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Plaid Pantry Project

Plaid Pantry Project is essentially the work of one man, Andy Pribal (aka Pribhol, Pribal).
Arguably, one Portland Oregon’s most prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & wickedly talented musician, Andy plays all of the instruments himself in a multi-track format. He is the Grandson of South Dakotan Johnny Hynes who played trombone & clarinet for Lawrence Welk.

In 1988 Andy was briskly introduced into alternative guitar rock. Hearing about a new band (soon to be named 'forehead') which was influenced by firehose, the Replacements & Soul Asylum, Andy arrived to the audition with a guitar, hoping to be a guitarist. When he arrived, he was notified the band already had two guitars & they were actually looking for a drummer. Two weeks after this initial meeting, Andy had self-taught himself how to play drums, got the spot and the band played their first show under the name 'Forehead.'
The Portland based, experi-metal, post punk rock quartet ‘Forehead’ (1988-1995) has shared the stage with many stalwarts of the indi-movement of the late 80's to mid 1990's across America.

As a side project during this time of the Northwest musical renaissance of the early 1990’s, Andy began recording a series of albums under the lighthearted moniker of ‘The Plaid Pantry Project.’ Writing all of the songs, playing drum tracks, bass, guitars, piano & vocal tracks himself gives artistic freedom which allow the songs to come out as freely as they were written. Having been labeled as “one of the best drummers in Portland” Andy never shies away from putting a percussive edge on his guitar & bass playing as well as his vocal delivery & style.

Andy has assembled a revolving “All-Star” list of musicians for the rare instances of playing shows & touring. There are two permanent “Plaid” musicians who both play in the live band and also assist on many of the records. 1. Bryan Ronshaugen, who has played with Forehead, Pond & the Herkemer and 2. Joey Williams (1969-2010), who has played bass with virtually every band in Portland OR most notably the post-punk outfit, The Decliners.
Long-time Portland/Seattle residents may remember the short-lived co-op between the actual Plaid Pantry corporation convenience store chain (when approached for Trademark & name use rights) and Andy. This odd marriage led to one of the most unbelievable stories in Rock & Roll history, and it happened right here in Portland Oregon. For more information on this unbelievable story of American rock history, please contact us.

The sound of “Plaid”: Imagine Ric Ocasek producing 'Ride the Lightning' for Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices. Touch in a handsome sweet dose of Rick Springfield and the musical acumen of Todd Rundgren & you have the latest earcandy from Portland musical phenom, Andy Pibal

To date, the prolific musician has churned out 49 records. Most of these were hand distributed to friends & those in the music industry and not marked for sale. A few of these records have been distributed and on various indi-labels. Most notable, 'Middle of the Road' (1996) and 'Hit Songs From The Service Industry' (1998), 2011 'Pottersville', 2016 'Songs from the i.v.'- Andy's music can be heard on various Outdoor Lifestyle, YouTube, DVD's and movie clips.