Miss Lonely Hearts/ Honey Don't/ Redwood Son
Fri, Mar 31 at 8pm
MISS LONELY HEARTS (Santa Cruz, CA) HONEY DON'T (Bend, OR) REDWOOD SON (Portland, OR)
Join us for a night of dancing with 3 of the best bands in the Pacific North West. Bring your cowboy boots and a friend to dance with!
MISS LONELY HEARTS (California Outlaw Country from Santa Cruz, CA)
Miss Lonely Hearts is a five-piece (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel/ fiddle, drums, upright bass) Outlaw Country band from Santa Cruz. Please check out their website for song samples, videos, information: www.misslonelyheartsband.com
Nominated for Outlaw Group 2017 at the Ameripolitan Music Awards, Miss Lonely Hearts represents a great portion of northern California's country music.
Miss Lonely Hearts recorded their 4th full length album "Lost Highway" in the spring of 2016. In 2015 the boys went on their first USA tour and played a total of over 200 shows in the last 3 years. They frequently tour the Pacific Northwest and recently toured with "The Devil Makes Three" incl. shows in Canada.
Honey Don’t is the musical union of Bill Powers and Shelley Gray, perhaps better known as one-half of the Paonia, Colorado based old-time bluegrass band, Sweet Sunny South.
Their music may be delivered acoustic or electric and is based in the folk tradition with bluegrass and old-time at its deepest roots. Bill is a well respected, and award winning songwriter within and beyond the Colorado circuit and Shelley is a skilled bass player and vocalist. They’ve been making music together for well over a decade and like a fine wine or exceptional bourbon, the best of
their qualities have naturally distilled into a truly unique vibe with a certain sound and feel that has developed into a trademark.
Whether it’s a sweet love song, a tribute to veterans, or a rocking boogie-woogie number, their music is always delivered in a comfortable casual way that pulls the listener in and has them hanging on every word. “I find I tend to write from a strong sense of place. I’m highly affected by my surroundings and the memories and experiences come out in the music and songs I write,” says Bill of his songwriting style.
Honey Don’ts influences are many including the writing and music of Robert Hunter, John Prine, John Hartford, Buddy & Julie Miller as well as contemporary bands such as Finnders and Youngberg and Anne & Pete Sibley. The band is based around the duo, but often Bill & Shelley share the stage with a handful of stellar players with either an acoustic or electric slant. This variety can be heard on their various albums.
Originally hailing from Northern California, before relocating to Portland Oregon, Redwood Son has been an Indie Artist on the Rise. "His Songwriting combines the grittiness of Ryan Bingham, swagger of Eric Church, and a laid back vibe reminiscent of Jack Johnson" says Grammy Nominated Producer Dave Brainard. Depth and Dimension are his Friends, but don't be surprised if You find yourself singing and bopping along to a stable of catchy songs that come from Life's Trials and Triumph.
After a coming out of the gates hot in late 2008, Redwood Son found himself almost completely lost in the fall of 2009, when original drummer and long time Friend Kipp Crawford was tragically killed. It was a long road back, and on the heels of that tragedy, Redwood Son was named "Best New Artist" of the 2010 Portland Music Awards. In June of 2011, he followed with a Double-Debut Album titled "The Lion's Inside" which showed up some of the prolific songwriting prowess that dwells inside this Artist.
The Debut Album was promoted heavily over the course of the next 2 years, prior to finding it's way into the hands of Producer Steve Berlin of the Band "Los Lobos". A natural evolution towards Country Music had been taking shape on the road, and oddly enough, the follow up effort found a genre of it's own, when Redwood Son self released the "Westicana" EP in the Spring of 2016. Only 6 of the 11 Tracks were featured in the teaser, and a Full-Lenght is set to be released in the Spring of 2017.
With a solid following and fanfare residing in the Great Pacific Northwest, it was time to make yet another move. In late 2016, Redwood Son relocated to Nashville TN, after being selected as a Top 4 finalist in the Eckrich "Music City Sing Off" which took place at the Famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, as part of their 58th Year Celebration.
Landing in Nashville was a long time coming, and it's only a matter of time before Music City discovers this hard working, blue collar artist. The future looks promising.
Keep an eye out for this Son of the Redwoods, and stay connected to the journey through his Music..