Redwood Son has done a great deal of growing up since being named Portland Music Awards’ “Best New Artist” in 2011. The road will do that to a person and, with 60k miles under his belt over the past 3 years, there is a new-found focus for 2015. The songs recorded for the new release (with producer Steve Berlin of Los Lobos) promise to bring a more mature approach to some timeless folk tunes. Expect vintage tones with contemporary stylings; you may even hear a few dusts of country music. Life brings tragedy, and those bleed feelings. Redwood Son is not one to run from the woes that come along from time to time, and he’s also not afraid to speak his mind about it. The future is bright for this local old-soul, now considered a veteran of the Pacific Northwest music scene.