Ships to Roam is a professional Folk N' Roll band in McMinnville, Oregon, currently booking regional gigs.
Ships to Roam was born in 2005 as the solo project of singer/songwriter Jerome Blankenship. Funeral Songs & Lullabies, StR's first album was released in 2006 to critical acclaim. Ships to Roam played Portland alongside acts such as Horse Feathers, Kind of Like Spitting, A Fine Frenzy, Bryan Free, and Alela Diane. In the following years Blanken ship wrote new material, raised a family and attempted to find a band. Finally after years of searching, a four piece band that brings an exciting, danceable twist to the music was formed in McMinnville Oregon.
Praise for Funeral Songs & Lullabies...
"Ships to Roam's is a much darker, quieter, smarter affair. Funeral's tracks would fit well on a mix tape with like-minders such as Iron and Wine and Hayden-or Nick Drake. Don't miss this up and coming Portland talent." Jason Pearson of The Portland Mercury.
"Far more moving than anything a Marshall stack could produce." Mark Baumgarten, Willamette Week
"These songs retain a rawness many times lacking in the world of indie folk." Pabst Blue Ribbon, Live and Local
"Intriguing, catchy diary honest rawness that, somehow, still offers rays of hope" Amy McCullough, Willamette Week
Ships To Roam is currently booking gigs at regional music venues, wineries, special events and house parties. Please send us and email to discuss pricing and logistics. Thanks! -Ships To Roam