Beth Orton – Tickets – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR – October 17th, 2012

Beth Orton

Monqui Presents

Beth Orton

Sam Amidon

Wednesday October 17

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$23.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

Beth Orton
Beth Orton
"Singer/songwriter Beth Orton combined the passionate beauty of the acoustic folk tradition with the electronic beats of trip-hop to create a fresh, distinct fusion of roots and rhythm.

Born in Norwich, England in December 1970, Orton debuted as one half of the duo Spill, a one-off project with William Orbit which released a cover of John Martyn's "Don't Wanna Know About Evil." She continued worki...ng with Orbit on his 1993 LP "Strange Cargo 3", co-writing and singing the track "Water From a Vine Leaf" before appearing with the group Red Snapper on their first singles "Snapper" and "In Deep" .

In 1995 Orton teamed with the Chemical Brothers for "Alive: Alone," the ultimate track on their "Exit Planet Dust" LP. After assembling a backing band comprised of double bassist Ali Friend, guitarist Ted Barnes, keyboardist Lee Spencer and drummer Wildcat Will, she finally issued her 1996 debut EP "She Cries Your Name"; her stunning full-length bow "Trailer Park", produced in part by Andrew Weatherall, followed later in the year. In 1997, Orton released the superb "Best Bit EP", a move towards a more organic, soulful sound highlighted by a pair of duets with folk-jazz legend Terry Callier; the full-length "Central Reservation" followed in 1999. "Stolen Car" was a moderate hit among college radio and tours across the U.S. were also successful. Three years later, Orton emerged refreshed with her third album "Daybreaker". This time around, she collaborated with ex-Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams and the Chemical Brothers. In early 2006, Orton released her fourth album, "Comfort of Strangers". - Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide
Sam Amidon
Sam Amidon
Sam Amidon (who also produced one album under the name "Samamidon") is an American independent folk artist born in Brattleboro, Vermont, June 3, 1981. His parents are folk artists Peter and Mary Alice Amidon. Sam currently lives near New York City. His second album, All is Well, was produced, recorded and mixed in Iceland by Valgeir SigurĂ°sson at Greenhouse Studios. His third album, I See the Sign -- also produced by Valgeir SigurĂ°sson -- was released in 2010

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