West Valley Highway

West Valley Highway

BandCountryAmericana

Inspired by many of the genres most timeless artists, West Valley Highway are reminiscent of an era long gone, yet focused on their own unique interpretation of country music's future.

Biography

From stripped down Bakersfield shuffles, to lush jazz tinged bar room ballads, West Valley Highway's combination of crystal clear voices, poignant lyrics, beautiful guitar work, rock solid rhythm and well crafted songs are what "honky tonk" music is all about.

Their song "I'm that Man" was one of KEXP's most requested singles of 2004 and was chosen as the #1 country album of 2005 by Swingin' Doors host Don Slack. Featuring bluegrass instrumentation and stunning precision harmony vocals, "I'm that Man" earned the band new fans, as well as opening slots for country heavyweights Dale Watson and Junior Brown.

"One of These Days" was selected to be part of the "Mission Accomplished" episode of the FX original television series "Over There" which aired Sept. 7th, 2005.

The year 2006 promises to be a banner year for West Valley Highway. Look for their full length album due out this February and show dates in your home town.

Quotes:
"Not only is Marysville the best Northwest honky tonk album released since [The Souvenirs'] King of Heartache, it'll likely be one of the finest honky tonk albums produced this year from anywhere."
- Don Slack, KEXP 90.3FM, kexp.org

Discography

"Marysville", self-released in Feb. 2006, 10 tracks
We currently are being played regularly on KEXP (kexp.org) and KSER, and "I'm That Man" has seen heavy rotation as a single relased in early 2005.

Set List

We can play from 1 to 3 sets, around 45-60 minutes.
At least 16-18 songs will be original songs, the rest covers of not only country but re-worked rock or pop tunes.