Born out of a love of the early years of swing, americana and rock 'n 'roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and roadhouses. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them.
The band's debut album, Dream Man, was released independently and received the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year in 2016. Anticipation is already building for their second album Western Soul due out on March 9th which features western- tinged jazz and soul originals along with reinterpretations of old blues, swing and early rock'n'roll.
I love this album. I love the sound of it. I love the feel of it. I love the idea of it.
Frank Gutch - No Depression
Pereira thrives as a lead singer and frontman handling this arrangement, never quite being
swallowed by the grand tinges of rock and gospel that they invoke into the song. Instead, the
entire band delivers their take on St.James Infirmary with a sort of slinkling and dark agency.
Jonathon Frahm of Pop Matters
Birch Pereira is an almost eerily versatile bassist, arranger, and singer, as seemingly at home
with the electronic beats and synth textures of his band Theoretics as he is wandering the dusty
roads of American vernacular music with The Gin Joints
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Private Music Teacher:
Billlings Middle School 2015-present
Dusty Strings Music School 2010-present
Westside Music Academy 2011-2015
Mills Music 2012-2015