Nick Jaina – “Sleep Child” Video Debut


Portland alt-folk bandleader Nick Jaina, is a fine writer of prose and if it weren’t for his infatuation with music and performing he’d probably be sitting up in his room churning out novels instead of songs. His band, featuring members of Jolie Holland, Loch Lomond, and Laura Gibson, is the result of playing in the streets, touring, sometimes living hungry, and sometimes selling out shows to his ravenous fans. His latest album, A Bird In The Opera House, releases today on Hush Records, and FILTER is happy to exclusively premiere his video for “Sleep, Child,” directed by Tim Nelson.

Sleep, Child (song by Nick Jaina) from Tim Nelson on Vimeo.

Nick Jaina Tour Dates

13 – Chico, CA – Cafe Flo
14 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo Curio
15 – Joshua Tree, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
16 – San Diego, CA – Lestat’s
17 – Flagstaff, AZ – Mia’s
19 – Torrey, UT  – The Patio
20 – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
21 – Provo, UT – Velour
22 – Boise, ID – Early show @ the Modern/Late show @ the Linen Building
23 – Kennewick, WA – Red Room
24 – Pendleton, OR – Great Pacific

New Nick Jaina Session On OPBmusic.

Nick Jaina in-studio, 3-12-10 on OPBmusic

Recording engineer: Steven Kray, with technical assistance from Bill Ward

Photos: Inger Klekacz

See the full photo set here CD / Download available in the HUSHshop.

“A Bird In The Operahouse” Out Now.

Magnet Magazine wants to know what album you’ve been looking forward to this week.  Naturally there’s only one right answer:

A Bird in the Operahouse is out today at finer record shops and here at The HUSHshop, with a limited stock of signed copies still available!  Now available with an instant download.

Praise For Nick Jaina’s Latest

Order your signed copy now!

The CD Release Show is tonight!  (Friday, April 2, at Doug Fir. 9 pm. $10. 21+.)
“A Bird in the Opera House” marks a significant development for Jaina and by extension the city’s music scene. Recorded by no less than a dozen Portland-based players, who serve in an equal number of projects, this stands as another example of a communal project by local musicians with worldwide potential.

-The Oregonian

More than any other local songwriter, Jaina songs beg to be read, labored over and deconstructed. On A Bird in the Opera House, his fourth full-length for Hush, his words are still the first thing you notice.

-Willamette Week

“A roving troubadour with a knack for writing truly gorgeous songs, Nick Jaina celebrates full-length album number seven.”

-Portland Mercury