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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 14, 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 21, 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 904
White Christmas 2010 Holiday Dec 11, 2010 2537
The War is Never Over (For Geo) Collab Rock Jul 4, 2010 2491
Roundabout Rock Sep 7, 2009 2328
Still Waters - on KSVY Sonoma California Collab Rock Jun 6, 2009 2645
NorthPoint Live at Portland Oregon Saturday Market, Oct 4 2008 Rock Oct 23, 2008 3284
Go For Gold (Olympic Spirit) Collab Rock Aug 20, 2008 7744
In Lieu of Flowers v2 Collab Rock Jun 22, 2008 2071
Dont Wait Till Tomorrow Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 8, 2008 3168
Fallen Angel Collab Blues Mar 9, 2008 4397
Merry Go Round Collab Rock Dec 19, 2007 2490
Two Different Paths Collab Blues Dec 12, 2007 3463
Sweet As Honey - Live December 8 2007 Happy Holidays Collab Rock Dec 9, 2007 1719
Sweet As Honey Collab Rock Dec 1, 2007 4205
Faith Healer - Dec 2007 Collab Rock Dec 1, 2007 1795
Better Left Unsaid Collab Blues Sep 17, 2007 1666
#25 - Bottles Collaboration Sept 2007 Collab Blues Sep 17, 2007 1512
Poison Blues Sep 2, 2007 1729
Rescue Me - V2 Collab Blues Aug 31, 2007 2601
Our Time Is Now Collab Rock Jul 29, 2007 1906
Wicked World Collab Punk Jul 21, 2007 1868
Stop Aids Now - NorthPoint, Filmscorz, icanzilb Collab Blues Jul 10, 2007 1945
NorthPoint promo for Icompositions Radio Spoken Word Jul 8, 2007 1497
Interview - NorthPoint on Icompositions Radio, May 6 2007 Spoken Word Jul 8, 2007 1398
99 Bottles (46-45, to the tune of Rain Falls Down) Comedy Jul 8, 2007 5204
Crying Collab Rock Jul 4, 2007 1820
Fire And Gasoline Rock Jul 2, 2007 1684
Desolation Angels Rock Jun 16, 2007 1495
Faith Healer Rock May 26, 2007 1632
I'm Gonna Ride Blues Apr 7, 2007 1781
Still Waters Rock Jan 21, 2007 1729
Rain Falls Down Rock Jan 21, 2007 2746

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now Pop May 7, 2018 332
Moonlight Mile Rock Sep 25, 2016 459
Sweet Mary Jane Rock Jul 21, 2016 681
Living Inside My Head Rock Jul 7, 2016 533
Same Old Lonely Song Pop Jul 6, 2015 878
Take A Chance With Me Rock Jun 10, 2015 661
Look Out! (I'm Going To Steal Her From You) [Beatle Version] Rock Jun 18, 2013 897
Totally Edith (Wretched And Wrong) Rock Apr 22, 2013 1039
Look Out! (I'm Going To Steal Him From You) Pop Feb 11, 2013 1570
Crying Rock Feb 2, 2013 671
Rally Round The Flag Folk Feb 1, 2013 2229
Haunted (Disturbed Cover) Metal Jan 1, 2013 619
Haunted (Disturbed Cover) - Instrumental Metal Dec 27, 2012 842
Haunted (Disturbed Cover) - No Guitar Metal Dec 25, 2012 490
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3415
Time To Come Home Rock Dec 10, 2012 1840
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4728
I'Can't Wait to Meet You Boy (When You Become A Man) Childrens Oct 12, 2011 731
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 5020
Surface (Open Xmas Collab, Progress Part 1) Rock Nov 9, 2010 1184
What you want Rock Sep 19, 2010 850
One Horse Town Rock Aug 29, 2010 3923
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9412
Walk on (Unplugged) Rock Jun 21, 2010 1980
Train Rock Jun 14, 2010 1163
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3610
Song for Jessica Inspirational Jan 9, 2010 3791
Walk On (feat. jkane, pharmakeus, carlajpatterson, Henno, Northpoint and dr_elvis01) Rock Dec 15, 2009 3022
Coming home Rock Aug 9, 2009 1089
South of Vulcan -13- Don't Ask Me Why Metal Jul 21, 2009 1463
Khe Sanh Rock May 31, 2009 2779
Hit the Dance Floor (Ft Angela Hope with Northpoint on bass) Explicit Dance May 5, 2009 1820
South of Vulcan - 3- Sweet Dreams (are made of this) (Manson Version) Metal Mar 31, 2009 1694
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Metal Mar 14, 2009 3528
The Flame Pop Mar 3, 2009 1915
A Christmas Prayer Instrumental Holiday Dec 24, 2008 5952
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5499
