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Music on Main: Freddy Trujillo

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Freddy Trujillo is a singer/songwriter/bassist who hails from Simi Valley, CA. He grew up in a highly musical family. Fred Sr. sang and played guitar in various groups, including The Beethovens, an all-Chicano beat combo who gigged all over the southland during the great garage-rock boom of the mid-1960s. Sister A'me Loraine scored two top ten dance hits in the early '90s. Freddy himself played with Pat Smear (Nirvana, Germs) and many other local L.A. acts during the explosion of punk/alternative music that hit L.A. in the '80s/'90s. Freddy soon re-located to Portland, Oregon and released his acclaimed debut solo record Hawks & Highways, which dealt with the intertwining of Native American and Chicano experiences in rock & roll form. He has since been a sought-after player on the ever-burgeoning Portland scene playing with anyone from Curtis Salgado to Fernando.

Besides his own solo band with three records under his belt, Freddy has also been a full-time member of The Delines, which is the latest project by novelist Willy Vlautin. Freddy’s latest 2022 release is Sketch of a Man. Poetic memoir, melody and grooves shimmy and shine on this 10-track album, recorded in one hot week with longtime collaborator and celebrated producer Luther Russell in L.A. The album is an eclectic musical stew with lyrical themes exploring his Chicano roots and tracing his journey from his childhood home in Simi Valley to Hollywood California.

About Music on Main

On Wednesday evenings in July and August, Portland’5 takes advantage of the summer weather in Portland to present the Music on Main concert series. The free outdoor concerts are held on Main Street next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall—between Southwest Broadway and Park Avenue in downtown Portland—and feature popular local musicians playing a diverse collection of music.

Music on Main is open to the public and the concerts run from 5pm to 7pm. All ages are welcome. Seating is available on a first come, first-served basis—tickets are not required.

Food & Drinks Available

Food and drinks (including alcohol for those 21+ w/ ID) provided by the ArtBar are available to purchase. Tables are reserved for food and beverage patrons. Table service begins at 4pm.

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