About Cascade Crescendo
Cascade Crescendo, from Portland, Oregon has been crafting their own brand of bluegrass since 2013. Pulling from their vast range of collective influences, they play original, high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana music with captivating lead vocals by Hunter White, blazing fast mandolin licks by Aden Beck, and creative, thumping bass lines by Taylor Skiles. Duluth, MN banjo player, Harrison Olk, joined the band in late 2015, bringing with him solid Scruggs-style banjo and high lonesome harmony vocals.
Cascade Crescendo recorded their first studio album in Spring 2016 at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, OR. The album features fiddle player, Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band) on five tracks and a guest appearance by drummer Nick Werth (Yak Attack). Cascade Crescendo is gaining steam, quickly winning over fans across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. They performed at the 2016 and 2017 Northwest String Summit and regularly team up with national touring bands including Hot Buttered Rum, Reckless Kelly, Henhouse Prowlers, Trout Steak Revival, Front Country, Vince Herman, Danny Barnes, and more at venues including the Crystal Ballroom, Star Theater, and Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, and Seattle’s Nectar Lounge.
They completed two national tours in 2017 including travels across 15 states such as Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Indiana. They’ve become crowd favorites across the country and have aspirations to continue to tour the far reaches of the nation in 2018 and beyond. Stay tuned for their sophomore album entitled, “Chasing The Sun” slated for an early Fall release!
“Featuring Hunter White on guitar, Taylor Skiles on bass, Harrison Olk on banjo, and Aden Beck on mandolin, Cascade Crescendo has a classic Americana sound and some of the sweetest vocal harmonies in the Pacific Northwest. The band stands out for their high levels of energy and musicianship, as well as their timeless songwriting” – James Sissler // MusicMarauders (2017)
“…if there were a bluegrass band sandwich they [Cascade Crescendo] would be the jam” – Fort George Brewery (2017)
Cascade Crescendo has… “gained a loyal following with their tightly crafted bluegrass that embraces tradition alongside more progressive, jam-oriented styles.” – Glide Magazine
“Folky singer-songwriter songs are blended with complex harmonies, traditional bluegrass and faster, alternative rock beats. What emerges is a cross between funk, jamgrass, Americana and bluegrass—or newgrass, as they call it—a sound you can’t help but dance to. ” – Source Weekly (Bend, OR)