Mad World (Tears for Fears - Gary Jules cover) Music Videos Dec 11, 2008 2350
Santa Claus Ain't Comin' 'Round (This Year) Holiday Dec 1, 2008 3435
I can’t wait to meet you boy (When you become a man) Rock Oct 21, 2008 2155
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Rock Sep 20, 2008 2029
Overdrive - 1 - Overdrive Rock Aug 31, 2008 1864
Overdrive -11- Black Mana Metal Aug 30, 2008 2597
Chicken's at Henway Park (7th inning stretch) Comedy Jun 9, 2008 2304
Broken (collab) Blues May 18, 2008 2734
Cliché Rock Apr 27, 2008 2506
Chicken's at Henway Park Comedy Apr 17, 2008 3022
Mad World (Tears for fears / Gary Jules cover) Rock Mar 27, 2008 4265
Gimme some Lovin' (icomps tribute) Blues Mar 12, 2008 3078
SHATTERED (cover) Rock Jan 22, 2008 3454
Reaching Rock Jan 12, 2008 2645
Here's to the Gentleman Metal Jan 1, 2008 4234
save the girl Pop Nov 27, 2007 2540
WATER AND WINE Funk Nov 13, 2007 3008
Just Wanted You To Know 2.1 Folk Nov 2, 2007 1430
Bulgarian Mumblings Alternative Oct 29, 2007 4104
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 9, 2007 12500
Walking on the Razor's Edge Final Alternative Oct 5, 2007 1763
Stupid Girl 2.0 Folk Oct 3, 2007 1805
The dark before the dawn (collab) Blues Sep 16, 2007 2808
Walking on the Razor's Edge Blues Sep 10, 2007 1589
Tonight Blues Sep 9, 2007 1719
Turn The Lights Off Blues Sep 4, 2007 1864
Better Days Rock Sep 3, 2007 1584
Curse of the Common Man Blues Aug 19, 2007 3844
Bring us home2 Alternative Aug 12, 2007 1419
A Trip to Nowhere II Rock Jul 19, 2007 2689
lilacsmell (first collab version) Rock Jul 16, 2007 1914
Free (Tobz + NorthPoint) Pop Jun 24, 2007 3074
Faith Healer Rock Jun 7, 2007 1710
Rocky Plains (Tobz + Northpoint) Rock Mar 4, 2007 1969

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Hotel California (Eagles Cover) Baboon [+1] Rock 2864
Time To Come Home Beatle128 [+4] Rock 1840
she's a mystery that80sboy Pop 1199
David's Made of Plastik Blacklilyorchard Electronica 839
SWEET MOMENTS KCsGROOVE [+1] Blues 1557
Once Upon A Time 8MonthMalfunction [+1] Rock 1226
Grandiose Spheres of Ptolemy pharmakeus [+1] Electronica 1666
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 5020
Man of Means Beatle128 [+1] Pop 1849
Take A Walk On The Wild Side RubyDubidoux [+1] Rock 4522
Let It Go Sabine Electronica 2122
Reflections In Time jamesjrn Pop 1011
China Girl Vixen [+1] Pop 3070
The Gift james.moore Rock 1074
Jumping Jack Flash [Straight] pharmakeus Rock 1584
Faces of Tears Version II DoreenY [+2] Spoken Word 2218
Funky Time RPG Funk 2717
Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin Cover) Tony2008 [+1] Rock 4637
Jailbird Blues pharmakeus Blues 2886
It Ain't So Bad 8MonthMalfunction [+1] Jazz 1659
Greensleeves fatchance Country 1714
I'm Ready (fats Domino cover) farfor44 [+1] Rock 4281
Insecure 8MonthMalfunction Alternative 2050
Misery Smile herrsolera [+4] Metal 4975
THE PAINTER Barretok Rock 2696
Route 66 fatchance R&B 2180
A Letter 2 HipHop hiphopmoses Hip Hop/Rap 3629
NEW YORK TIMES Barretok Rock 2749
THE SPELL Barretok Rock 2281
ABOVE THE CLOUDS Barretok Rock 3036
Ex Astra Cuniculus -8- Deliver Me Surak Metal 2809
Old Boyz fromano [+1] Rock 3062
Lies Lies MickD Rock 3685
Resistance is Futile Justin_Case Other 2368
Trouble zallaz [+1] Rock 2673
Gallo Del Cielo BossHook [+1] Folk 5805
Madeleine Stowe BossHook Pop 5812
Changes KCsGROOVE Rock 2850
WAR IS A WASTE Barretok Blues 2580
The Road jalanix Blues 9671
From the Ashes -05- "Forever and Always" Unplugged 2008 Surak Rock 2417
Simple Twist Of Fate Dyl Folk 2857
You Got A Life Somewhere Acoustic Full Dale777 Rock 1473
SweetJane letileti [+1] Rock 5117
Whiskey & Old Records BossHook Rock 2966
SHATTERED DREAMS (collaboration) Barretok [+2] Rock 3245
Proud Mary and Folsom Prison Blues Live ChrisDay Folk 1823
Revolution! featuring North Point zallaz [+1] Rock 1866
Here's to the Gentleman herrsolera [+3] Metal 4234
Tight Knit Lies PurePerversity Alternative 1924
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