Jay Allen Sanford 11:52 a.m., Dec. 6
Louisiana-raised, Austin-seasoned troubadour Kyle Craft apparently liked the TV show Portlandia enough to relocate to Portland, where he signed to Sub Pop and released a debut album, Dolls of Highland, in 2016. It was a respectable, if inauspicious, nationwide debut, but few were falling over themselves to heap praise. His next left turn was both unexpected and successful, an album covering female artists like Jenny Lewis, TLC, Patti Smith, Cher, and Patsy Cline. It’s hard not to love an album like that, with both brave and occasionally comical vocal interpretations of songs clearly never intended to be sung by someone whose warbly vocal affectation tends to sound like a Neil Young 33 1/3rpm played on 45. His newest, Full Circle Nightmare, is an entirely autobiographical effort, with a support tour due to hit Soda Bar on November 9.
- Age limit: 21+
- When: Friday, November 9, 2018, 8 p.m.
- Cost: $12