Born out of a love of the early years of swing, americana 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. Fans, critics and deejays have delighted in frontman Birch Pereira's "old soul," tenor voice, his versatile upright bass playing and the high caliber of musicianship from each member of the Gin Joints.
The band's debut album, Dream Man, was released independently and received the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for "Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year" in 2016. The band has continued to spread their music throughout the West Coast and spent time gigging in the roots and jazz scenes of New York City and New Orleans. Their second album "Western Soul," which features western-tinged jazz and soul originals, was released in March 2018 and received enthusiastic reviews (No Depression, PopMatters, JazzIs) and steady airplay on a diverse array of stations in the Northwest (KEXP, KBOO, KNKX, KBCS). The band has toured extensively throughout the Western US and Canada performing at ArtsNW, Far-WEST, Upstream, Treefort, Oak Harbor and Juan De Fuca Music Festivals.