Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band

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Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band

featuring Jon Arkin, Jim Kerwin, & Pete Grant

Thursday, March 16

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

$12 in Advance / $15 at the Door


Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band bring all of your favorite elements of authentic music together, creating a genre-busting sound that combines jazz, blues, Americana, folk and bluegrass music. True roots music often includes a back story and theirs is a rich one, even bringing some of their own favorite book titles to song. Jim Nunally is a San Francisco Bay Area-native, a musician, composer, record producer, and teacher. As a guitarist and vocalist with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience for over 13 years, Jim joins master American guitarists Doc Watson and Tony Rice as one of the finest interpreters and performers of bluegrass and traditional music. He is a recipient of two Grammy and IBMA Awards and a two-time Western Open Flatpicking Guitar champion. Nell Robinson has been described as a “modern day Patsy Cline” and “one of the freshest voices in roots music.” Her side-projects, from the poignancy of Soldier Stories to the whimsy of The Henriettas, further attest to the breadth and ambition of the youthful musical passions she has allowed to flower. Robinson’s 2014 release “The Rose of No-Man’s Land became a PBS Special with its own episode in the Music Gone Public series. Produced by Joe Henry, the album and special featured Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Kris Kristofferson.

“Personally penned tales such as “Complicated” and “Home’s Where I Long To Be” highlighted everyone’s seasoned abilities…their ability to change between the styles of Buck Owens, The Beatles, Johnny Cash and Doc Watson on a dime was even more impressive. And somewhere in between the land of originals and remakes came “Turn Your Smart Phone On,” a post-millennial take on the similarly named bluegrass standard that injected some humor into this hearty display of somewhat under the radar artists more than worthy of the airtime.”
— ANDY ARGYRAKIS, Chicago Concert Reviews

Inspired by well-known artists from many musical backgrounds, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally boast an all-star band with dynamic talent, each renowned in their own right. Peter Grant on pedal steel is known for live performances and recordings with many artists including the Grateful Dead and Guy Clark; he is one of most sought after steel players on the West Coast and a two-time nominee for Best Steel Guitarist by the Academy of Country Music. Jim Kerwin is considered to be one of the best string bass players in the country. He has played with David Grisman for over 30 years and is featured on all of Grisman’s Jerry Garcia recordings; he has performed with bluegrass greats Red Allen and Del McCoury, played at Carnegie Hall with Stephane Grappelli and YoYo Ma, and is featured on numerous recordings – including six Grammy nominees. Jon Arkin is a versatile and gifted percussionist, known for performances and recorded work in a wide variety of musical contexts. He has performed with jazz greats Lee Konitz, Gene Perla, and Ira Sullivan, with singer-songwriters Stew and Meklit Hadero, Afrobeat bands Albino and Soji Odukogbe, and a multitude of collaborators in the experimental music world, including countless other artists.

 

For more information about the artist, visit their website at www.nellandjim.com

Squirrel Butter & The Horsenecks

Squirrel Butter & The Horsenecks

A Square Dance Bonanza!

Thursday, March 30

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

$10 in Advance / $15 at the Door

All Ages Show / Limited Seating Event

Two folk bands are coming together to perform a bluegrass jamboree!

Join us as Appalachian duo Squirrel Butter come together with Portland, OR/Liverpool, England based The Horsenecks for a night of string music, square dancing, and musical performance for the whole family to enjoy!

About Squirrel Butter:
Squirrel Butter, husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck Charmaine Slaven, started performing together after meeting at a music festival in 2005.  Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore the genres of old-time, early bluegrass, blues, country, & cajun while adding their unique perspective to these traditions and threading these influences into their original compositions.

About The Horsenecks:
With roots in Portland, Oregon and Liverpool, England, The Horsenecks play a dynamic mix of American roots music that they bring to life with the high-energy performance of a group of people who love the music they play.  Top-shelf musicianship and a love of the lost art of Old Time music are swiftly making them a well-loved and highly respected staple in the traditional music scenes in the US and the UK.

