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!