The Donkeys arrived in Portland the last weekend in July to play Pickathon, their sunny grooves perfectly matched to the long days of summer and the festival’s natural setting. The band had also just released their fourth album, Ride the Black Wave, and were at the tail end of a 5 week national tour.

The group (Sam Sprague, Anthony Lukens, Timothy DeNardo, and Jessie Gulati) played this set in our studios, including favorites “Scissor Me Cigs” and “Shines”; watch Gulati switch from guitar to sitar for “West Coast Raga.”

Listen and download mp3s of songs from the session:


Audio recording and mixes: Steven Kray
Editor: Nate Sjol
Videographers: Nate Sjol, Sam Smith, Nathan Tang
Executive Producer: David Christensen