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The Oregon Music Hall of Fame's 13th annual induction ceremony is this Saturday
13 new inductees to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2019.

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Band Fact Sheet: Che Apalache

Latin American roots group comes to Sisters with a special brand of bluegrass
Argentinian 'Latingrass' band, Che Apalache, comes to Sisters on Oct. 11.

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Music to remember from the month of September
Fall is here and it's time to settle in to the colored leaves and soft breezes with some of the best music from September.

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Artist Fact Sheet: Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele shredder brings his world-class act to the Tower
Everyone loves some ukulele jams—but not everyone has heard a uke go as hard as Jake Shimabukuro's. Having played for 38 years, the Hawaiian-born star has made a career by taking the ukulele to the next level—and then the one after that.

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Lucky Number 13

Bend Roots Revival enters its 13th year, and the bands just keep on coming
The 2019 Bend Roots Revival takes place this Friday through Sunday on the Deschutes Brewery grounds. Filled with over 100 bands and artists, the festival is a community melting pot that has grown by leaps and bounds since its first year.

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Still Trippy

A Q&A with The Seshen's bassist and producer, Aki Ehara
The Seshen is a six-piece band from the Bay Area. The group creates a plethora of groovy rhythms, taking inspiration from electronic music, pop, R&B, rock and sometimes more.

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A Lifetime in the Making

The Jess Ryan Band is releasing its debut album–something the lead singer has always had set in motion
You've probably already seen them play at many locations around Central Oregon and heard her iconic voice, but The Jess Ryan Band is about to do something it hasn't done yet: release an album.

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Artist Fact Sheet: Dorothy Martin

The frontwoman of rock band Dorothy packs a punch
Ever since the debut album "ROCKISDEAD" released in 2016, Dorothy has been providing music listeners with head-banging tunes, letting the masses know that rock is, in fact, not dead.

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20th Century Country

Ken Burns' latest docuseries takes a look back at the earlier days of country music
The genre of country music has gone through a lot of changes since its earliest inception, growing to reach the masses. While it isn't the most popular genre in the U.S. today, its stars are held in the highest esteem among fans—and the pioneers of country are essentially icons.

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Artist Fact Sheet: Keith Harkin

The Irishman brings his well-rounded abilities to Bend
Keith Harkin is the type of artist whose blend of rock music is able to appease a lot of different people. So even if you weren't familiar with his tunes before reading this article, I'd say his show at The Domino Room is definitely worth checking out.

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Gung Ho For Shows: Vampire Weekend

The Father of the Bride tour is coming to Bend, and it might be a life-changing event
The summer is winding down for 2019, but that doesn't mean summer 2020 isn't already starting to heat up.  Les Schwab Amphitheater has officially announced its first show for next season, and well, it's a big one: Vampire Weekend is making a stop in Bend for the band's Father of the Bride Tour 2020.

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Totally Worth It

The artists you might not know, but need to see at the 2019 Sisters Folk Festival
It's that time of the year again: the Sisters Folk Festival is back and ready to deliver a heaping amount of music. With such a great lineup that spreads across the town of Sisters, it can be hard to properly divvy up your time, and you might miss something that would have been worth knowing about.

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A look back at a few of music’s gems from August
Not to be harsh or anything, but summer is almost over, guys. That means we need to fill our lives with plenty of summertime bops and play them on repeat until it's officially over.

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