Port City Music Hall
Kat Wright (Night 2)

State Theatre presents

Kat Wright (Night 2)

Chris Ross and the North

Fri, September 29, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Portland House of Music and Events

Portland, ME

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Kat Wright
Kat Wright
Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.

Supporting her is a rock solid rhythm section of bass, drums and keys; a powerful, three-piece horn section; an electric guitarist who dances beneath the surface before exploding to the top. Seven players, each a soloist and entertainer in their own right, blending Memphis soul and new school R&B with a level of improvisation that more than a few Vermont bands have been known for. They aim right for the heart and move your soul without overlooking your ass.

Confident, cool and, well… indomitable.

Working their magic throughout the Northeast and preparing to extend far beyond the region, Kat and the band are on a simple quest to “send people out feeling better than when they walked in” to the show…
Chris Ross and the North
Chris Ross and the North
Hancock, Maine native, Chris Ross has been writing and performing his songs for the better part of a decade. He mixes smokey folk with a rambling and witty lyricism, which earned him the “Songwriter Of The Year” award at the 2014 New England Music Awards. Ross and his band, Chris Ross and the North, released their album "Young Once" in 2015, to critical acclaim. Their music lives comfortably in the space between Americana, Rock, and Country.

"A voice made for acoustic guitar, more dirt road than gravel, never sliding off to twang, and sharply honest" -Bluebird Reviews

"Young Once is pure Americana. Fans of Zac Brown Band, Jason Isbell, John Hiatt, and storytellers of similar ilk, will find this album and act most appealing." -Bluebird Reviews
Venue Information:
Portland House of Music and Events
25 Temple Street
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.portlandhouseofmusic.com/