Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints Album Release, Supercrow, Bigfoot Mojo, Them Coulee Boys

Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints Album Release, Supercrow, Bigfoot Mojo, Them Coulee Boys

Sat, March 10, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Bigfoot Mojo - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Bigfoot Mojo
Upright bassist Belinda Underwood and national mandolin champion Josiah Payne met on the bluegrass scene in Portland, Oregon, as hired hands in other award-winning bands. Musicians in multiple genres since childhood, they both grew up in family bands before moving to Oregon, and were feeling orphaned without their families until they found each other in 2012. After playing together for 3 years as "Josiah and Belinda", they adoped the mascot of the Northwest when they became Bigfoot Mojo.

Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, they have many creative offerings, including this new incarnation. Josiah and Belinda continue to mesmerize audiences with groove-based melodies and impeccable vocal harmonies (the kind that sound genetically-blended), setting a new standard for original music which defies genre boundaries.

Bigfoot Mojo plays with other amazing guest musicians to create a trio, quartet or bigger. Lately they have been featuring world-traveling guitarist Pete Kartsounes, when he is home from tour! Also featured is the young national twin fiddle champion Wilhelmina.

Josiah and Belinda also play together in the high-energy bluegrass band The Wild Wood and in their Middle Eastern funk band, Al Farasha.
Supercrow - (Set time: 11:45 PM)
Christopher Benson spent 15 years of his music career leading something of a double life. He played guitars, steel, bass and drums in indie rock bands first in Pittsburg, PA, and then the thriving Seattle scene alongside members of Sufjan Stevens, Deep Sea Diver, Pedro the Lion, Damien Jurado, The Long Winters, Robert Deeble, Jen Wood, Rosie Thomas, The Maldives, Pickwick and on and on; a player often tapped to step in and play other people’s songs.

At the same time, Chris was creating lo-fi home recordings of songs he was constantly writing, many that only exist now in the form of cassette tapes, and scratched CDs with black marker labels. He shared them only with close friends and family. It was work carried out in secret, often drawing comparisons to both early 70’s singer songwriters, and early 90’s freak folkers.

That changed in 2012 when he moved to Portland. He wanted to pursue a sound that the acoustic guitar and SM58 microphone couldn’t give him; a sound with teeth and drums and electric guitars. Soon he formed Supercrow with Alexandra Geffell (The Cabin Project) on drums, Jake Rohr (Fort Union, Kelli Shaefer) on bass and Gonzalo Villa (Ripe Red Apple) on second guitar. Their first practice space was in a three sided warehouse (a tugboat had taken out the fourth wall) on the Willamette. Shows were played. An EP was released.

This new self-titled LP was recorded mostly live at Old Town Music (where Chris runs a guitar amp repair and custom shop), Alexandra’s parents house, and Fluff and Gravy Studios. It is organized according to two themes: side one deals with mental illness and depression and has a mellow ambient bent, while side two is more concerned with the big questions of human existence and relies more on big guitars and drums. It has taken countless hours of work and emotional investment to get it right.

We hope you like it.
Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints
Born out of a love of the early years of swing, country and rock 'n 'roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and rock 'n' roll joints. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features many of Seattle's most skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them.

The band itself plays in a variety of formats from intimate duo or trio gigs to dance gigs as a larger ensemble and features a revolving cast of professional, Golden Ear nominated, Seattle musicians, including Jason Goessl (guitar), Adrian Van Batenburg (drums), Jacob Zimmerman (clarinet), Tim Kennedy (Wurlitzer), David Bush (drums), Sam Esecson (drums), Daniel Rainard (guitar) and Kate Voss (vocals). Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints released their debut album Dream Man on May 12th and continue to support the release with performances around the West and East Coast.
Them Coulee Boys - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Them Coulee Boys
Allegedly founded at a bible camp, and born in the back valleys of Western Wisconsin, Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. Somewhere underneath the energy, the exuberance, the wit, and the passion of Them Coulee Boys lies a heart. It's a heart filled with sincerity, honesty, and the will to make the world a better place. This heart is not only evident in every song, but also in Them Coulee Boys as a whole. These songs are meant for dancing, for excitement, but are also for thought, and for the quiet moments. Them Coulee Boys seek to balance the high with the low, the happy with the sad, and the love with pain. It's how we live our lives, and they make music that reflects that.

Founded in late 2013, Them Coulee Boys have quickly become a force on the Midwest music scene. Soren Staff, Beau Janke, Jens Staff, and Neil Krause work together as a well-oiled alt-folk machine to craft songs and live shows that have impressed audiences nationwide.

Them Coulee Boys live shows are energetic affairs, with a constant passion and sincerity evident in each song they play. Some songs it's an infectious stomp, inviting the listener to dance along. Driving banjo, guitar, mandolin, and bass provide a backdrop for fast-paced narratives about love and life, ordinary or incredible. Other songs leave room for space, with ambient electric banjo and finger picked instrumentation accompany songs dealing with the harsh realities of things we cannot control. These are songs from a band that is not afraid to take chances. These are songs from a band that's comfortable stripped down, or turned way up. These songs are deeply personal and entirely relatable. Maybe that's what makes theses songs so easy to sing along with, and these performances so moving. You're invited to feel a whole range of emotions, and that makes for shows that you won't soon forget.

After the release of their debut “I Never Lied About Being In Love” in 2014, Them Coulee Boys toured tirelessly until it came time to record their first professional studio effort in the winter months of 2016. After 7 days at Pine Hollow Audio outside of Eau Claire, WI the new record “Dancing in the Dim Light” was born. With new songs came new sounds, as evidenced by the use of electric banjo, drums, and piano. Lyrically, “Dancing in the Dim Light” deals with the duality of life, in which we often remember the lows in our highs, but also see the light in the dark. Since the release of "Dancing in the Dim Light", fans and critics alike have praised the giant step forward in Them Coulee Boys sound. Reviewed by many U.S. publications, DITDL was also loved by Scene Magazine in Canada, and had press from the U.K. as well. It was named "Best Local Album 2016" by Volume One Magazine, and has been played on radio stations all across the country, most notably on NPR's "Simply Folk" program.

Them Coulee Boys have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with some incredible acts including: John Fogerty (of Creedence Clearwater Revival), Yonder Mountain String Band, Pert Near Sandstone, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Fruition, and many more.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212