Doc Ryan Revival and Reunion Show

 

Doc Ryan plays American music. Distant trains echoing in simple harmonica notes, blues with a subtle draw in the lyric, rockers in cowboy hats. Doc Ryan and The Wychus Creek Band drive forward their original songs with stripped down blues, folk, rock and even some funk. Expect gospel stomping, hand clapping, and free-style dancing.

Doc and The Wychus Creek Band has been very busy since releasing Doc Ryan’s second CD, “The Night We Danced”. Have we been on tour? Yeah, of sorts, we have toured the world of Central Oregon!! With regular gigs in Sisters, Terrebonne, Bend and events in Madras, Redmond and Tumalo, Doc is bringing his unique and original take on American music to fundraisers, ranch hoe downs, festivals, house concerts, weddings and a wider listening audience. Doc will wind up his fall 2017 tour playing solo in Austin Texas.

Doc Ryan and the Wychus Creek Band will be hosting an evening of revival and reunion of the bands that Doc Ryan has played with over the last 15 years.

Enjoy: “One Night Only,” “The Docs of Rock,” “The Texas Blues Road Show,” and “Wychus Creek” at The Old Stone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bend Film Festival

The 14th Annual

Bend Film Festival

October 12-15

For Festival Pass Details, visit bendfilm.org

The Old Stone will be a proud screening partner for this year’s Bend Film Festival!  Keep an eye out for further details about which films will be screened at The Old Stone!

Jeffrey Martin CD Release

Jeffrey Martin CD Release

with opener: Slater Smith

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

7:30 Doors  –  Show 8:00     All Ages Show

Tickets: $8 in Advance  –  $15 at the Door

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As a babe, Jeffrey Martin sought out solitude as often as he could find it.  He’s always been that way, and he has never understood the whole phenomenon of smiling in pictures, although he is a very happy guy.   One night in middle school he stayed up under the covers with a flashlight and a DiscMan, listening to Reba McEntire’s ‘That’s the Night that the Lights Went Out in Georgia’ on repeat until the DiscMan ran out of batteries.  That night he became a songwriter, although he didn’t actually write a song until years later. After high school he spent a few years distracting himself from having to gather up the courage to do what he knew he had to do.

Eventually he found his way to a writing degree, and then a teaching degree.  He wrote most days like his life depended on it, all sorts of things, not just songs, but songs too.  He fell in love with teaching high school English, which was fantastic because he never thought he’d actually come to truly love it.  His students were fierce and unstoppable forces of noise and curiosity, and for all that they took from him in sleep and sense, they gave him a hundred times back in sparks and humility.

All the while he was also playing truckloads of music.  There was one weekend where he flew to LA while grading essays on the plane, played two shows, and then flew back home, still grading essays, and woke up to teach at 5 am on Monday morning.  It was around this time he started wondering if such a life was sustainable.

Alas, music, the tour life, was a constant raccoon scratching at the back door.  Jeffrey spent nights on end sitting up in bed, and then sitting on the front porch, staring off into the dark, wondering if he could bear to leave teaching to go on tour full time.  Eventually his brain caught up with what his guts had known for months.  With tears in his eyes he announced to his students that he wouldn’t be back the following year, and that he didn’t feel right hollering at them to chase their dreams at all cost if he wasn’t going to do the same.

Jeffrey Martin tours full time now.  He is always making music, and he is always coming through your town.  He misses teaching like you might miss a good old friend who you know you’ll meet again.

Jeffrey has put out bunches of music since 2009, but he’s most proud of the more recent stuff.  He’s fortunate to be a part of the great and loving family that is Fluff and Gravy Records in Portland, OR.   “One Go Around,” due out in October 2017, will be his 3rd full length album. At his luckiest, he’s shared shows with the likes of Sean Hayes, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeffrey Foucault, Joe Pug,  Peter Mulvey, Amanda Shires, Tracy Grammer, David Wilcox, and others.

He currently lives in Portland, OR but feels lately that it has become a secret that someone figured out how to monetize.  And since he has no money of any kind, everything beautiful about the city is marred by the quiet ticking of a countdown toward the day that he’ll have to find somewhere to live that doesn’t require a steady bleeding fortune.

For more info, visit J E F F R E Y M A R T I N M U S I C . C O M 

BEAT Theatre presents: Tom Sawyer

BEAT Children’s Theatre

presents:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

October 5-7, 2017

7:00 pm Evening Shows  –  2:00 pm Saturday Matinee

Tickets: $18 for Adults & Seniors  –  $12 for Students 18 & Under

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One of the most beloved characters of American fiction, Tom Sawyer is a force of nature.  His adventures not only entertain, but provide actors and audience the opportunity to explore some of the most interesting and relevant topics in American history.

Jordani & The Sun Kings

Jordani & The Sun Kings

Saturday, September 30, 2017

7:30pm Doors  –   Show 8:00pm

Tickets: $12 in Advance  –  $20 at the Door

All Ages Show

with opener: Michelle Van Handel

 

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Jordani & The Sun Kings is a soul pop band based in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington.  Their nostalgic grooves, catchy pop melodies, and experienced musicianship combine to create songs simultaneously drenched in feel-good vibes and honest, vulnerable lyricism.

