The Bottlecap Boys

The Bottlecap Boys

Their story began on 2006 when Ross Becker and Lukas Borsten embarked upon their college careers at the University of Puget Sound. Ross, hailing from New Hampshire, and Luke, from Oregon, met in the first week of school and began playing music together immediately. Being multi-talented musicians, the two played together in a number of groups of various genres--funk, folk, hip hop, blues--strengthening their musical bond. After graduating, the duo moved to Portland and filled out the band with violin (Adam Willumsen) and bass (Cole Huiskamp).
They have three successful tours behind them, the most recent of which taking place on a 35' crowd-funded tour bus affectionately dubbed Athena. They released their debut, full length album in April of this year at the Wonder Ballroom.

Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven Band in New Orleans or Bob Dylan and Fats Waller jamming with Mumford & Sons on a front porch in 1938.

Growing steadily from a small string band playing up and down the west coast (hundreds shows in the last two years), DBR has blossomed into a traveling collective featuring instrumentation that often includes fiddle, mandolin, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, banjo, accordion, tuba, pedal steel, drums, guitars, a bass made from a canoe oar, harmonica and plenty of washboard and kazoo for good luck.

i tell stories. also a member of the Glassell Park 3, 48er, R. Tussing's Galvanized Junk Band, and the Stumptown Strugglers. I often play hymns with my mom on Sundays and occasionally strum songs in my brother or sister's living room while my nephews and nieces dance and laugh. sometimes mom picks up the accordion and things really get good.

Cottonwood Cutups

$8.00 - $10.00

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The Bottlecap Boys with Dustbowl Revival, McDougall, Cottonwood Cutups

Thursday, August 22 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Doug Fir Lounge