Like the Ohio to muddy Ol’ Miss, Ashleigh Flynn follows her troubadour heart. Flynn grew up in Kentucky and cut her teeth on local bluegrass music and Motown. A prolific songwriter and performer blessed with unbridled charisma, she has taken the stage at Bonnaroo and Bumbershoot, Delfest, High Sierra and Vancouver Folk Fest and toured with the likes of Todd Snider and the Wood Brothers.
James Otto’s bluesy, muscular voice and dynamic stage presence earned him the respect of industry gatekeepers and the adoration of legions of country music fans. His breakthrough hit, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” topped the country chart and was the Most Played Country Single of the Year in 2008, according to Billboard magazine. Before moving to Nashville, Otto served in the Navy for two years. The son of an Army drill sergeant, he was stationed in Guam while serving on the U.S.S. White Plains and the U.S.S. Haleakala, and traveled the world seeing over 20 countries. Otto moved to Nashville and signed a deal with Mercury Records that introduced him to country radio and a national audience. However, it was when he signed with Warner Bros. and released the album “Sunset Man” that his career shifted into high gear.
Hailing from the intersection of jazz, funk, and rock, Groovasaur takes listeners on a textural voyage, pairing ambitious originals and throwback funk fusion hits to deliver a performance of vivid color, improvisation, and technical expertise. Drawing on influences such as John Scofield, Medeski Martin & Wood, Herbie Hancock, and The Meters, Groovasaur intersperses New Orleans funk and hard bop throwbacks with conceptual, long-form compositions to generate their own brand of jazz fusion.
The Danielle Kelly Soul Project is a fun loving 5-8 piece group covering music from the golden 50’s/60’s soul era. Playing selections from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Temptations as well as contemporary soul artists such as Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones and Raphael Saadiq. Fun, feel-good dance music!
The nationally touring show Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire provides an Earth, Wind & Fire experience so satisfying it transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard these unforgettable songs. The 10-piece organization includes a full horn and rhythm section to reproduce the infectious grooves created by EWF’s Verdine White and Ralph Johnson. Performances authentically replicate the signature high notes of Maurice White’s sidekick, Philip Bailey.
Playing across the country at some of the nations most prestigious and historic theaters, music festivals, state fairs and more, Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire includes all of the hits: September, Shining Star, Boogie Wonderland, After the Love Has Gone, Let’s Groove, That’s the Way of the World, Devotion, Reasons, Sing a Song, Can’t Hide Love, Getaway, Fantasy, and Love’s Holiday just to name a few.
Erin Cole-Baker was born in the USA and raised in the beach filled rural Northland of New Zealand. Her songwriting and live delivery comes from a place of great honesty and beauty, lead by her gorgeous silvery voice and extraordinary sense of melody.
Victory Swig is an, upbeat, five piece band known for their diverse rhythms, solid vocals, heavy grooves, and extended jams. As avid listeners ourselves, we understand the symbiotic relationship and energy exchange of live music. The music we’ve grown up with, and live shows we’ve experienced, as well as played, over the years have helped us build our solid foundation, and focus on songs that move your body, mind, and soul. Those beats you hear that make you tap your feet or dance, the songs that make you feel good and smile, booty shaking rhythms, and lyrics you can relate to. Rock, Jam, Funk, R&B, Soul, Reggae, Roots, Dub, Ska, Stompgrass, Old School, New School, and other fun stuff you can groove on. Victory Swig’s Bend based line up includes: Barrett Dash (Bass/Vocals), Tom Kealey (Drums/Percussion/Vocals), Phil Hetz (Guitar/Vocals), Noel Anderson (Keys/Vocals), and Kent Howes (Percussion/Drums/Vocals). Bend Summer Fest is always a great reason to share a taste of Victory Swig. Let’s get festive!
The Riverside is a band of friends from California and Texas, founded by husband and wife duo, Jacob and Lorien Jeanson. Circled around one microphone, the band relies on one another to find balance in their music. This traditional type of performance is one that seems to be drowned out in a world of loud music. With vocal harmony and their folk-rooted stringed instruments, the band paints landscapes and tells their stories.
Brandon Prinzing has had an uncommon journey when it comes to music. With early roots in punk and rock and roll, a traumatic life event at 21 turned him from musician to full time live in nurse for the next 6 years. Effectively ending his time in the music scene for the foreseeable future.But what seemed like the end of a musical career and a deep dark hole wound up being the driving force for what became Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival. Nothing inspires honest, true songwriting like honest, true devastation and heartache.
If you’ve spent time around the Northwest Music Scene, the name Hillstomp will sound familiar to you. They’ve been making music for the past 17 years and touring with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Reverend Horton Heat, and The Devil Makes Three, while playing festivals across America and Europe, including Pickathon, Telluride, and SXSW. Hillstomp is more than a Blues band — their set will be bursting with banjo, with their music just as suggestive of Appalachia as Mississippi. We dare you not to move your feet!
With intense and unforgettable live performances, Floater is legendary for their proven ability to bring music fans out in droves. Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees and Willamette Week Reader’s Poll winner of Portland’s Best Band, Floater’s sound is rife with unique passion, unforgettable melodies, progressive, psychedelic rock, reggae and pop.
The Patty Davis Band is a vocal driven Americana trio out of Redmond, Oregon. They are Patty Davis, Kary Barrie and Neal Cross, and have been together as a band since 2017, but have a couple decades between them of performing across the PNW. Bringing to the table their unique styling of familiar covers, along with fresh, thoughtful and inspiring originals that keep your toes tapping and imagination stirring.
The soulful sound, innovative improvisations and relevant lyrics that come from 12 year old singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist C.J. Neary, you must hear for yourself. The C.J. Neary Band has captured the hearts of people of all ages with their infectious groovy sound and exceptional talent.
Hot Club of Bend blends old-timey Gypsy Swing with Latin Jazz and original compositions. Featuring musicians from Chile, Canada, Oregon and Alaska. The band brings fire and intensity and improvisation to each performance.
Inner Limits is an energetic band that weaves original material and unique arrangements of solid classic blues and rock songs into each set. The group frequently headlines regional craft beer and music festivals and keeps a busy performance schedule at wineries, breweries and casinos. The band consists of Olem Alves on guitar and lead vocals, Jesse Greenlee on drums and vocals, and Torrey Newhart on keyboards and vocals.
The Moon Mountain Ramblers have always stayed on the creative edge of acoustic music. This increasingly popular group (voted best band by readers of local paper, The Source Weekly, in 2004, 2008 and 2009), has consistently been one of the hardest working and most successful bands of Central Oregon for almost a decade.
The Brian Odell Band is a rock band with roots firmly grounded in funk, fusion, jazz, and folk. They artfully combine acoustic guitar, violin, electric guitar, drums, bass, and vocals in their original music & select covers for a sound that is truly unique! The band’s influences include Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, & Jason Mraz. This signature sound mixed with their dynamic live performances have captivated audiences all over the Pacific Northwest!
You may know Eric Leadbetter from his pervious band, Jive Coulis, with whom he recorded 4 albums and toured the country. Upon the closing chapter of Jive, Eric transformed his songs into Leadbetter Band. The band is a full on rock n roll experience. His music is very unique and original, with ghostly echoes of the golden age of rock from the 60s-70s.