Sera Cahoone

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Sera Cahoone
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Cahoone performing in 2011
Background information
Born August 4, 1975 (1975-08-04) (age 39)
Genres Indie Rock, Lo-Fi
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments vocals, guitar, drums
Labels Sub Pop
Associated acts Carissa's Wierd, Band of Horses

Sera Cahoone (born August 4, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Cahoone's music combines elements of both classic country-western and modern indie rock and lo-fi.

Early life[edit]

Cahoone is the daughter of a Rocky Mountain dynamite salesman and grew up in Littleton, Colorado.[1] She got her musical start on the drums at twelve years old. Her first stage performance came in a suburban Denver bar, where, at the age of 12, she played drums behind a bunch of bluesmen on open mic night. Cahoone attended Columbine High School.[2]


At twenty-one, Cahoone moved to Seattle, Washington and drummed for many artists including Carissa's Wierd,[3] Los Angeles musician Patrick Park, and Band of Horses.

2006: Sera Cahoone[edit]

In 2006, Cahoone focused on singing, songwriting, and guitar playing, skills she'd been honing for nearly 15 years on her own. Her first album was Sera Cahoone (2006). The album was praised by indie-rock radio station KEXP along with NPR. Seattle indie newspaper The Stranger called Sera’s debut "…a breathtaking collection of sad and dusky songs that reveal an artist of remarkable depth as well as a truly stunning voice."[citation needed]

2007–08: Sub Pop and Only As The Day Is Long[edit]

In 2007, Cahoone was signed to the Seattle label Sub Pop Records [4] which was home to former Carissa’s Weird band mates Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) and later Mat Brooke (Grand Archives). Cahoone's second album, Only As The Day Is Long, was released in 2008.

In 2011, Cahoone began to prepare for her second Sub Pop release by testing new material to crowds at the Sawtooth Music Festival as well as the Doe Bay Music Festival.

2012: Deer Creek Canyon[edit]

Sera and her band recorded her second Sub Pop record in February, 2012 at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington over a two-week period with Los Angeles producer Thom Monohan. Additional vocals and tracking were done in Los Angeles over several weeks in early March. The new record, Deer Creek Canyon was released September 25, 2012.[5]


Cahoone has toured with Son Volt, Matt Costa, Band of Horses, Grand Archives, Sea Wolf,Patrick Park, Beachwood Sparks, Fruit Bats, Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar. She has opened for Lucinda Williams, Okkervil River, Mary Gauthier and Joe Pug. She has played drums with Panda and Angel, Carissa's Wierd, Betsy Olson, and Patrick Park. She recorded on selected tracks of the Band of Horses release Everything All The Time.


Personal life[edit]

Cahoone's partner is Megan Rapinoe, a winger for the United States Women's National Soccer Team and the Seattle Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League.[6]


  1. ^ "Sera Cahoone". Sub Pop Records. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Baca, Ricardo. "Now it's only about the music". The Denver Post. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "NPR: Channeling Patsy Cline, by Way of Neko Case". NPR. Retrieved March 8, 2007. 
  4. ^ Slack, Don (December 28, 2006). "Station Break Comments". KEXP, Seattle, WA. 
  5. ^ Hudson, Alex. "Sera Cahoone Preps 'Deer Creek Canyon' for Sub Pop". Exclaim!. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
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