From an early age, it was clear to Madsen what he was meant to do. This meant dropping out of high school, buying a van, and hitting the road. Through the years (and a handful of projects) Lorin has fronted, drummed, and strummed his way back and forth across the country time and time again; further solidifying his “road dog” reputation with every twist and turn over the continental divide.
The recent months however, have found Madsen locked in his newly opened studio, solidifying ideas for a brand new project. “Differing from Blackhounds, Madsen’s previous endeavor; Lorin Walker Madsen will be more of a solo project, with live accompaniment by his band, “The Hustlers”. I’ve been writing and producing the songs, while working with some amazing live and studio musicians to capture the perfect energy and sound.” Since the project’s inception, Lorin has been releasing acoustic demos, which are available for free download at soundcloud.com/lorinwalkermadsen.
Left Coast Country is a northwest bluegrass and country band based in Portland, OR; who deliver both high-energy original compositions and an authentic take on traditional sounds stemming from Bill Monroe to Towns van Zandt. The live Left Coast Country experience encompasses a varied display of hard driving melodies coupled with five part harmonizing vocals that appeals to a wide ranging audience.
12/27/2013 - 12/28/2013
9:30 pm - 2:00 am
The band consists of Darin Watkins on drums, Jeff Leonard on Bass & back up vocals, Eric Robert on Keys, Colby Sander on Dobro, Pedal Steel, Mandolin, B-Bender, & back up vocals, John Coker on Lead Guitar & back up vocals, and Robbie Walden on Baritone Guitar, Rythm Guitar, & Lead Vocals. The band is currently in studio working on the newest album. They have also relocated to Nashville, TN.
The band and band members have played for, or opened up numerous heavy hitters such as B.B. King, Johnny Lang, Buddy Guy, Vicci Martinez, Micheal Williams, Smash Mouth, and Journey just to name a few. Most recently, Whitey Morgan & the 78's, Charlie Jenkins, Ryan Innes, Duewest, Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band, Christan Kane, Edens Edge, Bomshel, and Kristy Osmunson.
Since then the band has played hundreds of shows over western USA and Canada. Highlighted by gigs at Suede Lounge in Park City Utah for the start of Sundance Film Week, the historic Wilma Theatre in Missoula, MT, Buffalo Chip Mainstage Sturgis, SD, Boom Boom Room San Francisco, this band has paid it's dues and earned it's keep. Luau Cinder has performed with the original Itals from Jamaica, Clinton Fearon, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Karl Denson, Carlos Washington, Particle, Signal Path, EOTO, Dumpstafunk, Charlie Hitchcock, On The One, and soon to be Les Claypool! Luau Cinder uses a unique blend of vintage and new technology to bring the funky, highly improvised, danceable vibes to a town near you. Funk Dub Music. Now fully from Bainbridge Island, Washington. Luau Cinder is representing the NW, throwing down the most radical jams of any band in the same time zone, come see for yourself!