Moon Mountain Ramblers
CD Release PARTY
Saturday, January 28, 2017
7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Show
Tickets: $8 Advance / $10 at the Door
This increasingly popular group (voted best band by readers of local paper, The Source Weekly, in 2004, 2008, 2009 and best wedding band in 2012), has consistently been one of the hardest working and most successful bands in Central Oregon for more than a decade. With tasteful flavors of bluegrass, jazz, latin, rock, swing and more, MMR can most closely be labeled as an Acoustic Americana, Jamgrass Band. They have had the honor of sharing the stage with many great acts including the David Grisman Band, the Del McCoury Band and Asleep at the Wheel.
Similar to their other albums, the Moon Mountain Rambler’s “A Little After Midnight” exhibits a myriad of musical styles. This album has the live, high intensity feel of one of their shows captured in a studio setting. Featuring 13 new original compositions, the album offers something for everyone – from the bluegrass feel of the title track to the hot club jazz of “Roma” and swingin’ “Get it While It’s Hot.” This album is also the Rambler’s first featuring the banjo, performed by Matthew Hyman. Recorded at String Theory Music and Dale Largent Recording as well as mixed, mastered and produced by the Ramblers, this album is truly a homegrown effort and sure to be a fan favorite. CD artwork courtesy of Jason Chinchen and photo courtesy of Ben Moon.
To learn more about the band, visit www.moonmountainramblers.com.
Drink Water Media House presents:
AN ALL-AGES SNOWBOARD MOVIE FEATURING POWDER
Saturday, December 10 – 6:00pm
Tickets: $5 in Adv and at the Door as available
Don’t miss this high-octane snowboard film featuring your favorite snow crew. There will also be a photo show, silent auction fundraiser for water.org, tacos, and awards for the Double Tap race from earlier that day. Pre-purchase your tickets at www.wedrinkwater.com or buy your tickets at the door, if still available.
The Environmental Center presents:
The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction
Thursday, February 9 – 6:00pm
$5 Suggested Donation at the Door
Join The Environmental Center at The Old Stone for a screening of Death by Design.
Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.
But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.
$5 suggested donation at door.
***Tickets are Sold Out***
Bend Burlesque & Company Grand Present:
Shakin’ Booties, Sippin’ Bubbles, Droppin’ Balls
NEW YEAR’S SHOW & DANCE PARTY
Saturday, Dec. 31 – Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9:00pm
Tickets: $25 in Advance at BendTicket.com ; $30 at the Door
Ages 21+ Only
“PAST and PRESENT I know well; each a friend and an enemy to me.
But it is the quiet, beckoning FUTURE, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.”
Come fall in love with us this New Years Eve. Bend Burlesque Co. is bringing their electric, sexy and hilariously naughty variety show to The Old Stone Performing Arts Center once again. Inspired by both vintage vaudevillian cabaret and modern pop culture, Bend Burlesque Co. performers deliver an array of high-energy exploits. The show features artistic and scantily clad dances, hilarious and off-color comedic skits, acrobatics, and a plethora of other stimulating routines.
All of the performers are backed by Company Grand, an 8-piece exhilarating band, who perform a range of R&B and Nuevo-New Orleans style originals, along with contemporary favorites. Every member of Bend Burlesque and Company Grand hails from Central Oregon, though we are excited to announce that we will have a guest dancer from the Portland burlesque scene joining us for this show!
Company Grand will kick off the party, followed by a full burlesque show, champagne toast (included in ticket purchase), and old school all vinyl DJ IBI! Join us for a night of sensual celebration as we give 2016 the happy ending it deserves and open up for what 2017 has in store for us.
Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Bryan Sutton Band
featuring Sam Grisman, Casey Campbell, and Mike Barnett
Saturday, Jan. 14 – 8:00pm
$25 in Advance – $30 at the Door
Grammy Award winner Bryan Sutton is the most accomplished and awarded acoustic guitarist of his generation, an innovator who bridges the bluegrass flatpicking traditions of the 20th century with the dynamic roots music scene of the 21st. His rise from buzzed-about young sideman to first-call Nashville session musician to membership in one of history’s greatest bluegrass bands has been grounded in quiet professionalism and ever-expanding musicianship.
Sutton is a Grammy Award winner and a nine-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year. But these are only the most visible signs of Sutton’s accomplishments. He inherited and internalized a technically demanding instrumental style and become for young musicians of today the same kind of model and hero that Tony Rice and Clarence White were for him. And supplementing his instrumental work, he’s now a band leader, record producer, mentor, educator and leader in online music instruction.
With guest opener
Honey Don’t is the musical union of Bill Powers and Shelley Gray, perhaps better known as one-half of the Paonia, Colorado based old-time bluegrass band, Sweet Sunny South.
Their music may be delivered acoustic or electric and is based in the folk tradition with bluegrass and old-time at its deepest roots. Bill is a well respected, and award winning songwriter within and beyond the Colorado circuit and Shelley is a skilled bass player and vocalist. They’ve been making music together for well over a decade and like a fine wine or exceptional bourbon, the best of their qualities have naturally distilled into a truly unique vibe with a certain sound and feel that has developed into a trademark.
Coalition for the Deschutes presents:
Water Management in an Age of Scarcity
Wednesday, November 16 – 6:30pm
Water Management in an Age of Scarcity: An immersive evening of learning about how we manage water, and how we might do it better.
