The Good Long Whiles
Welcome to the Alt-Country influenced Rock and Roll of Amanda Richards & The Good Long Whiles. The award-winning songwriting and the magnetic voice of Amanda Richards is complimented by the aural textures of twang-rocker Steve Moore (Tapwater) on lap steel guitar, banjo and vocals. The group is further augmented by an outstanding rhythm section featuring Andy Clapp (Rich Man's Burden) on bass and Mark Powers (M. Ward, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Devon Evans of Bob Marley and the Wailers, Bad Company's Lynn Sorensen) on drums.
The shows are engaging and dynamic and evolve quickly from high energy rock to haunting ballads delivered with slight comedic interludes. The group's set lists can easily vary from 15 minutes to 4 hours depending on the needs of the venue.
This group pairs well with americana, rock and roll, roots-rock, rockabilly, blues, indie folk and classic country.
Notable performances include: Aladdin Theater- Portland, OR (600 in attendance), Alberta Rose Theater- Portland, OR (300 in attendance), Mississippi Studios- (150 in attendance), Haight Ashbury Street Fair -San Francisco, CA (20,000 in attendance), and many smaller capacity venues throughout the Pacific NW.
Folks have said we sound like: Allison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Calexico, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star, Angel Olsen and Bonnie Raitt.
Songwriting influences include: Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Harry Nilsson, The Kinks, The Magnetic Fields, Woody Guthrie and many of the legendary country, folk and rock and roll masters.
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