Mississippi rocker Jimbo Mathus, perhaps best known as the frontman for The Squirrel Nut Zippers, has a long association with the blues as an artist and studio wizard, having worked with musicians like Buddy Guy and as a member of the South Memphis String Band alongside Alvin Youngblood-Hart and The North Mississippi All Stars’ Luther Dickinson. Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition will be returning to Portland on Friday, February 6th at The White Eagle for a 9:30 pm show. His latest recording, Dark Night Of The Soul on the Fat Possum label releases just days after his appearance in Portland, so expect a nice sampling of newer music combined with old favorites. The new album is a hodge-podge of all things Southern, with bits of Southern rock, funky pieces, swampy blues and other roots forms.
McMenamins White Eagle Saloon is located at 836 N Russell St. This is a 21 & over only show. Tickets can be purchased in advance through www.cascadetickets.com for $10.00 general admission. Portland renowned roots musician Lewi Longmire will open the show.