Portland’s Scratchdog Stringband in Groveland!
Date(s) - 07/20/2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scratchdog Stringband is thrilled to announce their longest and furthest-reaching tour – six states in thirty days! With a their first full-length, professionally produced and all-original album, “Three Times Fast,” the Scratchdogs are looking forward to marking new territory as far east as Colorado. The fourth and fifth stops are in Yosemite! Scratchdog will play The Evergreen Lodge (33160 Evergreen Rd., Groveland, CA) on Wednesday, July 20 at 6pm; then they’ll play The Rush Creek Lodge (34001 CA-120, Groveland, CA) on Thursday, July 21 at 6pm. Both shows are free!
Since 2015, Scratchdog Stringband has become the Pacific Northwest’s favorite new Americana/Rockgrass act. Based in Portland, this acoustic trio delivers a fresh amalgamation of classic and contemporary American music. These artisans continually hone their technical finesse through exuberant experimentation and intuitive improvisation, and the sound that emerges is uniquely “Scratchdog,” deriving from influences in Rock, Folk, Country and Jazz.
The greater Portland area and the cities all down the West Coast have eagerly received the long-awaited release of Scratchdog Stringband’s “Three Times Fast.” The Scratchdogs are proud to present a comprehensive portrayal of a year and a half’s worth of touring, writing and rocking their inimitable, unprecedented sound. The ingredients are thumping upright bass, searing soaring fiddle, snare-drum rhythm guitar, as well as tenor banjo, harmonica, mandolin and three very individual voices.
These mutts have been working full time since day one to bring forth their collective decades of experience. Their individual musical journeys have covered all corners of the country (from New England to New Orleans, Austin to the Midwest, Colorado to the West Coast) and all styles of music (Celtic, Classical, Reggae, Punk Rock and Blues). The dogs are constantly finding new ways to incorporate their knowledge and passion. The result is masterful, unpretentious music from musicians who share a common goal and consider themselves in purposeful servitude of music.