Band of Comerados:
Ryan McMahon - Mandolin, Vocals
Devon James - Guitar, Vocals
Kyle Donaldson - Guitar, Vocals
Jeffrey Leppert - Upright Bass
Jam/Grass/Folk from Portland, OR
Since 2015 and extending far into the future, Band of Comerados plays music that makes you feel good. Call it bluegrass, jamgrass, folk, or indie, what sets the band apart is their intricate instrumentation, dual vocal parts, intense improvisational jams, and the fact that these guys have so much damn fun when they’re playing live music!
In between traveling up and down the west coast in 2022, BoC managed to coax a bevy of Portland’s finest musicians into the studio to record an ambitious, full-band EP entitled With Friends Like These. It features current and former members of TK & The Holy Know Nothings, Yak Attack, and World’s Finest, and was mixed by Tyler Thompson of Fruition. Although the band added drums, percussion, saxophone, trumpet, flute, and fiddle, the product definitively makes you feel good. The EP was released on Halloween in 2022, and follows previous releases Kindsight (2020), Trial & Error (2019), and Tomorrow is Today (2017).
From their inception around campfire jams, Band of Comerados has come a long way. Earning their stripes at dive bars, breweries, block parties, and house concerts in their hometown of Portland, Oregon, the band began to get a foothold in some of the city’s finest venues, like Laurelthirst, White Eagle, Goodfoot, Aladdin Theatre, Wonder Ballroom, Mississippi Studios and more. Expanding their fanbase, they traveled up and down the west coast from Southern California to Northern Washington, and east through Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. Festival appearances include What the Festival!?, Beltane Music Festival, 4 Peaks Music Festival, Northwest String Summit, Gem & Jam, and more.