Honky Tonk Heaven

Honky Tonk Heaven

Whitey Morgan and the 78's play country cut from the cloth of honky-tonk legends
Whitey Morgan, a purveyor of pure, unadulterated country music, is headed to Bend this weekend for a show at the Midtown Ballroom.

Move Over, Mariah

Gypsy-punk rockers Diego's Umbrella shows off a softer side on "The Christmas Revels"
San Francisco's Diego's Umbrella has been pioneering its own brand of high-energy gypsy rock since 2001, and in the meantime have become touring favorites in Bend.

Hip-Hop Subscription

Zion I delves into Patreon
When Baba Zumbi, the primary member in hip-hop crew Zion I, started out in the late '90s, the music industry was a very different place.

There's Still Hope

Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters draw inspiration from an American icon
I talk to men about music every week.

A Different Perspective

Local rockers Cosmonautical release a debut album
When I met with the (very tall) David von Schlegell for an interview at Spoken Moto (my favorite part about writing about local bands) he handed me a burned copy of the new Cosmonautical album, enclosed in an old Garth Brooks CD case.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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