We went to see our old friend Nels Cline with his band Nels Cline 4 at the Mississippi Studio, in Portland in the north east part of town last April (yes just posting this…me bad!) Nels and his band mates performed a stellar set, transcendental to be exact. “Pacific Pines” and “River Mouth (Parts 1 & 2) were the highlights for Mary & I.
We have known Nels since 1978/79 when he had just started working at Rhino Records on Westwood Blvd. 4 blocks from where we lived with Michael Conner, poet and lyricist and a member of the band “Grey Pavilion” where Nels guested on tracks and such.
His talents are many, you may know his works with Wilco, but for us it is his solo works, though we do love Wilco!