to break onto the national scene with shows in Los Angeles, Detroit and Minneapolis. His music has been praised by critics for his lyricism, versatility and intentionality.
Joe Kye, Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m.
Born in Korea and raised in Seattle,has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013. Kye blends indie-rock, jazz, classical, pop, and world folk to create a unique sound. With his innovative use of digital effects and looping, Kye weaves together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners.
The piece was created in collaboration with choreographer/dancer Diego Garita and commissioned by New York City’s Young Dancemakers Company to pair with Garita’s original dance piece titled Los Delores de la Raza — both pieces are about U.S. immigration policy.
Stay tuned for more!
— Lizzy Acker