We’re back! And oh how we’ve missed you. After a month in the throes of an early fall storm of local music shows, our fearless hosts returned to The Helm to put together Episode #36 of That Much Further West Podcast. Especially sweet on this episode is the jovial presence of Nick Foltz, singer-songwriter-leader of the one of Portland’s hottest new bands, Lowlight.
Listeners may be familiar with Nick from his days playing bass and singing backups with Truckstop Darlin’, a band he left about a two years ago to pursue his own music. Right on schedule, Nick and his new band recently celebrated the release of their debut CD “After Sundown” and gave locals a glimpse of how it all works with a batch of recent shows.
On this episode, Nick shares a few stories about the making of the record, how he found a home among the music scene in Portland and how the release of the new record has spurred a fresh batch of new songwriting, illustrated best by a live performance of a new tune called “The Fire Outside.”
If you live in Portland, be sure to catch Lowlight performing around town through the rest of the year, and pick up a copy of “After Sundown” at your favorite music store outlet or download the songs at the band’s website, lowlightmusic.com.
This episode also features many of the talented artists who have performed recently in Portland or have a show coming up, such as Austin Lucas, Deadstring Brothers and The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. We also share the b-side of a new single from Drunken Prayer, due out soon on Deer Lodge Records, and also a song from the new record from M. Lockwood Porter, one of the best we’ve heard this fall.
So let’s fire it up, folks. Here’s the playlist:
Small Town Heart, Austin Lucas
Chris Bell, M. Lockwood Porter
Austin (Ain’t Got No) City Limits, Emily Herring
Stella Lovely, Arliss Nancy
Through Eternity, The Ganges River Band
I Love A Gambler, Copper & Coal
Modern Flood, Lowlight
The Fire Outside (Live In The Helm), Nick Foltz
Peaceful Release (Live In The Helm), Nick Foltz
Sing Me Away, Lowlight
Satin Sheets, Drunken Prayer
Smile, Deadstring Brothers
The Very Best, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
Life Of Sin, Sturgill Simpson
Bluegrass State, Truckstop Darlin’