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 880
White Christmas 2010 Holiday Dec 11, 2010 2446
The War is Never Over (For Geo) Collab Rock Jul 4, 2010 2447
Roundabout Rock Sep 6, 2009 2296
Still Waters - on KSVY Sonoma California Collab Rock Jun 6, 2009 2602
NorthPoint Live at Portland Oregon Saturday Market, Oct 4 2008 Rock Oct 23, 2008 3243
Go For Gold (Olympic Spirit) Collab Rock Aug 20, 2008 7653
In Lieu of Flowers v2 Collab Rock Jun 21, 2008 2050
Dont Wait Till Tomorrow Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 8, 2008 3132
Fallen Angel Collab Blues Mar 9, 2008 4277
Merry Go Round Collab Rock Dec 19, 2007 2443
Two Different Paths Collab Blues Dec 12, 2007 3435
Sweet As Honey - Live December 8 2007 Happy Holidays Collab Rock Dec 9, 2007 1703
Sweet As Honey Collab Rock Dec 1, 2007 4180
Faith Healer - Dec 2007 Collab Rock Dec 1, 2007 1766
Better Left Unsaid Collab Blues Sep 17, 2007 1642
#25 - Bottles Collaboration Sept 2007 Collab Blues Sep 17, 2007 1493
Poison Blues Sep 2, 2007 1705
Rescue Me - V2 Collab Blues Aug 31, 2007 2561
Our Time Is Now Collab Rock Jul 28, 2007 1880
Wicked World Collab Punk Jul 21, 2007 1851
Stop Aids Now - NorthPoint, Filmscorz, icanzilb Collab Blues Jul 9, 2007 1911
NorthPoint promo for Icompositions Radio Spoken Word Jul 7, 2007 1481
Interview - NorthPoint on Icompositions Radio, May 6 2007 Spoken Word Jul 7, 2007 1384
99 Bottles (46-45, to the tune of Rain Falls Down) Comedy Jul 7, 2007 5135
Crying Collab Rock Jul 3, 2007 1792
Fire And Gasoline Rock Jul 1, 2007 1662
Desolation Angels Rock Jun 15, 2007 1475
Faith Healer Rock May 26, 2007 1614
I'm Gonna Ride Blues Apr 7, 2007 1766
Still Waters Rock Jan 20, 2007 1717
Rain Falls Down Rock Jan 20, 2007 2712

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Moonlight Mile Rock Sep 25, 2016 386
Sweet Mary Jane Rock Jul 21, 2016 616
Living Inside My Head Rock Jul 7, 2016 475
Same Old Lonely Song Pop Jul 6, 2015 840
Take A Chance With Me Rock Jun 10, 2015 601
Look Out! (I'm Going To Steal Her From You) [Beatle Version] Rock Jun 17, 2013 859
Totally Edith (Wretched And Wrong) Rock Apr 22, 2013 991
Look Out! (I'm Going To Steal Him From You) Pop Feb 11, 2013 1478
Crying Rock Feb 2, 2013 645
Rally Round The Flag Folk Feb 1, 2013 2137
Haunted (Disturbed Cover) Metal Dec 31, 2012 602
Haunted (Disturbed Cover) - Instrumental Metal Dec 27, 2012 788
Haunted (Disturbed Cover) - No Guitar Metal Dec 24, 2012 480
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3251
Time To Come Home Rock Dec 10, 2012 1777
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4640
I'Can't Wait to Meet You Boy (When You Become A Man) Childrens Oct 12, 2011 697
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4861
Surface (Open Xmas Collab, Progress Part 1) Rock Nov 9, 2010 1149
What you want Rock Sep 19, 2010 831
One Horse Town Rock Aug 29, 2010 3846
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9281
Walk on (Unplugged) Rock Jun 21, 2010 1915
Train Rock Jun 14, 2010 1128
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3511
Song for Jessica Inspirational Jan 9, 2010 3637
Walk On (feat. jkane, pharmakeus, carlajpatterson, Henno, Northpoint and dr_elvis01) Rock Dec 15, 2009 2940
Coming home Rock Aug 9, 2009 1054
South of Vulcan -13- Don't Ask Me Why Metal Jul 21, 2009 1426
Khe Sanh Rock May 30, 2009 2714
Hit the Dance Floor (Ft Angela Hope with Northpoint on bass) Explicit Dance May 5, 2009 1776
South of Vulcan - 3- Sweet Dreams (are made of this) (Manson Version) Metal Mar 31, 2009 1668
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Metal Mar 13, 2009 3418
The Flame Pop Mar 3, 2009 1889
A Christmas Prayer Instrumental Holiday Dec 23, 2008 5890
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5376
Mad World (Tears for Fears - Gary Jules cover) Music Videos Dec 11, 2008 2323
Santa Claus Ain't Comin' 'Round (This Year) Holiday Dec 1, 2008 3345
