"Tip top cow punk/ alt/ traditional country band blending authentic central Idaho shit-kickery and frontiersmanship with a solid dose of south valley sophistication..."
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Up a Creek is a Bellevue based shed bred group of fellas playing Southern Idaho Folk 'n Roll. Featuring original song writing, the band can best describe their music as a mix of folk and rock...Acoustic guitars. Electric guitars. Whats the difference? Its all in the story. These boys tell a lot of stories. Stories about lovers and losers, sinners and fools. Sifting through the pieces.Redemption always seeming to be just a bit out of reach...
Southern Idaho Folk n Roll
Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music. Sergei Rachmaninov
I learned to be quiet, listen, and pay attention. Ry Cooder
I can’t say when it occurred to me to write my own songs. I couldn’t have come up with anything comparable or halfway close to the folk song lyrics I was singing to define the way I felt about the world. I guess it happens to you by degrees. You just don’t wake up one day and decide that you need to write songs, especially if you’re a singer who has plenty of them and you’re learning more every day. Opportunities may come along for you to convert something—something that exists into something that didn’t yet. That might be the beginning of it. Sometimes you just want to do things your way, want to see for yourself what lies behind the misty curtain. It’s not like you see songs approaching and invite them in. It’s not that easy. You want to write songs that are bigger than life. You want to say something about strange things that have happened to you, strange things you have seen. You have to know and understand something and then go past the vernacular. The chilling precision that these old-timers used in coming up with their songs was no small thing. Sometimes you could hear a song and your mind jumps ahead. You see similar patterns in the ways that you were thinking about things. I never looked at songs as either ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ only different kinds of good ones. Bob Dylan
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