Biography

NorthPoint was formed in Spring of 2004, in Portland, Oregon. Ken Lowther (guitar, vocals) and Alan Crouch (bass, vocals) began writing original material, and Charlie Swift joined on drums to complete the line-up. NorthPoint plays rootsy, roadhouse rock in the vein of the Rolling Stones, Train, Soul Asylum, and Three Doors Down. The band has also been compared to "The Blasters" in terms of their raw, rootsy sound. The band plays regularly around the Portland metro area, and released their first CD in 2005. Their second CD, Wildwood Trail, was released in March 2006, engineered by Pat Yadon and mixed by Phil Klahn. Their music is inspired by the Pacific Northwest and Americana, with songs like "Rain Falls Down", "Still Waters", "Don't Wait Till Tomorrow", "Better Off Friends" and "Desolation Angels" being favorites among their local Oregon following as well as a growing international audience from their Internet presence. The songs, all written by Alan Crouch and Ken Lowther, focus on simple bluesy roots rhythms and lyrical content spanning freedom, joy, pain and redemption, helping the down and out, and fighting for what you believe in. Latest information, lyrics, tracks from CDs, upcoming performance dates, merchandise, and booking information are available at the North Point website: http://northpointrock.com or http://myspace.com/northpointrock Their latest CD, Wildwood Trail, is available at local Music Millenium stores in Oregon, or on the web at http://cdbaby.com/cd/northpoint. Thanks for supporting indie music in Oregon!

Blog rss

NorthPoint on KSVY - Mornings in Sonoma June 13, 2008
First live performance of "A Cure to this Disease" September 24, 2007
We got a chance to play a song created on icompositions live for the first time this week!
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Update on new songs.... June 27, 2007
Four new songs coming in July from NorthPoint
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New Songs coming.... February 4, 2007
New songs on their way from NorthPoint, an original Oregon roots rock band
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NorthPoint at Dublin Pub January 20 2007. http://cdbaby.com/northpoint January 20, 2007
NorthPoint at Dublin Pub January 20 2007. http://cdbaby.com/northpoint
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Willamina - The Flatcars Music Videos Sep 25, 2012 865
White Christmas 2010 Holiday Dec 11, 2010 2396
The War is Never Over (For Geo) Collab Rock Jul 4, 2010 2431
Roundabout Rock Sep 6, 2009 2252
Still Waters - on KSVY Sonoma California Collab Rock Jun 6, 2009 2550
NorthPoint Live at Portland Oregon Saturday Market, Oct 4 2008 Rock Oct 23, 2008 3201
Go For Gold (Olympic Spirit) Collab Rock Aug 20, 2008 7549
In Lieu of Flowers v2 Collab Rock Jun 21, 2008 2033
Dont Wait Till Tomorrow Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 8, 2008 3086
Fallen Angel Collab Blues Mar 9, 2008 4164
Merry Go Round Collab Rock Dec 19, 2007 2420
Two Different Paths Collab Blues Dec 12, 2007 3414
Sweet As Honey - Live December 8 2007 Happy Holidays Collab Rock Dec 9, 2007 1677
Sweet As Honey Collab Rock Dec 1, 2007 4157
Faith Healer - Dec 2007 Collab Rock Dec 1, 2007 1750
Better Left Unsaid Collab Blues Sep 17, 2007 1618
#25 - Bottles Collaboration Sept 2007 Collab Blues Sep 17, 2007 1460
Poison Blues Sep 2, 2007 1685
Rescue Me - V2 Collab Blues Aug 31, 2007 2513
Our Time Is Now Collab Rock Jul 28, 2007 1854
Wicked World Collab Punk Jul 21, 2007 1821
Stop Aids Now - NorthPoint, Filmscorz, icanzilb Collab Blues Jul 9, 2007 1885
NorthPoint promo for Icompositions Radio Spoken Word Jul 7, 2007 1465
Interview - NorthPoint on Icompositions Radio, May 6 2007 Spoken Word Jul 7, 2007 1365
99 Bottles (46-45, to the tune of Rain Falls Down) Comedy Jul 7, 2007 5092
Crying Collab Rock Jul 3, 2007 1761
Fire And Gasoline Rock Jul 1, 2007 1643
Desolation Angels Rock Jun 15, 2007 1452
Faith Healer Rock May 26, 2007 1587
I'm Gonna Ride Blues Apr 7, 2007 1752
Still Waters Rock Jan 20, 2007 1697
Rain Falls Down Rock Jan 20, 2007 2685

