Wednesday, May 31

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

$15 in Advance / $20 at the Door

***All Ages Show – Limited Seating Dance Event***

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Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you will not soon forget, featuring Marc Fendel, Ari Joshua, and Ehssan Karimi.

McTuff began in 2008 as an ode to jazz organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack McDuff, and has since evolved into a versatile and exciting group that has performed across the nation. The band has two albums under its belt, their 2009 release McTuff Vol. 1 and their 2011 follow-up McTuff Vol. 2: After the Show, with a third slated for release in Spring 2015.

McTuff has performed at Bumbershoot, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, as well as festivals and venues all over the US. The band has also held a residency at Seattle’s legendary Seamonster Lounge for over five years. Their Tuesday night show has become regular stop for local and traveling musicians including Skerik, Allen Stone, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), G Love (and Special Sauce), Blake Lewis, Kevin Sawka, and many others.

The members of McTuff have performed and toured with an impressive list of world-renowned groups and artists including Carlos Santana, Stanton Moore, Ravi Coltrane, Bobby Previte, Michael Shrieve, Mike Stern and many others.

Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones Quartet

Internationally Acclaimed Blues Artist

Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones Quartet

with openers Kinzel & Hyde

Saturday, May 20

7:30pm Doors / 8:00pm Show

$18 in Advance / $25 at the Door


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Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd “Have Mercy” Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades, including being a 2007 Oregon Hall of Fame winner, a Cascade Blues Association “Lifetime Achievement Award” winner, and the winner of 35 Muddy Awards.

He’s a relentless road dog, hitting festival stages, Delbert’s annual Sandy Beaches Cruises (he’s been a regular on six winter cruises), and clubs all across the land to enthusiastic crowds who can’t get enough of his swampy blues, his backporch picking, his serious-as-anthrax funk, soul, roadhouse two-beats, and old-school rhythm and blues (back before the R&B tag was somehow appropriated for other musical purposes, apparently when we weren’t looking). Yet he may be the most invisible, best-kept roots/blues/Americana secret on the contemporary scene.


with openers: Kinzel & Hyde

Award winning Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame Inductees and three time winners of the Best Traditional Act, Kinzel and Hyde will take listeners on a tour of blues and roots music that will blow you away! Well known for their humor and storytelling, they perform Delta Blues, Cajun, Gulf Coast, Classic Country, Jazz, Folk, Roots and Swing music.

Regarded as “Guardians of Traditional Blues” they appear on 15 Blues CDs and their music is aired on XM radio station “Bluesville”, NPR “Blues on Stage. The pair is in the “Muddy Awards Hall of Fame” with the Cascade Blues Association, and provided subject matter and soundtracks to important documentary film “Portland Mojo: How Stumptown Got The Blues” which is in national syndication (Criminal Records, dist.).



Bending Perspectives: Bridging Communities Through Art

In Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month


Bending Perspectives

Bridging Communities Through Art

*During May’s First-Friday Art Walk*

Friday, May 5  –  5:00-8:00pm


Join us as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with Bending Perspectives: Bridging Communities Through Art. This exhibition will include the artwork of our fellow Bendites with lived experience of mental illness, and highlight the role of creative expression in mental health recovery. Advocates will be on site to share information and community resources. Help us fight stigma and support the arts!

Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel

Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel

with opener Leo Dolan

Friday, April 21

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

$10 in Advance / $15 at the Door


About Jeffrey Martin:

Born in Texas in 1984, Jeffrey Martin quickly made his way to the Northwest where he discovered in nature and in people what would be the deep well for much of his songwriting.  His father was a lover of stories, especially in music, and Martin was raised with a careful ear cocked and listening to Neil Young, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, and Harry Chapin.  He was fortunate to live in Eugene, OR for much of his adolescence, where in the late 90’s and early 2000’s there was a strong and steady flow of folk songwriters touring through.  Leo Kotke, John Gorka, and David Wilcox were huge inspirations.

Martin’s music has been likened to the styles of Josh Ritter and Joe Pug, with an attention to storytelling reminiscent of Harry Chapin and John Prine.  Since 2011 Jeffrey has released two full length albums (Gold in the Water (2011) and Dogs in the Daylight (2014)), and one EP entitled Build a Home (2012.)  Also in 2014, Martin signed to the sensational Portland record label Fluff and Gravy Records, where he still makes a happy musical home, along with fellow artists Mike Coykendall, Nick Jaina, Fernando, Dan Stuart, Richmond Fontaine, Anna Tivel and others.


About Anna Tivel:

One listen to her world-weary yet somehow bouyant songs and it’s clear – Anna Tivel has spent some quality hours in a dodge caravan repeating lyrical lines over and over until the words fall in time with the windshield wipers.

A nationally touring artist with a deep love of quiet stories, Anna is beginning to carve a place for herself in the songwriting world. She was recently chosen a winner of both the Telluride Troubadour Contest and the Kerrville New Folk Contest, placed second at the Rocky Mountain songwriting contest, and has shared the stage with heroes and friends alike.

Anna was raised in the forest and farmland of rural northern Washington and currently calls Portland, OR home. Her songs reflect both the stark colors of small town life, and the hard, sharp lines of the city. Her newest album, Heroes Waking UP, was produced by guitar mastermind Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, Kris Delmhorst), and released on Portland’s well-loved Fluff and Gravy Records. Folk Radio UK called it, “a superb and sublime album from a voice that deserves to be shouted from the highest rooftops.” Her previous album, Before Machines, was hailed by No Depression as “raw, yet superbly composed and executed, intelligent, personal and deeply expressive.”


With opener: Leo Dolan

Leo Dolan is a folk singer-songwriter locally based out of Bend, OR.  You can find out more about his music at


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Hot Tea Cold

Hot Tea Cold

Spring Break Funk Finale

Saturday, April 1

Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

$15 in Advance / $20 at the Door


Hot Tea Cold is a Portland based Groove, Funk & Soul powerhouse. Their tight instrumentation & soulful grooves supply a Hot Tea Cold energy, perfect for the music listener, lover & dancer. They share a diverse group of influences including, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Teddy Pendergrass, Bill Withers, Eagles and Billy Preston to name a few. Hot Tea Cold puts an original twist on every cover.

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.


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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.

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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.


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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!

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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