Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters Album Release with Gerle Haggard and Nikole Potulsky
Sep 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$15 Advance
$20 Advance with a copy of the new CD
$18 At the Door
$25 At the Door with a copy of the new CD

Portland-based singer/songwriter Ashleigh Flynn and her all-female, all-star band celebrate the release of their debut album tonight with a concert chock-full of special guests, special performances and a whole lot of fun.

Gerle Haggard, the all-girl Merle Haggard tribute band, and Nikole Potulsky also perform.

Don't miss it!

Ticket sales ended Sep 28, 2018 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Like the Ohio to muddy Ol’ Miss, Ashleigh Flynn follows her troubadour heart. Flynn grew up in Kentucky and cut her teeth on local bluegrass music and Motown. A prolific songwriter and performer blessed with unbridled charisma, she has taken the stage at Bonnaroo and Bumbershoot, Delfest, High Sierra and Vancouver Folk Fest and toured with the likes of Todd Snider and the Wood Brothers.

Thanks to two critically acclaimed independently released studio albums and a live EP, Flynn is making a name for herself in Americana music. She arrived on the scene in 2008 with the release of American Dream, a poetic lament to the elusiveness of that national ethos. A Million Stars followed in 2013 – a rollicking journey celebrating the women pioneers of the American West. Her most recent EP, The Low Arc of the Sun, 2016, was recorded live on the winter solstice in Portland, Oregon as an offering to the coming of the light.

With a fresh slate of songs in her arsenal, Flynn returned to the studio in 2017 to develop a bold new project: Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters. In both name and spirit, this all-female band is a nod to the “Rosie the Riveter” archetype and an homage to the millions of American women who entered this country’s male-dominated workforce during World War II and kicked some serious ass.

The record’s 11 tracks feature Flynn’s compelling brand of storytelling and soulful vocals, amped-up and virtuously enveloped by the electrified Riveters. Inspired in large part by her new guitar player Nancy Luca’s style and skill, the album hearkens back to early Stones and ‘70s psychedelic country rock, yet the result feels simultaneously new and necessary.

Produced by Flynn’s longtime musical collaborator, Chris Funk of the Decemberists, this highly anticipated LP was recorded and mixed at Halfling Studios in Portland and supported by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. more >>>
Gerle Haggard | 8:00 PM
All Merle. All Girl. We are an 8 piece all-female band devoted to the amazing music of Merle Haggard.
Bringing sassiness to old and new listeners alike! more >>>
Nikole Potulsky | 8:00 PM
Nikole Potulsky grew up in small towns, at the kitchen tables of working women who taught her to read cards, listen for deeper meaning, make her own money, and never back down. Her stories often chronicle the lives of these women- mothers, grandmothers, counterfeiters, fortune tellers, bar owners, gamblers, arsonists, divorcees, and mistresses. She connects their stories of rebellion and resistance to her own, and raises up parallel stories of resilience. Nikole writes to reminds us that there is beauty and power in everything, particularly the darkness, the unspoken, the lost, and the forgotten.

Nikole Potulsky stirs the the raw emotion of the blues, the call to action of folk, the storytelling of country music with the longing for salvation of gospel.

Nikole’s engaging storytelling style, compelling personal narratives, and powerful voice moves audiences deftly between quiet reflection to uproarious laughter. One reviewer called her debut album "an eleven song Moth story slam." Her sound has been compared to Lucinda Williams, Brandi Carlile, John Prine, and Grace Potter. more >>>