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Bridges (Acoustic)

By Old Coast

“It sounds like sand blowing through canyon walls,” Zane said of Seattle based Indie-Americana band, OLD COAST, “and his voice sounds like dusk,” he laughed, regarding singer Asher Deaver.

Originally from Tucson, AZ, Asher has held on to his desert roots after relocating to Seattle for medical reasons in 2011. A lover of old time country and folk music, Asher began playing solo shows around the city and soon became a well respected songwriter in the Seattle music scene. He started collaborating with long time friend and bass player Alex Stoops (Courtney Marie Andrews, Dismal Tide) and when an old band mate, fiddle player Jon Berry (Pioneers of Primetime TV, Horsefinger), relocated from Las Cruces, NM, they began to flesh out a fuller and more polished sound. 2016 found drummer, Luke Dumke, and vocalist, Nik Singleton, (both of Decade of the Dead Arcade) also moving north from Las Cruces. After several recommendations from mutual friends, Asher, Luke, and Nik were introduced and began collaborating quickly bringing Alex and Jon into the mix. Shortly after, guitarist Manny Rodriguez (also of Decade of the Dead Arcade) followed from New Mexico to round out their sound. Between Luke, Manny and Nik's indie-rock roots and Asher, Alex, and Jon's 60's folk vibe, Old Coast morphed into a unique sound, both timeless yet new. They began playing shows with both local and national acts, receiving positive reviews. Several months of writing together brought on the release of their first single, “Walls,” followed by a second single in Fall of 2017; "Move On." Their diverse mix of whiskey drinking desert songs and hard working old time harmonies create a unique brand of Pacific Northwest Americana. Their debut record, Middle Man, released in August 2018.

Lyrics & Story

Written by Asher Deaver & Old Coast

Embers burned right through you. In a way I’m not surprised.

Since the day that I first me you, you haven’t left my mind.

I still look up to you and the way you lived your life.

Without a morphine drip counting down the time.

Up here in Seattle, so many bridges in this town.

By summer time if I haven’t died, I’ll burn them down.

Know I don’t resent you for taking your own life.

You told me that you would one day and you did, so I’m not surprised,

I’d gladly stand beside you, as any good friend would have done,

And treat you as my idol, my sister, or my son.

Up here in Seattle, so many bridges in this town.

By summer time if I haven’t died, I’ll burn them down.

Anywhere you’d like to go, I’ll take you there. I’ll take you there.

Anytime you’d like to leave, you could leave with me. Just leave with me.

Anywhere you’d like to go, I’ll take you there. I’ll take you there. I’ll take you there.

Up here in Seattle, so many bridges in this town.

By winter time, if I haven’t died, let’s burn them down.

Track Credits

Produced by Luke Dumke and Old Coast

Recorded and mixed by Luke Dumke at Pinehill Studios

Vocals, guitar, and harmonica: Asher Deaver

Lead guitar: Manny Rodriguez 

Violin: Jonathan Berry

Harmonies: Nik Singleton and Jonathan Berry

Percussion: Luke Dumke

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