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 23, 2017
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!
“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)