Welfare is the perfect Portland band. With a mix of soft, falsetto-driven dream music, and hard blues/country/indie rock music, this collaborative effort seeks to connect with people through music and harmonies. Welfare began in 2010 with song-writer and guitarist Joshua Bassett and drummer Elliot Aughenbaugh. Soon after, fresh out of college, Ryan Aughenbaugh joined as the bass player, quickly followed by Dan Bacon on lead guitar. Ryan and Dan produced Welfare's CD "I'm Gonna Hurt You Anyway" with their production company 8th Avenue Studios in September 2011. Welfare's goal is to play as much music as possible for as many people, while meeting and befriending all the beautiful and wonderful people who, like us, find peace, wisdom, and life in music. Welfare loves you.
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