Portico Presents

J. Willoughby, July 11
Jimmy & Laine, August 15

Benefitting The Community Kitchens of Birmingham


Portico Magazine is thrilled to present the music of acclaimed singer and songwriter J. Willoughby and the musical duo Jimmy & Laine this summer at Clubhouse on Highland. Proceeds will benefit The Community Kitchens of Birmingham. 

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J. Willoughby

Singer-songwriter J. Willoughby has been active around the southeast for more than 30 years, gaining regional popularity with the band The Newboys before working for several years as a songwriter in Nashville. He is the son of late radio personality John Ed. Willoughby, was part of the morning show radio team Dixon and Willoughby, and is the founder of Black Jacket Symphony.

Thursday, July 11

Jimmy & Laine

Jimmy Gauld and Laine Poole met in 1977, and within the first five minutes were exchanging tunes back and forth on one guitar. After a few years of playing campfires, high school assemblies, and weekend parties when the parents were out of town, Jimmy and Laine started doing an open mic night at the old Tara House Motel on Highway 31. Soon the owner recognized their potential and offered them weekends for a bartab plus cash. Over forty years have gone by, and after thousands of gigs from St. Louis to Budapest, numerous studio recordings and collaborative projects, they are reuniting for one night of mostly original music. If you remember Dugans, Daddy Rawshucks, Louie Louies, and, of course, The Back Alley, you won’t want to miss this special evening with Jimmy and Laine.

Thursday, August 15

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