Dorian Wood at The Waypost in Portland. 11/15/2012
As a huge fan of Dorian, let me just say I was hugely stoked going into this show, and my man did not dissapoint.
He performed some of the newer material from his Pearline EP , but mostly songs from his Bolka album. Set consisted mostly of vocals and piano, folk/soul with a spiritual vibe and experimental implementation? I dunno man, this exists outside the genres I usually frequent, but I’m digging the fuck out of it.
Dorian has a huge voice in every sense. Able to do everything from falsetto to super gravelly blues/spiritual mode, and fill a room with or without amplification. He also plays the hell out of apparently whatever instrument you put in front of him. He was on the piano for this show, but I understand he carries his accordion with him just in case. So I guess watch for that.
The final song in his set was a barn burning gospelish sing along which included much stomping and clapping and crowd participation (yelling). It was fucking dope.
So the verdict is catch dude if he comes to your town. He is currently on a short tour of the northwest, including Seattle and Bellingham, with Ben Von Wildenhaus riding shotgun. Hopefully he travels north from his native LA more often in the future.
Here is a link to the Dorian computer/internet site.
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