Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man at Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, Ca

Portugal. The Man stopped at the Santa Barbara Bowl for their current tour and perform many songs from their most current album Woodstock, along with a few covers. First song was a cover from Pink Floyd "Purple Yellow Red and Blue / Another Brick In The Wall Part 2." The song brought every one in the audience back to Woodstock, even though most of the audience were not even born yet 1969, storming onto the stage with strobes coming in every direction and a modern day glass and oil (from the Fillmore days) light show. Well done.

The American rock band is from Wasilla, Alaska and consist of John Baldwin Gourley – vocals, guitar, organ, drum machines; Zachary Scott Carothers – bass guitar, backing vocals; Kyle O'Quin – keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, backing vocals; Eric Howk – guitar, backing vocals; Jason Sechrist – drums; Zoe Manville – vocals, percussion. Portugal. The Man recently won "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" category for their song "Feel It Still" at the 60th Grammy Awards.

Opening for the band was Deep Valley. The group consists of Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and Julie Edwards (drums and vocals). A lot of energy and well put together set.

Text and photos by Thomas Long