Bluegrass & Podcasts

Bluegrass & Podcasts

The former front man of Nickel Creek is paving new ground
Sean Watkins has been playing music for a long time. From starting Nickel Creek when he was 12, playing variety type shows with the Watkins Family Hour and now moving out into solo projects, Watkins has definitely made the rounds, with each stop leaving an impression that has helped him grow.

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Four Favorites: "Big D.O.L.L.A."

Damian Lillard, aka Dame D.O.L.L.A, is blessing our ears this offseason with his third album
When he isn't busy hitting bigtime buzzer beaters over Paul George, or being a father, you can probably find Damian Lillard in the studio rapping his a** off. The Portland Trail Blazers' starting point guard now officially has three albums under his belt with the release of his latest effort, "Big D.O.L.L.A."

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Banding Together

Musicians in the Central Oregon scene join forces to throw a two-night music festival
There's an abundance of good music coming out of Central Oregon. You might not always find it if you don't know where to look (our calendar helps)—but that's part of the reason local bands are taking matters into their own hands with a new festival hosted at the Volcanic Theatre Pub.

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"The Scene is what You Make It"

A High Desert Underground Q&A with the Roof Rabbits' Johnny Bourbon
One of the main players behind the High Desert Underground Music Fest is the Roof Rabbits' Johnny Bourbon. You can catch this trio of rockers performing on night two of the festival, for what is sure to be a high-octane affair.

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Artist Fact Sheet: Trevor Hall

The singer/songwriter is set to play with the John Butler Trio at The Athletic Club
With a certain affinity for the deeper meanings and connections in life, Trevor Hall has been making music for others in that same boat since he was 16. Reading through many of his interviews, Hall makes it clear he doesn't consider his music a career, or doesn't look at music as work; it's something Hall does just for himself.

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More Cowbell

Throughout its 40-year existence, The B-52s have been on a mission to get you out of your seat
For 40 years, The B-52s have been bringing a new wave dance party to clubs, ballrooms, theaters, arenas and amphitheaters around the country. "We just like to keep the energy high, get the audience on their feet and having a good time," said singer Fred Schneider, who's also been known to bang on a cowbell.

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Slowing Down, Maybe

George Clinton comes to Bend ahead of his retirement—but he's not quite ready to let it all go
George Clinton may have recently announced his retirement, but the 78-year-old funk icon shows no signs of slowing down. The multi-tasking musical mastermind not only released "Medicaid Fraud Dogg" last year, the first Parliament studio outing since 1980's "Trombipulation," but also just returned from a recent tour with protégés The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in May. 

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Fairly Established

As Collective Soul approaches its 25th year, it kicks off the concert series for the Deschutes County Fair's 100th year
E Roland, singer/guitarist of Collective Soul, feels the band's new album, "Blood," is the strongest album from start to finish his group has done. He became convinced of that after a band get-together that was intended to reach a consensus on what song should be the album's first single.

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Source Material

The hot summer just got hotter– here's the best in music from July
The summer time just begs for music to be played at all times. Whether you're cruising the Cascade Lakes Highway or out for a day hike, everyone needs a good soundtrack to back their fun-in-the-sun activities.

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Carrying the Torch

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram is the next great blues star
After landing in St. Louis for his rooftop show at the Angad Arts Hotel, Christone Ingram was able to squeeze in a few moments of his time with the Source. While he's only 20 years old, the man people call Kingfish creates and performs like a seasoned veteran.

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Band Fact Sheet: The Beths

New Zealand rockers roll into Bend
Indie rock, pop-rock or whatever you want to call it is fine... The Beths are just good at it.

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The Trifecta: Fatherhood, Nature and Music

While he's still a wild child himself, Brett Dennen now has one of his own
Brett Dennen was backing up a vehicle when the singer/songwriter hopped on the phone with me. "Can somebody spot me? Just yell stop!" It was a family beach day for Dennen and a few of his relatives, and it had become apparent to him that everyone was still in "vacation mode."

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Double Trouble

Experimental rock group Tentareign comes out with a double album package
Bend's Tentareign are no strangers to the music scene here in their own backyard. Forming in 2005 and recording their debut album in 2007, the rock group has been making the rounds, performing tunes for over a decade.

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No, You're a Stoopidhead

The co-founder of Slightly Stoopid reflects on 25 years of jamming with friends and fans
Miles Doughty was getting things ready for a family Fourth of July beach day when he called in for this interview. By the time this runs he'll have had an awesome day on the beach, boarded a plane to Germany to play SummerJam festival and then will have flown back to play at the KettleHouse Amphitheater in Montana—all in the span of a week.

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Sounds of Oregon

On Elisha David's new album, the artist takes inspiration directly from the roots of the Beaver State
The opening track to Elisha David's new album is titled "McMinnville, 1950." It's a significant moment in time for the fact that some of the most polarizing UFO photographs in history were taken that year.

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Beats and Rhymes: Local Hip Hop Night

Beats and Rhymes: Local Hip Hop Night - The Capitol

Tue., Aug. 27, 9:30 p.m.
The Hooten Hallers w/ Andrew Carew

The Hooten Hallers w/ Andrew Carew - Volcanic Theatre Pub

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Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek) & The Bee Eaters

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