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Friday, March 30, 2012

Bend Singer Chris Beland Prepares Third Album

Bend singer/songwriter Chris Beland is recording his third album and using Kickstarter to make it happen.

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 5:28 PM

 

It's been just under a year and a half since local singer songwriter Chris Beland made news when at age 31 he met his father (former Flying Burrito Brothers guitarist John Beland) for the first time. Just a couple of days later, the two of them took the stage together during Chris's sophomore record release party at The Kilns Bookstore in Bend.

Today, Chris is drawing from that experience and the months that followed by creating new songs for a third album, currently in the early stages of production. I sat down with him last week to chat about what we might expect, but even more importantly... the help he needs to make it happen at all.

Chris is using the popular site, Kickstarter to make his album a reality and currently has 38 days left to collect money from enough backers to continue moving forward. It's a unique way of getting everything from tech projects, to films, to records funded and typically, the people requesting the money don't get a dime unless they raise the total amount needed. Chris is hopeful that taking advantage of this new medium for raising money will help him finish making the album and if all goes well, it should be released early this Fall. But even if that doesn't happen... the recording will likely go on, just at a much slower pace.

During the week, you can catch Chris playing live shows around town at places like Jackson's Corner, Bend d'Vine, and Five Fusion & Sushi Bar.


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