Living in a community that has a strong and close-knit music tribe is a rare commodity for said fortunate community. Central Oregon USA has this awe-inspiring gift (asset) built from some of this planet’s most talented musicians and venues that support live music. An evening of live music during a weekly Open Mic Jam is only one testament to the stellar chops that a live music fan will find on Oregon’s High Desert.
Hosted by musician Derek Michael Marc each week local musicians routinely arrive with instruments in tow, add their names to the sign-up sheet Derek provides (as well as all the sound gear) and the therapy by music begins promptly at 6pm. For 3 full hours the musios trade places on stage and perform typically 3 songs each. From solo to duet to 5 or 6 piece jams the audiences are always in line to be entertained and their music intelligence enriched.
Photos only suggest the magic that Open Mic can bring to a community… it depends on the tribe.
The Central Oregon (USA) 11th Hoedown For Hunger will take place at Bend’s Community Center (BCC), 1036 NE 5th St, Bend, OR 97701 on Saturday, Nov. 5 beginning at 3 p.m. This event is kind of mini-festival that features local artists who donate their performances each year to help raise money for BCC’s “Feed the Hungry” project. Many of Central Oregon’s finest acoustic performers participate. This year’s event will include Central Oregon’s busiest performer Bobby Lindstrom as well as 10-year old fiddle phenomenon CJ Neary, a multiple winner at the National Old Time Fiddler’s Championships to go along with state and regional titles. The music tends towards country, bluegrass and folk, but past shows have included some blues, celtic, and soul.
In addition to the music, the Hoedown also features a chili feed with a variety of chili recipes from restaurants and caterers of Central Oregon.
More details to follow.
Please allow BMG to introduce you to Bobby Lindstrom Hefferdust Blues.
Bobby is a Oregon home-grown guy originally born and raised in Coos Bay Oregon, now residing with his wife and guitars in Bend Oregon (if you haven’t yet been introduced to his Hefferdust Blues) As this post is being typed Bobby is currently in a Nashville studio laying down tracks for his new Cd – all original material.
The following video performance is one inspired by a trip to New Orleans last fall with his bride Sharon, Bobby not only memorialized a significant trip to the Big Easy but he (as is his style) shares an important universal message through song.
* Note: ft Ed The Whistler accompanying Bobby.
Bobby Lindstrom – Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter
Genres: Singer Songwriter Blues / Rock
Label: Hefferdust Music Co.
Born in a small timber town on the Oregon Coast, Bobby’s passion for music began at Christmas at age 10 with his first guitar. Many bands and guitars later he connected with his treasured 1968 Les Paul in 1970. Now named “Bessie Mae” (named by Little Milton’s long-time road mgr, Scrap Iron, while on the Blues Cruise Oct 2010) She has been his constant companion for 4 decades, bearing witness to this passion which has taken him across the USA sharing his gift.
His friends and fans know the intensity and love of music that he exudes while performing, which is truly justified watching any one of his animated live shows. His songwriting has exploded recently, with 4 cd’s released since 2010, 3 of which are all original songs, some of his best work yet, and one a cover of his old blues favorites with some amazing musicians backing him up.
“He is a high energy, blues influenced rock ‘n roller at the top of his game.” His full soul is fast becoming known and welcomed as “one of the most prolific singer/songwriters in America.”
Bobby’s long road to success has been well worth the journey. He just seems to always have a good time. At home in Central Oregon Bobby embraces the opportunity to play with some of the best musicians this side of the Mississippi every chance he gets and it’s always a wonderful surprise to discover who might be joining him on stage. With the same love of music and perseverance he has always embodied Bobby continues to promise and deliver all great things still to come.
Paying his dues after performing for years all over the Northwest and meeting people from all over the world Breedlove Guitars added Bobby as a Breedlove endorsed Bluesman when they handing him a 5k acoustic beauty he lovingly named “Belle.” A finely crafted instrument, the tones and sounds it makes magically complement Bobby’s voice. It was given to him by the company to perform to the masses, carry the music, and do a little advertising for them, which he proudly does with every performance.
“Belle” Bobby’s beloved Breedlove
Whether a solo or duo show; with funny stories, soulful ballads, rocking the blues…or with his band which includes some of the best talent anywhere, you can catch him performing at many popular venues and clubs. Bobby Lindstrom receives rave reviews from fellow musicians and critics alike. Available for private house parties, weddings, family reunions, celebrations of all kinds. You will not be disappointed by hiring Bobby Lindstrom!
For bookings; contact Hefferdust Music, 541-610-2007 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
For more examples of Bobby’s music and more information:here
For information about Oregon’s renown luthiers at Breedlove Guitars here
Watch this 2016 Fall for his new album to drop.
Barefoot Music Group 2016
I have had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Kit; he is a humble & incredibly generous artist. I want to note and say thank you to Kit for sharing his music with free downloads for his fans. I find this quite an honor to have his music in my collection.
From Kit’s artist page:
Mike Masse my newest study was introduced to me by a friend from Argentina. It amazes me how music knows no borders. I love that!
This Mike Masse acoustic is an original that I will let his own words speak of: ” Thinking through what’s ahead after a trusting and loving relationship starts to die demands a nostalgic longing for what once was. So the question is…can you go back…return to the feelings that once were?” ~ Mike Masse
More of Mikes’ music will be following. He has become a favorite of Barefoot Music. Thanks to my friend who discovered him for me.
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