I got an email from my life-long friend, Jay Demko the other day telling me about his new band called Centers. This is great stuff, Jay is on guitar and oud, which is an African acoustic stringed instrument that has a very unique sound.
Also in this group is Courtney on organ, Jay's wife and long time musical partner in bands such As On and World B free.
Rounding out the lineup are some talented Portland locals to make up a group that blends together world and blues instrumentation with minimal percussion and almost Discord Records-like vocals and melodies. You can listen to and purchase their new album here!
This post is a little short and doesn't really give them the full attention they deserve, but I'm currently on the road and typing on my iPod. Next stop São Paulo!