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Broken Down Guitars 

"Everything You Need"

A CD release party for "Everything You Need," the second album by the local group Broken Down Guitars, is coming Saturday, April 30. The six-piece band prides itself in being about diversity in sound with influence from blues, rock and country, all with an electric mix to it.

Lead soul-singer Stacie Johnson and guitar guru A.J. Blum say the songs chosen for "Everything You Need" represent what the band is, and what it stands for.

In addition to Johnson and Blum, Aaron Andre-Miller, Kent Howes, Conner Bennett and Stephanie Miller round out the group. "The band is really family," says Blum. "We are a tight-knit group." Blum adds that the album is perhaps, "everything we need," speaking to the number of members of the group and a range of varying tastes and preferences.

The words, "everything you need," are to be found within the lyrics of "Hot Action," the album's first track, which is followed by "Never Leave," and "KGB." The 11 songs on the new release close with "Bend Town," keeping it local, and lastly the retro "Blues in A Flat" finale.

CDs will be on sale at the release party for $10 and are also available on Johnson says they wanted to keep things affordable and accessible to fans, old and new. This group isn't just in it for the money. Both Johnson and Blum agree that it's about art and entertainment.

"We are just super proud of our new album and are really looking forward to our release party at The Capitol, April 30," says Johnson. The album release party for "Everything You Need," is open to the public and will kick off at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night.

Broken Down Guitars

"Everything You Need" Album Release Party

April 30, 9:30 p.m.

The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend

No cover

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