Amos Lee Concert
Friday, July 18
Doors open at 5 pm and Show at 6.30 pm
Reserved tickets $59 and General Admission $34 plus service fees. $1 charity fee for Musicians on Call.
Opening Band: For Portland’s Black Prairie, a band composed of vocalist Annalisa Tornfelt and four-fifths of the Decemberists, Fortune is that album. For the first time, Black Prairie places Tornfelt at the forefront, emphasizing her delicate, country-pop delivery. The album begins with the subtle, propulsive, almost hip-hop beat of The 84, in which slinking accordion and cascading guitars interweave with Tornfelt’s sweetly languid lyrics.
Other tracks, such as If I Knew You Then and closer Count to Ten, project Black Prairie’s pre-established mellow side, with staggering strings and soft, acoustic lulls. But here, they serve as more of a welcome reprieve than the dominating theme. Brandon Widder, Willamette Weekly