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Member Since: Wednesday, December 05 2007 @ 11:45 PM CST
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Homepage: http://www.icompositions.com/artists/NorthPoint
Location: Portland, Oregon United States
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NorthPoint was formed in Spring of 2004, in Portland, Oregon. Ken Lowther (guitar, vocals) and Alan Crouch (bass, vocals) began writing original material, and Charlie Swift joined on drums to complete the line-up. NorthPoint plays rootsy, roadhouse rock in the vein of the Rolling Stones, Train, Soul Asylum, and Three Doors Down. The band has also been compared to "The Blasters" in terms of their raw, rootsy sound. The band is less active than in the past, but as of 2007/2008 still occasionally plays around the Portland metro area. They released their first CD in 2005. Their second CD, Wildwood Trail, was released in March 2006. Their music is inspired by the Pacific Northwest and Americana, with songs like "Rain Falls Down" and "Desolation Angels" being favorites among their local Oregon following as well as a growing international audience from their Internet presence. The songs, all written by Alan Crouch and Ken Lowther, focus on simple bluesy roots rhythms and lyrical content spanning freedom, joy, pain and redemption, helping the down and out, and fighting for what you believe in. Latest information, lyrics, tracks from CDs, upcoming performance dates, merchandise, and booking information are available at the North Point website: http://northpointrock.com or http://myspace.com/northpointrock Their latest CD, Wildwood Trail, is available at local Music Millenium stores in Oregon, or on the web at http://cdbaby.com/northpoint. Thanks for supporting indie music in Oregon!

Update December 2007 for MacJamers: we have more songs posted on http://www.icompositions.com/artist/NorthPoint. In 2007, I started playing in Bridge Creek, http://www.icompositions.com/artist/BridgeCreek. I'll be posting a few of our songs here on MacJams, and hope I find some MacJamers to collaborate with in 2008! Drop me a line if you'd like to have some bass, vocals, lyrics on a tune. Cheers, Alan
NorthPoint's Songs (5)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
12.28.07 Still Waters 7.96 (6) 5059 (30) Alternative Rock 05.18.11 Active
12.25.07 Merry Go Round (with Markkoch) 9.19 (4) 3559 (25) Rock & Roll 10.03.08 Active
12.24.07 Curse of the Common Man (with BossHook) 8.89 (7) 3938 (27) Blues (contemporary) 07.13.08 Active
12.22.07 Im Gonna Ride 5.33 (3) 3444 (8) Blues (contemporary) 03.05.09 Active
12.06.07 Rain Falls Down 9.38 (2) 3946 (11) Rock 06.22.08 Active
Favorite Songs (15)
Title Artist Date Genre
Cat's Coffee Shop sonic_magpie 06.02.08 Acoustic
silent cry that80sboy 02.13.08 Pop (Alternative)
was it a dream that80sboy 02.09.08 Pop (Alternative)
Jenny Lee (Is Back in Town) BossHook 12.26.07 Folk-Rock
Baleful Waking Morn rtcooper 12.17.07 Folk-Rock
North Star Rising paddler 11.22.07 Acoustic
Crazy Moon jiguma 10.29.07 Acoustic Rock
The Clock Automata_Band 10.29.07 Blues (contemporary)
Mt. St. Helens (revised) Mystified 10.12.07 Alternative Rock
Tryin' to Get It Right (w/ziti) guitapick 10.08.07 Blues (contemporary)
If You Believe J.A.Stewart 09.09.07 Inspirational (contemporary)
June Waltz Mystified 06.16.07 New Age
Convoluted Blues BossHook 05.14.07 Blues (contemporary)
Solitary Girl with Rhonie zallaz01 02.24.07 Rock
Goodbye Dreams, Hello Brick BlackLily 10.24.05 Acoustic Rock
Favorite MacJammers (28)
Fans (23)
Music Background Rock and roll music in Oregon for 20+ years
Music Skills Alan: Bass, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lyrics/Music Kenny: Guitars, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lyrics/Music Charlie: Drums, Vocals
Music Hardware PC, MAC, M-Audio Pre, M-Audio Fast-Track, Duct Tape, Prayer Beads, Candles, Clif Bars, Lots of Coffee
Music Software Cakewalk Sonar, Audacity
Keywords Oregon, Rock, Blues, Roots, Original