Little One releases their premiere recording, and Noah Kite joins them for a night fusing folk, jazz, and contemporary chamber music through intimate song at Alberta Street Pub (1036 NE Alberta Street), Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 9 pm. Tickets are $10 and available online here or at the door on the day of the show. More information and updates are available through the facebook event at bit.ly/LittleOne_and_NoahKite.
Little One releases their debut EP combining Americana, jazz, and chamber music with original songs that aren’t afraid to share closely-held truths. The recording features songs dedicated to members of bandleader Douglas Detrick’s family with Detrick (Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble) on clawhammer banjo, voice, and trumpet, William Seiji Marsh (Edna Vazquez, Pink Martini) on guitar, and Andy Rayborn (Kulululu) on bass clarinet. This concert will include Amanda Lawrence (Arco PDX, Loch Lomond) on viola. The group’s one-of-a-kind instrumentation allows access to a unique palette of sounds. The EP is the most intimate of Detrick’s work to date in a long line of intensely personal pieces, and the set is complemented by Marsh’s originals as well as arrangements by Rayborn.
Noah Kite is a Portland-based songwriter shaping pop, jazz, and classical influences to accent folk's lyrical poignancy. This chambered folk-rock uses its roots in a childhood of Ravel, Sade, Van Morrison, Enya, and Steely Dan to make melodic and poetic sense of experiences teaching, traveling, and touring abroad. While these dynamically orchestrated dramas find a symphonic home on the eponymous record, in live settings, arrangements are distilled to their essential workings; Kite’s guitar and voice lace the haunting oboe of Laura Gershman, the versatile upright of Colin Corner, and the endlessly-inspired alto sax of Jessica Paul to deliver each tune its own life.