“The road, reputation of romance. It’s damn hard work for the chance,” Sallie Ford says, quoting her own song as we stand next to Bessie, her maroon, 10-seater Chevy Express van—the same one she just spent more than five hours in driving back from Spokane on little sleep, arriving less than a half hour before her sister was set to take the stage at Mississippi Studios on a Sunday afternoon. Friday—two days... read more
Sallie Ford's Soul-Searching JourneyChris Young - Feb 9, 2017
Struggling with depression and confidence in her musical abilities, Ford leans into her retro-modern rock and roll influences on 'Soul Sick.' Hear her emerge from the darkness at a free release...
At the Altar of the Three Muses: Women, Music and Fashion in PortlandAndrea Janda - Mar 20, 2015
In the space where music, fashion and women coalesce, the city is being shaped by a creative class of female musicians who are in the spotlight, ceaselessly defining the silhouettes, the sounds...
Sallie Ford and Summer Cannibals at the Doug Fir LoungeRoddy Jasa - Oct 7, 2014
Portland’s favorite female rocker is set to kick off her fall tour and celebrate the release of her new album with her new band—in the same venue where she left off with the old one—on October 10.
Portraits of Portland MusicChris Young - May 5, 2014
Seven musicians of diverse genres and backgrounds offer their perspectives on the community, culture and business that’s alive in Portland’s music scene today—featuring insight and anecdotes from...
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