American Hybrid

American Hybrid

Jesse Dayton combines styles and experience with legends to create "smart" country music
Country singer Jesse Dayton has worked with a lot of incredible musicians and filmmakers.

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Purpose Fulfilled

Trumpet player Charlie Porter releases his self-titled debut album
Charlie Porter has had a busy career, with no signs of slowing down.

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Young Reflections

Church of Neil offers a different kind of worship and a nonprofit fundraiser to boot
This year marks the 15th annual Church of Neil—at least, founder Andy Fecteau thinks it's probably the 15th time he's put on the small, one-day festival celebrating the music of Neil Young.

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To Russia and Back

Three For Silver spends time traveling and performing, thanks to the U.S. Department of State
Lucas Warford has lived in Portland for about 10 years, witnessing a variety of creative and talented people come and go from his band, Three For Silver.

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Q&A: Andy Dunnigan of The Lil Smokies

Montana bluegrass headed back to Bend this weekend
With roots in traditional bluegrass, The Lil Smokies have blossomed into a leading player in progressive bluegrass circles. The quintet from Montana powers stellar songwriting and beautiful harmonies with the force of a rock band.

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World Music Rebels

Dirtwire takes musical instruments from all over the world and blends them with electronic beats
As Bend continues to grow, the city attracts bigger-name performers, as well as more unique talents that may not have come in the past.

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Move Right In

Ural Thomas and The Pain release debut album, "The Right Time"
The singers that Portland's Ural Thomas has counted among his contemporaries reads like the list of Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

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His Truth

Lyrics Born gets personal on his 10th studio album
Lyrics Born has earned several "first" titles over the years.

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Fascination with the Unknown

New York-based fusion rockers TAUK explore artificial intelligence at a Halloween show
When Halloween falls in the middle of the week, like it does this year, it means Bend goes big—expanding the tricks and musical treats to the weekends both before and after the spookiest day of the year.

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Weekend Picks

Live music to get you through the weekend of Oct. 20-21
Friday, Oct. 19 THE STEEL WHEELS AMERICANAGracing us from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels bring their own brand of bluesy folk, bluegrass and fiddle music to the stage.

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On His Own Planet

Tech N9ne's new album gives listeners an escape from the frustrations of Earth
In early 2017, Tech N9ne had what sounded like a pretty far-out idea for his next album, to be called "Planet."

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Textures and Tones

The Ballroom Thieves pivot their sound with "Paper Crown" and an upcoming EP of covers
Once in a while, a band comes through town and you just know that someday they'll be headlining the Les Schwab Amphitheater.

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Feeling Alive

Brandon Prinzing and the Old Revival celebrate their album release—and a push to become career musicians
The last time we checked in with Brandon Prinzing, he'd brought his scratchy vocals and folk-meets-punk sound to the helm of the now-defunct local band, Riot on a Sunday.

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Pass the Moonshine

The Hook's latest album, "Moonshine and Honey," raises funds for suicide awareness
For The Hook's lead singer Carlos Barata, bringing his band to the Pacific Northwest is a second homecoming.

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Need for Speed

The Dead South channels its punk-rock roots into edgy bluegrass and folk jams for Fall Festival
"I'd say that bluegrass is the punk of country music," says Nate Hilts, guitarist and vocalist for Canadian folk-bluegrass band The Dead South.

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Brutally Honest

Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root returns to Bend with songs that get a lot more personal
Michael Glabicki and his band Rusted Root's biggest hit, "Send Me on My Way," first appeared on the 1994 album, "When I Woke."

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  • Re: Need for Speed

    • Such a great show. What draws me the most to their music is their compositions…

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