Tales of a Troubadour

Tales of a Troubadour

Singer-songwriter John Craigie is a storyteller, in both musical and spoken form
Some of you may remember John Craigie as the chatty troubadour who told stories between songs when he opened for Jack Johnson at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in July.

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Ascending to Something

Members of Riot on a Sunday connected via email to form the latest iteration of their musical careersBy Anne Pick Bring Your Dancin' BootsBend's Dry Canyon Stampede fills the void where a country western dance band had been missing
Riot on a Sunday began in a way reminiscent of The Postal Service, but sending songs via email rather than the U.S. Mail.

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Better Venues in the area were looking to book a country western band and asked Silva if he could recommend one. At that time, a country western dance band couldn't be found in Central Oregon.

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Get Down

The California Honeydrops take their infectious, high-energy sound on the road ahead of a new album
"It's all about having a good mindset and a good energy when you get on stage," says Ben Malament, drummer for The California Honeydrops, a band with a reputation for involving the crowd in their performances and invoking all-night dance parties.

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Finding that Authentic Sound

Seattle's Stubborn Son changed course on its latest EP to find a sound that feels more its own
While Stubborn Son may draw from some of modern rock and roll's biggest names, catching inspiration from what's played on Seattle's KEXP, their sound is taking on a more mature, refined sound as the years roll on.

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Universally Shared

Cloverdayle, a Nashville duo with Bend roots, shares its latest single, "Scars."
Odds are you've probably heard of Cloverdayle.

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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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Riot on a Sunday

Riot on a Sunday - Silver Moon Brewing

Sat., Dec. 16, 9 p.m.
A Tower Christmas: Swing into the Holidays

A Tower Christmas: Swing into the Holidays - Tower Theatre

Dec. 20-23, 7 p.m.
Boot Scootin' with Dry Canyon Stampede

Boot Scootin' with Dry Canyon Stampede - The Belfry

Fri., Dec. 15, 7-10:30 p.m.
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