May – June 2013
Whether or not the name and music of Redwood Son has yet hit the big radar, this year’s “Best New Artist” of the Portland Music Awards is on the rise. Boasting a 20 Song double-disc debut album titled “The Lion’s Inside” he brings a dynamic versatility that crosses the borders of their West Coast Americana with hook-laden Roots-Rock and Alt. Country, while maintaining an authentic Universal “Pop” vibe. Recommended if you Like: Tom Petty, Citizen Cope, Ryan Adams.
Tremoloco is an eclectic roots band from L.A., some might say purveyors of Gulf Coast Folklorico or Mexican Americana. Their songs tell stories firmly rooted in their beloved L.A. but clearly go beyond to places like Mexicali, Louisiana, Georgia, the Southwest, Laredo and the Yucatan and of course East L.A. Effortlessly, they cross pollinate several genres and styles such as Mexican Folk, Tex-Mex, Country, Norteno, Cumbias, Honky Tonk, Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Roadhouse Rock n Roll. Recommended if you Like: Los Lobos, Wilco, Texas Tornados.