A new monthly series from Portland Radio Project begins in September with Portland’s premier acoustic and singer/songwriter listening room, Artichoke Music. For the first show of “Listen Up: Amplifying Pacific Northwest Women Singers/Songwriters,” three emerging Pacific Northwest female singer/songwriters–Nyah, Ronnie Carrier and Erin Westfall–will take the microphone for a rich evening of independent voices and powerful stories.
Inspired by artists as diverse as Billie Holiday and D’Angelo, Oregon’s R&B/Soul artist Nyah is gaining a following for mesmerizing live performances and original material. Once described as “Sarah McLachlan meets Nirvana,” Portland-based folk-rock songwriter Ronnie Carrier’s musical world is like a haunted house with friendly ghosts and her musical narratives are as catchy as they are clever. Salem-based Erin Westfall brings alt-pop with soaring melodies and soulful vocals to the mic.
Doors open for the Friday, September 16 show at 6:30 pm, show at 7 pm. Tickets ($15) available at artichokemusic.org/LiveMusic.html. Seating is first come, first served. In the case of a sold out event, patrons may be required to share tables. For parties of four or more, please call ahead to 503.232.8845 to make reservations.