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Moonlight Mile Rock Sep 25, 2016 342
Sweet Mary Jane Rock Jul 21, 2016 566
Living Inside My Head Rock Jul 7, 2016 435
Same Old Lonely Song Pop Jul 6, 2015 807
Take A Chance With Me Rock Jun 10, 2015 581
Look Out! (I'm Going To Steal Her From You) [Beatle Version] Rock Jun 17, 2013 842
Totally Edith (Wretched And Wrong) Rock Apr 22, 2013 957
Look Out! (I'm Going To Steal Him From You) Pop Feb 11, 2013 1445
Crying Rock Feb 2, 2013 629
Rally Round The Flag Folk Feb 1, 2013 2088
Haunted (Disturbed Cover) Metal Dec 31, 2012 584
Haunted (Disturbed Cover) - Instrumental Metal Dec 27, 2012 762
Haunted (Disturbed Cover) - No Guitar Metal Dec 24, 2012 463
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3164
Time To Come Home Rock Dec 10, 2012 1725
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4596
I'Can't Wait to Meet You Boy (When You Become A Man) Childrens Oct 12, 2011 669
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4752
Surface (Open Xmas Collab, Progress Part 1) Rock Nov 9, 2010 1112
What you want Rock Sep 19, 2010 811
One Horse Town Rock Aug 29, 2010 3806
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9209
Walk on (Unplugged) Rock Jun 21, 2010 1877
Train Rock Jun 14, 2010 1088
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3440
Song for Jessica Inspirational Jan 9, 2010 3528
Walk On (feat. jkane, pharmakeus, carlajpatterson, Henno, Northpoint and dr_elvis01) Rock Dec 15, 2009 2888
Coming home Rock Aug 9, 2009 1032
South of Vulcan -13- Don't Ask Me Why Metal Jul 21, 2009 1398
Khe Sanh Rock May 30, 2009 2649
Hit the Dance Floor (Ft Angela Hope with Northpoint on bass) Explicit Dance May 5, 2009 1753
South of Vulcan - 3- Sweet Dreams (are made of this) (Manson Version) Metal Mar 31, 2009 1642
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Metal Mar 13, 2009 3360
The Flame Pop Mar 3, 2009 1857
A Christmas Prayer Instrumental Holiday Dec 23, 2008 5839
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5293
Mad World (Tears for Fears - Gary Jules cover) Music Videos Dec 11, 2008 2299
Santa Claus Ain't Comin' 'Round (This Year) Holiday Dec 1, 2008 3254
I can’t wait to meet you boy (When you become a man) Rock Oct 20, 2008 2083
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Rock Sep 20, 2008 1946
Overdrive - 1 - Overdrive Rock Aug 31, 2008 1793
Overdrive -11- Black Mana Metal Aug 29, 2008 2507
Chicken's at Henway Park (7th inning stretch) Comedy Jun 9, 2008 2209
Broken (collab) Blues May 18, 2008 2622
Cliché Rock Apr 27, 2008 2393
Chicken's at Henway Park Comedy Apr 17, 2008 2928
Mad World (Tears for fears / Gary Jules cover) Rock Mar 26, 2008 4135
Gimme some Lovin' (icomps tribute) Blues Mar 12, 2008 2879
SHATTERED (cover) Rock Jan 22, 2008 3345
Reaching Rock Jan 12, 2008 2516
Here's to the Gentleman Metal Jan 1, 2008 4084
save the girl Pop Nov 27, 2007 2462
WATER AND WINE Funk Nov 12, 2007 2817
Just Wanted You To Know 2.1 Folk Nov 2, 2007 1388
Bulgarian Mumblings Alternative Oct 29, 2007 3957
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12107
Walking on the Razor's Edge Final Alternative Oct 5, 2007 1718
Stupid Girl 2.0 Folk Oct 3, 2007 1747
The dark before the dawn (collab) Blues Sep 16, 2007 2724
Walking on the Razor's Edge Blues Sep 9, 2007 1531
Tonight Blues Sep 9, 2007 1672
Turn The Lights Off Blues Sep 4, 2007 1826
Better Days Rock Sep 3, 2007 1539
Curse of the Common Man Blues Aug 19, 2007 3746
Bring us home2 Alternative Aug 12, 2007 1384
A Trip to Nowhere II Rock Jul 19, 2007 2593
lilacsmell (first collab version) Rock Jul 15, 2007 1862
Free (Tobz + NorthPoint) Pop Jun 24, 2007 2912
Faith Healer Rock Jun 7, 2007 1661
Rocky Plains (Tobz + Northpoint) Rock Mar 4, 2007 1923

