Expansive, uplifting, and just downright beautiful, City Painted Gold is one of the most anticipated records of the coming year – at least amongst the loyal fans The Brothers Comatose had won while touring across the country in support of their past two releases. Infused with a sense of relaxed, experienced confidence, The Brothers Comatose offer a southwestern-tinged, rowdy stringband sound that might just make this your new favorite record before you turn it over to side B.Walking lockstep with their undeniable top-flight musicianship is an easy humility. “It’s just one, big, extended Morrison music party,” they say. Brothers Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists, front this rocking string band that has become a West coast headliner and national touring act in a mere handful of years.
New Jersey’s teen brothers A.K.A Sleepy Man continue to drop unique and catchy songs anchored by the driving banjo of youngest brother, 14-year-old Jonny Mizzone. Formally known as instrumental YouTube sensations, the band has developed into a legitimate touring artist with an interesting and unique sound best characterized as a blend of Americana, pop, and bluegrass. Sleepy Man just released their new single “Feeling I’m Awake” to rave fan reviews: “Sleepy Man’s best original to date… an innovative mixture of folk, country, bluegrass, pop, and rock (and even a little bit of Irish trad and punk thrown in for good measure).”
The Dusty 45s have inspired and fired up crowds for almost two decades. They deliver their rockin’, high-energy music at full throttle, keeping fans on their feet and begging for more. The group melds styles ranging from Honky Tonk, Jump Blues, Surf and R&B, all while adding Dixieland and Jazz elements. The finished product is a sizzling sound uniquely their own. The band is led by singer/songwriter and founding member Billy Joe Huels along with Jerry Battista on lead guitar, and Robin Cady on upright bass, and drummer Kohen Burrill.
The intensity of singer/songwriter Robbie Walden is evident in everything he does, including the recording of his latest album “Robbie Walden Band“, a collection of originals blending Texas Red Dirt and Spaghetti Western with his native Pacific Northwest Rock and Country sounds. With influences such as Randy Rogers Band, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Gary Allen, Walden’s Music pleasantly surprises listeners with his distinctive, unexpected vocals and poetic, vintage outlaw songwriting that expresses his inner strength, dedication, witty sense of humor, and personal heartbreak.
Pacific Northwest folk and blues. The Common Deer formed in spring of 2014 with a unique blend of cello, mandolin, guitar, banjo, harmonica, hand percussion, and vocal harmonies. The band has made a name for themselves playing wineries and festivals around Central Washington. The honest lyrics of Ty Paxton blend with the harmonies of his cousin and mandolin/guitar player, Jared hunt and classically trained cello player, Dannel Fischer. The percussion of Joe Catron rounds out the sound and the new addition of Kyle Smeback in 2016 takes the band to new levels.