SOLD OUT: Todd Snider: 3-DAY PASS – Tickets – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – April 28th, 2016

SOLD OUT: Todd Snider: 3-DAY PASS

Sold Out: SOLD OUT: Todd Snider: 3-DAY PASS

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

Rorey Carroll
Rorey Carroll
Mu­si­cians of­ten con­coct nec­es­sary tales to cap­ture the at­ten­tion of the pub­lic. The singer song­writer doesn't need that - she lived it and car­ries the great story of her life in every line she writes.

Car­roll was born in Chicago to a rather nor­mal Amer­i­can fam­ily brought up as a typ­i­cal, mid­dle class kid. It was this up­bring­ing along with a fas­ci­na­tion with al­ter­na­tive cul­ture that led her to­wards the great Amer­i­can love af­fair, the coun­ter­bal­ance to the Amer­i­can Dream. At a young age, she lived in her car in cities all around the county, she hiked the Ap­palachian Trail, hopped freight trains. She made money play­ing mu­sic to any­one who would lis­ten, from the sub­ways of New York City to the streets of Ohio. She be­came a liv­ing para­dox, some­where be­tween run­ning from the law and run­ning from the nor­mal­ity of a Mid­west­ern sub­ur­ban lifestyle. In her words, 'You have to trust every­one in that world… You're all fight­ing for the same thing. But at the same time, you don't trust any­one.' While the hard­ness of the streets broke her down, an­other world picked her up. Ap­palachian songs, blue­grass and coun­try pat­terns ce­mented in her mind, and per­haps most im­por­tantly - she in­haled the great spirit of rock and roll.

Even­tu­ally she found her­self in Asheville, NC en­gulfed in the blue­grass scene. Picked up by Pro­ducer Eric Wil­son of Omni Records, Car­roll recorded a blue­grass al­bum, which grad­u­ated her to the road of a pro­fes­sional mu­si­cian.

Her trav­els have landed her in in East Nashville where she has recorded her sopho­more record, Ho­tel Room, com­bin­ing hon­esty with heartache, dark­ness and hu­mor. Within this al­bum, Car­roll crafted a body of work that in­cor­po­rates the essence of her past, while re­main­ing gen­uine and re­lat­able. Work­ing with Nashville's greats, young pro­duc­ers Sky­lar Wil­son and Eric Masse, they as­sem­bled a co­he­sive body of work that proves Car­rol­l's song­writ­ing and singing prowess.

Her al­bum, Ho­tel Room, will be avail­able soon.

"There is no fil­ter on ex­pe­ri­ence, so why should there be in song­writ­ing. Peo­ple lis­ten to mu­sic be­cause it makes them feel some­thing, a writer's goal is to re­late their ex­pe­ri­ences with the au­di­ence."—Rorey