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"The Tides" 

Raman Ellis

"The Tides" is the first album put out by the Sisters-spawned group called Raman Ellis. The album is 11 tracks of Americana-folk style music that is both familiar and appealing to those living in Central Oregon. Produced in Sisters by Brent Alan Studios, this album was released in 2015. This month the band will be celebrating the creation of its first CD with a release party on June 24 in Sisters.

The band consists of Raman Ellis, who plays fiddle, guitar, banjo and mans lead vocals. He is also the mastermind behind the music. Benji Nagel has been playing alongside Ellis since they were in middle school together (awwww). Nagel plays dobro and guitar, but can also sing a tune. Sisters local, Brent Alan, who had first been involved with the original two as a mentor when they were young, is on mandolin, guitar and vocals. The final addition to the group is Peter Heithoff, who plays bass. All of these fellows will be playing at the release party, but it is important to mention that there were many hands (and voices) involved in the creation of "The Tides," including Justin Veloso, Patrick Pearsall, Laurenne Ross, Juna Muller, Nick Patterson, Dennis McGregor and Madeleine Sullivan.

Not surprisingly, there is an underlying theme to the album. "In my mind all the songs stem from a place of reflection about the polarities of life: highs and lows, love and loss, hope and fear...the tides," says Ellis. Titles include "My Way," "Love on the Vine" which is a personal favorite of Ellis,' "Lay You Down," and "She Rides." All songs have a haunting melody and lasting vocal impression to them that is worth giving a listen.

Ellis is most inspired by honesty. "The honest truth is wild, unfiltered and inspiring. My hope with the music I play is to come closer and closer to an honesty that moves others to be honest with themselves and each other," says Ellis.

Raman Ellis "The Tides"

Available for download or purchase on www.cdbaby.com

Download $9.99 or CD $14

Album Release Party, June 24

Angeline's Bakery

121 W Main Ave., Sisters

7 p.m., sliding scale entry fee $10-$15

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