Deep on the Line album cover

Deep on the Line

Our newest record: iTunes, Amazon,
Google Play, Spotify

Bottom Dwellers Bio

Bottom Dwellers promotional photo

Bottom Dwellers from left to right: Ivan Sohrakoff, vocals/guitar; Robbie Thayer, vocals/guitar; Mark Eagleton, double bass; Chris Eynon, drums. Photo by Bethany Petrik. Download high resolution color (4.9MB jpg) or black and white (2.9MB jpg)

The Bottom Dwellers is a four-piece Americana band from Woodland, California. Formed in 2003, the group has four full-length original albums under their belts; “Twang Americana”, released in 2005, “Think I Need a Drink”, released in 2008, and “Deep on the Line”, released in 2014, and “The Bottom Dwellers”, releasing Summer 2018.

With original songs ranging from gritty Bakersfield-style twang to sweet and creepy harmonic ballads, the Bottom Dwellers have a uniquely diverse and distinctly Californian sound. Their original songs within the Country and Americana realm have landed them on the bill with acts such as the Grammy-nominated Billy Joe Shaver, Dale Watson, and the Derailers. They’ve played a variety of venues such as the Palms Playhouse in Winters, the Crystal Bay Casino in Lake Tahoe, bars from SF to Humbolt County, as well as private events from the coast to the mountains.

The Bottom Dwellers have recorded music available to stream online (Spotify, Apple Music), or for purchase at shows. Their song “Company Truck” received national airplay on NPR’s Car Talk, and their music is played on independent radio stations. In 2007, the Bottom Dwellers were awarded a Sammies Reader’s Choice Award for Outstanding Country Band at the Sacramento Area Music Awards. With more than 14 years of writing and playing music together, the Bottom Dwellers have a musical connection and “band sound” only achieved through the test of time.

Band Members

Website: http://www.bottomdwellersmusic.com

Performance History

The Bottom Dwellers play their own compositions at local events, farms, celebrations, and venues. Their Americana music is well-liked by large crowds, such as the City of Davis Fourth of July Celebration, yet fits well in small-concert setting like the Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA. The band plays shows in a variety of settings, from professional—like the Yolo County Farm Bureau 100-year Anniversary Celebration with local celebrities and state senators present, to family restaurants and local breweries with blue-collar, ethnically diverse clientele. The Bottom Dwellers pride themselves on their music, punctuality and professionalism. Below is a select list of recent performances:

  1. 04/14/2018 , Sutter Creek Provisions Sutter Creek, CA
  2. 04/07/2018 , Berryessa Brewing Company Winters, CA
  3. 04/05/2018 Thursday Live!, Davis Odd Fellows Hall Davis, CA
  4. 02/24/2018 , Berryessa Brewing Company Winters, CA
  5. 12/16/2017 , Father Paddy’s Woodland, CA
  6. 11/18/2017 , Sutter Creek Provisions Sutter Creek, CA
  7. 11/03/2017 Yolo Arts 10th Annual Farm Gala, Hotel Woodland Woodland, CA
  8. 09/16/2017 Yolo County Farm Bureau Harvest Celebration, Windmill Vineyards Woodland, CA
  9. 05/13/2017 , Berryessa Brewing Company Winters, CA
  10. 05/01/2017 Wine:30 Club Pick Up Party, Harney Lane Winery Lodi, CA
  11. 03/15/2017 Davis Farmers Market, Davis Central Park Davis, CA
  12. 11/05/2016 Winters Salmon Festival, Rotary Park Winters, CA
  13. 10/14/2016 Friday Nights at the BARN, The BARN West Sacramento, CA
  14. 10/08/2016 Back to the Ranch Dinner, Dance & Auction, Yolanda Ranch Woodland, CA
  15. 06/24/2016 Listening Lyrics, KDRT 95.7 FM Davis, CA
  16. 06/23/2016 Thursday Night Live Concert Series, Heritage Plaza Woodland, CA
  17. 05/20/2016 , G Street Wunderbar Davis, CA
  18. 05/20/2016 Davis Dirt Street Food Rodeo, Westlake Plaza Davis, CA
  19. 05/06/2016 Busking at Poppies Gallery, Poppies Gallery Woodland , CA
  20. 04/30/2016 , Harlow’s Sacramento, CA
  21. 04/22/2016 KDRT Benefit Concert, Davis Odd Fellows Hall Davis, CA
  22. 04/15/2016 Outlaw Friday, The Hideaway Bar & Grill Sacramento, CA
  23. 04/02/2016 , Lagunitas Petaluma, CA
  24. 04/01/2016 First Friday Art Walk, Woodland, Diamond E Western Woodland, CA

Performance Description

A Bottom Dwellers performance is a truly original and local Americana music experience. With vocal harmonies, acoustic and electric instruments, the band blazes into twangy-country reminiscent of Buck Owens, then waltzes into a sweet ballad you’d think was from centuries past. The performances feature as many as 50 original compositions, and up to three sets of music. As well as their original tunes, the Bottom Dwellers have arranged a large, uniquely adapted selection of traditional tunes from early American music. With a variety of songs to entertain, a Bottom Dwellers performance provides one thing for certain; People will go home tapping their toes and humming melodies with smiles on their faces.

Music Sample Description & Log Sheet

The Bottom Dwellers have two MP3 sound sample files available for download. You may access them at the links below.

Sample A (3 minutes) http://bottomdwellersmusic.com/media/audio/bottom-dwellers-a.mp3

  1. Song 1 – Banjo Ukulele (Deep on the Line, 2014)
  2. Song 2 – Let ’em Down (Deep on the Line, 2014)
  3. Song 3 – Champin’ at the Bit (Deep on the Line, 2014)

Sample B (3 minutes) http://bottomdwellersmusic.com/media/audio/bottom-dwellers-b.mp3

  1. Song 1 – 5:30 Train (Deep on the Line, 2014)
  2. Song 2 – Swimming Pool (Deep on the Line, 2014)
  3. Song 3 – New Fangled Disco (Deep on the Line, 2014)

Availability

The Bottom Dwellers have performances and personal obligations booked on some dates, but would love the opportunity to bring their unique sound to your event. For a list of upcoming appearances, please visit http://bottomdwellersmusic.com/calendar/