Author: Raquel Nasser
10/20/11 | Portland Mercury | www.portlandmercury.com | Live Show Preview
Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney are undoubtedly overachievers. In a brief three-year period, they've managed to juggle falling in love, planning a wedding, the birth of not one, but two human children, and forming a band with the subsequent release of an excellent debut record, White Hat, on a reputable label (Omaha's Saddle Creek, home to Stefanie's old band, the Good Life). The Los Angeles-based duo?performing under the alias Big Harp?runs the gamut of classic folk and country, combined with elements of soul, producing an all-encompassing species of Americana ushered by Chris Senseney's ambling and bluesy croon. How they find time to tour is another question entirely, but the band will be gracing Portland with its presence, presumably with their kids tucked in with the gear; don't tell the OLCC.