The Treehouse is proud to welcome back Cedar Teeth!
For those old enough, upon first hearing Cedar Teeth, it is difficult not to hear Levon Helm, Rick Danko and company, The Band, hollering from the grave. Indeed, imagery reflecting organic flesh and bone mingling with gnarled old-growth roots music is what this band is all about. Cedar Teeth hails from the Cascade foothills of Colton, Oregon. For many years, they’ve made music in a shed at the edge of an ancient forest. In many ways, the musicians are the trees. Picture Nickle Creek meets The Band, or maybe The Grateful Dead meets Wilco.
Founder and creative contrarian Ray Gordon is also the artistic voice of the band and its illustrator. His driving and melodic bass lines are the steady pulse at the heart of Cedar Teeth. Self-taught guitarist Luke Precourt channels an idiosyncratic, genre defying sound; his distinct leads weave through Cedar Teeth’s roots and boughs. Primary vocalist and acoustic guitarist Dylan Martell is the visceral yet vulnerable voice of Cedar Teeth. Martell’s lyrics, composed of stark and paradoxical imagery, are the lens through which the music is focused. Incendiary behind the drums, Adam Murray also delivers soulful vocal support and has proven to be a spirited guide and irreverent translator, endearing the audience to the band. Murray is proud to be endorsed by Allegra Drums. Whether on guitar, banjo, keys, or trombone, classically trained guitarist and composer Erin Corzine focuses each member’s eclectic palette into a single sonic vision. A stunning vocalist in her own right, Corzine also supplies lush harmonies and lead vocals as well.
Cedar Teeth has performed throughout the NW and beyond, including 2015 festival sets at Sundance Film Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Cascadia Rainingman, and Summer Meltdown. Crafting a sound that blends rough and rustic folk rock with lyrical American roots, the music of Cedar Teeth sounds familiar no matter what generation, or what frontier you hail from. Don’t miss this up and coming experience! No Cover! Suggested Donations only!