In the Cafe Bar
Retro country soul from novelist/songwriter Willy Vlautin, Amy Boone (Damnations), Sean Oldham (Richmond Fontaine), Jenny Conlee (Decemberists) and friends
The name “The Delines” came to Willy in a dream. He claims we were playing a nice venue somewhere and it was written across the kick drum. The idea for the band itself came long before on a tour with Richmond Fontaine. Amy was singing the female roles from the High Country and Post to Wire, originally sung by her sister Deborah. Backstage Amy would sing soul and opera numbers to warm up and get her mind off the psycho logger tunes and a-holes she was locked in a van with. Some of the soul singing must have found its way into Willy's consciousness however and upon returning home he penned several songs he hoped Amy would sing. Willy sneaked over to John's studio and whipped out some demos to share with Amy and Sean. They dug em! Amy chose her keys and Tucker came over to work out parts in the basement. We called Freddy in to lay down the bass and Jenny to play rhodes and organ. Finally we got Amy up from Austin and after some quality time in the basement hit the studio. Collin put down a little cello and John some baritone guitar. Crow sent us up backing vocals that Amy and Deb had done down in Austin. John mixed them all up nice here in Portland and voilà “Colfax” was born. We are planning to release May 2014 on Decor and El Cortez Records.
Willy Vlautin; guitar, songs
Amy Boone; vocals, piano
Sean Oldham; drums
Tucker Jackson; pedal steel
Freddy Trujillo; bass
Jenny Conlee-Drizos; keyboards
Collin Oldham; cello
Deborah Kelly; vocals
Michael Crow; swell fella, Austin engineer
John Askew; producer
This will be a seated show.
U14’s to be accompanied by an adult.
Eat before the show
Gig Food Menu
This menu is subject to change on the day
All at £9.75
Freshly made to order
Char grilled steak burger with melted mozzarella, chunky chips and onion rings
Deep fried plaice filet sandwich with tartar sauce, mange tout salad, chunky chips and crispy calamari rings
Pan fried spicy bean burger on focaccia topped with grilled Portobello mushroom and a roasted vegetable salad V
Char grilled chicken tikka served in toasted pita bread with papadoms and a yogurt, mango and mint dip
Potato wedges with garlic, lemon and thyme mayo
Mixed leaf and crunchy vegetable salad with a French mustard dressing
Seasoned chunky chips
Please order & pay for food at the bar
Food service finishes 45 min before the main act.
All our dishes are freshly prepared and cooked to order in our kitchen.
Wherever possible we use locally sourced ingredients supporting local suppliers
Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
Telephone: £2 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
In Person: £2 per transaction (applies if using credit card only) Debit card/Cheque/cash is free