The Jackalope Saints
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The Jackalope Saints

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Folk Rock

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May
07
The Jackalope Saints @ Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Mar
13
The Jackalope Saints @ Mac's Place

Silverton, Oregon, United States

Silverton, Oregon, United States

Feb
27
The Jackalope Saints @ McMenamins Grand Lodge

Forest Grove, Oregon, United States

Forest Grove, Oregon, United States

Music

Discography

Illuminations of the Mystery Tradition - Jan 2014

Ivory Crown - April 2016

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Bio

Duplicitous, the wilderness speaks half-truths; it calls and goes silent. The Jackalope Saints' stories are similarly mysterious. From the experience of singer-songwriter Clinton Herrick, the Saints' music preaches the folklore of Wild America. Herrick's imagery is elemental—wind and stone, bone and dust—but the lyrical detail guards more than it reveals. Sun-bleached teeth and a shadowed gunshot grow large in the listener's mind. The imagery, however, only distracts from questions of substance: who, when, and where? But these are tall tales, ghost stories, the true experience of which cannot be found in fact.

Herrick has been drawn to this folkloric imagery since his youth.  “My Grandmother gave me a jackalope postcard when I was ten [years old] . . . It's still in my guitar case.”

Traditionally associated with the American West, the mythical jackalope can mimic any sound. Cowboys around their campfires, echoes, would claim to hear the creatures singing songs back to them in the cowboys' own voices. It is these uniquely American legends that continue to fascinate Herrick and inspire the Saints' music.

The Saints’ project is evolutionary. Strong and varied backgrounds give way to nearly 100 years of collective musical experience. The Saints strive to make music that audiences enjoy as much as the Saints themselves enjoy playing it. Dedication and commitment to collaboration are the heart of each note. The genuine enthusiasm for making music is apparent in every performance. Saints shows can be seen all over the northwest, specifically in Portland and its environs. 

"Americana explorations come to life with a musical support group of banjos, mandolins, fiddles, slide guitar, and more, echoing the gritty wilds of the once-unknown West. The band's live shows are bona fide hootenannies."


~RYAN J. PRADOThe Portland Mercury





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