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Portland – Concert
October 21, 2017, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$12 - $15
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards Album Release Show at One Longfellow Square. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have a vision for their band’s sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Natalie Bohrn pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese’s poignant and powerful singing. For their forthcoming album, the band is exploring their special and less common instrumentation with the support of Sam Kassirer. The new record has a wide emotional and sonic scope. The four voices are just as much instruments as they are providers for lyric and harmony. At times it’s rowdy, delicate and cinematic. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. 8-11pm. $12 advance – $15 day of. FMI: onelongfellowsquare.com.