Arguably the best unsigned band in the Northwest,
21 Horses was formed in Portland, Oregon in 2007, three Portland native members: James Carbaugh (vocals, guitar),Gary Nixon (drums), and John Huckfeldt (bass).
The origin of the band's name, which was coined by drummer Gary Nixon, and can be found on a billboard on the outskirts of a small town in Oregon, which listed the population of its livestock along with its human inhabitants.
With musical background experience ranging from country, blues, jazz and hard rock , 21 Horses plays a wide gamut of original music, and covers popular music stretching from the Rolling Stones to Stevie Wonder and Muddy Waters.
In 2008, the group debuted their first CD, "Knockin", containing all original recordings, from which "L.U.T.T.S.N." (Liquored Up Trailer Trash Saturday Night) quickly sprang up to become the fan favorite and most requested "signature" song.
21 Horses is available for local, regional, and national events. Local venues the band has played include: The Alberta Rose Theater, Slims, Mock Crest, Mt Tabor Theater, Plews Brews, Decoy, San Dune, Lucky House, Montevilla Station, Shanahan's,Columbia River Brewing, 13 Nights summer concert series, and the Portland Marathon, as well as private parties and benefits.