The favorite fun fact on Porland folk band Blind Pilot is that its front man, Israel Nebeker, and drummer, Ryan Dobrowski, have used two different bike tours to spread their music down the Pacific coast (hear their bike stories at the link below, including an unfortunate premature ending to one tour where their bikes were stolen, from an NPR interview early last year). BUT a somewhat recent fun fact is that the band released a delicious five-song live EP on iTunes a few weeks ago including a jaw-dropping cover of Gillian Welch’s “Look at Miss Ohio.”
As you’ll see from the EP, these guys have an amazing live presence and are known for playing intimate venues that sell out quickly. For example, you’re already out of luck for getting tickets to their show at the Mercury Lounge on March 31st. Sorry to tease.
Here’s a different live cover of the Welch’s Miss Ohio to whet your appetite.
Blind Pilot – iTunes Session EP – Only $4.95
Blind Pilot on NPR’s Morning Edition (complete with bike tour anecdotes)