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Hotel California (Eagles Cover) Baboon [+1] Rock 2598
Time To Come Home Beatle128 [+4] Rock 1725
she's a mystery that80sboy Pop 1128
David's Made of Plastik Blacklilyorchard Electronica 800
SWEET MOMENTS KCsGROOVE [+1] Blues 1397
Once Upon A Time 8MonthMalfunction [+1] Rock 1144
Grandiose Spheres of Ptolemy pharmakeus [+1] Electronica 1557
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4752
Man of Means Beatle128 [+1] Pop 1742
Take A Walk On The Wild Side RubyDubidoux [+1] Rock 4109
Let It Go Sabine Electronica 2049
Reflections In Time jamesjrn Pop 973
China Girl Vixen [+1] Pop 2963
The Gift james.moore Rock 1036
Jumping Jack Flash [Straight] pharmakeus Rock 1537
Faces of Tears Version II DoreenY [+2] Spoken Word 2145
Funky Time RPG Funk 2691
Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin Cover) Tony2008 [+1] Rock 4362
Jailbird Blues pharmakeus Blues 2746
It Ain't So Bad 8MonthMalfunction [+1] Jazz 1585
Greensleeves fatchance Country 1618
I'm Ready (fats Domino cover) farfor44 [+1] Rock 4070
Insecure 8MonthMalfunction Alternative 1927
Misery Smile herrsolera [+4] Metal 4724
THE PAINTER Barretok Rock 2620
Route 66 fatchance R&B 2108
A Letter 2 HipHop hiphopmoses Hip Hop/Rap 3534
NEW YORK TIMES Barretok Rock 2665
THE SPELL Barretok Rock 2174
ABOVE THE CLOUDS Barretok Rock 2954
Ex Astra Cuniculus -8- Deliver Me Surak Metal 2730
Old Boyz fromano [+1] Rock 2970
Lies Lies MickD Rock 3466
Resistance is Futile Justin_Case Other 2307
Trouble zallaz [+1] Rock 2599
Gallo Del Cielo BossHook [+1] Folk 5591
Madeleine Stowe BossHook Pop 5609
Changes KCsGROOVE Rock 2694
WAR IS A WASTE Barretok Blues 2496
The Road jalanix Blues 9470
From the Ashes -05- "Forever and Always" Unplugged 2008 Surak Rock 2333
Simple Twist Of Fate Dyl Folk 2717
You Got A Life Somewhere Acoustic Full Dale777 Rock 1430
SweetJane letileti [+1] Rock 4861
Whiskey & Old Records BossHook Rock 2879
SHATTERED DREAMS (collaboration) Barretok [+2] Rock 3100
Proud Mary and Folsom Prison Blues Live ChrisDay Folk 1770
Revolution! featuring North Point zallaz [+1] Rock 1814
Here's to the Gentleman herrsolera [+3] Metal 4084
Tight Knit Lies PurePerversity Alternative 1842
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