Live Wire with Luke Burbank
with Timothy Egan, Pure Bathing Culture, Adam Pasi, Jeannette Ward Horton and more!
Thu, Jan 30 at 7:30pm
Timothy Egan is taking you along on his spiritual journey. The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and winner of the National Book Award is back with “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith,” which chronicles his literal and figurative journey to reckon with his beliefs. Egan charts the history of Western Christianity while grappling with his own family’s complicated history with the church in an adventure across time and terrain. A New York Times best-selling author of eight other books, his account of photographer Edward Curtis, “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” won the Carnegie Medal for nonfiction. Called “a master storyteller” by The Boston Globe, Egan also writes a biweekly opinion column for The New York Times. Buckle up and settle in for the probing work of Timothy Egan.
Pure Bathing Culture's newest album, "Night Pass," functions as an invocation of all that is unique and beautiful about their sound. The musical identity of Portland's Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman, Pure Bathing Culture makes music that is both instantly identifiable yet utterly personal. Friends since freshman orientation, Versprille and Hindman became bandmates in 2009 and emerged as musical duo Pure Bathing Culture soon after that. The band has released three full-length albums, including their latest and critically acclaimed Night Pass, which was produced by esteemed producer Tucker Martine and released on new indie label Infinite Companion. They have toured nationally with such acts as Death Cab For Cutie, The Shins, Lucius, Father John Misty, and many more. Pure Bathing Culture's authentic and transcendent sound conjures recognition and delight in those who hear it.
Adam Pasi is going to mess with your mind - comedically. The standup comedian may have won 2019’s Portland’s Funniest Person contest, but he prefers to focus on the fact that he got third in 2016. A military brat, Pasi grew up moving every three years and adjusting to new settings by being the funny one in the friend group. Now settled into Portland, he’s appeared on “Portlandia” and performed in festivals such as Bridgetown, Treefort, and the Wenatchee Comedy Festival.
Jeannette Ward Horton wants the cannabis industry to turn over a new leaf. She’s the co-founder of NuLeaf project, an initiative to build intergenerational wealth in the communities most harmed by the war on drugs through the taxes and profits of the legal cannabis industry. NuLeaf works to increase the number of successful cannabis businesses in Portland owned by people of color through both funding and business coaching. Ward Horton also serves as Vice President of Global Marketing and Communication for Akerna, the world’s largest cannabis technology company and the first listed on a major US exchange. Prior to Akerna, she spent 15 years leading communications, marketing, and change management for companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, and UPS.