John Shipe, purveyor of character-centric folk in the melodic vein of artists like Jonathan Rice and Elvis Costello, will play The Dublin Bar on December 10th to celebrate the local release of his latest album, Villain. Joining him will be Mexican Gunfight, a band which features Shipe’s band mates from The Renegade Saints. Fans of the Renegade Saints can look forward to a reunion of sorts, as they all share the stage again. This will be one of four shows in the area where Oregonian fans will be able to get their hands on Shipe’s latest album in advance of the national release on February 1, 2011. Eugene, Salem and Bend will also have dates.
Shipe’s live shows are intimate and engaging. He talks to the audience about the songs he’s playing, “Like a magician explaining the trick as he performs it,” he says. His songs are perfect for live performance, with their well-drawn characters and quirky humor. He has shared the bill with quite a few big names over the years, including Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, and Los Lobos just to name a few.
John Shipe Local CD Release Show for Villain
The Dublin Pub
Friday, December 10th
6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale HWY, Portland, OR
Door time: 9:00 pm
Show time: 9:30 pm
Also on the bill: Mexican Gunfight
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