The Builders and the Butchers, (Ryan Sollee – vocals/guitar; Harvey Tumbleson – guitar/banjo/mandolin; Ray Rude – drums/organ/piano; Willy Kunkle – bass; Justin Baier – drums), were formed in 2005 with no intention of touring, putting out records, or doing anything more than playing to strangers on the streets of Portland. Their original intention was to find audiences to play for as they went into venues or just folks out and about on the weekend in downtown Portland. Since then, the band has developed a loyal international fan base and their past support spots have included tours with The Cave Singers, Heartless Bastards, Portugal The Man, Amanda Palmer, Brand New, and Murder By Death, among others.
“The Builders And The Butchers’ musical output is something of a Pentecostal throw-down—the musical underpinnings are reminiscent of bluegrass, but the performances are raw and unschooled, with Sollee in particular throwing off a maniacally ecclesiastical sort of energy…dark, sparkling, Leadbelly-like terrain covered by death-fixated epics…” – PasteMagazine.com
Band Website: thebuildersandthebutchers.com
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