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Eastern Sunz / Bio

Eastern Sunz provide a fresh take on sociopolitical issues, which has recently landed them the John Lennon Songwriting Contest grand prize, the Eco Arts Awards grand prize, first place in The International Songwriting Competition, The Independent Music Award for Album of the Year, and grand prize finalist nomination for the Unsigned Only Music Competition (pending).

The Oregon hip hop duo consisting of Courage and TravisT have been recording and performing music together for well over a decade. They have worked with such artists as Grammy award winner Macklemore and ten-time Swedish Grammy award winner Promoe. Their dynamic live show often features a full band and has kept them touring across North America and overseas, as well as helped them make a name for themselves on the festival circuit.

Eastern Sunz offer a powerful alternative to hip-hop's status quo by bringing focus to an array of topics through entertaining music without alienating the casual listener. With a cult fan base fortified by press, radio play, and a grassroots movement, Eastern Sunz have expanded their reach to all corners of the world.


"Two hip hop genuises armed with microphones and the truth."
-Nightlife Network

On the hunt for the next big thing in underground hip hop? Look no further.

Eastern Sunz are bringing back the message of change.
-Conscious Choice Magazine

"Theyre committed in getting their message and music across, in a way that is unlike a lot of other hip-hop artists today. Some might say they are the utopia in todays corrosion."
-This Is Book's Music

"A mix of humble tree hugging and giddy swagger."
-Willamette Week

Keeping it very real with four albums of social and environmental lyrics on some deftly mixed beats.

"Lyrics from the Eastern Sunz are permeated with an optimism uncharacteristic of their genre, a tempered realism that unassumingly reaches out for environmental justice and social equity with surprising clarity and liberal doses of sarcasm."

-The Insurgent

Past festivals include:

Seattle Hempfest Mainstage (Seattle)
Denver Post Underground Music Showcase (Denver)
Muddy River Jam Festival (Philadelphia)
Duckfest (Illinois)
Promenade Festival (Boise)
Neon Reverb Festival (Las Vegas)
Playground Festival (New Mexico)
Indiefest (San Diego)
LYME Festival (Missoula)
Folklife Festival (Seattle)
Artoleptic (Seattle)
Portland Hip Hop Festival (Portland)
Fire In The Canyon (Portland)
KPSU 15th Anniversay (Portland)
Montaqua Skate Jam (Montana)
Sound To Mountains Bikefest (Seattle)
Tacoma Hempfest (WA)
Emerge N See (Oregon)
Summer Circus Festival (Oregon)
Cirquinox (Oregon)
Midsummer Dream Festival (Oregon)
Northwest Greenfest (Washington)
Earth Day Celebration (Oregon)
BS Fest (Oregon)
Spare Change Festival (Oregon)
Jefferson State Hemp Expo (Oregon)
And More

Radio Play:

Pandora Internet Radio
Spotify Internet Radio
KEXP (Seattle)
KBOO (Portland)KPSU (Portland)Wild 107.5 (Portland)
Many other major, independent, college, and internet radio stations throughout the country and world.

General Info

Band Members
Courage and TravisT
Artist Name
Eastern Sunz
Profile Page
Active Since
Hip Hop

Contact Info

Portland, OR