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Casey Neill & The Norway Rats / Rachel Harrington in Portland

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Alberta Street Pub

1036 Northeast Alberta Street

Portland, OR 97211

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CASEY NEILL & THE NORWAY RATS & RACHEL HARRINGTON

A show to celebrating the release of Rachel Harrington's new album 'Hush the Wild Horses'. The album was produced by Casey Neill and his band of Portland all stars The Norway Rats are joining in on the festivities.

RACHEL HARRINGTON - https://www.rachelharrington.net/

Raised in the Pentecostal pines of small-town Oregon, Rachel Harrington has been doing things in the wrong order for a long time. She was getting radio play before her first gig, and was opening for Grammy winners before her debut album came out. She’s earned songwriting recognition from contests at Merlefest, Falcon Ridge, Sisters, and others, and has a nice little collection of 4-star reviews on prior records.

In the eight years since Harrington's last solo release (Celilo Falls, 2011), she's been homesteading. Off the road, she got dogs and horses, fell in love, and picked up the bridle. In January of 2019, Rachel attended a Mary Gauthier songwriting retreat in Nashville. Encouraged by the veteran troubadour to "try write songs that only YOU can write," Harrington spent the next four months engrossed full-time in composing this collection of new songs that is her most personal to date, farmed directly from home.

The title track is about finding love in the turbulent ride that life can sometimes be. Child of God, inspired by field-holler gospel-blues, revisits a #MeToo moment. The fingerpicking of I Meant To Go To Memphis reviews travels and travails with addiction. The Barn is about Rachel's mother’s high school boyfriend who died while serving his country. Drop Zone’s rockabilly-driven lyrics are taken from Army training cadences Rachel learned from her soldier boyfriend. Mekong Delta is about the suicide death of her uncle after serving in Vietnam. Save Yourself walks a mile in the shoes of Rachel’s once-homeless brother. And Susanna (a co-write with her son) is Harrington’s tender tribute to her songwriting hero, Guy Clark.

Recorded in Portland Oregon, Austin, and Nashville, the album is produced by Pdx music veteran Casey Neill, with John Morgan Askew on recording and mixing (Laura Gibson, Richmond Fontaine). Musicians of note include Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks, Richard Buckner) on pedal steel and slide, AMA Instrumentalist of the Year nominee Eamon McLoughlin (Emmylou, R. Crowell) on fiddle, Danny Barnes on banjo, with Laura Veirs and Shelley Short (Neko Case) on harmonies.

CASEY NEILL & THE NORWAY RATS www.caseyneill.org

The music of Casey Neill & The Norway Rats combines high energy rock rave-ups and lush acoustic reveries built around narrative songwriting. The Norway Rats are a collective of Portland indie all stars including Anita Lee Elliott (Viva Voce) on guitars, Jesse Emerson on bass, Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists) on keys, and Ji Tanzer (Loch Lomond) on drums.

Neill has been touring with the band and solo throughout the USA, Japan, and Europe for more than a decade, performing his songs at venues such as Town Hall in New York, San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, and the Newport Folk Festival. The new Norway Rats record Subterrene is a major leap forward for the band that No Depression calls "a milestone in Neill and company’s trajectory thus far" while Rolling Stone says " (Neill's) songs mask their complexities beneath a simple, singalong-worthy surface... these swimming waters have serious depth."

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