Vernonia Blues
Thistled Spring

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Horse Feathers

Step out the venue, cross the road and pop in a tavern. Portland-based Horse Feathers do so and find themselves in a completely different setting with an audience that has no clue what is going on, but supposes that the foursome are ordinary buskers. Without being able to make a difference whether a complete layman or an exciting band from Oregon is playing, a tipsy guy addresses the band, showing (as he does not speak English) how he thinks that they should play their instruments. Singer Justin Ringle can’t be put off his stride so easily and counts in for the spirited performance of “Vernonia Blues”. Before that they’ve given the melancholic “Thistled Spring” to the best. When leaving, multi-instrumentalist Sam Cooper introduces himself to the men at the counter and even though their worlds are much apart, the great music and friendly gesture might still have left a lasting impression on the frequenters.

  • Posted: October 17, 2010
  • Camera: Simon Brugner
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Bettina Freiberger