I can’t wait to meet you boy (When you become a man) Rock Oct 20, 2008 2121
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Rock Sep 20, 2008 1971
Overdrive - 1 - Overdrive Rock Aug 31, 2008 1831
Overdrive -11- Black Mana Metal Aug 29, 2008 2554
Chicken's at Henway Park (7th inning stretch) Comedy Jun 9, 2008 2243
Broken (collab) Blues May 18, 2008 2682
Cliché Rock Apr 27, 2008 2447
Chicken's at Henway Park Comedy Apr 17, 2008 2959
Mad World (Tears for fears / Gary Jules cover) Rock Mar 26, 2008 4200
Gimme some Lovin' (icomps tribute) Blues Mar 12, 2008 2986
SHATTERED (cover) Rock Jan 22, 2008 3396
Reaching Rock Jan 12, 2008 2579
Here's to the Gentleman Metal Jan 1, 2008 4133
save the girl Pop Nov 27, 2007 2495
WATER AND WINE Funk Nov 12, 2007 2921
Just Wanted You To Know 2.1 Folk Nov 2, 2007 1408
Bulgarian Mumblings Alternative Oct 29, 2007 4010
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12266
Walking on the Razor's Edge Final Alternative Oct 5, 2007 1737
Stupid Girl 2.0 Folk Oct 3, 2007 1778
The dark before the dawn (collab) Blues Sep 16, 2007 2745
Walking on the Razor's Edge Blues Sep 9, 2007 1550
Tonight Blues Sep 9, 2007 1694
Turn The Lights Off Blues Sep 4, 2007 1840
Better Days Rock Sep 3, 2007 1557
Curse of the Common Man Blues Aug 19, 2007 3773
Bring us home2 Alternative Aug 12, 2007 1400
A Trip to Nowhere II Rock Jul 19, 2007 2637
lilacsmell (first collab version) Rock Jul 15, 2007 1889
Free (Tobz + NorthPoint) Pop Jun 24, 2007 2968
Faith Healer Rock Jun 7, 2007 1683
Rocky Plains (Tobz + Northpoint) Rock Mar 4, 2007 1949

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Hotel California (Eagles Cover) Baboon [+1] Rock 2678
Time To Come Home Beatle128 [+4] Rock 1777
she's a mystery that80sboy Pop 1166
David's Made of Plastik Blacklilyorchard Electronica 816
SWEET MOMENTS KCsGROOVE [+1] Blues 1488
Once Upon A Time 8MonthMalfunction [+1] Rock 1194
Grandiose Spheres of Ptolemy pharmakeus [+1] Electronica 1598
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4861
Man of Means Beatle128 [+1] Pop 1785
Take A Walk On The Wild Side RubyDubidoux [+1] Rock 4244
Let It Go Sabine Electronica 2091
Reflections In Time jamesjrn Pop 989
China Girl Vixen [+1] Pop 2990
The Gift james.moore Rock 1052
Jumping Jack Flash [Straight] pharmakeus Rock 1558
Faces of Tears Version II DoreenY [+2] Spoken Word 2189
Funky Time RPG Funk 2702
Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin Cover) Tony2008 [+1] Rock 4443
Jailbird Blues pharmakeus Blues 2821
It Ain't So Bad 8MonthMalfunction [+1] Jazz 1624
Greensleeves fatchance Country 1659
I'm Ready (fats Domino cover) farfor44 [+1] Rock 4187
Insecure 8MonthMalfunction Alternative 1968
Misery Smile herrsolera [+4] Metal 4838
THE PAINTER Barretok Rock 2658
Route 66 fatchance R&B 2147
A Letter 2 HipHop hiphopmoses Hip Hop/Rap 3582
NEW YORK TIMES Barretok Rock 2707
THE SPELL Barretok Rock 2217
ABOVE THE CLOUDS Barretok Rock 2992
Ex Astra Cuniculus -8- Deliver Me Surak Metal 2770
Old Boyz fromano [+1] Rock 3013
Lies Lies MickD Rock 3576
Resistance is Futile Justin_Case Other 2329
Trouble zallaz [+1] Rock 2632
Gallo Del Cielo BossHook [+1] Folk 5679
Madeleine Stowe BossHook Pop 5687
Changes KCsGROOVE Rock 2791
WAR IS A WASTE Barretok Blues 2527
The Road jalanix Blues 9571
From the Ashes -05- "Forever and Always" Unplugged 2008 Surak Rock 2366
Simple Twist Of Fate Dyl Folk 2775
You Got A Life Somewhere Acoustic Full Dale777 Rock 1450
SweetJane letileti [+1] Rock 4966
Whiskey & Old Records BossHook Rock 2921
SHATTERED DREAMS (collaboration) Barretok [+2] Rock 3157
Proud Mary and Folsom Prison Blues Live ChrisDay Folk 1795
Revolution! featuring North Point zallaz [+1] Rock 1839
Here's to the Gentleman herrsolera [+3] Metal 4133
Tight Knit Lies PurePerversity Alternative 1881
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