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Butterfly Breakdown performing at McMenamin's Rock Creek Tavern, 2014 (Photo: Micah Reese)

Blues-Infused Bohemian Rock & Soul

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Zay Harrison and Anastasia Gilliam teamed up in 2011 and started writing and composing, infusing their own unique sounds into the heartfelt, soulful sound of Butterfly Breakdown. They have a natural ability for storytelling and strike a sophisticated balance in their craft as song-smiths with intellect and whimsy through songs that speak of their experience.
Butterfly Breakdown cultivates a lucious sound of opulent vocal harmonies layered with acoustic and electric guitars and perussion that fills a stage with a compelling presence.

In addition to composing an performing together, this dynamic duo recently spread their wings by adding two new member into the fold:
Brendon Carlson (Lead Guitarist, Songwriter) and Alex Tripp (Guitarist, Pianist, Singer, Songwriter). Check out the "BIO" page for the lowdown.
This has expanded the overall sound and sonic depths of the vocals and instrumentation and taken this group to a whole new level.

The group performs regularly between Seattle, WA and the Rose City. They've become regulars on the the McMenamin's Pub circuit performing at The Legendary White Eagle Saloon, Rock Creek Tavern, Grand Lodge, The Old Church & Pub, the Sand Trap Pub, Hotel Oregon and are "Artists in Residence" at Boon's Treasury. 
They've also graced the stages of Portland’s Saturday Market, The Hawthorne Theater, Cascade Cliffs Winery, Alberta St. Pub, Mississippi Pizza as well as private parties, House Concerts and Neighborhood Block Parties and special events for various local charities.

They have woven their influences together ranging from Blues artists Albert King to Bonnie Raitt with Rock inspirations from the likes of Janis Joplin, Led Zepplin, Heart and Pearl Jam mixed with a soulful flair from singers like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Adele.
Their shows are primarily made up of original music but if the need arrises or the venue requests, they have a vast repretoire of cover tunes from Country, R&B, Pop, Rock and Blues.

Currently they are at work on a new album with a full band due to be released in late 2014.
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  • Karen Pace

    Karen Pace Portland, OR.

    My husband and I came to the Kennedy School show! You ladies really have something there with the new guitar addition! So good!! Can't wait to see you at the White Eagle!
    My husband and I came to the Kennedy School show! You ladies really have something there with the new guitar addition! So good!! Can't wait to see you at the White Eagle!
  • Karen Pace

    Karen Pace Portland OR

    Can't wait to see you at the Kennedy School! We saw you when you were there last December! We love your music!
    Can't wait to see you at the Kennedy School! We saw you when you were there last December! We love your music!
  • Roberta Bennett

    Roberta Bennett Eugene, OR.

    My husband and I saw you ladies playing at the Hotel Oregon last year and we saw that you are going to be at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove in a few weeks! How wonderful! We will be sure to make it down there! We love your music!
    My husband and I saw you ladies playing at the Hotel Oregon last year and we saw that you are going to be at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove in a few weeks! How wonderful! We will be sure to make it down there! We love your music!
  • PDX RX

    PDX RX UofP

    Heard you were coming back to Kennedy School! Love the music!
    Heard you were coming back to Kennedy School! Love the music!
  • Waverider

    Waverider Astoria OR

    When are you two coming back to the coast? Can't wait!
    When are you two coming back to the coast? Can't wait!
  • Mike Gamble

    Mike Gamble Salem, OR

    Missed you ladies this last time but saw you the time before. Wont miss the next show!
    Missed you ladies this last time but saw you the time before. Wont miss the next show!
  • carol newman

    carol newman kmun in astoria

    sending you a note re kickstarter???? Love your music!
    sending you a note re kickstarter????
    Love your music!
  • Portland Snow Bunny

    Portland Snow Bunny Portland, OR

    WOW! Listening to your music sure made being snowed in for a few days a lot warmer and groovier! THANKS!
    WOW! Listening to your music sure made being snowed in for a few days a lot warmer and groovier! THANKS!
  • Waverider

    Waverider Astoria OR

    We heard you today on KMUN and thought the two of you were really wonderful! Are you playing anywhere local? We would like to see you live!
    We heard you today on KMUN and thought the two of you were really wonderful! Are you playing anywhere local? We would like to see you live!
  • Jake Fisher

    Jake Fisher Portland OR

    Great music! Really enjoyed you guys at Kennedy School last month! Keep the faith!
    Great music! Really enjoyed you guys at Kennedy School last month! Keep the faith!