Birthed in the recording studio, the band began as a solo recording project of songwriter/producer, Jordani Sarreal.  From the touring band of neo-soul artist, Dwele, came the rhythm section: Benji Demps on drums and Noe Rodriguez on bass.  Max Watters on guitar was a new addition as well, having played with Jordani in other bands previously (Ethan Tucker, Stephanie Anne Johnson).  It was quickly realized that this line-up of musicians was more than a backing band, but a complete package of musical chemistry, drawing inspiration from each member’s musical backgrounds. From R&B, Soul, Gospel, Jazz, and Pop, their songs are genre-defying entities that are created purely for the story of the song.

Less than one year into their journey, Jordani & The Sun Kings have toured the West Coast, released a Live Album, have radio singles being released this Fall, debuting on their Fall tour in Oregon. They are currently in the studio recording their full-length studio album due to be released Spring 2018.

 

Christina LaRocca

 

Christina LaRocca

with opener: Jess Ryan

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

7:30 Doors   –  Show 8:00

Tickets: $8 in Advance – $15 at the Door

All Ages Show

“One of the hardest working women in the music industry.” – Dan Grigsby, Grammy Award Winning Producer and Engineer

Native Brooklynite Christina LaRocca is no stranger to setting standards. Her voice and talent have been heard across the states and overseas in festivals such as CMJ 2010-2012, SXSW 2012 and shared bills with such as Billie Joe of Greenday, UK pop star VV Brown, Ari Hest, Ingrid Michaelson, and Danielia Cotton. You can catch her at the Black Paint Music Austin Showcase Friday March 15th, 2013.  She has also been seen singing the National Anthem for several stadiums in the NYC area like Red Bull Arena and SI Yankee Stadium. Her innovation as a singer-songwriter echoes rich vocals with a haunting infusion of Folk and R&B. Committed and driven, Christina draws her inspiration through one simple and profound act- creating excellent music. As a result of her passion and experience, Christina has expanded her expertise by creating “L Rock Entertainment.” L Rock Entertainment” is a NYC based company dedicated to live performance and recorded music through musicians committed to creating art in their music. Whether on stage singing, or as a business woman, Christina continues to be an element of opportunity and possibility in today’s Music Industry.

Christina LaRocca grew up under her mother’s musical influence, hoping to one day to sing as beautifully as her. With the record player constantly spinning Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, and Aretha Franklin and it’s easy to see where Christina got her soulful and smooth sound. After moving from Brooklyn to Staten Island, during her teen years Christina found herself listening to listening to female radio stars like No Doubt, TLC, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morsette, and Lauryn Hill. She started auditioning for plays and realizing theatre wasn’t satisfying her musical impulse, she picked up a guitar and following her father’s beatnik poetic ways, dug into the deep dark mass throbbing inside her heart and began writing her own music. By 2005 Christina had caught the ears of local musicians such as Carl Gallagher and Dorian Lake. After jamming at a hurricane Katrina fund-raiser, they decided to name their newly found project Heavy Weather.

For more info, visit Christina LaRocca’s Website at www.christinalaroccamusic.com, and listen to her music on SoundCloud or Spotify.  You can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

The Best of Bend Burlesque

Bend Burlesque

& Company Grand

present:

The Best of Bend Burlesque

Friday, August 4

Doors 9:00pm / Show 9:30pm  –  Tickets $22

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Bend Burlesque continues their Summer events with “The Best of Bend Burlesque!” We will feature our time-tested, most requested acts, with a few new ones in there for good measure!

We will feature two shows in one night for this First Friday event.
Cost: $18 for the early and $22 for the late!

For our early show: doors will open at 6:30. We will begin promptly at 7:00. Duration of show is about 75 minutes and this is a seated event, seats are first come first served.

For our late show: Doors at 9. Show will begin promptly at 9:30. This show is seated. Seats are first come first served. This show will have more room for improv!

Disclaimers: This show is for an adult audience. Alcohol will be served at the venue. We request our ticket holders be 18+ and please bring ID to partake in drinking. We also ask that you bring a sense of wonder, and humor, and leave your cell phones in your pockets/at home/in your purse etc.

For more info, visit Bend Burlesque’s Facebook Page

Bend Burlesque presents: “2017: A Babe Odyssey”

Bend Burlesque

& Company Grand

present:

2017: A Babe Odyssey

Friday, July 7

TWO SHOWS:

Early Show: Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm  –  Tickets $22

Late Show: Doors 9:00pm / Show 9:30pm  –  Tickets $25

Purchase Tickets Here:   Early Show  /  Late Show

 

Bend Burlesque Co. is kicking off Summer with a brand new show. Our show will take our audience through time to taste the delicacies of feminine embodiment. Don’t be fooled though, even though we are focusing on THE GODDESS, there will be plenty of men, women, and everything in between to help us on our journey. We will begin with Mesopotamia and a pagan look at how the goddess came into being, we will journey through the Egyptian landscape, to the motherland of Europe, back to the Greeks, all the way to present day, with many exciting surprises in between. Please come be a part of history, with Bend Burlesque & Company Grand. We will feature two shows in one night for this First Friday event.

