Meet Hyattsville’s Indie Rock Band, Blue Plains

Blue Plains Hyattsville indie rock band

Photo courtesy of Blue Plains.

An indie rock band from Hyattsville will play at Riverdale Park Station Thursday.

Blue Plains, whose sound has been compared to Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, and Wilco, will play a set at Bear Square near the Whole Foods Market from 6 to 7:45 p.m., as part of a fundraiser for the Food Recovery Network.

The band told the Hyattsville Wire that they wish they had more chances to play locally, though they have done a set at Vigilante Coffee and will be playing at the Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival on September 23.

“Hyattsville needs a solid live music venue similar to IOTA in Northern Virginia or the Rock & Roll Hotel in D.C.,” said fiddle player Pete Daniels, who works as a producer at C-SPAN. “We did recently play at IOTA and were very pleased to see a lot of people from Hyattsville turn out.”

The band got its start when Lee Cain and Adam Ortiz, who both sing and play guitar, learned about their shared interest in music while chatting at a meeting of the Anacostia Watershed Society. Daniels later joined the two at their jams, and drummer Joe Hodgson and bass player Brandon Miller rounded out the group.

In May, Blue Plains recorded an EP on vintage analog tape equipment that was mastered by Smithsonian sound engineer and Grammy winner Pete Reiniger, who lives in Hyattsville’s Historic District.

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One Response to Meet Hyattsville’s Indie Rock Band, Blue Plains

  1. Andrea Kenner says:

    Great name for a local band!

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