LEFT HAND SMOKE with Purusa and Bart Ferguson

Fri Mar 20 2020

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater

13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97209

$15.00

Ages 21+

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Fronted by brothers Ben Mish, a skilled piano man with a soulful voice, and Will Mish, a guitar wizard who has earned critical nods for his unfathomable talent and innate sense of melody and blues, and flanked by Irish-born multi-talented rhythm guitarist Ronan O'Mahony, a childhood friend and co-songwriter, and the inimitable stick-man Andrew Cloutier on drums, Left Hand Smoke brews up a blend of neo-soul and rock that is steeped in tradition, yet entirely original and fresh.

Left Hand Smoke's self-titled debut took the West Coast by surprise, earning rave reviews in publications like LA's Radio & Record, and newspapers around the coast. Immediately, things began to happen for the band. Within months of the album's release, four songs off Left Hand Smoke were licensed for network television, one of them, Blues Eyes Shining, eventually ending up on the hit show ER. The song Step Outside (featuring Death Cab for Cutie's Jason McGerr on drums) garnered major airplay from Seattle's AAA format KMTT 103.7 FM The Mountain, vaulting the band from club act to headliner in major performance venues. The album went on to receive many gold stars: album of the year in West Coast Performer Magazine, Top 10 in the Amazon.com rock charts, and the single Step Outside was a top 10 request for 103.7 FM (a live version of the song was featured on the station's popular On the Mountain 6 compilation alongside Tom Waits, Counting Crows, David Gray, and others). Capitalizing on this momentum, the band hit the road, building a loyal following with its now-renowned live show.

As the fanbase grew, the band continued to absorb and explore new music. In addition to the sounds of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Van Morrison that came through on their first release, the band updated the sound with an invigorating slice of James Brown and Motown soul. With Andrew Cloutier stepping in on the drums, the band released So Many Faces, Nonsense Parade, and At the Hotel in a musical journey that took them all across the West Coast. Since the release of these records, LHS has continued to collect accolades: they headlined the Backyard Stage at Seattle's famous Bumbershoot Festival; opened for Maroon 5 in arenas during their Northwest leg of the national John Mayer/Maroon 5 tour; the band played with Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam during a benefit show in Seattle; on a repeat bill the following year, Mike McCready joined LHS on stage for a cover of Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones; the LHS song Down the Road was licensed by Pangolin Pictures for use on the Discovery Channel; and the band was voted Seattle's Best Pop/Rock Band by readers of the Seattle Weekly.

The band went on to headline Doe Bay Music Festival and released the album Shine On Everything. The title track was used as the final feature song for an episode of the ABC-TV show Grey's Anatomy in January of 2013, which once again brought the band's music to an international audience. The album Tiny Revolution was also released that year, as the band worked for a second time with Producer/Engineer Ian Sheridan (Bassist and Musical Director for Jason Mraz) and had the album mastered by Barry Corliss. The album Seven followed in 2017.

In 2018, Left Hand Smoke finally brought all of this experience together and recorded a fresh record. The band embraced a new direction, pushing themselves to explore new musical territory. The resulting album, Drugstore Love, combines catchy hooks and soulful melodies with the straight-ahead rock and roll for which LHS has become known. Seven features a fresh sound from a band that has shown their ability to expand in new directions while remaining true to their musical roots. The album was released on December 7th, 2018.         

PREPAID FRIENDS PRESENTS
LEFT HAND SMOKE with Purusa and Bart Ferguson

  • Left Hand Smoke

    Left Hand Smoke

    Alternative Rock

    Fronted by brothers Ben Mish, a skilled piano man with a soulful voice, and Will Mish, a guitar wizard who has earned critical nods for his unfathomable talent and innate sense of melody and blues, and flanked by Irish-born multi-talented rhythm guitarist Ronan O'Mahony, a childhood friend and co-songwriter, and the inimitable stick-man Andrew Cloutier on drums, Left Hand Smoke brews up a blend of neo-soul and rock that is steeped in tradition, yet entirely original and fresh.

