Blind Pilot at the Triple Door
Blind Pilot ::: Photos by Josh
Without question, the album I have been crushing on the most over the past few weeks is 2008′s 3 Rounds, And a Sound by Portland’s Blind Pilot. Originally conceived as a duo that biked from gig to gig down the west coast pulling their own gear, Blind Pilot is now a nine piece collective complete with two violins, banjo, a pedal-steel and a xylophone. Even with such a large grouping, if I had to describe Blind Pilot in a single word, the word would be ‘intimate.’ Per usual on Monday the Triple Door provided the ideal setting for such a band, a place where one can properly appreciate the restrained nuance and warmth of each instrument and voice.
Flickr: Blind Pilot at the Triple Door
Under the fold find the dates for the nationwide March tour surrounding SXSW that I don’t think they’ll be doing on bikes, and a trailer for a forthcoming documentary called We Are The Tide which documents last year’s reprise of bike tour down the west coast, where four of them biked from Bellingham to San Diego.
Blind Pilot Tour Dates/Appearances
Feb 9 2009 NBC – Last Call with Carson Daly src Mar 05 2009 Mississippi Studios! Portland, Oregon Mar 06 2009 the Empyrean Spokane, Washington Mar 07 2009 Neurolux Boise, Idaho Mar 09 2009 Urban Lounge Salt Lake, Utah Mar 11 2009 Hi Dive Denver Mar 12 2009 The Waiting Room Omaha Mar 13 2009 Picador Iowa City, Iowa Mar 14 2009 Stage Door @ Orpheum Madison, Wisconsin Mar 16 2009 Schubas chicago, Illinois Mar 17 2009 Off Broadway St. Louis Mar 19 2009 SXSW Austin Mar 20 2009 SXSW Austin Mar 21 2009 SXSW Austin Mar 24 2009 Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee Mar 28 2009 Khyber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mar 30 2009 Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts Mar 31 2009 Mercury Lounge New York, NY Apr 02 2009 Beachland Cleveland, Ohio Apr 04 2009 400 Bar Minneapolis, Minnesota