BRIGHT AND SHINING performer, singer/songwriter and fiddler, Kathryn Claire, who once made her home on the coast, has been steadily filling up Portland with her talents. A consummate lover of harmony she has collaborated with the likes of Portland pop-rock stalwarts JONAH, Sassparilla, all-star Pogues tribute band KMRIA and The Portland Cello Project, since she took leave.
A new release on the horizon, Morning Comes to Soon, debuts this April. It features Jeff Baxter on piano, Jules Holbrook on bass and Scott McPherson on drums with guest performances by Hanz Araki, Ezra Holbrook, Andrew Lorish, Matthew Hayward-Macdonald and Skip Von Kuske. The album was recorded in an intense few days at the Secret Society in Portland, Oregon. Going for a live, dynamic quality, 11 tracks explore themes of transition, loss and discovery. The songs retain the narrative and personal quality that she is known for while allowing a more mature sound to develop around them.
Two performances: Friday, April 15, 8:30pm, $5, joined by bassist Chris Hayes at the VooDoo room in Astoria. Saturday, April 16, 7pm at the Depot in Seaview.