Horse Feathers

While the music landscape might be saturated with folk acts, not many play music as delicately beautiful as Justin Ringle and his Portland-based band. The charm and delicacy of the Northwest instantly emerges through the Lewiston native’s quavering voice and songwriting that manages amazing things rhythmically without so much as a drum. After making a dramatic entrance with their 2008 debut record House With No Home, the Kill Rock Stars signees are back with eagerly awaited sophomore release Thistled Spring. Filled with the same banjo- and violin-accented melodies--not to mention a familiar dreamy wilderness aura--these are songs that remind us of the reasons we live here in the Northwest. With Megafaun, Breathe Owl Breathe. NICK FELDMAN

Thu., April 15, 9 p.m., 2010

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