True Sentiment

Country crooner Corey Smith talks about authenticity and quality in songwriting
Country music generally isn't my forte.

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Behind the Music

Profiles of The Firing Room and Big Mountain Productions give a glimpse into the recording studio scene in Bend
Earlier this year, we profiled several of Bend's live music promoters. This week, we step even deeper into the musical ether, looking at the recording culture in Bend.

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Feeling the Connection

Blind Pilot's Israel Nebeker talks songwriting and his conversation with the crowd
B lind Pilot's Israel Nebeker sings with a silky smooth voice that has a way of drawing you in.

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A Significant Departure

Robert Wynia & The Sound perform songs from the new album, "Brave the Strange," as well as Floater classics
C ertain names and faces have made an impression in the Oregon music scene—and Robert Wynia and his band Floater may be one of the most recognizable.

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Nonprofit Champion: Ann Richardson

Managing director of the Sisters Folk Festival, helping bring music to children in the community
A fter this summer's smoke and fires, you may have been wondering how the cancellation of this year's Sister Folk Festival affects the organization's wider community efforts.

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Into the Light

One-man band McDougall talks darkness and light on his latest album
Y ou've likely seen or at least heard of Scott McDougall, as the Portland artist frequently visits Bend.

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Rebuilding St. Thomas

Larry and His Flask drummer Jamin Marshall spearheads a benefit concert to raise money for Virgin Islands residents, affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria
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Robinson in the House

Emily Scott Robinson, playing at a local House Concert series, talks about landing on a Spotify playlist and refining her craft as a songwriter
I discovered the music of Emily Scott Robinson while listening to the "Vintage Vibes" playlist on Spotify.

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Cult Classic

Shook Twins take on Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" soundtrack for a special Halloween performance
O ver the course of Halloween week, Bendites have many options for dancing, live music and general mischief and frights.

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Eight Halloweens Strong

Blackflowers Blacksun gears up for another round of playing the dirty punk blues, as part of Bend's counterculture scene
W alls adorned in a collage of taxidermy.

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Sing From Your Soul: Kandace Springs

Once encouraged to charter another musical route, sultry jazz singer finds her niche
"I  remember sending Prince little clips of me singing and playing just jazz standards like 'Sophisticated Lady,' some throwback songs just on the piano and he said, 'This is you, this needs to be heard, you could be the Roberta Flack of your generation," Kandace Springs says.

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Men of Few Words

Canada's Five Alarm Funk brings primarily instrumental funk to the Domino Room
F or Canadian funk band Five Alarm Funk, their latest album, "Sweat," represents everything they've learned since forming in 2003.

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Tunes for Jazz Lovers

Riverhouse Jazz and Jazz at the Oxford return for their 2nd and 8th seasons, respectively
T here's no doubt that jazz has found its place in the Bend music scene.

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People and Power

The Last Internationale write bluesy protest songs and refuse to censor themselves
I 've been really excited about this one for a while.

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