For more info about the bands, visit www.squirrelbutter.com & www.horsenecks.com

Head for the Hills

 

Parallel 44 presents:

Head for the Hills

Friday, April 28

Doors 8:00pm / Show 9:00pm

$12 in Advance / $15 at the Door

***Limited Seating Dance Event***


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Spend Friday night with Parallel 44 Presents and the foot-stomping NewGrass stringband sounds of Head for the Hills. We are joyous as usual to bring this talented NewGrass quartet back to town for this special All Ages show on Friday, April 28th at The Old Stone in Bend. Local Favorites Honey Don’t open the show. This show is sponsored by Bloom Well, BIGS Hydroponics, Oregrown and Cascade Alchemy. $12 Advance Tickets here at Bend Ticket or the price goes up to $15 at the door. Doors at 8PM / Music starts at 9PM. All Ages.

About Head for the Hills:

Head for the Hills has a simple but continuing dilemma they can’t seem to resolve. Specialists have been hired to no avail and the predicament persists: how does one describe the multifarious music of Head for the Hills? Among the top contenders are catchy turns of phrase like post-bluegrass, progressive string music, modern acoustic noir, and bluegrass bricolage. “On top of modern string music,” (Bluegrass Today), “Cutting edge,” (Drew Emmitt) or “Best in Colorado Bluegrass” (Westword Showcase Readers Poll)—those are up there too. Strip away the artful descriptors and you have a forward thinking group of {mostly} acoustic musicians drawing on eclectic influences, tastes and styles. They didn’t grow up immersed in bluegrass music but came to it later in life, with each other. The result is asound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music.

Head for the Hills—Adam Kinghorn on Guitar and vocals, Joe Lessard on violin and vocals, Matt Loewen on upright bass and vocals and Sam Parks on mandolin — have been bringing their music, whatever you’d like to call it, to audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between since 2004. The band has independently issued two studio records and one live, been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released a beer with Odell Brewing Company in May 2013 and charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Blue Ruin, 2013 and Head for the Hills, 2010). Blue Ruin, an all-new album of original material is available now.

Links:

Head for the Hills – www.headforthehillsmusic.com

Parallel 44 Presents – www.parallel44presents.com

Bloom Well – www.bloomwellbend.com

BIGS Hydroponics – www.bendsindoor.com

Oregrown – www.oregrown.com

Cascade Alchemy – www.cascadealchemy.com

 

Brent Alan and his Funky Friends

Brent Alan and his Funky Friends

Friday, March 10

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

$10 in Advance / $15 at the Door

All Ages Show; Limited Seating Event

 

**On March 10th, we’re celebrating Peter, The Old Stone owner’s birthday!  To celebrate, we’ll be accepting donations to The Environmental Center, ONDA, and The Coalition for the Deschutes!**

 

Brent Alan has been an integral part of the music scene in Central Oregon since writing and performing his first original songs in the 80s.  These days, he runs a state-of-the-art recording studio in Sisters, where he has lived with his wife Jeannine for the last 10 years.  As a recording engineer, Brent collaborates with some of the most talented musicians on the west coast. In addition, he continues to perform throughout the western region in a variety of groups.  Brent Alan and his Funky Friends (Brent’s party band) has been going strong for many years and is sought after to bring the good times wherever they play.  Brent has a special touch for
introspective songwriting and gifted hands on guitar, mandolin, dobro, bass, piano, and banjo.

 

Brent Alan and His Funky Friends – Brent lays down his funkiest, most soulful grooves with his electric dream band. Their dedication to sending dancers into orbit remains unrivaled. Uber-bassist Patrick Pearsall teams up with drummer Kaleb Kelleher for a solid funky foundation. Spreading out the jams on percussion, Dale Largent keeps it spicy.  Lay some icing on the cake with Scott Hersh on piano and organ.  Local hero, Jim Goodwin, brings up the vibe with his fluid saxophone licks.  The band often has guest artists sitting in from the vast field of local and regional talent.  The Funky Friends have been going strong for many years primarily because they genuinely like each other and play music for the same reason…to bring joy!

For more info, visit brentalanmusic.com

Summit Express Jazz Band and a Mardi Gras Celebration!

Summit Express Jazz Band

Le Bon Ton Roulette, a Mardi Gras Celebration!

February 24, 2017

Doors at 7:30pm / Show at 8:00pm

Tickets $10 in Advance / $15 at the Door

Limited Seating Event


Red Cross Blood Drive

 

The Old Stone is hosting The American Red Cross for a blood drive!

