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Sawtell / Press

“This month PDX Spotlight reminds us that the talent pool in the Portland area stretches far beyond the city limits. The small city of Molalla sits about 30 minutes SE from Portland and is home to one of the hottest young bands in the North West. Sawtell brings a gritty, soulful rock sound to the PDX Spotlight studio for the show’s second episode. Lead singer Trent Beaver is a master storyteller and his songs reflect not only his life experiences but also the strong personal character of all the band. Trent and his band mates crank out a few songs from their debut album Stormy Waters and sit down with host Stephanie Vlachos to discuss the bands history, style of music and what makes the Portland music scene so special. For a show in it’s early stages of production, PDX Spotlight seems to have tapped into a talent pool reminiscent of the Seattle scene of 20 years ago. The episode premiered on Portland cable channel 11 on Sunday and will also is available on their site .”

Oregon Music News

“Sawtell combines soulful vocals with familiar rock tones. The band are continuously honing their craft and committed to sharing their music, performing locally in and around the Portland area. At a time when some believe that acoustic-rock has been “overplayed” , Sawtell has their work cut out for them, Fortunately for them, their talent it easily proven with the press of a button. Though their sound has been highly influenced and inspired by others in the genre, Sawtell has created a unique sound that is all their own. The soulful vocals and intriguing lyrics are flawlessly matched with warming arrangements. Their live performance serves as a reminder that we can still garner excitement exploring indie acoustic rock.”

“When I first listened to Sawtell's CD and heard the songs "Show the World", "In the Dark" and "Rambling Heart", I quickly realized that it is very possible for this group of talented musicians to go far. For those who enjoy some great acoustic rock I recommend they listen to Sawtell, or better yet, see them live.”

Erik Andersen - The Clackamas Print