Adam Sweeney & the Jamboree
April 16, 2012, 4:15 pm
This group brings together a trad folk and country sound.
ADAM SWEENEY & THE JAMBOREE
Adam dropped by our studios to talk about the journey to becoming a full-fledged Portlander, and how the new music project (cover songs) is going. PLUS! Adam sang a wonderful version of Skin to Skin. Check it out at the end of our conversation.
There are a couple of upcoming shows for the band. Check on the benefit show 4/21 and others that are upcoming HERE.
Adam Sweeney & the Jamboree is an indie folk rock band from Portland, OR. Their music is like The Sound of Silence after the band kicks in: all jangle and harmony, poppy yet literary, brooding and celebratory all at the same time. They released a self-titled debut album Adam Sweeney & the Jamboree in June 2011. The band began recording in the winter of 2009, laying down drum tracks at The Woods in Portland, a funeral chapel turned music venue with a killer acoustic vibe. They then spent the bulk of 2010 meticulously tracking with engineer David Fuller, who also plays accordion in the band. Using a portable setup, they bounced between various basements and live rooms in Portland, choosing locations based purely on the sounds they wanted to capture.String arrangements by Wendy Goodwin provide a lush orchestral soundscape that perfectly offsets the jangly folk rock arrangements. The album also features guest musicians like Jake Jolliff (Joy Kills Sorrow) on mandolin, Bryan Free on organ, Nate Purcelley (Deepest Darkest) on trumpet, Christy Kuiken (Pacific Crest Wind Symphony) on vibraphone, and Kendra Carpenter on cello. Preceding their full band debut, Sweeney has independently released three solo records: Wildest Rose (2011), Technicolor Halo (2007), and Places & Names (2004).Sweeney has shared the stage with the likes of Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, Dar Williams, Laura Gibson, The Low Anthem, Joy Kills Sorrow, Tracy Grammer, and Carrie Rodriguez. Adam Sweeney – vocals, guitar, banjoKatie Sawicki - vocals, banjo, keysDavid Fuller – accordion, electric guitarJeremie Murfin – electric guitarZachary Pace – bass guitarCorey Kintzi – drumsRebekah Hanson – violin, viola
More from the band's site HERE.