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American Quirk ™   Folk / Country / Acid Memory

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Life songs and folk tales from the original Dan Hicks & Hot Licks bass player, Jaime Leopold backed by his cracker-jack band, The Short Stories with Jennifer Smieja, vocals; Aaron Lowe, harp; Clark Salisbury, guitar; Fred Ingram, drums and J. Michael Kearsy on bass.

"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


Oct. 16 The Jade Lounge

Oct. 25  The Streetcar Bistro in the Pearl

Nov. 20  The Jade Lounge

Dec. 6 O'Connor's in Multnomah Village 

Dec. 18  The Jade Lounge

Dec. 28 The Fort George Brewery Astoria , OR

Jan. 15 The Jade Lounge

Jan. 22 The Street Car Bistro

Feb. 19  The Jade Lounge

Feb 21. O'Connor's

March  19 The Jade Lounge

March 28  Streetcar Bistro





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.