Following our awesome premiere yesterday, we are teaming up with Portland, Oregon band Left Coast Country for the release of their new single “Trouble”.
About the single, Drew Tucker comments “‘Trouble’ is that moment you meet someone the night before you leave for a month. Traveling in a band occasionally leaves you in the situation where you have to squeeze so much joy into one night and then leave them in a place where they will want to see you when you get back. I hear songs of longing all the time about that girl who they had to leave but you don’t really hear songs about the bad ass night that led up to that separation. I wanted to write that song.”
Left Coast Country is a modern string band formed in 2010 from the exploding newgrass scene in Portland, OR. They are hitting the road in support of their forthcoming full-length, Pines Fly By, which will be released digitally and physically nationally in retail stores on February 27, 2016.
1/29/16 – Conor Bryne – Seattle, WA
1/31/16 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
2/02/16 – Sockeye Brewing – Boise, ID
2/03/16 – Pengilly’s Saloon – Boise, ID
2/04/16 – Whiskey Jacques – Ketchum, ID
2/10/16 – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO
2/11/16 – Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO
2/13/16 – Jamestown Mercantile – Jamestown, CO
2/17/16 – Torch Club – Sacramento, CA
2/19/16 – Plough & Stars – San Francisco, CA
2/23/16 – Johnny B’s – Medford, OR
2/24/16 – Sam Bond’s – Eugene, OR
2/25/16 – Axe & Fiddle – Cottage Grove, OR
2/26/16 – Bombs Away w/ McDougall – Corvallis, OR
2/27/16 – Astro Lounge – Bend, OR
3/04/16 – Mission Theater – Portland, OR
Their debut, Dark Down and Blue features the group’s high-energy, hard-driving originals and their contemporary take on the old bluegrass sound. Their second, self-produced and self-titled album propelled their versatile, dynamic sound onto the never-ending tour circuit of North America.
Dedication to their craft has made Left Coast Country one of the hardest working, up-and-coming acts in the Northwest. The statement “for LCC pickin’ is not a hobby, not a job, but a way of life,” (B. Salmon – Bend Bulletin) could not be any more accurate.
Left Coast Country constantly strives to expand their music and blaze new territory across the country. At home in Portland, find them at renowned venues such as the Aladdin Theater, Doug Fir Lounge, and Mississippi Studios.
In July 2014, Left Coast Country took home first place in the 13th Annual Northwest String Summit Band Competition, being the first-ever Portland bluegrass band to do so.
They are currently touring in support of their 2016 release, Pines Fly By.
Constantly evolving, their stage performance showcases the group’s synchronous harmonies, beautiful melodies, and intense intricate instrumentation. Left Coast Country’s live shows are the fusion of traditional and progressive; composed of fiery heartfelt foot stompers, rolling country ballads, and powerful instrumental soundscapes.
Since 2010, they have had the esteemed pleasure of playing alongside and sharing the stage with musical pioneers such as Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Steep Canyon Rangers, Fruition, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Head For The Hills, Danny Barnes, Hackensaw Boys, Pert’ Near Sandstone, Brothers Comatose, and Shook Twins, to name a few.