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“The Traveling Tapes – Portland” turned out to be a 40-minute
video-mixtape featuring some of the best talent Portland has to offer at
this time. Alela Diane performs a stunningly intimate, gripping version
of “Lost Land” on the porch of her house. Radiation City brighten a
shadowy appletree-garden with their jazzy, supersmooth blend of
harmony-heavy folk. Barna Howard charms a sunny afternoon in Rose Garden
with the longing beauty of the calm fingerpicking-tune “Lend Me A
Moment”. Extraordinary drummer and lyricist Neal Morgan chips in with
his unique spoken word poetry, performed in famous Tonalli’s Donut-Shop
on Alberta-Street. Lost Lander give proof of the band’s very special
chemistry and sense of catchiness while Ben Darwish of Morning Ritual
croons a heartbreaking R’n’B-lamento in his studio at Falcon Art
Community. Vikesh Kapoor contributes his gentrification-ballad “Ode To
My Hometown” right off Mississippi-Street, PWRHAUS jump on a streetcar
for an unusual live-performance of “Broken Man” and Houndstooth deliver
“Emilia” of their current Album “No News From Home” with tequila-fueled

“I’ve always been drawn to the performance of public speaking, and to the melody and rhythm of a speaking voice, so it was a revelation to make a song and perform it in that way”

Neal Morgan is an American drummer/ percussionist / singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon, and he has been well known as the drummer for Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan and Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold. His latest release, self-titled third album with spoken-word, is due out on June 17th via Party Damage Records.

from Wil Kristin

Neal Morgan talks Philip Guston

A Study In Time Travel Teaser
Executive Producer: Harry Calbom
Producer: Jill Mcbride, McKenna Turner
Director: Sean Pecknold, Director of Photography: Zia Mohajerjasbi
Music by: Robin Pecknold & Neal Morgan

WATCH more :: “A Nice Day For A Walk To The End,” a sort of fictional documentary about a guy who quits his job in the Internet and moves to Berlin to start a video series about the meaning of life then unfortunately gets trapped in his own mind. 


from Sean Pecknold


Neal Morgan – Fathers Day

Neal Morgan, known as Joanna Newsome and Bill Callahan’s drummer, will release his second drum and vocal album “In The Yard” follow-up to his 2009 first album “To The Breathing World” on January 24th via Drag City.


Move Your Money Portland
in support of the Occupy movements in Portland.

“The energy of the local Occupy Portland movement got to drummer Neal Morgan, and he said Thursday he was inspired to reach out to Portland’s music community after the initial march through downtown Oct. 6. Morgan got help from musician friends Rachel Blumberg, Lisa Schonberg and Sam Coomes.”

An excerpt from an article
from Oregon Live com (Nov. 03, 2011):

Joanna Newsom “Have One On Me”  
(via Arthur magazine/Drag City)

“‘81″ – Joanna Newsom
“Good Intentions Paving Company” – Joanna Newsom

contrarede presents JOANNA NEWSOM Japan tour 2009
2/6 @ OSAKA SUNSUI w//dry river string
2/7 @ DAIKANYAMA UNIT w//dry river string