Redwood Son’s double CD, “The Lion’s Inside”


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On June 11th at Aladdin Theater, Portland, Oregon’s alt. country/Americana act Redwood Son, the brainchild of front man/songwriter Josh Malm, will release their debut CD, “The Lion’s Inside,” June 11th at Aladdin Theater.

Also on the bill are Sarah Billings, Brad Mackeson, and Jordan Harris.  Tickets are $13.00 in advance.

Redwood Son’s twenty-song double-disc debut, “The Lion’s Inside,” boasts a dynamic versatility that crosses the borders of their West Coast Americana with hook-laden roots-rock and alt. country.

The band’s core sound and early rawness is nostalgically captured on disc one, entitled “Summer of ’77,” produced with a warm analog approach by trusty local engineer Rob Stroup at his 8 Ball Studios.

Then there is disc two, “New Beautiful Day,” was produced simultaneously by Dean Kattari to beckon the band’s mainstream viability, building upon their core with an ease-on-the-ears and communal expansiveness that features plentiful guests including Gretchen Mitchell and Ray Frazier.

Led by singer-songwriter Josh Malm, Redwood Son’s long-awaited release of “The Lion’s Inside” signifies a culmination of Malm’s tireless persistence as a performer and live music presenter throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2005.

Though making an initial mark under his previous moniker, J*Malem, he birthed the concept of Redwood Son in 2009, searching for an honest sound representative of his childhood in the California Redwoods.

The first incarnation of the band was making way towards this very album while establishing a local presence when an unexpected catastrophe struck. On Novemeber 4th, 2009 Redwood Son’s original drummer and Malm’s long-time friend Kipp Crawford was killed in a tragic event that remains partly unsolved.

Though Redwood Son experienced a state of dismantle with uncertain destiny, Malm did not lose sight of their shared vision alongside the standing support of the group’s original guitarist Chance Hayden. The project was resurrected in the spring of 2010 to nobly move forward, recording their much anticipated debut in Crawford’s honor.

On June, 11th 2011 celebrate the release of “The Lion’s Inside” by Redwood Son, as the band headlines an exciting local bill at The Aladdin Theater. One can most certainly expect a powerful performance with soul stirring recollection of their trials and tribulations while they look ahead to a New Beautiful Day.