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Storm Large: Singer, songwriter, author, actress at home in Oregon

2012AugSept StormLargePhoto by Michael Cogliantry

She’s thunderclouds and lightning bolts. She’s hurricanes and choppy seas. She lives large, loves larger and has a voice at least 8 miles wide. “I’ve grown up here onstage,” says Storm Large. “I’m kind of Portland’s adopted kid.”

Devoted audiences have followed her from early angry 
performances in smoky nightclubs to a powerhouse one-woman stage show that unfolded like a melodic memoir. She tours with Pink Martini and will perform with the Oregon Symphony at Carnegie Hall next spring. Her book, Crazy Enough: A Memoir, published earlier this year, reveals an emotional risk taker and burgeoning artist struggling to find her place amid the fallout of her mother’s ment

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