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CD Release Party *‘Live at the White Eagle’* Friday, Feb. 10th @ 9pm *White Eagle Saloon* 836 N Russell St. Portland, OR 97227

Reverb Brothers* The *Reverb Brothers* have been a working Portland band for over 10 years, playing an Americana repertoire: roadhouse, roots country, blues, jug, New Orleans, R&B, rock & roll and old time jazz. This party celebrates the release of their live CD, simply titled *Live at the White Eagle,* which was recorded over a series of gigs at Portland’s iconic nightspot. The music begins at 9pm for this 21 and over show. From his record shop, *Reverb Music* on Hawthorne, keyboardist/singer *Claes Almroth*, had the best of music at his fingertips. Along with longtime neighbor, acoustic guitarist and singer, *Doug Marx*, they began to play with the *Eagle Ridin’ Papas, *in the mid 90’s. During this time *Almroth* and *Marx* also started playing as a duo. Their mix of ragtime and jug band music began to expand as they added electric guitarist *Allan Lemley*, whose legendary *Killerwatts*, included Almroth back in the 1980’s. With the addition of a rhythm section and a dose of roots Rock and R&B, they became the Reverb Brothers--adding former *Razorbacks*’ bassist, *Michael Kearsey*, * New Iberians’* drummer, *Fred Ingram*, and, Kansas City cornet and trumpet player, *Dave Duffield*, who added a New Orleans feel to the band and the song list, which now has reached over 400 songs from America’s vast musical heritage. This new CD includes four originals: Almroth’s second line stomp, “Shake It,” and his Jimmy Reed-inspired “Too Tired To Listen” as well as Kearsey’s tribute to Perry Mason’s secretary on “Della”, a Rockin’ Razorback classic. Doug Marx presents his own rocker, “Blue Moon” and covers the decades, singing “Walk Right In ” (1929),“I’m Satisfied With My Gal” (1936) and the Jimmy Liggins “Drunk” (1953). From the Rockabilly vaults the band swings on “Cincinnati Fireball,” recorded by Johnny Brunette and from Willie Dixon’s collection, “When the Lights Go Out.” Duffield’s fiery horn is heard on the revved up folk ballad, “St. James Infirmary” along with Woody Guthrie’s waltz, “More Pretty Gals Than One” and Bob Dylan’s “ You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.” Americana is a real deal and the Reverbs take it seriously. As drummer Ingram notes in a Cascade Blues review: “We roll all over the deck musically and hop from decade to decade with some original material thrown in,” he said. “This is likely the only band I’ll be in that will play Papa Oom Mow, Witchi Tai To, Claudette, and Columbia Stockade Blues in the same set.”