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February 16, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

- $10
Kevin (the Rusty Cleaver mandolin maestro) is turning 30 and we are celebrating by playing a show with 2 of our favorite bands: The Cottonwood Cutups and Left Coast Country. Come show Kevin how much we all love him and listen to some top notch country/americana/bluegrass music!
“Often described as the Old Crow Medicine show meets the Ramones, THE RUSTY CLEAVERS‘ live shows have always been fist-pumping barnburners. Audiences can’t help but cut loose as they pummel their string instruments with rhythmic abandon, layering husky harmonies overtop that swell to bursting.”
Weekly Volcano, Tacoma, WA

THE RUSTY CLEAVERS come from the Tacoma area of Washington. Dark, dense, green forests provide a somber foundation for these men to craft their sullen stringed concoctions. The end result is a distilled folksy, rootsy feel that can boil a crowd into fevered, punchy punk confusion.”
New Noise Magazine

“It seems only natural to combine the worlds of bluegrass and punk, and THE RUSTY CLEAVERS do so magnificently, with all manner of mandolin, banjo and backyard clatter coming together in a cacophony of spirited group-singing and hoops and hollers. ”
Weekly Volcano, Tacoma, WA
The Cottonwood Cutups were conceived by the many campfire jams held in the Hoh Rain Forest of the Olympic National Park.
A mix of influences meld Country, Old-Time, Rag-time, Punk, Bluegrass, Rock and Jazz to bring about their sound.

Comprised of brothers Jesse (Mandolin/Banjo/Harp/Vocals) and Joel Hill (Guitar/Vocals) and Brother-in-Law, Ryan Ramsdell (Upright Bass/Vocals),
the members of The Cottonwood Cutups are sure to have you stomping before sunrise.

Left Coast Country is a modern string band formed in 2010 from the exploding newgrass scene in Portland, OR. The release of their first album, ‘Dark Down and Blue’ features the group’s high-energy, hard driving originals and their contemporary take on the old bluegrass sound. Their second album, ‘Left Coast Country’ propelled their versatile, dynamic sound onto the never-ending tour circuit of North America.  Dedication to their craft has made Left Coast Country one of the hardest working, up and coming acts in the Northwest.  The statement “for LCC pickin’ is not a hobby, not a job, but a way of life,” (B. Salmon – Bend Bulletin) could not be any more accurate. Left Coast Country constantly strives to expand their music and blaze new territory across the country. At home in Portland, find them at renowned venues such as the Aladdin Theater, The Doug Fir Lounge, and Mississippi Studios. In July 2014, Left Coast Country took home first place in the 13th Annual Northwest String Summit Band Competition, being the first ever Portland bluegrass band to do so. In September 2015LCC embarked on their third national tour to debut the release of their third studio LP, “Pines Fly By” which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Justin Phelps at Cloud City Sound in Portland, Oregon. 


February 16, 2018
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
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The Swiss Restaurant & Pub
1904 Jefferson Ave
Tacoma, 98402 United States
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