Getting Better

Getting Better

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe brings the funk to the Century Center for a soulful pre-eclipse party
K arl Denson plans to get organized about his next album—right after playing a string of eclipse-related shows in Oregon this weekend.

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Eclipse-Worthy Jams

Funk's Solar Obscuration Celebration brings Portland musicians to Suttle Lake for a weekend of quality music
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Electronic Experimentation

Australian DJ Zeke Beats brings his experimental sounds to The Capitol and Oregon Eclipse Festival
W hen it comes to the electronic and bass music scene, Zeke Beats continues to rise in the ranks, creating beats using digital and hardware synthesizers—his preferred method of artistry.

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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.

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Soak It In

Bend-based band Wayward Soul returns to Brokedown Soakdown for the festival's second year
W ayward Soul, a Bend-based eclectic band that blends styles ranging from Americana and roots to soul and funk, played last year's Brokedown Soakdown festival at Summer Lake Hot Springs, and can't wait to return this summer. "We're going to try to reel it off for the second year," Cameron Harris, Wayward Soul's bassist says.

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Traveling Storyteller

James McMurtry talks about what makes a good song and why he loves driving on tour
"I was doing this long before the term 'Americana' was applied to any form of music," James McMurtry says of his music style.

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Musical Best Friends

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

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Cover Artistry

The Brothers Comatose tour in support of their latest EP, "The Covers, Vol. 2."
W ell, I'm going to go make myself a cup of coffee and talk to you while I'm doing it," The Brothers Comatose lead vocalist Ben Morrison says as I begin asking questions during our phone interview.

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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.

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A Musical Journey, With a Pitstop in Bend

The Avett Brothers continue to expand their style, while also maintaining that signature sound
The Avett Brothers have been on quite a musical journey of evolving their sound over the past decade, going from a trio playing acoustic guitar, banjo and stand-up bass to what is now a seven-member lineup that can build considerably on the group's scrappy, stripped-back acoustic beginnings.

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Constantly Creative

Oakland's Foxtails Brigade dips into all kinds of media, from film-style music videos to podcasts, and of course, experimental pop music
The song "We Are Not Ourselves" by Oakland's Foxtails Brigade sounds like former American Idol contestant turned experimental, art pop singer, Melanie Martinez.

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    Funk's Solar Obscuration Celebration

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    @ The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse – Chris Funk of The Decemberists has invited bands from Portland’s...

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