Ryan T Jacobs is the singer/songwriter behind Portland country band Pulp Western and formerly, Portland indie rock mainstay Melville. Having spent
Ryan T Jacobs is the singer/songwriter behind Portland country band Pulp Western and formerly, Portland indie rock mainstay Melville. Having spent seven years living and touring all over Europe, Jacobs speaks four languages, and channels his world travel experiences into his songwriting. His lyrics and dynamic vocals are enhanced by his fiery performance and belief in the songs that he brings to the stage. The Pulp Western sound is inspired by the ever-progressing spirit of country music and combines vintage countrypolitan from Music Row with undercurrents of grit from their disparate outlaw country influences as well.
Known for the unique juxtaposition of her wry wit and ability to pen a heartbreaking ballad, Rose Gerber is the spark-wielding title character in Portland’s homegrown alt/country rock band, Rose Gerber & Sweet Relief. Like so many PNW bands, born in a garage during the rainy season in 2017, a labor that consisted of the blue-ribbon twang of their trio of guitars (pedal steel, acoustic, and electric), and Rose’s smooth Americana alto. Together, the five-piece band is a melting pot of essential American sounds, bringing a high lonesome rock vibe to the familiar sound of the pedal steel whine. Think Natalie Merchant-fronts-The Cardinals.