Bitterroot / Bio

Since 2009, cousins Colt and Foster Haney have shared a vision; to bring people together as a family to share an unforgettable music experience and to inspire social change through that connection, and it is still what Bitterroot stands for today. Together, with Lauren Bihr, Jay Colton Hughes, Joey Carper and Talen Couey, their eclectic style sends you soaring. Their blend of folk, rock, blues, soul, bluegrass, and roots will take you from high mountain peaks to lonely desert plains, and back to the city streets. Their powerful harmonies will lift your spirit, the guitars will move your body, and the cajones drum vibrates your very soul. The message and the music are clear in every original song. Cover tunes gain new light through this band’s energy. You can’t help but dance!

With Bitterroot’s EP, their first full-length album “The Valley of Peace”, and many Pacific Northwest tours behind them, their family (not “fans”) is growing and gaining momentum. Bitterroot is responsible for the weekend-long music festival, now in its third year, “The Great Circle” in La Grande, Oregon, as a fundraising event for the Blue Mountains Conservancy, a non-profit land trust dedicated to the preservation of open space and permanent protection of open lands from development. They have also supported the Portland, Oregon area festival called “Rain Dance” which donates all proceeds to various non-profits. Bitterroot has had the honor of sharing the stage with such bands as: Nahko & Medicine for the People, Fruition, Worth, Cody Bebee & the Crooks, Kory Quinn & the Comrades, and many, many more. With their sophomore album soon to be released, it seems the sky is the limit for Bitterroot.

General Info

Band Members
Colton Haney, Foster Haney, Talen Couey, Jay Colton Hughes, Lauren Bihr
Artist Name
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Active Since
Folk / Rock / Blues/Soul

Contact Info

Portland, OR
Colton Haney