2002 – present (16 years)
Seattle, King County, Washington, United States
The Maldives is an American alt-country band from Seattle, Washington. Their 2009 album "Listen To The Thunder" was rated the second best "Northwest Album" of 2009 by Sound on the Sound.
"The Maldives…play the kind of country music that would exist today if Garth Brooks never happened. Years ago it would've been called alt-country or country rock or some other amalgamation, but today we can call it country and love it for that. Bandleader Jason Dodson has a voice and delivery you believe in; he sings songs of dead relatives and growing up and moving away. (They are) nine pieces strong, including full-time fiddle and lap steel, percussion, banjo/accordion, acoustic and electric guitar, keys, bass, and drums, with plenty of backup vocal harmonizing."
Jonathan Zwickel (Seattle Times)
Jason Dodson - Guitar, Lead Vocal
Jesse Bonn - Guitar, Piano
Tim Gadbois - Guitar, Piano
Ryan McMackin - Drums, Percussion
Chris Warner - Bass Guitar
Chris Zasche - Pedal Steel Guitar
Seth Warren - Violin
Kevin Barrans - Accordion, Banjo
Tomo Nakayama - Percussion, Piano
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