The Lake Theater Offers Traditional Blues & Roots Double Bill With Tillamook Burn and Nathan James – July 18

Through her solo work and various collaborations, Lauren Sheehan has garnered a worldwide reputation tillamook burnas a fine Roots Americana songster of the highest order. Tillamook Burn is her collaboration with Zoë Carpenter, a mother-daughter duo from the coastal mountains of Oregon.They launched Tillamook Burn in January 2015 with a self-titled EP, which features their instinctive vocal harmonies backed by guitar, banjo, and mandolin. The Huffington Post explains that “these ladies project soul, style, and skill with every note.”

Nathan James - photo by Jon NaugleNathan James will perform a solo set drawing upon a deep well of influences from many early roots artists and styles. Never following simple convention, and always thinking for himself, Nathan James has created a musical identity with his homemade instruments and self taught skills. He is a true one man band pickin’ and scratchin’ on his own invention of washboard guitar, stomping out time on his custom suitcase drum set while singing and blowing harmonica or kazoo. Nathan James is a well respected and experienced artist in his field. For 15 years now, he has successfully made his living touring and recording, solely specializing on his passion of blues, and American roots music. Kim Wilson describes James as “[o]ne of the only guys in the world that can really play the traditional stuff right.”

On July 18th these diverse yet overlapping talents will team up for a double bill for Music Mondays at Lake Theater & Café, 106 N State Street, Lake Oswego. The show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00 and available at