Nice weather, First Friday, live music … OK!
— Northwest folk singer Nathaniel Talbot (and his band) will hold a CD-release show Thursday at The Belfry in Sisters. My colleague David Jasper spoke with Talbot about his earthy new album “Here in the Fields.”
— My Feedback column this week is a call for all live-music lovers in Central Oregon to contact bands that are going to the Sasquatch! music festival — Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello and The Lumineers are the primary targets — and urge them to come play a show at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater on Friday night of Memorial Day weekend. Read it, take action, share it with your friends and tell them the same thing. The more they hear from us, the better our chances.
Elsewhere in this week’s music section: Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan at the Tower Theatre, The Newsboys come to Redmond, the Astro Lounge hosts two nights of bass music, The Horde & The Harem and Hillstomp highlight a busy week at The Horned Hand, Naive Melodies pay tribute to Talking Heads and more.