Patti Smith – Tickets – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR – February 26th, 2013

Patti Smith

True West Presents at the Crystal Ballroom

Patti Smith

Saint Maybe

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Crystal Ballroom

Portland, OR

$32.50 adv/$35.00 dos

This event is all ages

Patti Smith
Patti Smith
Patti Smith, born in Chicago and raised in South Jersey, migrated to New York in 1967.

In 1975 Patti Smith’s first recording, Horses, was inducted into the National Recording Registry in 2010 at The Library of Congress by the National Recording Preservation Board. Her subsequent albums are Radio Ethiopia, Easter, and Wave, Dream of Life, Gone Again, Peace and Noise, Gung Ho, trampin, Land, twelve, and most currently, Banga.

Author of the acclaimed memoir, Just Kids, which chronicled her friendship and journey in art with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith was awarded the 2010 National Book Award. Her other books include Witt, Babel, Coral Sea, Woolgathering, and Auguries of Innocence.

Patti Smith’s art has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide. Represented by the Robert Miller Gallery in New York since 1978, her exhibitions include Strange Messenger, Land 250, and Camera Solo. Steven Sebring’s 2008 documentary, dream of life: the movie, was acknowledged internationally and received an Emmy nomination.

As well as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Patti Smith also holds the honor of “Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture, and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Rowan State University, Pratt Institute of Art, and the School of Art Institute Chicago. Patti Smith was honored by ASCAP with the Founders Award, representing lifetime achievement, and the recipient of Sweden’s Polar Award that is an international acknowledgement for significant achievements in music.

On February 7, 2013, Smith was awarded the Katharine Hepburn Medal from Bryn Mawr College, which recognizes women whose lives, work and contributions embody the same drive and accomplishments as the four-time winning actress. On May 18, 2014, Barnard College Board of Trustees will present Patti Smith with their Medal of Distinction that honors individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their communities, and their careers.

Patti Smith continues to write, perform readings, work on artistic projects, and lends support for human right issues. She and her band are continually touring worldwide and preparing for future recording projects.
Saint Maybe
Saint Maybe
Saint Maybe is as much a journey as a band. It speeds down Highway 1960, hangs a left at Psychedelic Boulevard and pulls up in front of your house. Out steps Oliver Ray [Patti Smith] and company, unpacking memories of AM radio and erecting signs to the future mapped out by the beat poets. Saint Maybe is as fresh now as the birth of rock and roll was then.

This is high-octane music, propelled by Oliver Ray's slashing guitar that soars over Winston Watson's [Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Robyn Hitchcock, Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell, Greyhound Soul] solid rhythms and Chris Sauer's [Hollywood Knights, The Mod Squad, Amy Rude] explorations of the side roads en route. The songs celebrate today and explore the future using rock and roll as their guide. "Everything At Once (And More)" takes notice of the vain desire to live forever before we die, absorbs the contradiction, and clears a space for living. The fragile, crystalline beauty of "Things As They Are" meditates on the reality of the here and now. "Everything That Rises" celebrates the capacity for past and present to be realized beyond the moment in an ever-recurring renewal.

Saint Maybe's debut album Things As They Are features additional musicians: Craig Schumacher [Neko Case, Animal Collective, Iron & Wine, Calexico], J. Fen Ikner [Seashell Radio], Michael P. Nordberg, Thøger Lund [Giant Sand], Kevin Pate, Chris Giambelluca [John Doe, Jackson Browne, Andrew Bird, Calexico, Neko Case, Bob Mould], Connor Gallaher, Naim Amor, Tommy Larkins [Richard Buckner], Tracy Shedd, and Laura Kepner- Adney [Silver Thread Trio].

Things As They Are is solid rock and roll from start to finish. Saint Maybe will make you laugh, cry and dance. It is heady stuff – a distillation of pure rock spirit.