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Get to know Marc Parnell and his road loaf!

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

In the Community Life section of today’s Bulletin, I have a long story on Marc Parnell and his famous “road loaf,” which he makes from scratch and gives to touring and local musicians playing in Bend. If you’ve been to a concert around here in the past few years, you’ll almost certainly recognize Marc; he sees a few shows per week and has made and delivered hundreds of loaves to everyone from Mark Ransom to Vince Herman to Bob Dylan.

I’d love it if you’d click here and check out the story. It was a fun one to do, and I hope it’s fun to read, too.

Marc Parnell put road loaf in the oven last week in his Bend home. Photo by Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin.

See if you can guess which member of the University of Oregon’s a cappella singing group, On the Rocks, is my favorite.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Don't overthink it.

On the Rocks will perform at Sisters High School on Oct. 22. We’ll have a short story in Friday’s GO! Magazine, but in the meantime, here’s a press release from the Sisters Starry Nights folks with all the details:

From “The Sing Off” to Starry Nights:
On the Rocks Comes to Sisters on October 22

“Starry Nights Presents On the Rocks” on Saturday, October 22 in the Sisters High School Auditorium. “On the Rocks” is the award-winning men’s vocal a cappella group from the University of Oregon that won over fans nationwide with its high energy, entertaining, choreographed performances last year on the NBC show “The Sing Off.” Their repertoire ranges from contemporary pop, doo-wop classics, hip-hop, R&B, country and standards, as well as original songs.

Lobby doors open at 6 p.m. with music by Sisters Americana Project student performers and a silent auction. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. with an opening set by Divisi, the acclaimed UO women’s a cappella vocal group, and the SHS Jazz Choir.

The event is a benefit for the Sisters Schools Foundation, raising critical funds for classroom and co-curricular programs at Sisters Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

Sponsored by St. Charles Health System, “Starry Nights Presents On the Rocks” promises to be an evening that all ages will enjoy. Reserved tickets start at $20 and are available online at or at Clearwater Gallery, located at the corner of Cascade and Pine in Sisters. For more information, call 541-549-8521 x 4007.