Southpaw Country was formed in 2016 by John Ireland and David Cotton as an outlet for their love of the Bakersfield Sound and vintage country rock. Inspired by the music of great country and rock songwriters, John and David also began writing original material for the band. Later that year they enlisted friends to round out the group: fellow singer/songwriters, Lou King (bass, vocals), Chuck Andrada (guitar, vocals) & Derrick Decker (drums).
During 2017 & 2018, Southpaw expanded its repertoire while also writing/recording new songs and playing shows in and around Washington, DC. After Derrick moved out of the area, Ed Anzueto (drums) joined the band in December 2018.
Fans of artists such as Townes Van Zandt, Buck Owens, John Prine, Dwight Yoakum, & Tom Petty will find something to like about our song selection and original tunes as well. Even if you just want to get up and dance, we can help with that too!
Check out the song list, find out when we're playing and come on down to Southpaw Country for some vintage country music.