Scarlet Oaks

Scarlet Oaks

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

Scarlet Oaks has sought to throw the traditional labels of “alt-country” and “country rock” over the falls and forge their own path through the achieve of American music. With a passion for songwriting and energetic live performances, Scarlet Oaks will redefine your ideas of "roots rock and roll".

Biography

Scarlet Oaks played their first show in January of 2007. Since their inception, they have sought to throw the traditional labels of “americana”, “alt-country” and “country rock” over the falls and forge their own path through the achieve of American music. With a passion for song writing and energetic live performance, Scarlet Oaks will tear down the notions of what a band exploring “folk rock” should sound like.

The roots of Scarlet Oaks go back to 2001 when founding members Steve McCauley and Noelle Christine Lothamer met a pig roast outside of Lansing. Steve’s half vegan honky-tonk band was playing and the two struck up a conversation about music after the set and became good friends. Over the next few years both played in various projects and gigged together around Detroit. In need of a drummer and a new beginning, Steve called on his friend Noelle to lend a hand. That project became Scarlet Oaks. With the addition of bassist Joe Lavis and James Anthony on lead guitar, the line up was complete.

Scarlet Oaks released their second EP “Canadian Dew” in August of 2009. “Dew” along with the their first EP “Innocence Isn’t Easy” highlight Scarlet Oaks’ pension for songwriting and harmonizing, as well as their desire to push the boundaries of American music. Scarlet Oaks is currently working on a follow-up 7" single and a full length record expected sometime in early 2010. Look for them live around the Midwest and East Coast this fall and winter.

Discography

"Innocence Isn't Easy" EP - 2008 Bellyache Records

"Canadian Dew" EP - 2009 Bellyache Records

Set List

Scarlet Oaks
Saint Anne Street Blues
Rosemallow
Carrie Anna
Canadien Dew
Old Lazy River
Snow In Michigan
Innocence Isn't Easy
Reckless Stars