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Andrea Von Kampen / Wesley Randolph Eader

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1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland, OR 97201

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Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final.

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Andrea von Kampen is an independent folk singer-songwriter based in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose effortless vocal delivery has been praised by Hear Nebraska as “soulful and worn-in.” With the successful release of two EP’s, Another Day (2015) and Desdemona (2016), a Christmas EP (2016), an Audiotree Live album (2017), and her debut full-length album Old Country (2019), Andrea has quickly established herself in the recording studio and on the road. She has shared the stage with artists such as Tall Heights, Ira Wolf, Dead Man Winter, The Brother Brothers, Dead Horses, Darling West and many more.

Old Country, Andrea von Kampen’s debut full-length album, was released on February 8th, 2019. The album was recorded and mastered in Nebraska and features exclusively Nebraska-based musicians. Inspiration for Andrea’s songs often come from literature, art, and nature; in particular the literature and nature of Nebraska and the Midwest. The title track, Old Country, is based on the book “My Ántonia” by Nebraska author Willa Cather.

Her single, Portland, from the upcoming album received notable attention including features on The Bluegrass Situation, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. Additionally, Amazon Music Canada featured Portland in their ‘Top Songs of 2018’ playlist. In a review of Portland, Ear To The Ground Music said, “It’s not so much about where you’re going, but that you want to get away. That emotion of “idealistic escapism” is one that listeners can all connect with, whether or not we want to go to Oregon or somewhere else. The inflection in von Kampen’s vocal has the conviction of a gospel track and the sincerity of a Dylan folk ballad.”

Andrea von Kampen first appeared in the public eye with her submission of Let Me Down Easy into the 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. Within 24 hours of submission, NPR Music, All Songs Considered tweeted her video as the featured artist of the day, saying “we were completely blown away.” Ultimately, Andrea finished the competition as a top ten finalist, which lead to increased popularity of her EP, Another Day, specifically her song Trainsong. Since then, her EPs have amassed millions of streams on Spotify and continue to grow.

For more music, visit www.AndreavonKampen.com

Folk singer-songwriter Wesley Randolph Eader has family roots all over Tennessee, but he was raised among the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. His storytelling songs showcase a broad understanding of American roots music: country ballads, bluegrass stompers, talking blues, old time gospel camp tunes, topical songs. His songs feel equally at home in an old-time string gathering or a honky tonk, and they have the unique ability to bounce between eras of vintage Americana, maintaining authenticity no matter the setting. Where the songs really shine though is when they are stripped totally bare, with nothing but Eader’s old time guitar picking and high lonesome voice ringing out together clear as a bell. One article from No Depression placed Eader's distinctive voice and songwriting style within the more mythical tradition of American folk music: "Eader sings each song as if he’s been singing them forever, as if they were passed down like precious heirlooms, or discovered on one of A.P. Carter’s song expeditions”.

Eader’s latest album “Highway Winds" sounds like a genuine songwriting classic. It was recorded entirely on a 70s tape machine and features among others: National Old Time Fiddle Champion Luke Price, Eric Earley, the multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and frontman of Blitzen Trapper, Rachel Anna Dial of Merō and seasoned Portland producer/engineer Danny O’hanlon (Joseph, Caleb Klauder, Liz Vice). This strong cast of players has helped take Eader's songs, which stand so strongly by themselves, to an even higher level of interest to the listener. Nostalgic ridden Americana music lovers are sure to find "Highway Winds" a more than suitable soundtrack for the road.

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