Listening to the music of the Seattle-based roots rock ‘n’ roll band, The Salmonberries, feels like spending time with close friends around a campfire. You’ve been there before: someone starts singing. Suddenly, two or three more voices join in the chorus. Someone who just showed up with beers begins to bang a drum as another plays an old acoustic. It’s a friendly groove. It’s music that swells your heart.
The group, which formed in the city’s north end Greenwood Neighborhood in 2017 playing house shows, is a multi-racial, multi-talented band of brethren. With skills matched only by their bonds as friends, The Salmonberries released their debut EP, Reason To Be, in 2018. The record received acclaim from the Emerald City tastemaker publication, Artist Home, as well as spins from the famed radio station, KEXP.
In an era when music is regularly tailored to pre-determined niche audiences, The Salmonberries play a boisterous brand of rock music rooted in classic songwriting throughout the decades. With lightening-quick electric leads, funk-forward rhythms and vocals that bounce between the walls, the band offers comradery in its joyous music. Just as the crackle of a campfire is for anyone, so the songs of The Salmonberries are for you.