Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints

A band born out of a love of the early years of swing, country and rock 'n 'roll.

Born out of a love of the early years of swing, country and rock 'n 'roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and roadhouses. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features many of Seattle's most skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them.

The band's debut album, Dream Man, was released independently in 2016. Fans, critics and deejays have delighted in Birch Pereira's "old soul," tenor voice, the group's clean stripped-down arrangements of musical gems from the past and Pereira's ever growing repertoire of original, yet period evoking material. The musicians assembled on record and for live performance stand out both for their obvious skill and for the obvious passion that all of the contributing players have for each of these great musical eras. The skill and passion result in performances that act like aural time traveling experiences.

The Gin Joints perform with a variety of personnel and instruments, which allows the group to play venues as diverse as sit down dinner theaters to clubs, festivals and dances. Members often featured in the Gin Joints include Jason Goessl on guitar and Adrian Van Batenburg on drums (both pictured) as well as Jacob Zimmerman (saxophone, clarinet), Daniel Rainard (guitar), Tim Kennedy (Piano), David Bush (drums), Sam Esecson (drums), and Kate Voss (vocals).

Meet Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the mother of rock and roll Rosetta Tharpe was born 100 years ago today—March 20, 1915, twenty years before Elvis, a decade before Chuck Berry.

Pete Seeger-Waist Deep In The Big Muddy & War Song Medleys (1968) - YouTube

Pete Seeger's performance on the Smothers Brothers that was banned it's political commentary. Birch Pereira shared a video

Come join us Friday, February 10th at Tula's Restaurant & Jazz Club along with Sundae + Mr. Goessl for a celebration of our guitarist Jason Goessl's 40th birthday!

Sundae + Mr. Goessl: Old Time Melodies Make For A Romantic Duet

Sundae + Mr. Goessl will be opening up our show at Tula's Restaurant & Jazz Club Friday February 10th, check them out! No wonder they do a lot of wedding gigs - Sundae + Mr. Goessl (the stage act name for singer Kate Voss and her guitarist/songwriter husband Jason Goessl)

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (1947) - YouTube

The birth of Afro-Cuban jazz. Birch Pereira shared a video

Performing at the new Lagunitas Brewing Company Seattle Taproom & Beer Sanctuary today at 4.20😃

Videos (See all)

Nordstrom and Sorrento Hotel - 12.16.2016
Walkin - Live at the Starving Artist, City Island NYC
I Don't Like I Did Before - Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints
Not in Nottingham

Band Members

Birch Pereira - vocals/bass with a revolving cast of characters including Jason Goessl (guitar), Daniel Rainard (guitar), Adrian Van Batenburg (drums), David Bush (drums), Sam Esecson (drums), Jacob Zimmerman (clarinet) and Tim Kennedy (wurlitzer).


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