Jason Leonard (Loch Lomond multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire) is profiled here in the intothewoods.tv series Don’t Quit Your Day Job. Leonard is the proprietor of Affiche Studio, specializinging in archival poster mounting and restoration.
Portland, Ore – Mayor Sam Adams today announced the launch of “Listen Local,” a pilot program that replaces the City’s previous on-hold music with music by Portland musicians. The program seeks to highlight the vibrant, diverse and creative character of Portland to callers near and far and shine a spotlight on local musicians.
“From our entrepreneurs to our artists, what starts in Portland tends to be watched – and bought – around the world,” said Mayor Adams. “Portland’s economic prosperity is being built on our innovation and our creativity. Listen Local showcases both.”
Also included on the track list are HUSH roster artists Nick Jaina and Podington Bear
Fresh off a wee tour of Scottland, Loch Lomond is taking the band down the west coast with Seattle’s Hey Marseilles in support of the stunning EP Night Bats. Here is the title track:
Jun 10 – Mississippi Studios w/ Hey Marseilles Portland, Oregon , US
Jun 11 – Cosmic Pizza Eugene, Oregon
Jun 12 – Sophias Thai Bar Davis, California
Jun 13 – Hotel Utah w/ Hey Marseilles San Francisco, California, US
Jun 14 – The Crepe Place w/Hey Marseilles Santa Cruz, California, US
Jun 15 – Muddy Waters w/ Hey Marseilles Santa Barbara, California, US
Jun 17 – Bootleg Theater w/ Hey Marseilles LA, California, US
Jul 22 – The Tower Theater Bend, Oregon
and catch them at:
Sep 6 – Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, Washington, US
Poem courtesy of Luz Elena (Y La Bamba)
Meanwhile, Dave Depper gave a mini-interview to the Caught in The Carousel blog, detailing the following essentials:
DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN ONE SENTENCE: Castrati unicorn lovemaking grooves.
PROUDEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT: Playing to 4000 people in NYC the day after Obama won the election was pretty wonderful.
STRANGEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT: It’s all strange after a while.
THE SONG YOU WISH YOU’D WRITTEN: “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” – Prince
FIVE MUSICIANS YOU ADMIRE: David Bowie, Prince, Talking Heads, Stevie Wonder, Emmit Rhodes
ALBUM YOU CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO: Currently anything Funkadelic-related.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A KID: Hyper, unhappy.
LAST TWO BOOKS YOU’VE READ: “Eating Animals” – Jonathan Safran Foer, “Chronic City,” Jonathan Lethem. I only read books by Brooklynites named Jonathan.
THINGS WE’D FIND IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR: A bass amp. A bottle of Purell.
FAVORITE MUPPET WITH A BRIEF EXPLANATION: Gonzo. What is he?
Get the full scoop here.
Hop on over to Luxury Wafers for the latest in live in-studio goodness from Loch Lomond and over the horizon.
Led by Ritchie Young, Loch Lomond from the Pacific Northwest (Portland), has grown from a solo brianchild enjoying contributions from a vast array of friends to a full-time family of six committed bandmembers. Small in stature and grand in humility, Young quietly yet boldy concocts fascinating traipses through forest, wide open spaces, dark alleys and worlds of critters, subtly making a deep hook with his prodigious musical pieces.
Listen to the Exclusive Live Tracks (option/click to download):
Check out a bunch of photos of Loch Lomond’s visit with us HERE.
Loch Lomond’s daytrotter session finds the light of day, and it’s a dandy. Do yourself a favor and visit Daytrotter to download it and many more.