On Monday, February 6th, join us anytime between 11:30am and 4:30pm to donate blood for a good cause.  There is limited space for each time slot, so please click the button above or Go Here to schedule your appointment.

There is an Emergency Need for blood, as the winter’s extra ice and snow has caused many blood drives to be canceled, so please spread the word and donate if you can!

Finding Artistic Inspiration in the High Desert

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ONDA High Desert Speaker Series Presents:

Finding Artistic Inspiration in the High Desert

featuring guest speakers:

Nancy Pobanz, Janet Matson, Deborah Ford,
Carla Fox, and Randall Tilly

Tuesday, April 25  –  7:00pm

Click Here to Sign Up for ONDA Events

 

Our fourth and final High Desert Speaker Series event in Bend will conclude with a discussion of the many varied ways that desert landscapes inspire us, featuring a panel of award-winning artists whose muse is the high desert itself: Nancy Pobanz, Artist in Residence at the Rimrock Draw Rock Shelter archaeological site; Janet Matson, a ceramicist and member of the Clay Guild of the Cascades; Deborah Ford, photographer and executive director of PlayaCarla Fox, a metalsmith and founder of Art in the High Desert; and Randall Tillery, a landscape painter and member of Plein Air Painters of Oregon.

From the dramatic light and rich textures of the desert landscape, to the resilient spirit of the land, this talk will leave you inspired to see Oregon’s high desert through the eyes of an artist. This event will be moderated by ONDA’s Gena Goodman-Campbell.

The event will take place at Bend’s Old Stone Church. The event is free and space is limited, so please register online to save your seat. Registration opens one month prior to this event.

ONDA Series: New Hikes in Eastern Oregon

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ONDA High Desert Speaker Series Presents:

New Hikes in Eastern Oregon

featuring guest speaker William Sullivan

Tuesday, March 7  –  7:00pm

Click Here for Registration

Oregon’s hiking guru will take us on a slideshow tour of a dozen new trails he discovered while researching the new third edition of his book, “100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.” Discover a colorful badlands on the Owyhee River, a new wilderness with cactus flowers on the John Day, and a viewpoint hike to a ranch at the east end of the Columbia Gorge.

We’ll even explore half a dozen little-known hot springs. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with notes on the geology, wildlife, and history of the land. This talk is sure to inspire your next trip to Oregon’s high desert!

The event will take place at Bend’s Old Stone Church. The event is free and space is limited, so please register online to save your seat. Registration opens one month prior to this event.

ONDA Series: The Secret Lives of Sage-Grouse

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ONDA High Desert Speaker Series Presents:

The Secret Lives of Sage-Grouse

featuring guest speaker Stuart Garrett

Tuesday, Feb 7  –  7:00pm

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The Greater sage-grouse is an imperiled bird that lives on public lands right in our backyard. The elaborate courtship ritual and decorated plumage of this bird have captivated the minds and hearts of desert visitors throughout the western United States. But this bird has faced a number of threats in recent years that led scientists to consider its listing under the Endangered Species Act. In recent years, federal agencies have developed new protection guidelines for this bird in lieu of listing.

Local physician and conservation advocate Stuart Garrett will discuss recent attempts to protect the sage-grouse and highlight how sagebrush habitat is important to the bird’s life cycle. Don’t miss this chance to get more information on how we can protect habitat for this bird that lives on public lands in our own high desert backyard!

The event will take place at Bend’s Old Stone Church. The event is free and space is limited, so please register online to save your seat. Registration opens one month prior to this event.

ONDA Series – Ben Canales: Starry Nights, Should We Care?

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ONDA High Desert Speaker Series Presents:

Starry Nights, Should We Care?

featuring guest speaker Ben Canales

Tuesday, Jan 17  –  7:00pm

*Registration is Full* – Click Here to join waiting list

 

As the glow of our city and mobile electronics grow, is there still any reward to a night under the stars? Join us for a compelling event that combines video shorts and information about why Oregon’s high desert is one of the best places in our country to view our night skies.

This presentation will ask questions about the anthropological value of being under the stars. You’ll leave inspired to reconnect with that childlike curiosity that draws us outside on a clear night to gaze up and explore the skies above.

The event will take place at Bend’s Old Stone Church. Registration is free, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.