LOST OX IS A BAND...
Genre-blending jammers Lost Ox are based out of Portland, OR. The band, known for combining elements of funk, psychedelia, jazz, Americana, and progressive rock, was formed in 2017. Rooted both in the jamband resurgence of the 1990s and the original 1960s psychedelic folk rock revolution, their style encompasses many familiar jam tropes, all executed and reimagined with an inspired, dauntless precision. The band has released three full length albums, Wildheart (2018), Earthsnake (2021), and Stuck (2022), with plans for a fourth in 2023. The Ox has stampeded down the coast to California and east toward the Rocky Mountains, playing hundreds of national gigs, traveling tens of thousands of miles... with no end to adventure in sight.
The origins of the Ox are mysterious to many. Way back in 2011, Dylan and Reed were both jazz performance majors at Lewis & Clark College. Dylan was walking the halls one day when, upon hearing the bass line to the Grateful Dead's "Shakedown Street", he paused. When he peeked in the window, Reed was inside. The two have been giggin together since. That's a lot of jams, man! A long strange trip later, Scot's band was playing at a Widespread Panic pre/after-party; Dyl was along for the ride. After some cordial greetings, Dylan found his way on stage, and a musical friendship was born.
These core 3 dudes are joined by a rotating cast of top-tier keyboard wizards. What's next for these three wild, boundless dreamers? Only time can tell. Stay tuned. While the Lost Ox sound continues to evolve, one quality that has yet to waver is their relentless commitment to progression and exploration. Characterized by intriguing lyrical interplay, shredding guitar solos, funky bass lines, and complex arrangements.
Reed Bunnell - bass
Dylan DiSalvio - guitar
Scot Cowherd - drums