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This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Jazz-grass fusionists Bela Fleck & The Flecktones return to town Wednesday for a genre-defying Christmas show to raise funds for KPOV. In case you missed it, it’s totally December, which means you’ll soon have your fill of Bing Crosby and Burl Ives. So seek out some non-traditional holiday sounds! I have some suggestions for you — plus more on Fleck’s skewed take on Christmas music — right here.

Elsewhere in the music section, we’ve got my review of Tennessee alt-country band Lucero’s show at the Domino Room on Tuesday, plus everything you need to know about this weekend’s Rise Up benefit shows at Century Center, as well as briefs on Yamn at McMenamins and Grant Sabin at Silver Moon.

Winter Weather Warning Tidbits: Bela Fleck tickets, Sisters concert series lineup, Jackson-Holman’s Christmas songs

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Take your mind off those ominous skies to the west by reading a round-up of locally flavored music news that should take some of the sting out of the next few months:

–The fine folks at KPOV would like you to know that you can now buy tickets to see banjo genius Bela Fleck & the Flecktones at Mountain View High School on Dec. 8. They’re available at KPOV’s website. After Fleck’s Christmas show at the Tower a few years ago, I talked to several people who said it was amazing. So yeah, go make sure you have a seat.

–The Steep Canyon Rangers are one of the finest young bluegrass bands in the country, though lots of folks best know them as the backing band for famous comedian and bluegrass dabbler Steve Martin. Regardless, the Rangers are coming back to Central Oregon to play Sisters Folk Festival’s Winter Concert Series. While we’re at it, here’s the whole series lineup:

-Jan. 10 — The Steep Canyon Rangers
-Feb. 4 — Tom Russell
-Feb. 25 — Moira Smiley and VOCO

All shows start at 7 p.m. in the Sisters High School auditorium. Tickets are available here.

–Bend-based singer-songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman just released three Christmas songs — “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Carol of the Bells” and “Angels We Have Heard On High” — and has made them available for download. For $1. What a bargain! Plus, proceeds go to charity. I don’t know which charity, but I trust Sara, and so should you.

You can stream two of them and/or download all three at Jackson-Holman’s Bandcamp site.

Bela Fleck returns to Bend; KPOV seeks sponsors

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

One of the world’s best and best-known banjo players, Bela Fleck, will return (with his Flecktones) to Bend Dec. 8 to play a holiday concert at Mountain View High School.

The show will benefit Bend’s community radio station, KPOV, which is looking for individuals and organizations in the community to sponsor the event. If you’re interested in more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact jill@kpov.org or 541-322-0863.

Fleck and the Flecktones are masters of modern improvisation, fusing bluegrass, jazz and other styles into their singular sound. In Bend, they’ll have the Tuvan throat-singing group Alash open the show.

Premium tickets for the 7 p.m. show will cost $40 in advance for KPOV members, $42 in advance for non-members, and $47 at the door. Value tickets are $33 for members, $35 for non-members and $40 at the door. Tickets will be available through KPOV, but not for a while, so chill out, banjo nuts.