Essentially Honest And Sweaty | Sound Stories & Interviews | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
Search
Settings
Pin It
Favorite

Essentially Honest And Sweaty 

A setlist from any of The Essentials recent live performances explains what the band is all about: legendary music.

A setlist from any of The Essentials recent live performances explains what the band is all about: legendary music.

Covering the likes of Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Prince, while also tossing in some originals, The Essentials should produce a horn-heavy, soulful show at The Annex on Saturday night. The Essentials are a 10-piece mixing bowl of talented musicians that infuses tight percussions, saxophones, keyboards, bass, guitars, trumpets, trombones and soothing vocals to form a throwback sound with a modern feel.

The band, comprised mainly of current and former University of Oregon students, was formed three years ago and has since captivated audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The band's 2007 debut album features a total of 19 musicians, including Dana Heitman of the Cherry Poppin' Daddies.

The heart of an Essentials live show comes from covers of the funk era, such as "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green, or "Simple Song" from Sly and The Family Stone. The Essentials typically taylor a live show to the vibes of the audience, so there's no telling what might come out from their varied collection of songs.

The Essentials

10pm Saturday, March 8. The Annex. 51 Greenwood Ave., 388-1106. Tickets available at the door.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Artist Fact Sheet: Keith Harkin

    Artist Fact Sheet: Keith Harkin

    The Irishman brings his well-rounded abilities to Bend
    • Sep 11, 2019
  • Triple Whammy

    Triple Whammy

    Eric Leadbetter helps bring joy to the music scene, food industry and hospital workers with the St. Charles Meal Mission
    • Jun 1, 2020
Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Worthy Wednesday with Shane Brown

Worthy Wednesday with Shane Brown - Worthy Brewing

Wed., Oct. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

Get Social


Latest in Sound Stories & Interviews

Give Guide


View Online

More by Joseph Friedrichs

Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

© 2020 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation