Valley Queen w/ Ezra Bell at Volcanic
Sat, Sep 30 at 9pm
- ALL AGES
Valley Queen front woman Natalie Carol leads a band reminiscent of Fleetwood Macand My Morning Jacket with vocals evocative of Florence Welch. Neil Wogensen (Bass & Vocals), Shawn Morones (Lead Guitar & Vocals) and Gerry Doot (drums), enrich the songs with energy, excitement and emotion.
In 2016, the band released the singles “In My Place” and “High Expectations” on Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records to wide acclaim, and have played lauded shows at an array of venues, opening for Reggie Watts, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, LP, Laura Marling, Springtime Carnivore and The Wild Reeds, as well as headlining the Echo Park Rising Festival, Pappy & Harriet's and The Echoplex. They've been featured in the lineups at Lightning in a Bottle, River Roots Live, NPR's Tiny Desk Contest Tour and Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion. Pranav Trewn from Stereogum praised that Valley Queen has “never sounded better than they do on “In My Place,” and Bob Boilen from NPR's All Songs Considered believes that “Valley Queen comes from the Neil Young school of great music." March 2017 marks the debut of Valley Queen's premiere EP, Destroyer, featuring their newest songs produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Nikki Lane, Fool's Gold, FIDLAR). The songs show the band's sonic evolution since their first release, and will set the stage for an exciting year to come.
Ezra Bell was founded around the irreverent and introspective songwriting of Benjamin Wuamett. Carving a wide path through the musical spectrum, Ezra Bell brushes up against Folk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop and R&B.
Formed in Portland in late 2013, Ezra Bell was a changing cast of characters before settling into it's sound. Jazz bassist Darren Moore, drummer Tom Trotter (Bubble Cats), horn player and arranger Aaron Mattison, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Asay provide an often unsettling backdrop for the playful and sometimes vicious vocals of frontman Benjamin Wuamett.
Ezra Bell has released two EP's, Don't All Look Up at Once, 2013, and We Came by Canoe, 2014. Recently signed to Cinder Cone Media, a third release, Farewell Griffin, dropped in September, 2016.