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Sugarcane w/ Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters
April 27, 2013
9 p.m. | $8 | 21+
Purchase advanced tickets at sugarcaneapril27.eventbrite.com/
This promises to be a great evening of soulful Americana, rock and dirty extended guitar jams with two of Portland’s favorites! Ubiquitous guitar slinger Lewi Longmire and his Left Coast Roasters kick the night off with a rollicking set of original tunes (with some choice covers) to be followed by the masterful original songs of Sugarcane, a band that makes you feel like you’re welcome in their home from the first chords!
Over the last few years Sugarcane has evolved into one of the top Bluegrass Rock bands on the West Coast and is showing no signs of slowing down. The sound is a sweet mix of Country, Caribbean, Blues and Bluegrass. In 2007, Sugarcane grew out of the friendship between BigE and Derek Hofbauer, as they began to meet on Monday nights to play for fun. Not too long after this began, BigE met the ultra talented Stefan Andrews, who lent another voice and guitar to the mix. So it began, the trio started touring with BigE, and on the road one day heading towards Moscow, ID, the name was born.
From then on, the Trio was called the Sugarcane Stringband. But, as time went on, Noah Bell, an accomplished Portland guitarist also started joining in on local gigs and coming over to play on Mondays, and yet another layer of sound was formed. The boys were getting a great response from local crowds but still had no drums or bass player. Then, one day at a festival in rural Oregon, their was a power failure and Sugarcane was the only Acoustic based band on site, so, they were joined by a Drummer and Stand-up Bass player to help thicken the sound. From that day, there has been some interchanging of players over the years but that was the day, Sugarcane was born. Noah Bell moved to Telecaster, and suddenly they were a rock band.
The sound is still very much grown from Bluegrass Roots, but the boys love of beach life and genealogy lead them back to rural southern tones as well. So, what you get is at times almost a Gospel-esque, Bluegrassy, Island flair. The band is accessible, and a strong lyrical prowess sets them apart from most others. So, as the group settles into its current lineup with Justin Fulbright on Drums and Josh Casey on the Bass, the sound is better than ever and response from the crowds is undeniable. The sky is the limit for Sugarcane. They are a fine group of gentlemen and a very solid band. Come, see and hear for yourself!