Gregory Rawlins is the type of homespun character one would expect to write rugged Americana.
As a boy, Rawlins grew up splitting rounds of fir, hemlock and cedar with his father, getting in pine-cone fights and building forts in the forests of Port Orchard, Wash.
The singer and songwriter resides in La Grande but tours the Northwest solo and with his band, Sons of Guns, playing an edgy mix of classic rock, country and '90s Seattle grunge, a combination of punk, indie alt-rock and heavy metal.
Rawlins will perform solo at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Caldera Tap House, 31 Water St., Ashland. There is no cover charge. Call 541-482-4677.