Song premiere: Joel Rafael's Old Portland Town by MusicRadar

Acclaimed singer-songwriter's new album, Baladista, due out April 14, 2015.

In the late '60s, Joel Rafael migrated from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon with a group of politically motivated writers and artists in an effort to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War. During a city-wide sweep of the youth underground, Rafael was arrested and spent 14 days in a Portland jail, an experience the acclaimed singer-songwriter recounts in the wistful folk ballad Old Portland Town, which MusicRadar is premiering below.

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