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October 16th, 2017

Widows 20 Years Anniversary Presents: 9Ft Wall Mini Doc

20 years ago, the original Widows Band consisting of Joe Chiusano, Marilee Hord, Clayton Jones, Dan Eccles and I broke down outside of Bakersfield on our way to open up for Lee Rocker from the Stray Cats (sadly, a total asshole!) at Jack’s Sugar Shack  in Los Angeles and thanks to Loren Leed and Joe Chuisano, the memories of this fateful trip have been preserved for posterity and your viewing pleasure.

This band will be reuniting for the first time in 19 years to celebrate the 20th Year Anniversary of Widows at The Star Theater on November 10th and the band will be performing the entire record in sequence.  Our good friends The Old Joe Clarks and Little Sue will be performing as well!

Domingo Records will be selling the first ever pressing of this record on vinyl at the show as well!

August 25th, 2017

Pre-order 20 Year Anniversary Edition of Widows on Vinyl and Digital now!

Fernando’s classic American-Gothic record Widows has been remastered by Jon Neufeld and is being released on vinyl for the first the very first time on Nov 24th! The record is on 140 gram black vinyl and only 500 copies are being pressed. The album features a digital download code, inner sleeve collage by Chad Lanning (features many never before seen pics of the band from 1997-98), back cover photo by Kristen Broyer and updated graphic design and photography by Chad Lanning(new front cover below). We expect this release to sell out rather quickly, so if you are not able to attend the record release party on Nov 10th at The Star Theater(see below), we suggest that you reserve your copy asap HERE! 

August 23rd, 2017

Widows 20 Year Anniversary-Remastered Vinyl LP Release Party!

The original Fernando Band consisting of Marilee Hord, Dan Eccles, Clayton Jones, Joe Chiusano and Fernando Viciconte released their American-Gothic Classic “Widows” in 1997 to overwhelming critical and popular acclaim. Their passionate and explosive live performances soon made them one of Portland’s most exciting live bands. This original line up is reuniting for the first time in 18 years to celebrate the 20th Year Anniversary of their landmark record. The Band will also be celebrating the first pressing and release of “Widows” on Vinyl by performing the entire record in sequence! The band has recruited their longtime friends, also recently reunited, The Old Joe Clarks (featuring members of M.Ward and Tin Hat Trio) as main support for this show! This performance will be a one-time only event that you will not want to miss so we highly recommend that you secure your tickets asap!

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Fernando Band Circa 1997

“Fernando Viciconte is a true believer. Like Hank Sr., Springsteen, David Hidalgo and his other heroes, he sees a bleak world out there but clings to the romantic notion that letting it out in the passion of song can ease the pain, redeem the soul or at least help make a little sense of it all.” Dim Desmond, No Depression Magazine (1997)

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NEW ALBUM

Leave The Radio On (2015)

3 years in the making, Leave The Radio On features a virtual who’s who of Portland’s finest musicians, including Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey as well as members of M.Ward, Elliott Smith, Richmond Fontaine and The Delines. This is a new chapter in Viciconte’s ever-evolving musical trajectory, a career marked by creative integrity and an almost painful honesty which attracts fans from high and low that still believe in the redemptive power of rock and roll. And ‘that voice’.

Press Quote

“Leave The Radio On is as original an album since the concept of records themselves. Blazing a cacaphony of sound and following no blueprint, a bonafide breath of fresh air in a roots music scene that sees way too many impressionist and not enough artist. Viciconte leaves all the blood in the water, enticing the sharks with their constant need to bite on a new edge or sound. By the time the press is done with this record there will be more than a few biters, and rightfully so.”

No Depression

Available through Fluff & Gravy Records (United States).
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Available through Decor Records (Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia).
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