WelcomeWelcome to Countryside Ride's Official Website! Our Very First Full Length Cd , COUNTRYSIDE RIDE is NOW AVAILABLE! We've just got this thing up and running so bare with us for a little while! More "content" coming! Check out our calender and add yourself to our mailing list! See Y'all on the dance floor!
Our Latest NewsletterHowdy Folks,
As 2013 comes to a close, here at Countryside Ride, we're just picking up steam. As most of you know, we've spent the last 7 years as a "Honky-tonk String Band," but, now we're happy to report we've added on Mr. Johnny Payola on drums! He's a perfect fit and we can't wait for all of you to meet him!
Starting in 2014, we'll still be playing our "Fourth Friday" shows at the The Landmark Saloon, and we'll be at our favorite "Home bar" in North County, Nick's Tavern in Amboy, WA once a month. Along with these two "residency shows," we've added a FIRST FRIDAY show at Jollie's Restaraunt & Lounge. This place is a great truckstop/lounge/diner/tavern with plenty of parking, plenty of dancefloor, and plenty of good times! Add a diner that never closes and you're set! We've also got some "Dance Hall-Style" shows in some new venues as well as old! If you don't know what I mean by "dancehall style" come out and check it out! We'll be playing all our the types/styles of traditional honky tonk songs that you might find if you walked into a old country dancehall, "Just close your eyes and pretend you're in Texas!"
We've also just recorded a song for a special tribute to one of our musical heroes, one Mr. George Jones! Our good friends at Deer Lodge have put together an monster of a tribute album with contributers from all over the country as well as some of the best talent in Portland. There will be a cd release extravaganza at the Landmark Saloon on December 20th where the cd will be available for purchase as well as comemerative t-shirts! There's no cover, but a "give what you can afford" contribution is recomended. Remeber to get there early as the show starts at 7... there's going to be us and 14 other bands! Here's a link for those of you who want to pre-order!
That's about it, we hope you check out our calendar, we should be updating it with 2014 dates very soon, and with any luck, we'll be seeing you at your favorite honkytonk bar soon!
Bret Ervin Lien
Countryside Ride's Honky-tonk Music Store