For the classic country of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Hank Jr. and GarthBrooks, sit awhile and enjoy Northern Traditionz. Surprisingly the band which started in Chico, had their beginnings playing metal rock and reggae, using the name Esoteric.
In 2009 the members decided to explore the realm of country music to expand their fan base and add another genre to their name. With the change they have done quite well for themselves. Northern Traditionz has opened up for big acts such as Clint Black, The Fried Brothers, and many more touring northern California and Nevada. For now, they do mostly covers of classic country artists, but they also play originals, featuring the band’s own heavy, Southern-country sound. They will definitely get you off your feet and dancing to the music.