Olive Tiger & Treya Lam
Friday - October, 19 @ 6:00pm
Commanding attention in New England and beyond, innovative chamber-pop artist Olive Tiger channels the off-kilter bliss of Andrew Bird, tUnE-yArDs and St. Vincent, to create lush arrangements with staying power. Founded in 2013, Olive's vision quickly blossomed from grounded folk-rock roots into lush indie rock landscapes, incorporating experiments with electrified cello and looped vocals.
Since the project began in 2013, Olive Tiger has garnered growing attention for its work; Olive received an Artist Excellence Fellowship Excellence Award from the Connecticut Office of the Arts in April 2018, and was named Emerging Artist of the Month by The Deli Magazine in January 2017, who touted Until My Body Breaks as an “impressive debut”. Olive Tiger has shared the stage with Kishi Bashi, Kyp Malone (of TV On The Radio), Holly Miranda, and Mirah, and has performed at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas and New London’s I Am Fest. The band released its debut full-length record, “Until My Body Breaks”, in fall 2016 by the Telegraph Recording Company. The Day of New London calls the release “a triumph of exotic and ambitious sonic atmosphere that transforms Olive's visionary pop songs into something very new and distinct.”
Treya Lam is a classically multi-instrumentalist and songwriter whose cinematic songs and ethereal vocals are built on Nina Simone-inspired piano, meditative guitar and lush chamber arrangements.
Treya’s debut album, Good News, was recently released on June 8 via Kaki King’s label, Short Stuff Records. Produced by Kaki (who plays multiple instruments throughout the album), the album was recorded with array an of talented female musicians, most notably Catherine Popper (Ryan Adams, Jack White, Norah Jones) on upright bass, and mixer Erin Tonkon (David Bowie, Esperanza Spalding). Mastered by Sarah Register, Good News is an instant classic, full of the kind of songwriting and raw talent that has never gone out of style, as well as a message of love and longing. Because as Treya says, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
Treya has shared stages with Yo-Yo Ma and the late jazz pianist Billy Taylor as well as her frequent collaborations with Kaki King. She performs frequently at the legendary Joe's Pub and a variety of special spaces around NYC including the American Natural History Museum, Greenwood Cemetery Chapel and the Prospect Park Bandshell.
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.