Loch Lomond (lake? song? band?) hit the road this fall

Loch Lomond (lake? song? band?) hit the road this fall

Three definitions found for “Loch Lomond”:

1. The largest lake in Great Britain
2. A Scottish folk song
3. A six-piece chamber pop group from Portland, OR

This all means that the band, headed by lead singer/multi-instrumentalist Ritchie Young, probably sports kilts and totes bagpipes, right?

Not exactly, but the tunes on their latest album, Little Me Will Start a Storm (released February 22 on Tender Loving Empire), lilt and flow and expand in a way that might make them sound as though they belong in the Scottish countryside. Young’s voice soars over and slips between a wild collection of instruments that includes vibraphone, piano, glockenspiel, and violin, just to name a few. They’re taking their pastoral sound on the road for a string of West Coast dates in September.


09.10.11 - Portland, OR - MusicFest NW at Rontom’s
09.14.11 - Bellingham, WA - The Green Frog
09.15.11 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
09.16.11 - Cottage Grove, OR - The Axe & Fiddle
09.17.11 - Davis, CA - Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
09.18.11 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place
09.22.11 - Goleta, CA - Mercury Lounge
09.23.11 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
09.24.11 - Big Sure, CA - Fernwood
09.25.11 - San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah

• Loch Lomond: http://www.myspace.com/lochlomondmusic
• Tender Loving Empire: http://tenderlovingempire.com