Mercury Music Series presents: BLOSSOM
Thu, Jan 28 at 8pm
Introducing the Mercury Music Series—a new virtual streaming showcase featuring locally-based artists, providing a rare chance to experience live performance (in some form) during the continuing pandemic. The series will also provide our featured Portland-based artists an opportunity to earn cash from performing, while simultaneously raising much needed funds for the Mercury.
We're excited to announce that our first edition of the Mercury Music Series features the illustrious singer/songwriter from Trinidad and Tobago, Blossom (AKA Keisha Chiddick). In addition to being one of Portland’s favorite singers within the soul/jazz/R&B arena, Chiddick is also a farmer, photographer, creative director, visual producer, and activist. Known for her chill, soulful delivery, gregarious personality, and malleable career path, Blossom has put out a couple of solid albums in recent years: her excellent 2017 debut LP Tease, and its 2019 follow-up Maybe. During the pandemic, Chiddick took on a leadership role at Sanctuary Produce Farm, and put out Things I Whispered In the Dark, a collaborative three-track EP with Charlie 3rown and producer Samuel Elsen-Meyers. Until we can bask in Blossom’s radiant musical presence in person again, this performance, filmed live on the Polaris Hall stage, just might tide you over. Blossom performs a 30 minute set, accompanied by Charlie 3rown on keys.