‘Porch music’, a term coined by acclaimed guitarist and vocalist Ripley Johnson (Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo), aptly describes his country psychedelic rock project Rose City Band. At first inspired by warmer months, Johnson has now embarked on a forever summer.
Their new album, 'Garden Party', is said to be, “A celebration of summer and all it brings: communal gatherings, the respites offered by nature, and an appreciation for even the simplest beauty, from 12-foot sunflowers to a contorted carrot planted in the spring.”
KEXP just released a beautiful live session with Rose City Band, featuring songs from 'Summerlong', 'Earth Trip' and 'Garden Party', recorded in their studios:
Rose City Band performs at Le Guess Who? 2023 on Saturday, 11 November. Also performing at the festival are a.o. Ak'chamel, Bitchin Bajas, Tom Skinner, and many more.
Photography by Sanae Yamada