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Black Prairie

Portland’s Dark Prairie began in 2007 when Decemberists guitarist Chris Funk, having discovered the joys from the Dobro acoustic guitar, and Decemberists bassist Nate Query made a decision to start a mainly instrumental and acoustic string music group as a part task. They enlisted another Decemberists member, Jenny Conlee, on accordion, and added two additional veteran Portland music artists from popular regional rings, guitarist and songwriter Jon Neufield, who performed in Dolorean and Jackstraw, and vocalist and violinist Annalisa Tornfelt, who performed in the Woolwines and Bearfoot. The producing band blended collectively an impressive selection of designs and textures, from tilted bluegrass, klezmer, and runaway Gypsy music to folk, blues, and a little bit of jazz, producing a exclusive and fresh undertake some sort of free-spirited alternate Americana. Putting your signature on to Sugars Hill Information, the music group released an extraordinary debut, Feast from the Hunters’ Moon, this year 2010, chasing it up with A Rip in the attention Is definitely a Wound in the Center in 2012. With Tornfelt growing as a far more than able lead vocalist, Dark Prairie’s third recording, Fortune, took a difficult left become garage folk-rock place, and presented all music group originals.

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