From the depths of the Willamette Valley to the heights of Hood herself, Santiam's music sets out to capture the beauty and mystery of life in the 33rd state. Santiam is bringing Americana/folk inspired Rock that's intrisically danceable to the stage of Alberta Street Pub and we hope to see you there with your dancing shoes on.
With songwriting reminiscent of Neil Young and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Matt Buetow’s songs are both heartfelt and intricate. The versatile sound ranges from poetic ballads to energetic indie rock arrangements, with pedal steel guitar rounding out the Americana sound. These factors combine with deeply passionate and sweet vocals to create a unique and immediately catchy musical exhibition. The high level of musicianship with which Matt and his band showcase this sound in each of their records and live performances has won them the recognition of all types of listeners, and put them on the stage with bands such as The Head And The Heart and The Dimes.