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DYLAN VANWEELDEN

Moving through Pickathon can sometimes feel like traveling through time, with musical styles from all eras—from bracingly modern jams to amber-preserved vintage sounds—gracing the many stages. This Starlight Stage performance from C.W. Stoneking definitely falls in the latter category, and the film has been treated to match the Australian blues musician and band's performance. "Gon' Boogaloo" jumps and jives like something from a '50s honky-tonk, even as Stoneking's crew make it sound current and vital.

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This premiere is an episode of the Starlight Series in the Pickathon 2016-2017 Season, presented by the Portland Mercury and The Stranger and made possible by Lagunitas Brewing Company. See other episodes in the series at the links below. This year's Pickathon goes down August 3-6 and includes such awaiting discoveries as Huun Huur Tu, Kaia Katar, Khun Narin, Marlon Williams, Wolf People, and many more, playing alongside big names like Charles Bradley, Dinosaur Jr., and Drive-By Truckers. Tickets are moving fast so get some over at Pickathon's site.

Past episodes in the 2016-2017 season of Pickathon's Starlight Series:
• Episode 1: Fruit Bats
• Episode 2: Futurebirds
• Episode 3: Ezra Furman
• Episode 4: Boulevards
• Episode 5: Cass McCombs
• Episode 6: Yemen Blues