Oregon’s own 6 time Grammy-Nominated singer, songwriter, playwright and coloratura soprano Amanda Richards and her band The Good Long Whiles are rooted in the country tradition, but not confined to it -- from country-soul and bluegrass to gritty 60's & 70's roots-rock with future-forward original lyrics and avant-garde arrangements of time-honored classics. This is what country music should sound like in 2019. Showcasing Steve Moore on lap steel, banjo and backing vocals, the group leans heavy into bone-chilling three-part harmonies with powerhouse bass player and backing vocalist Christine McAllister and Don Lawry on drums, all guided by Amanda’s dreamy electric guitar and smoky, commanding voice...
NOTABLE PERFORMANCES INCLUDE: Aladdin Theater- Portland, OR (600 in attendance), Alberta Rose Theater- Portland, OR (300 in attendance), The Old Church- Portland, OR (275 in attendance), Mississippi Studios- Portland, OR (150 in attendance), Haight Ashbury Street Fair -San Francisco, CA (20,000 in attendance), and many smaller capacity venues throughout the West Coast.
FOLKS SAY WE SOUND LIKE: Angel Olsen, Calexico, Bonnie Prince Billy, Marlon Williams, Allison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, The Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star.
SONGWRITING INFLUENCES INCLUDE: Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Harry Nilsson, The Kinks, The Magnetic Fields, Willie Nelson, Woody Guthrie and many of the legendary country, folk and rock and roll masters.