The Portland, Ore., based band Left Coast Country hits Clarkston and Moscow Thursday through Saturday March 13-15.The Sound: Formed in 2010 in the midst of Portland’s exploding newgrass scene, Left Coast Country is a modern string band featuring a hard-driving blend of country, honky-tonk and blues. Their first album, “Dark Down and Blue,” displayed the group’s high-energy originals. With their second, self-titled album they took their music to the tour circuit.
On stage: Performing live the band showcases synchronous harmonies, melodies, and intense instrumentation mixing fiery foot stompers with traditional country ballads. The group has played and shared the stage with musicians and bands, including Dead Winter Carpenters, Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Shook Twins and Fruition String Band.
Members: Drew Tucker, mandolin and acoustic guitar; Ryan Mickey, resonator guitar; Zack Lovas, fiddle; Gabriel Rodriguez, electric and acoustic guitar; Ian Wade, bass guitar.
— 9 tonight (March 13) , Hogan’s Place, 906 Sixth St., Clarkston
— 9:30 p.m. Friday (March 14), John’s Alley Tavern, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow
— 9:30 p.m. Saturday (March 15), John’s Alley Tavern, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow
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