GUITARIST – SONGWRITER – PAINTER – PRODUCER – ENGINEER
The group just placed third at the 2017 International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN and there are rumors of a forthcoming album. Rae Gordon is one of the biggest voices in modern blues. The Backseat Drivers will be at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2017 on the South Stage.
The Pining Hearts is a psych-surf-garage band out of PDX. The group has played sold-out shows at Alberta Street Pub, Twilight Cafe, and Doug Fir Lounge. Kivett Bednar on lead guitar and vocals. Eddie Steele from Foxy Lemon and Entendre Entendre plays drums. Joshua Davis on tenor and alto saxophone. Ryan Coney on bass.
Released on limited edition red vinyl in 2014, only 500 were made. Land of the Living is the duo effort of Kivett Bednar on guitar/vox and Anthony Pausic on drums. Although firmly rooted in the blues tradition, the album tries to incorporate guitar tones from heavier influences such as doom and stoner-rock.