We need to get out more often. Thursday night Alicia and I went to the Alberta Rose Theatre to listen to some good Portland music. Some friends were playing and that’s was drew us there that night. I have known Sarah’s mom longer than I have known my wife of 20 some years. We worked in the same group and I sat in the cubicle next to her and remember the telephone conversation she had with her high school daughter. Tim is one of if not the best bass player in Portland. A Kansas kid (I was born in Kansas) I only met Tim a few years ago when he move to Portland. My Uncle came to town to visit him and gave me a call and we all hooked up.
Every now and then Tim plays with Sarah in venues around Portland and I try to get out to see them both. They are great at what they do and I have enjoyed their music every time I have gone to see them play albeit only twice — once at Hamburger Mary’s on New Years eve (a whole another story) and now at the Rose Theatre. We do need to get out more often.
There were three bands playing that night – Miss Michael Jodell, A Simple Colony and Sarah King; and for $8 bucks it was very reasonable entertainment. Below are some photo’s I took from the night. I really didn’t have the right equipment and I was just trying to see what I could get with available light – which was horrible. I set my camera at the highest ISO (3200) for all the shots making them very grainy which is why a lot of them I processed into black and white. I opened the aperture to the widest I could with what lens I had on – one at f2.8 and the other around f4 or f3 depending on how far in I zoomed. The lights were low so I shot mostly at a very slow shutter speed and hand holding it – not the sharpest results. But it was fun trying.
The night started out with Michael Jodell and her band.
The next band that played was A Simple Colony.
And then Sarah King took the stage and rocked the house the rest of the night…
.. with Tim Huggins — the best bass player in all of Portland…
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