Kenny White and Amber Rubarth in Concert
Sunday, Oct. 23, 7:00pm
116 NE Russell St., Portland, OR 97212
Secret Society and Matt Miner Presents welcome singer-songwriters Kenny White and Amber Rubarth for one show Sunday, October 23, 7:00pm.
Kenny White http://www.kennywhite.net has been a fixture on the New York studio scene writing and producing hundreds of records and commercials for TV and radio. He has worked with Gladys Knight, Linda Ronstadt, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs and Aaron Neville among others.
His relationships with Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin led to his producing Colvin’s Grammy-nominated, “I Don’t Know Why” and to his involvement in Cohn’s eponymous platinum debut record. White went on to produce three records for legendary J. Geils Band leader, Peter Wolf. The second, “Sleepless,” was included in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of one of “the 500 greatest albums ever made,” as well as giving Kenny a chance to work with Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and Steve Earle.
As a contributing writer/musician, White worked on many a film soundtrack including Message in a Bottle, Ed TV, Forces of Nature, A Walk on the Moon, Where the Heart Is, Edie & Pen, and four films by indie master, John Sayles.
Kenny has traveled with and opened shows for many mainstays, including Cheryl Wheeler, Shawn Colvin, Peter Wolf, Richard Shindell and Jonathan Edwards, quickly gaining a reputation as a ‘dazzling’ and ‘not-to-be-missed’ performer.
This tour introduces Kenny’s new release, “Long List of Priors,” which features an A-list of supporting players including David Crosby, Peter Wolf and guitarist Larry Campbell.
“I’d have to say that Kenny White has earned a place among my favorite singer/songwriters … and particularly, lyricists. As we say in the trade ‘he goes deep.’ A true wordsmith AND musician who reveals a fine sense of humor, as well. Put on your headphones and listen carefully.” – David Crosby
Check out David Crosby’s contribution to Kenny’s new album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1U1xs1bOBQ
“This is music for grown-ups who listen. Every song on the record is unique, compelling, and a winner. It is made with deep care and impeccable taste.” – Glen Berger
Sharing the stage with Kenny for this show is Amber Rubarth http://www.amberrubarth.com/. Amber has a natural simplicity and insightfulness to her musical musings on life that has connected with people around the world from villages in South Africa to small clubs in Japan, Carnegie Hall and full orchestra arrangements of her songs in New York to hundreds of venues across Europe. “She has developed a unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era.” -Acoustic Guitar Magazine. The word has spread organically around her self-released albums, attracting glowing features from The Huffington Post, NPR, and BBC Radio. She has been hand-picked to open tours for songwriting legends Emmylou Harris, Kenny Loggins, Richie Havens, Marc Cohn, Loudon Wainwright III and Dr. Ralph Stanley and was recently awarded Grand Prize in NPR’s Mountain Stage New Song Contest. A live recording of Rubarth from Memphis’ legendary Sun Studio is currently airing on PBS.
Advance tickets are $12 each from https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1275583?_ga=1.85272656.812510811.1474750100 or at the door.
Secret Society is one of Portland’s finest listening venues for intimate concerts with troubadours like Kenny White and Amber Rubarth.
Our generous sponsor, Hearing Health, is Portland’s #1 rated Hearing Aid Provider, located in Raleigh Hills.
More information from Matt Miner at 503-484-8196 or email@example.com.