The Portsiders are old friends living in the Pacific Northwest, making American music that speaks more to pine trees and lakes than prarie land and dust. Melding folk, jazz, country, and blugrass elements with the alternative rock flavor that put Seattle on Americas musical map, these fine gentlemen weave tapestries of hope, loss, despair and triumph for fans of bands like Band of Horses, the Decemberists, and Of Monsters and Men.