I’ve always been inspired by the ocean. Coming from the Midwest, the ocean and ocean type products just weren’t….right. I begged my parents to move to California when I was 13 just so I could swim in the ocean everyday.
Listening to Siren and the Sea for the first time took me back in ways I wasn’t prepared for. Before moving to Portland, I lived in Sydney, Australia for a year. In wild, fun Oz I worked for a marketing company & got tickets through work to see Florence and The Machine live.
It was a seated performance in a artsy part of town. I went with a work colleague – we sat, white wine in hand, no idea what to expect. I had never been in such a small space with such a creative force. Ceremonials was very newly released & I left shaken to my core.
On the opening night of This Time With Feeling, Blossom moved us into a great rhythm with Neill crafting beats and Corey on drums. Then Cristina brought her band out. While I watched Cristina explain her vision and dream to the audience and then perform – I couldn’t help but know I was witnessing history.
I’ve been blown away by the talent coming out of Portland. Keep it up creative family. Show the world what the Pacific Northwest is all about.