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The Alpine Camp

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You don’t often picture the wilderness when you think of LA. But there’s actually seven hundred thousand acres of forest in Los Angeles County.
In fact, it’s has one of the largest wilderness areas without roads in the lower forty-eight. It also has the media capitol of the world sitting right there in the middle. This Southern Californian duality runs deep in the Los Angeles bred band The Alpine Camp.
The band is comprised of bass, drums, guitar, piano, pedal steel and banjo. The Alpine Camp could hang with the bluegrass crowd if it wasn’t for the drummer. You could also expect Gram Parsons to waltz through the door since they can chicken pick with the best. But, at its core, the group is an Americana Roots Rock outfit with pop sensibilities. Their live shows showcase the band’s improvisational prowess and run the gambit from ethereal soundscapes to balls to the wall shredding all framed within the context of the great American songbook.
The Alpine Camp seems to think traditional roots instrumentation and exploratory rock can coexist and so do their fans. Since you can ski and go to the beach in the same day in Southern California, maybe they’re right...
Chris Bell - Guitar, Vocals
Charles Etienne - Keyboards, Vocals
Doug Slome - Bass
Joel Martin - Pedal Steel
Adam Hall - Banjo, Dobro
Shad Wilhelm - Drums

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