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The Pines, Zachary Scott Johnson

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:00pm
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In a world swimming in singer/songwriters, it's difficult to rise above the masses and create a truly unique sound that captures ears and stimulates the mind. The Pines are a band that has accomplished this feat, honing their musical craft to near perfection with a sound that wavers on the edge of traditional acoustic/roots music, but embraces the nuances of today's indie-rock and blues music. 

Meeting in a Mexican barrio in Arizona, fellow Iowans David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey began playing music together, forming The Pines. Committing to a musical career, they returned to their Midwestern roots and settled in Minneapolis, a music haven that has launched the careers of such folk and rock legends as Bob Dylan, The Jayhawks and The Replacements. In the span of two highly acclaimed records, they have shared bills with Mavis Staples, Bon Iver, The Arcade Fire, Iris Dement, Mason Jennings, Greg Brown and many more.

The Pines, Zachary Scott Johnson