Fri Aug 10 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Jack London Revue

529 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97204

$12.00

Ages 21+

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With a deep soul backbone augmented by jazz, rhythm & blues and rock 'n' roll, the Seattle trio -- Lamarr on B-3 organ, Jimmy James on guitar and David McGraw on drums -- evokes a classic instrumental sound with a fresh, virtuosic sensibility all its own on debut LP Close But No Cigar. The band put out the album independently in 2016, and Colemine Records gives it a wide release in March.

All three musicians knew each other from the local soul scene. When Novo founded the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio in 2015, Lamarr asked McGraw if he was interested in joining the band. After playing for a year with another guitarist in the group, Lamarr invited James to sit in as a substitute one night at the trio's regular Tuesday gig, and he never left. That's when the band truly found its sound. "We had chemistry right out of the gate, and that doesn't always happen," Lamarr says.

In fact, the keyboardist and guitarist say they're constantly engaged in a game of name-that-tune, throwing in licks from obscure soul or rhythm & blues tunes and seeing where the other takes it, while McGraw sits back in the pocket and keeps things moving. "It puts you on the edge of your seat, like, I don't know what's going to happen here," James says. "It's like going out into the middle of the forest with nothing, and there's bears and wolves all around, and seeing if you can make it out."

Their chemistry stems from each musician's unique abilities. James describes McGraw as having "that rare soul sound. He's got this light touch, but it still tells you, 'I'm here.' You feel it." Meanwhile, Lamarr holds down basslines on the organ that are so vivid that audience members sometimes ask where the bass player is. "His left hand is second to none," James says. "He's got that, but he's also got this wild approach. He goes for it, and he's fearless about it."

Though James is more modest about his own abilities -- "I mostly just go for what I feel," he says -- his bandmates complete the picture. "When Jimmy joined the band, everybody who was a regular at that club said, 'That's it: that's the band right there,'" Lamarr says.

 

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Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

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    Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

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Soul'd Out Presents

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Fri Aug 10 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Jack London Revue Portland OR
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

$12.00 Ages 21+

With a deep soul backbone augmented by jazz, rhythm & blues and rock 'n' roll, the Seattle trio -- Lamarr on B-3 organ, Jimmy James on guitar and David McGraw on drums -- evokes a classic instrumental sound with a fresh, virtuosic sensibility all its own on debut LP Close But No Cigar. The band put out the album independently in 2016, and Colemine Records gives it a wide release in March.

All three musicians knew each other from the local soul scene. When Novo founded the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio in 2015, Lamarr asked McGraw if he was interested in joining the band. After playing for a year with another guitarist in the group, Lamarr invited James to sit in as a substitute one night at the trio's regular Tuesday gig, and he never left. That's when the band truly found its sound. "We had chemistry right out of the gate, and that doesn't always happen," Lamarr says.

In fact, the keyboardist and guitarist say they're constantly engaged in a game of name-that-tune, throwing in licks from obscure soul or rhythm & blues tunes and seeing where the other takes it, while McGraw sits back in the pocket and keeps things moving. "It puts you on the edge of your seat, like, I don't know what's going to happen here," James says. "It's like going out into the middle of the forest with nothing, and there's bears and wolves all around, and seeing if you can make it out."

Their chemistry stems from each musician's unique abilities. James describes McGraw as having "that rare soul sound. He's got this light touch, but it still tells you, 'I'm here.' You feel it." Meanwhile, Lamarr holds down basslines on the organ that are so vivid that audience members sometimes ask where the bass player is. "His left hand is second to none," James says. "He's got that, but he's also got this wild approach. He goes for it, and he's fearless about it."

Though James is more modest about his own abilities -- "I mostly just go for what I feel," he says -- his bandmates complete the picture. "When Jimmy joined the band, everybody who was a regular at that club said, 'That's it: that's the band right there,'" Lamarr says.

 

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Soul Jazz

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
GA 21+
$12.00

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.