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Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF | AFM

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Blues Blues Rock




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Still working on that hot first release.



Bordertown was founded by Jason Meredith in 2012 with the express goal to create an exciting, bold modern blues sound. By meshing the honest feel of electric blues pioneers Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson and John Lee Hooker with modern Alternative Rock, a dose of Classic Rock and a touch of Bluegrass.

Bordertown’s first album “All The Up’s” released in 2014 showed the bands creative promise. “My goal was to take the fantastic, deep sounds of the blues but add more exciting and intense songwriting concepts” says Meredith about his writing strategy. Songs like “Three Groove Blues” and “Lonely Boy” add unique time changes and are great examples of Jason’s unique ideas in action. “These boys got it funky in all the right spots” said Rick Bowen Washington Blues Associations VP about the release.

2017 has been a productive year for Bordertown completing its new full length album “Bury Me”. On this independent release Jason adds so much texture to the songs with his hypnotic, syncopated guitar rhythms and deep groove harmonica. They recruited Dover Weinberg from the Robert Cray Band to add his great swampy feel on keys. The release has garnered praise from Portland’s blues legend Pringle, the dj for KINK FM’s Sunday Blues Room.

Bordertown is currently touring in the northwest in support for “Bury Me” and slated to play several summer festivals.  Jason is also developing songs for their next album and working with songwriter and former Greene Street Studio producer Prince “Elwood” Strickland.

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