Bring Your Dancin' Boots

Bend’s Dry Canyon Stampede fills the void where a country western dance band had been missing
Two years ago Kurt Silva was playing solo gigs around town. Venues in the area were looking to book a country western band and asked Silva if he could recommend one.

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.

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.

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.

Pick's Bend Roots Picks

Who to check out during this weekend's Bend Roots Revival

Jamming in North Lake County

Christmas Valley Music Festival supports children's charities in a beautiful minimalist setting
B en Rougeou, a talented bass player from New Orleans who played with a band called Ma Fondue, loved the Christmas Valley Music Festival.

Musical Best Friends

Larry and His Flask, Woebegon and now, Regal Manner.
Ian Cook and Andrew Carew are two busy dudes.

Vast Spirit

Indubious releases its 4th album, "From Zero," focusing on gratitude; not expectation.
U sually for these interviews, I call a musician and we chat on the phone.

Stoopid Summer

Slightly Stoopid embodies the sounds of summer, making for a party that's anything but stupid
Some bands are engineered for summertime and outdoor amphitheaters—and this is one of them.

Source Spotlight: Geoff Frank

Owner of Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
It's one of those phrases that many have defiantly declared, sarcastically uttered, or just merely wished were true: "Living the dream."


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