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American Quirk ™   Folk / Country / Acid Memory

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Back When Buddy Holly Could Do No Wrong
1. 01 Katie's Gone (Live)
2. Back When Buddy Holly Could Do No Wrong
3. When You Gonna Tell Her (Live)
4. In the Land of Muscle Cars (Live)
5. Take a Trip Downtown
6. Jesus Loves a Fool Like Me
7. White Noise (Live)
8. Intro to Prince Street
9. The Window On Prince Street (Live)
10. North Alaska Fire and Rescue (Live)
11. Let It Go Grey (Live)
12. Intro to Johnny (Live)
13. Johnny Damn the Consequence
1. 01 Katie's Gone (Live)
2. Back When Buddy Holly Could Do No Wrong
3. When You Gonna Tell Her (Live)
4. In the Land of Muscle Cars (Live)
5. Take a Trip Downtown
6. Jesus Loves a Fool Like Me
7. White Noise (Live)
8. Intro to Prince Street
9. The Window On Prince Street (Live)
10. North Alaska Fire and Rescue (Live)
11. Let It Go Grey (Live)
12. Intro to Johnny (Live)
13. Johnny Damn the Consequence
00:00 / 01:30
Back When Buddy Holly Could Do No Wrong
1. 01 Katie's Gone (Live)
2. Back When Buddy Holly Could Do No Wrong
3. When You Gonna Tell Her (Live)
4. In the Land of Muscle Cars (Live)
5. Take a Trip Downtown
6. Jesus Loves a Fool Like Me
7. White Noise (Live)
8. Intro to Prince Street
9. The Window On Prince Street (Live)
10. North Alaska Fire and Rescue (Live)
11. Let It Go Grey (Live)
12. Intro to Johnny (Live)
13. Johnny Damn the Consequence
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Johnny Damn the Consequence
1. My Rebel Days Are Over
2. Follow Me Down
3. I Threw My Hat Up To the Stars
4. In the Land of Muscle Cars
5. Hellbent
6. Jesus Loves a Fool Like Me
7. C'Mon, Mexico
8. Take a Trip Downtown
9. The Window on Prince Street
10. Johnny Damn the Consequence
11. Five O'Clock Riser
12. So We Go
1. My Rebel Days Are Over
2. Follow Me Down
3. I Threw My Hat Up To the Stars
4. In the Land of Muscle Cars
5. Hellbent
6. Jesus Loves a Fool Like Me
7. C'Mon, Mexico
8. Take a Trip Downtown
9. The Window on Prince Street
10. Johnny Damn the Consequence
11. Five O'Clock Riser
12. So We Go
00:00 / 02:13
Johnny Damn the Consequence
1. My Rebel Days Are Over
2. Follow Me Down
3. I Threw My Hat Up To the Stars
4. In the Land of Muscle Cars
5. Hellbent
6. Jesus Loves a Fool Like Me
7. C'Mon, Mexico
8. Take a Trip Downtown
9. The Window on Prince Street
10. Johnny Damn the Consequence
11. Five O'Clock Riser
12. So We Go

Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories

Playing all original music, Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories celebrate a wild deck of characters in the style of what the band calls, "American Quirk: folk/country/acid memory". It's a collaborative effort with all the band members contributing to this genre bending music. The band features Jaime on guitar and vocals, Jennifer Smieja on vocals, Clark Salisbury on guitar; Aaron Lowe on harmonica, J. Michael Kearsey on bass, and Fred Ingram on drums.

Jaime's songs are inspired by his early years in the Haight-Ashbury as a part of the youth culture of the day, where he hung out with many legends of those times--Allen Ginsburg, Neal Cassady, Jerry Garcia, to name a few. Jaime, totting his upright bass from his hometown of Portland to San Francisco, played in The Orkustra, a psychedelic electrified orchestra, before becoming the original and longtime bass player for Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. His approach to art and life was strongly influenced by those freewheeling times.  

If you want to read about some of Jaime's Haight-Ashbury adventures click here: http://jaimeleopold.com/scribblings/

Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories continue to bring new tales of truth and consequence to all those willing to slow down and take a listen. Their new CD is entitled "Live At O'Connor's", a venerable Portland, Oregon roadhouse.

 

"Americana folk, embellished with a touch of country, then seasoned with a slice of blues-tinged longing. This is music that breathes life."

- Tom Franks, Folk Words (UK)

"An album of literary slice-of-life gems."
- Steve Murray, Oregon Music News

"I love these song titles."
- Fiona Apple

"The man's a poet"
- Dan Hicks

 

Videos

Shows

 

March 22  Fort George Brewery, Astoria

March 28  O'Conners Vault

 

April 16 The Jade Lounge

April 23 The Laurelthirst Public House

 

May 21  The Jade Lounge

May 22  Folklife Seattle

 

 

 

 

Bio

Jaime L. was born under the Star of David in the Bronx, U.S.A. where, sccording to his parents, his first uttered word began with "F". Hitching across the country at the age of four, Jaime and the Leopold clan arrived in Portland, Oregon greeted by the first wave of immigrants who had set up camp in smoky teepees at S.W. 13th and Mill Streets - now the site of the 405 Interchange. Many Years passed by.

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