The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Celebrate Our 2023 Best of Central Oregon Winners!

Join us for a free community event to congratulate our Best Of Central Oregon winners.


Date: Wednesday, August 16, 6:30-8pm

Location: Outside of the Deschutes Historical Museum

Food & Drink: Food trucks will be available for attendees to purchase food. Bonta will be scooping up cold gelato! Beer from Kobold Brewing and cocktails available too!

Entertainment: Play lawn games with your friends and boogie the night away with live music from Skillethead.


Setting roots in the high and dry Central Oregon desert, Skillethead calls forth the best of bluegrass old and new. They ground themselves firmly in the bluegrass traditions of driving fiddle tunes, layered harmonies, and single mics, all the while weaving in inspiration and originality gleaned from genres far and wide. You can expect to hear a Stanley Brothers number right alongside a stirring original or a rollicking rock cover done in Skillethead's own unique fashion. The spectrum reaches far and wide, the bluegrass universe is expanding, and Skillethead is on that ride!

The brain child of late night jams and carrot picking daydreams, Skillethead was christened in the spring of 2019 by friends and longtime musical revelers Joe Schulte, Benji Nagel, and Garrett Miller. "I do believe we should start a band" someone said, and thus it was so. With the additions of bass/vocal powerhouse Aaron Moore and fiddle maestro Casey Willis, Skillethead is now a bona fide tour-de-force bluegrass machine.

Skillethead is...

Benji Nagel - Dobro, Guitar, Vocals

Joe Schulte - Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals

Aaron Moore - Bass, Vocals

Garrett Miller - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals

Casey Willis - Fiddle, Mandolin

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