Pilar French

Portland, OR
Singer Songwriter / Blues / spaced out
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I just want to say thank you to everyone that came to the cd release last month or was otherwise there in spirit.  We really had a great time.  The show went off without a hitch and there was a great positive vibe in the room at Secret Society. . .plus the Intention, the sound person, Rivera, Nicole Campbell, and the audience were great.   I will remember the night fondly.   If you didn't make it but still want to get a cd, I'd be honored (You can SHOP HERE for itunes, mp3s or good old cds!)


We have a few shows coming up in April.  


  • Thursday, 7-9 pm Edgefield Winery.  Me and Jeff.



If you haven't heard of KZME, let me tell you about it.  It's a local radio station that airs local music only.   This is a great thing for Oregon.   We have so much talent here.  But for the independent musician, it is always a struggle to be heard on a mass level. KZME gives us a voice 24/7.   So here's a free way for you to listen to local music while you are in the car or whatever. . .and if you like what you hear you can always go to the KZME Playlist page to check out who aired.  KZME documents the playlist precisely by noting artist, song and timand easy way

e aired.  Very cool. . .they also take donations. 




"Soulful, bluesy singer-songwriter Pilar French has changed her songwriting direction from one dealing with heavy topics to themes of innocence, simple pleasures and enjoying life. Her third album, Deliver, debuting this week at her CD release show, shows off French’s talents not only vocally, but also in her ability to bring various rootsy elements to an otherwise pop-rock (verging on adult contemporary) exterior. French knows how to command rooms as a solo performer with an acoustic guitar, but here she brings her Iris Dement-like vocal drag in front of a band which features violin, keyboard and accordion. If the CD release is anything like the album, fans should leave happy and a little bit lighter."   Collin Gerber, Willamette Week

"Though, despite ["Deliver’s"] lightheartedness, it is not in French’s nature to create vapid strings of rhythm, no matter how sunny it sounds. A lot of thought goes into the lyrics and a lot of thought can be provoked from them."  Jessica Black, Oregon Music News

"In an age of political unrest and economic depression, people often turn to musical expression to voice their anger, or simply for a distraction from the turmoil that floods the airwaves, piling worse news on top of bad news. Portland singer and multi-instrumentalist Pilar French feels the same weight, and on her just-finished record, “Deliver,” the musician faces turmoil with a different kind of weapon: optimism."  A.P. Kryza, Portland Tribune


Edgefield Troutdale, OR Sun Feb 22 2015 07:00 PM  
McMenamins Grand Lodge Forest Grove, OR Sat Apr 11 2015 07:00 PM  
Edgefield Troutdale, OR Wed Apr 29 2015 07:00 PM  
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