Thursday, June 7, 2012
Quick Pick: Saturday June 9th
Truck Stop Darlin' (CD Release Show!)
13 NW Sixth Ave
Doors: 8PM/ Show: 9PM
21 & Over
Filled with heartbreak, bourbon, and the open road, the sound of the Truckstop Darlin's is an earthy country-rock too sweet to deny. Perpetuated upon the high-desert gravel voice of John Phelan, their music is the embodiment of the Northwest. It's rural honesty is a potent thing that finds fans in anyone that likes callused hands, hard work and good salt of the earth people. This is the music of mill hands working the green chain, of Eastern Oregon cattle ranchers and those of us city dwellers who seem to breath a little easier once the glare of the urban lights have faded in the rear view mirror.
Celebrating the success of their Kickstarter campaign and the release of their sophomore album Hope and the Heart it Breaks, this show at the Star Theater should be big enough to mark this awesome event. Shearing the stage is the Neil Youngian styled organic rock of Seattle's River Giant. An awesome band of their own with a blue collar sound that will wonderfully compliment the Darlin's There's no doubt this is where you need to be Saturday night. So whether you're already down town for the Rose Festival or need a good fix of awesome music this it the show for you.