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!
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!
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)
Domingo Records is proud to announce the release of Fernando’s newest CD “Save Me (US Edition). The record was previously only available during Fernando’s last European tour with Mark Eitzel or via Decor Records. Download the entire 7 song digital album via Domingo Record’s Bandcamp page now for only $7. The record features songs in both English and Spanish and features performances by Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, members of Eels, M. Ward ,Richmond Fontaine, and The Delines. Physical copies of CD are available through Decor Records. Download record HERE
Fernando, Trujillo and a Special Guest (TBA soon) will be performing a benefit show to raise money to protect undocumented members of our community. Cover charge will be a $10 to $20 sliding scale and will take place at The Laurelthirst on July 28th. No advance tickets, Tickets will be sold at door. 21 and over.
Fernando will be playing a solo opening set at 7pm for Music of the Revolution which is a benefit show to support the safety and stability of undocumented populations in our community. $20 cover charge at Portland Cider Company in Clackamas. 8925 SE Jansen Rd. Bldg F. (more…)
Fernando’s video for the song Save Me was selected as Staff pick of the Day by Vimeo. The video was produced by Oriol Puig and Trizz out of Barcelona, Spain. Check it out here https://vimeo.com/172585260
Cielo sin Color is track two of Fernando’s newest release Save Me which was sold exclusively on his recent EU tour with Mark Eitzel. The song features great performances by members of Richmond Fontaine, Eels, Portland Cello Project, Golden Delicious and Gern Blanston! Only 60 signed limited-edition copies remain and will be sold tomorrow April 1st at his performance at the Laurelthirst in Portland, Oregon. Only one CD will be sold per person on first come/first serve basis. If you can not attend the show, you may order a copy (while they last) from www.decorrecords.com in the UK.
The Portland Edition is a compilation put together by Jerry A of the longstanding group POISON IDEA (1980-2016)! Each group was handpicked by Jerry A and defines the musician landscape of the Portland music and art scene. All tracks are exclusive to this albumn and come on Portland grey vinyl. All orders come with an American Leather sticker. Pre-Order Record Here! Records will ship approximately the 2nd week of April 2017.
Jenny Don’t and The Spurs
Martin Bridgeman debuts Fernando’s new song Cielo Sin Color on KCLR in Kilkenny, Ireland. This song appears on a limited edition CD that Fernando was selling during his Mark Eitzel tour. Remaining 65 copies of this CD have been signed by Fernando and will be sold at his homecoming show at The Laurelthirst in Portland on April 1st 2017. Listen hear