Enough with the sandwiches, right? (Note to The Bulletin: Have you considered putting someone on the sandwich beat? I know a guy. Who loves sandwiches.)
Oh, right … music. It’s summer in Central Oregon, which means the next seven days are more packed with good live-music opportunities than, say, this sandwich is packed with corned beef.
This week’s music section includes short stories on Michael Franti’s brighter outlook, the traditional ways of Town Mountain, the melodic charm of Dar Williams, the reunion of ’90s Bend band Brotherhood of Rythm, and the impressive lineage of the Stone River Boys, plus Keegan Smith, Marv Ellis, Cloudy October, Moon Mountain Ramblers and The Congress. For you off-the-beaten-path types, we’ve got Susie McEntire’s annual concert in Antelope and Doug and Telisha Williams performing in Richmond. And for you funnel-cake types, there’s Styx and “Weird Al” Yankovic at the Deschutes County Fair.
Finally, this week provides a bunch of ways you can catch a show and see your cover charge or donation go to a good cause. Click here for all the details you need to attend fundraisers for Rise Up International, the late Jake Vinson’s family, the High & Dry Bluegrass Festival, the Sisters High School’s jazz program and efforts to purify the drinking water of Mumba, Tanzania.
That’s a lot, right? It is. But if you need more, check out The Bulletin’s complete music listings.