Ashia & The Bison Rouge

When: Thu., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. 2013

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Cellist/vocalist/composer Ashia Grzesik (Portland Cello Project, Vagabond Opera) spent the last year in Europe, and she's returned to Portland with a new album in tow. Ashia and the Bison Rouge's Diesel vs. Lungs is unlike anything you've ever heard—unless you've listened to Grzesik's 2011 solo EP, the similarly otherworldly Bison Rouge. Her new full-length is something remarkable, though, a wildly ambitious but not-at-all-unwieldy mixture of classical music, traditional Polish and Slavic folk musics, chamber pop, and other styles that defy categorization. She's joined tonight by a number of guests including the Lyrical Strings Duo, the Lucia Conrad String Quartet, and others, to perform an evening of "Polish Immigrant Songs." Don't expect any traditions to be upheld, though—Grzesik is a singular talent and a huge creative force. NED LANNAMANN

Price: $10-25

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