Join us for an informative and entertaining evening led by water policy expert Davíd Pilz.
In the first part of the event, Davíd Pilz, a director with AMP Insights (a water and natural resources consulting firm), will engage attendees in a hands-on learning exercise about how water is managed in the West.
The second part of the program will feature a discussion and presentation of different ways to manage water, drawing on examples from Australia and other countries.
Davíd Pilz bio:
Davíd has been immersed in water issues throughout his life and career. After graduating from the Colorado College and Lewis & Clark Law School, Davíd worked for 10 years at the Oregon Water Trust, the nation’s first water trust. Today, he works with clients across the West and beyond with a focus on water transaction and water market program strategy, and design and legal and policy analysis of all things water.
Coalition for the Deschutes: We Speak for the River
Two Twisted Sisters present
“To Tell The Truth…”
Saturday, November 12 – 8:00pm
Tickets: $8 in Advance, $10 at the Door
After the resounding success of their first night of Storytelling, producers Two Twisted Sisters return with an all new program of true stories told by local luminaries. The theme for the evening will be, “What was I thinking?”; a topic sure to bring forth a variety of unpredictable anecdotes from a diverse group of speakers. Some of our storytellers are highly visible members of the community while others are all but unknown, making for a fun and unpredictable show.
Also on the program will be special musical guest Eric Troup, an amazing singer with a voice that’ll rock the Old Stone to its very foundation.
Since we can’t be sure what our guests will talk about and because there are no boundaries, parents are cautioned that some material may not be suitable for young children.
The 7th annual
Jem Holloween Masquerade
Friday, October 28 – 8pm – 2am
$20 in Advance / $25 at the door – Limited Supply!
~ Featuring Live Music: MO WO, Chiringa, Ubuntu
~ Benefiting: earthWin non-profit
~ Libations: Humm Kombucha cocktails and Bend’s best beers!
~ Free Jem samples, including their original chocolate.
Be sure to bring high spirits and a generous heart for the $1000s in raffle prizes!
Hawthorne Healing Arts
This annual event is always the best party of the year. There will be great music, food and raffle prizes, all benefiting earthWin to elevate women and children out of poverty by providing access to education, meaningful employment, and clean renewable energy. earthWin: Builds sustainable, healthy, energy independent communities while helping to end harmful open flame cooking practices, reforesting the planet and building global awareness.
For more info, visit the Facebook event page
4 Peaks presents:
with Cascade Crescendo
Friday, Dec. 2 – 7:30pm
$15 in Advance – $20 at the Door
Banjo player extraordinaire and 2015 recipient of the 6th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, Danny Barnes is described as “one of a kind” and widely acknowledged as “one of the best banjo players in America.” Barnes is recognized for his experimental sound. The raw and unpolished musical breadth of his compositions has propelled him across the industry today. Barnes released a new solo record Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later) on Austin, TX based Eight 30 Records on November 27, 2015. Barnes’ first collection in six years showcases a singular songwriter and player in peak form reworking his classic album Get Myself Together  (“Big Girl Blues,” “Get Me Out of Jail”) a decade on.
A Texas native, Barnes is one of bluegrass music’s most distinctive and innovative performers. He is known for blending together different sounds which defy labeling while redefining the banjo’s perceived image in a wide-ranging and four-decade long career. From his early days as the driving force behind the impressive Austin-based Bad Livers, a band of pioneering Americana missionaries, through a prolific solo career and the development of his trademark approach he calls “barnyard electronics” (which is also the name of his 2007 album) that incorporates digital technology and various effect pedals to stretch the tonal range of the instrument, Barnes has always listened to his proudly offbeat inner voice. His live shows involve a computer program he built in max/msp and a banjo.
As if dedicating your life to an instrument like the banjo wasn’t sufficiently avant-garde, the winner of this year’s Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass is a musician recognized for his experimental approach to that seemingly quaint stringed instrument
Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times
Not since John Hartford has someone allowed the banjo to become such a natural expression of their personality. While many players use the banjo to show what they can do, Danny Barnes uses it to show who he is—something so rare that we have to look back decades for comparisons
Brian Swenk, Bluegrass Today
The music is smart and soulful, and the lyrics are profound. It is heaven and earth. It is Americana, from the back porch to the pulpit, shattered dreams on angels wings. I can’t stop listening.
with Cascade Crescendo
Cascade Crescendo, from Portland, Oregon has been crafting their own brand of bluegrass since 2013. Pulling from their vast range of collective influences, they play original, high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana music with captivating lead vocals by Hunter White, blazing fast mandolin licks by Aden Beck, and creative, thumping bass lines by Taylor Skiles. Duluth, MN banjo player, Harrison Olk (formerly of Tin Can Gin) joined the band in late 2015, bringing with him solid Scruggs-style banjo sounds and high lonesome harmony vocals.
Cascade Crescendo recorded their first studio album in Spring 2016 at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, OR. The album features fiddle player, Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band) on five tracks and a guest appearance by drummer Nick Werth (Yak Attack, SP3). Cascade Crescendo is gaining steam in 2016, quickly winning over fans across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. They’re on the lineup of the 2016 Northwest String Summit and are planning a West Coast tour in the Fall.
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