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The Ascetic Junkies / Bio

We’re musicians from Portland, OR.

There are 4 of us.

We are Kali Giaritta (vocals, keys, percussion), Matt Harmon (vocals, guitar), Cole Huiskamp (bass), and Stephen Colvin (drums).

We usually write pop songs on acoustic guitar and then try to twist them around as much as possible without making them suck.

We used to have a banjo player and often got called a bluegrass or folk band.

He was really great and unique in playing style, so when he moved to Argentina, we didn’t try to replace him.

Now we call ourselves Americana/Pop, but we keep hoping someone will suggest a better, more specific, preferably made-up genre name.

We’re loud and jagged when we play live.

We have 2 full albums and one EP, all of which can be obtained at http://theasceticjunkies.bandcamp.com or http://theasceticjunkies.com/store.

Various individual members of the band have been known to enjoy music, night-walks, cooking, building things, local beer, bicycles, hiking, the state of Oregon, whisk(e)y, stray cats, books, oceans, swimming holes, psychedelia, the concept of a lost pre-10,500BC civilization that was really advanced, northwest weed, long drives on empty stretches of highway, and wishing that any of us could freestyle.

If you want to talk to us, feel free to send an email to asceticjunkies [at] gmail [dot] com.

General Info

Band Members
Stephen Colvin (drums), Kali Giaritta (vox/keys/glockenspiel/percussion), Cole Huiskamp (bass), Matt Harmon (vox/guitar)
Artist Name
The Ascetic Junkies
Profile Page
Active Since
Americana / Whiskeystomp / Weird Pop

Contact Info

Portland, OR