Caffeinated Art #198: October 21, 2014: GEARLOOSE and Norm Santanaon October 17th, 2014 at 3:45 pm
GEARLOOSE is the solo musical project of Steven King.
A wistful blend of guitar, synth, nostalgia, heartache, and optimism are the ingredients for this one-man indie-pop band.
Taking influence from the likes of Cat Stevens, ELO, Queen, Supertamp, Peter Gabriel, Beck, Coconut Records, and Islands. Gearloose mixes it all up and seals it all with a kiss from the South Pacific. Steven King is visiting Portland from New Zealand.
Local poet Norm Santana has been reading his poetry here since the days of Cafe Lena in the 1990s. Show and Tell Gallery regulars will know him from the 3 Friends open mic. He was recently featured on the spoken word radio show Talking Earth on KBOO-FM.