Portland scene report: August 17, 2007

Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  August 15, 2007

The dark and brooding Americana trio BROWN BIRD, featuring Bostonian DAVID LAMB and Portlanders JERUSHA ANDJEREMY ROBINSON, have released their first proper full-length, Such Unrest. Their previous full-length, Tautology, was released last year, but was really a smashing together of two previous EPs (and so wasn’t “proper,” whatever that means, really). Yet again, however, Brown Bird have crafted some seriously fine and spare tunes, a mix, maybe, of Red House Painters and the Carter Family. The disc’s available on iTunes, should you be interested.

We’ve been meaning to make note that SARA COX took home the prize in this year’s recently completed GRANITE STATE SONGWRITING COMPETITION.

Speaking of Cox, her frequent backup gal MEGAN JO WILSON is back from Spain and singing her tail off. This past weekend, she laid down three gigs, including the debut of a new project called the SOUL MOVEMENT, with KENYA HALL and a five-piece backing band. She says, “This is the band of my wildest dreams.” Something tells us she dreams pretty wildly, too, so watch out.

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