Watch Fruition’s Opening Night Of Homecoming New Year’s Run [Pro-Shot Premiere]

first_imgAfter touring extensively throughout 2016 in support of their new album Labor Of Love, soulful string-led quintet Fruition returned to their hometown of Portland, Oregon with three nights at Wonder Ballroom. The band came out swinging on night one, catching the Portland crowd up on the fine-tuned live chops they’ve been cultivating on the road.Live For Live Music and Fruition are excited to premiere the full pro-shot video of the band’s 12/29/16 performance at Wonder Ballroom as a song-by-song video playlist, courtesy of Mark Burgin at Mark’s Memories:“Thursday night of our NYE run was rad,” says vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and piano player Kellen Asebroek, “We tried to give people the kind of fiery show that we’ve been crafting on the road these last few years; showcasing newer material, paying close attention to the flow of the setlist, and making sure people get all the bang for their buck.”Continues Asebroek, “It was also wonderful because we had seriously badass guest musicians that night, and opened up the Wonder Ballroom to an all ages crowd – which we’ve never done there before.” The guests musicians included fellow Portland-based artists Scott Pemberton (guitar), Farnell Newton (horns), Kyle Molitor (Trombone), and Steve Swatkins (keys), contributed to the show’s hometown vibe.Setlist: Fruition | Wonder Ballroom | Portland, OR | 12/29/16Set 1: Portland Bound, Blue Light, The Wanter, I Can’t Stop, I Don’t Mind *, Spiff *, Fallin’ On My Face, I Should Be **, Never There **, There She Was **, Up Above The Clouds  **/***Set 2: Laydown Blues, Random Lee, Just One Of Them Nights, Misty Morning/Early Morning Wake Up ****, Fire > Ohio > Fire ****, Above the Line ****, Labor Of Love ****, Beside You, Mountain Annie, Come On, Git In, Get Along, Santa Fe, Love Sneaking Up On You, Death Comes KnockingEncore: Always Coming Back* Scott Pemberton on Guitar** Farnell Newton on Horns*** Kyle Molitor on Trombone**** Steve Swatkins on KeysYou can catch Fruition on tour now at any of the dates below. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website.Fruition 2017 Tour Dates1/20 Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH1/21 Parliament Room – Ferndale, MI1/22 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI1/23 Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH1/25 Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY#1/26 Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA#1/27 House of Blues – Boston, MA#1/28 Playstation Theatre – NY, NY#1/31 The Egg – Albany, NY#2/1  Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA#2/2-4 9:30 Club – Washington, DC#2/7-8 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA#2/9  Madison Theatre – Covington, KY#2/10-11 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL#2/13 Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN *2/14 Canopy Club – Urbana, IL *2/16 Encore – Stevens Point, WI2/17 Back Room at Collectivo – Milwaukee, WI *2/18 Cedar Center – Minneapolis, MN %2/19 Woolys – Des Moines, IA *2/21 Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA*2/22 Vega – Lincoln, NE2/24-26 Winter Wondgergrass – Steamboat Springs, CO3/16-18 Anastasia Festival – St Augustine, FL3/30-4/2 Winter Wondergrass Tahoe – Olympic Valley, CA5/25-28 DelFest – Cumberland, MD6/8-10 Blue Ox Festival – Eau Claire, WI6/29-7/1 High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA7/13-15 Northwest String Summit – North Plains, OR7/26-30 FloydFest – Floyd, VA9/23 Red Rocks – Morrison, CO ## opening for Greensky Bluegrass* w/ Tom Hamilton’s American Babies% opening for Pert Near Sandstone[Cover photo: Jason Charme]last_img

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