October 18, 2012, 3:00 pm
True grit paired up with piano pop storytelling sets this singer-songwriter from Alaska apart from the crowd.
Naomi and Crownpoint
are both special guests for Tyler Stenson's
CD release party at The Aladdin Theatre, 10/19/12.
Naomi is a passionate spokesperson for the creative scene here in Portland. I think you will really enjoy our conversation, below. And also check out an earlier visit we shared here at KINK, at the bottom of this article.
Her bio says it this way: Marinated in the 1970's and cooked to piano pop perfection. With the vocal clarity of Neko Case, Hooley's vocals will command your attention almost as much as her driving piano that mirrors the audacity of a young Elton John or a velvet-flocked, furious Carole King... Not just another girl on a piano
Naomi's story is so compelling. Her band comes down from Alaska to work with Rob Stroup. After a great ten day session, they head back with material. But the band fizzles. Naomi decides she'll go it alone, and picks up the pieces of the Portland dream. LISTEN TO OUR CONVERSATION, BELOW.