In this video you’ll see Portland artist Mike Coykendall driving through the countryside and eventually hanging out at the bridge that goes in and out of the St. Johns neighborhood. While the bridge may be known to some outside of Portland (particularly those who watch the NBC show Grimm), it’s a side of the “weird” city that most people don’t see or realize exists. To explore means hitting the outskirts, and it’s part of the passage of life that Coykendall tries to convey in his music.
The song is from his forthcoming album, Chasing Away The Dots (Fluff & Gravy), which you may pre-order via Amazon with the link below. Meanwhile, he performs tonight (September 5th) in Seattle at Barboza with These United States before driving back down the I-5 to Oregon, but he will return to the Emerald City next month. Here is where he’ll be in the coming weeks.
September 5… Seattle, WA (Barboza) (w/ These United States)
September 7… Hood River, OR (Cebu Lounge) (w/ These United States)
September 15… Portland, OR (The Doug Fir) (w/ 1939 Ensemble & special guests)
October 7… Seattle, WA (High Dive)
A few days ago, he released his video for “The Hippie Girl”, which you can take a look at here.