    Left Hand Smoke's self-titled debut took the West Coast by surprise, earning rave reviews in publications like LA's Radio & Record, and newspapers around the coast. Immediately, things began to happen for the band. Within months of the album's release, four songs off Left Hand Smoke were licensed for network television, one of them, Blues Eyes Shining, eventually ending up on the hit show ER. The song Step Outside (featuring Death Cab for Cutie's Jason McGerr on drums) garnered major airplay from Seattle's AAA format KMTT 103.7 FM The Mountain, vaulting the band from club act to headliner in major performance venues. The album went on to receive many gold stars: album of the year in West Coast Performer Magazine, Top 10 in the Amazon.com rock charts, and the single Step Outside was a top 10 request for 103.7 FM (a live version of the song was featured on the station's popular On the Mountain 6 compilation alongside Tom Waits, Counting Crows, David Gray, and others). Capitalizing on this momentum, the band hit the road, building a loyal following with its now-renowned live show.

    As the fanbase grew, the band continued to absorb and explore new music. In addition to the sounds of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Van Morrison that came through on their first release, the band updated the sound with an invigorating slice of James Brown and Motown soul. With Andrew Cloutier stepping in on the drums, the band released So Many Faces, Nonsense Parade, and At the Hotel in a musical journey that took them all across the West Coast. Since the release of these records, LHS has continued to collect accolades: they headlined the Backyard Stage at Seattle's famous Bumbershoot Festival; opened for Maroon 5 in arenas during their Northwest leg of the national John Mayer/Maroon 5 tour; the band played with Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam during a benefit show in Seattle; on a repeat bill the following year, Mike McCready joined LHS on stage for a cover of Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones; the LHS song Down the Road was licensed by Pangolin Pictures for use on the Discovery Channel; and the band was voted Seattle's Best Pop/Rock Band by readers of the Seattle Weekly.

    The band went on to headline Doe Bay Music Festival and released the album Shine On Everything. The title track was used as the final feature song for an episode of the ABC-TV show Grey's Anatomy in January of 2013, which once again brought the band's music to an international audience. The album Tiny Revolution was also released that year, as the band worked for a second time with Producer/Engineer Ian Sheridan (Bassist and Musical Director for Jason Mraz) and had the album mastered by Barry Corliss. The album Seven followed in 2017.

    In 2018, Left Hand Smoke finally brought all of this experience together and recorded a fresh record. The band embraced a new direction, pushing themselves to explore new musical territory. The resulting album, Drugstore Love, combines catchy hooks and soulful melodies with the straight-ahead rock and roll for which LHS has become known. Seven features a fresh sound from a band that has shown their ability to expand in new directions while remaining true to their musical roots. The album was released on December 7th, 2018.         
  • Purusa

    Purusa

    Alternative Rock

    Purusa is an indie rock band, originally formed in 1999 by lead singer Kris Kirkman and guitarist Zach Hinkelman. The band built their reputation over the next 4 years along the West Coast producing two top selling albums for Northwest Artists, and sharing bills with numerous established national performers such as Joe Bonamassa, Glen Phillips, Dada, Chris Whitley, Bernie Worrell and more.

    A decade long breakup ended in 2014 with a reunion that inspired the release of the long shelved third album 'Repair' that included the single 'Breaking Down' which subsequently garnered enough airplay to chart at FMQB for 9 weeks peaking at #49 in March of 2016. In August 2016 the band released the EP 'Soundtrack' which generated some minor college radio airplay at 47 stations across the country and helped land a licensing deal.

    In 2019 the band released a new full length full album 'Amnesia' which spawned two hit singles on Spotify with 'Julien' generating over 12K streams and 'Memory' over 19K in just over two months. The band has also shared the stage recently with Sponge, Sweet Water and 7Horse.         

  • Bart Furguson

    Bart Furguson

    Music

    Bart Ferguson began his musical career in Eugene, OR in 1987, co-founding The Strangers with his good friend Allen Bush. Bart and Allen relocated to San Francisco in 1989, and joined forces with Ned Failing, Henry Smith, and Paul Lesinski to complete the band that would play close to 2000 shows over the next 7 years throughout most of the country, to an enthusiastic fan base. After 4 albums, and countless miles on the road, The Strangers broke up, and Bart formed the band Kerosene Dream with another good friend Dave Coey. Kerosene Dream enjoyed some fine success, has recorded 3 albums to date, and is continuing to keep an acoustic trio form of the band with Bart, Dave, and Al Toribio, who joined the group in 1998.