For our early show the doors will open at 6:30. We will begin promptly at 7:00. Duration of show is 75 minutes and this is a seated event, seats are first come first served.

For our late show: Doors at 9. Show will begin promptly at 9:30. This show is seated. Seats are first come first served. This show will have more room for improve and depending on how the band feels, they may play a short dance set to send all you goddesses and goddess lovers off into the night in a dreamy Company Grand kinda daze.

Disclaimers: This show is for an adult audience. Alcohol will be served at the venue. We request our ticket holders be 18+ and please bring ID to partake in drinking. We also ask that you bring a sense of wonder, and humor, and leave your cell phones in your pockets/at home/in your purse etc.

For more information, visit Bend Burlesque’s Facebook Page by Clicking Here

An Evening with Alan Munde and Adam Granger

An Evening with Alan Munde and Adam Granger

with openers The Loafers

Saturday, August 19  –  Doors 6:30pm/Show 7:00pm

$15 in Advance / $20 at the Door

**All Ages Show** 

 

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Alan Munde and Adam Granger, two veterans of the Americana-acoustic music scene, will appear at the Old Stone on August 19, 2017.  Between them, they have almost a century of professional experience, and have played with many of the greats of American music, including Jimmy Martin, Clarence and Roland White, Byron Berline, and Garrison Keillor.

Adam was a charter member of the “Powdermilk Biscuit Band” on A Prairie Home Companion; he appeared on the show 170 times over nearly 40 years.  More than 20 years after publication, his Granger’s Fiddle Tunes for Guitar remains a classic reference tool for guitar pickers.

Alan played with Jimmy Martin for two years before joining Country Gazette where he played with legends Roland White and Byron Berline. Alan taught music at South Plains College with his colleague Joe Carr for over 20 years. Alan is considered one of the world’s best banjo instructors and continues to teach workshops nationally and internationally.

Alan’s flawless and tasteful banjo technique combined with Adam’s wonderful rhythm guitar and vocals provides a relaxed and seamless show of great music seasoned with a dash of down home humor and wit. Adam’s Go Home and Practice is a wonderful homily to all amateur musicians.  Alan’s tune Molly Bloom is not named after the character in James Joyce’s Ulysses who delivered a two-sentence, multi-thousand word soliloquy that voices the final episode.  Rather, Alan knew a dog named Molly Bloom that lived next door to the site of a regular jam in Norman, OK. The dog’s owner taught English at Oklahoma University. One must wonder if the dog barked nonstop.

Opening for the show is the well-known Portland-area bluegrass band The Loafers featuring Dave Elliott, Steve Reischman, Mike Stahlman, Aaron Stocek, and Dee Johnson.  For more than a decade this group has been entertaining audiences at live shows and festivals around Oregon and Washington.

¡Chiringa! CD Release Party!

¡Chiringa! CD Release Party!

Featuring guest performers from Latin Dance Bend

Friday, June 23, 2017  –  Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Dance Lesson by Andres ‘Andy’ Garcia 8-8:30pm

$5-15 sliding scale (free entry for ages 13 and under)

***All Ages Dance Event***

 

Food provided by Hola! Restaurant and drinks available for purchase from the Altar Café.

¡Chiringa!’s BRAND NEW album “Familia” will be available for purchase at the event.  10% of proceeds from CD sales will be donated to Rise Up International (riseupinternational.com)

 

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Local Latin fusion band ¡Chiringa! will be celebrating the release of their first album entitled “Familia” and you are all invited to the party! The band will be performing in their fullest incarnation, a 6-piece which includes Samuel Thompson from Los Angeles on trumpet and keys and Heather Fossmo on backup vocals. The band will perform all their original music from the album as well as everyone’s favorite dance covers. Andrés ‘Andy’ García of Latin Dance Bend will be teaching a lesson from 8-8:30pm to warm up the night. Latin Dance Bend will also grace the night with beautiful dance performances during the set break. Doors open at 7pm and a light dinner will be provided by Hola! Restaurant, so come hungry! Drinks will be available for purchase at the Altar Café. You can’t have an album which translates to “family” and not have a family-friendly event, so please bring the whole gang, young ones are welcome!

But the most exciting part of the event?? This evening will be your first chance to purchase ¡Chiringa!’s brand new album! You will have the option of buying a physical CD or a download card. 10% of all album sales from the evening will be donated to Rise Up International, an organization dedicated to building community through music and art. Do not miss this epic party with special treats and great causes all around!

 

Message from ¡Chiringa!…

We cannot tell you how grateful we are to the Central Oregon community for your strong support from the beginning. We could not have made it this far without your love and support and we especially could not have brought an album to completion without you! We continue to be so honored and grateful to play this music and share joy with you all. May the this album be an offering of gratitude to our local community and beyond. Now let’s all get down like one big familia!