Donerail, an American thoroughbred, won the biggest long shot victory in the history of the Kentucky Derby, in 1913. The winning tickets cost two dollars and paid out $184.90.
Donerail, the Portland band, offers a different kind of payoff. It comes in the form of Velvet Underground-flavored chaos, Westerberg-like fragility and genuinely unambiguous rock ‘n roll.
Starting as an excuse for jP (guitar, vocals) and Dan Niska (bass) to get drunk and play Uncle Tupelo covers, Donerail is now jP, Dan, Jake Pettit (guitar, vocals) and Duncan John (drums). They live in Portland and continue to push their uniquely raw and honest form of rock and roll.