This Way is a five piece Americana collective with members from across New England, but call Portland, Maine their home. The band's sound is laced with melodic and energetic roots rock -- thick with vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, foot stomping rhythm and down-home grit.
After five years of performing anthematic rock on the Portland music scene and across New England, the band looked inward and pulled out the truest parts of their individual abilities. Though the raw energy and immediacy of the rock music on their first record remained vital, even towards the end of recording 2009's "We Could All Make History", the band began to focus on the rootsier side. That year the band was given the title of "A Band To Watch" by The Portland Press Herald and nominated by The Portland Phoenix for “Best New Artist”.
Beginning in early 2010, the band spent over a year in the studio and on location at places such as The Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland to record their follow up album. Giving the recording process time and space, allowed the band to produce their own unique take on the contemporary roots genre. This Way released their second record "Goodbye Forever" in May of this year to widespread regional acclaim, including being named Best Roots Act of 2011 by The Portland Phoenix.
Recently the band has performed at the 2011 New England Americana Festival, 2011 Camp Creek Festival, 2011 Kahbang Music Art and Film Festival, The Maine State Pier w/ G Love & The Special Sauce, and toured New England and south to Nashville.
This Way has shared the stage with:
G Love & The Special Sauce, My Morning Jacket, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Chromeo, Ryan Montebleu, Atmosphere, Max Creek, Zach Deputy, Surfer Blood, The Brew, Rustic Overtones, Filligar, Stephaniesid, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Enter the Haggis, Roz Raskin & The Rice Cakes, Audrey Ryan, Larry and his Flask, David Dondero, Tab the Band, Mallett Brothers Band, Adam Ezra Group, Jacob Augustine, Kingsley Flood, Billy Libby, brenda, and many others.