The Tree Frogs, one of the West Coast's grooviest psychadelic jam bands of all time, has reunited for a special live recording project at the Laurelthirst Public House. In conjunction with the pub’s 21st birthday celebration the band is returning to the club where they started, honing their own brand of funky-ass, psychadelic, mind bending, yet harmonious & thought provoking roots rock and roll. The Tree Frogs will are performing free shows every Tuesday night from 9pm to midnight throughout the rest of 2009. This will be the bands first recording since their release of Live At The Laurelthirst in 1997. They also had a studio release, Leap Year, in 1996. This recording will feature new songs mixed with some current renditions of past works. This collection will feature new songs by Bourke, Stephenson and Nowland, with the addition of original songs by Leeds and Haigerty.
In August of 1992, The Tree Frogs started out jamming in front of a handfull of friends in a leaky basement in Southeast Portland, Oregon. By March of 1997, the band sold out its final Portland performance at the renowned Crystal Ballroom. In the years between, the Frogs played more than 500 shows throughout the Western U.S. logging over 30,000 miles in their road tested Ford Econoline van. The roots rock band became known for their high energy dance grooves, strong songwriting, tight harmonies and psychadelic musical improvisation. The Tree Frogs released 2 full-length CD recordings, Leap Year and Tree Frogs Live. Over the next 10 years, members continued writing and performing for various solo projects. New bands were also formed that continue to play throughout Portland and tour the Northwest. Now, after a decade of virtual dormancy, the Tree Frogs have reunited with all original members.