    In 2002, Kerosene Dream went on a hiatus, and Bart recorded an album entitled Salvation Road. The album debuted in the top 50 on the Billboard charts, and remained there for a couple of weeks. The single ʻTomorrowʼ, received airplay across the US on Triple A radio stations, including KINK in Portland.

    Over the ensuing 10 years, Bart Ferguson and The Edward Stanley Band has morphed into a group of musicians that feels, and performs like a close knit family. Bart continues to write new songs, and the next album is never that far off.         

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PREPAID FRIENDS PRESENTS

LEFT HAND SMOKE with Purusa and Bart Ferguson

Fri Mar 20 2020 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater Portland OR
LEFT HAND SMOKE with Purusa and Bart Ferguson

$15.00 Ages 21+

Fronted by brothers Ben Mish, a skilled piano man with a soulful voice, and Will Mish, a guitar wizard who has earned critical nods for his unfathomable talent and innate sense of melody and blues, and flanked by Irish-born multi-talented rhythm guitarist Ronan O'Mahony, a childhood friend and co-songwriter, and the inimitable stick-man Andrew Cloutier on drums, Left Hand Smoke brews up a blend of neo-soul and rock that is steeped in tradition, yet entirely original and fresh.

Left Hand Smoke's self-titled debut took the West Coast by surprise, earning rave reviews in publications like LA's Radio & Record, and newspapers around the coast. Immediately, things began to happen for the band. Within months of the album's release, four songs off Left Hand Smoke were licensed for network television, one of them, Blues Eyes Shining, eventually ending up on the hit show ER. The song Step Outside (featuring Death Cab for Cutie's Jason McGerr on drums) garnered major airplay from Seattle's AAA format KMTT 103.7 FM The Mountain, vaulting the band from club act to headliner in major performance venues. The album went on to receive many gold stars: album of the year in West Coast Performer Magazine, Top 10 in the Amazon.com rock charts, and the single Step Outside was a top 10 request for 103.7 FM (a live version of the song was featured on the station's popular On the Mountain 6 compilation alongside Tom Waits, Counting Crows, David Gray, and others). Capitalizing on this momentum, the band hit the road, building a loyal following with its now-renowned live show.

As the fanbase grew, the band continued to absorb and explore new music. In addition to the sounds of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Van Morrison that came through on their first release, the band updated the sound with an invigorating slice of James Brown and Motown soul. With Andrew Cloutier stepping in on the drums, the band released So Many Faces, Nonsense Parade, and At the Hotel in a musical journey that took them all across the West Coast. Since the release of these records, LHS has continued to collect accolades: they headlined the Backyard Stage at Seattle's famous Bumbershoot Festival; opened for Maroon 5 in arenas during their Northwest leg of the national John Mayer/Maroon 5 tour; the band played with Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam during a benefit show in Seattle; on a repeat bill the following year, Mike McCready joined LHS on stage for a cover of Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones; the LHS song Down the Road was licensed by Pangolin Pictures for use on the Discovery Channel; and the band was voted Seattle's Best Pop/Rock Band by readers of the Seattle Weekly.

The band went on to headline Doe Bay Music Festival and released the album Shine On Everything. The title track was used as the final feature song for an episode of the ABC-TV show Grey's Anatomy in January of 2013, which once again brought the band's music to an international audience. The album Tiny Revolution was also released that year, as the band worked for a second time with Producer/Engineer Ian Sheridan (Bassist and Musical Director for Jason Mraz) and had the album mastered by Barry Corliss. The album Seven followed in 2017.

In 2018, Left Hand Smoke finally brought all of this experience together and recorded a fresh record. The band embraced a new direction, pushing themselves to explore new musical territory. The resulting album, Drugstore Love, combines catchy hooks and soulful melodies with the straight-ahead rock and roll for which LHS has become known. Seven features a fresh sound from a band that has shown their ability to expand in new directions while remaining true to their musical roots. The album was released on December 7th, 2018.         

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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.