Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Bottlecap Boys in Altadena June 7

The Bottlecap Boys
a four piece folk band from Portland, OR
will be performing at
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
on Thursday, June 7.

The Bottlecap Boys American West Summer Tour 2012

Tour Dates:
May 25 - July 8

Artist site: http://www.thebottlecapboys.com

Tour video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZRVqyy7L8c

The Bottlecap Boys’ music has been described as infectious,
boot-stompin’ folk. Their tagline says it all: challenge your face to
push the borders of its smile. Their performances are magnetic,
barrelling forwards with freight train vocal harmonies, cheeky lyrics
about ex- (and future!) lovers and rambunctious bouts of soloing by each
of the four musicians.

Building on their jazz and classical backgrounds and influenced by the
Americana sounds of The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show, the
Bottlecap Boys typical lineup features songwriter Lukas Borsten on
guitar, Ross Becker on mandolin (the two carry most of the singing),
Adam Willumsen on violin and Mike Raley on bass. When the four meet,
their music captures all the timeless elements of great bluegrass
--heart, harmony-- and stir in their own brand of carefree exuberance
and joyful camaraderie.

Their summer tour started with a May 25 performance at Seattle’s NW
Folklife Festival on the Indie Roots Stage, and passes through
Washington, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Utah,
Wyoming, Montana and Idaho before wrapping up in early July with
performances in Seattle.

“The band members bill themselves as ‘pure, insatiable energy
guaranteed to lift your spirits,’ and they delivered.”
Conrad Wharton, The Puget Sound Trail (11/18/11)

Wed. June 06 - Basement Tavern at the Victorian - Santa Monica, CA
Thurs. June 07 - The Coffee Gallery Backstage - Altadena, CA
Fri. June 08 - The Press Restaurant - Claremont, CA
Full tour schedule: http://thebottlecapboys.com/shows.html

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