Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter John Amadon has released his third full-length, Seven Stars. John Amadon writes and records without financing from a label. He rarely plays live and he doesn’t tour. How does he eat?
Amadon is known around Portland for his seven-year stint as bassist for roots-rock/pop artist Fernando and for his locally self-released solo records.
Seven Stars was made possible with a little help from several friends, including Scott McPherson (live and session drummer for acts including Beck, Elliott Smith, Neil Finn, M.Ward, She & Him, Bright Eyes, et.al), Mike Coykendall (M.Ward, She & Him), and William Slater (The Grails).
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“Seven Stars” by John Amadon
In other In-Music-We-Trust news, Portland, Oregon-based folk-pop group Sassparilla released their latest, The Darndest Thing.
The outfit is comprised of Kevin “Gus” Blackwell (vocals, cigar box guitar, national resonator guitar), the father and son combo of Ross “Dagger” Macdonald (harmonica) and Colin “Sweet Pea” Macdonald (washtub bass), Naima (vocals, accordian, washboard), and Justin Burkhart (drums).
The Darndest Thing was produced by The Eels’ Chet Lyster and, with only eight songs, it clocks in at thirty-five minutes.
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“New Love” by Sassparilla
mp3s courtesy of Alex Steininger at In Music We Trust PR