BluePine is an Americana/Alt-Country Rock band out of Portland, OR. Formed in theSummer of 2021 by founding members
BluePine is an Americana/Alt-Country Rock band out of Portland, OR. Formed in theSummer of 2021 by founding members Scott Taylor (Songwriter, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Matt Pracht (Drums) and John Hogan (Lead Guitar, background vocals), BluePine’s original music is grounded in traditional Americana Rock, with elements of Alt-Country, Indie Rock and Roots Rock thrown into the mix.
Veteran songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Coykendall has been amazingly prolific over the last three decades or so. Currently most well known for his duties as a sideman, producer, and recordist via his work with M Ward, Blitzen Trapper, She & Him, Annalisa Tornfelt, & Tin Hat Trio, to name a few, Coykendall has been making his own unique outsider records since the mid ’80s.
In 2012 Coykendall released his third solo record titled Chasing Away the Dots via Portland’s Fluff & Gravy Records. Dots is a widely varied, moody yet playful record with a lived-in feel and is the perfect vehicle for Coykendall’s unfurnished vocals. This tidy little diamond in the rough also contained guest appearances by some of Coykendall’s musical friends including M Ward, Zooey Deschanel, Eric Earley, & Ben Gibbard.