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Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Acoustic


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"Like Tom Waits with Honey in the mix..."

Lewis Childs has created a decadent array of temperaments with his new album, “Currents”. From humor to the heartfelt blues, his lyrics take you on a journey. His prose is illustrative and innovative, a combination of southern comfort and some bitter mystery, like Tom Waits with honey in the mix. Unlike anything else you will hear around, “Currents” has obvious influence from the blues and folk but also subtleties of Bossa and even Dixieland. While one song is lulling and hypnotic the next will tempt you to put on your dancin’ shoes! - Athena Frost - Red Room

"Lewis Childs and Xevi Nova at Berbatis'"

"[WORLD TOUR] Luckily, Xevi Nova, an Afro-beat acoustic group of strings and percussion with a beautiful-voiced chanteuse, will be at Berbati's tonight to balance out DJ Anjali's manic hip-hop set."

Willamette Week plugging performance given by Lewis Childs and Xevi Nova - Willamette Week

"Lewis Childs and Joe Powers reviewed on CD Baby"

"Saw them perform and this CD keeps the magic going.....over and over."

- CD Baby: Joella

"Lewis Childs KMHD review"

"One of the best additions to our local music scene in awhile. this repertoire of music features...incredible playing in a mix of jazz, blues, and folk music from around the globe."

Mary Burlingame on performance given by Lewis Childs and Joe Powers on the radio show, Homegrown Live - Mary Burlingame KMHD Radio 89.1

"People are still talking..."

"I just want to let you know that people here are still talking about the dinner show Xevi Nova did at Black Market Gourmet."

Jarid Kazar on a performance that Lewis Childs and Xevi Nova did for The Black Market Gourmet restaurant in Coos Bay, OR. - Black Market Gourmet


Lewis Childs-Solo (2001)
Afterwords: Portland Artists Response to 9/11 (2002)
World of Songs (2005)
Xevi Nova-Galipao -Demo- (2007)
Lewis Childs- Currents (2009)



The story starts sometime in the mid 1850's when his great-great-great grandfather was attacked by Indians going over a mountain pass in Colorado. He jumped in a river to escape. The story continues through the generations. A little luck and the spirit of adventure passed down making one lifetime seem like many. Lewis Childs has busked the streets of Europe, played in an Irish Folk Music combo, worked as the band leader of the local Brazilian band, Xevi Nova, performed with a high flying acrobatic music and dance ensemble headed by a Brazilian Master of Capoeira, and traveled to Japan with the World Music folk duo "World of Songs." He released his first full-length solo album, “Currents� in 2009. Oh, his great-grandma was a semi-professional whistler.

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