Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, welcome, to 75 Bands in 75 Days, where we’re showcasing some of the best talent that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, at least one band per day, leading up to December 31st, to ring in a new year. We had to take a few days off to give some attention to the 2014 NorthWest Music Scene Reader’s Poll, so you are going to get a few bands today to catch up. This list is in no particular order and it is not a chart or a countdown. It’s merely a list of bands or musicians that we feel are worthy of checking out. The band for day 58 is a band out of the Eugene area who’s been up here a few times, they are called Black Powder County.
Black Powder County is everything the band’s name suggests and more. They have an explosive modern rock feel while returning to roots of the hard hitting, punchy, raw sounds made famous by formidable artists like Aerosmith, AC/DC, Metallica, Black Sabbath, and Rose Tattoo. To go along with that they have a sense of danger and untamed beauty that was synonymous in bands like Guns n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, and in Black Powder County’s opinion has been the sound and energy missing for far too long. Their explosive yet tampered rock sound marks the spot for a new beginning and revitalization from a band of rock & roll brothers united by a unbridled desire & passion toward a suddenly brighter future.
The idea behind Black Powder County remains a powerful yet simple one. “There is no gimmick here,” explains Vocalist Jake Strasheim. “We set out to create music that we enjoy and can feel proud of playing music that artists we like would want to listen to, along with the people that want to see Rock revived. We don’t want to be tagged as a copycat or try to want to keep up with the Joneses or about conforming to somebody else’s ideas of how we should be. That’s when you can lose focus. So we’ve just done what we feel is right, and tried to have a great time doing it.”