THE BC RAMBLERS

Known as the BC Ramblers, (for Brandt, Boyer, Champe and Cobler,) the group plays traditional Bluegrass music. The Ramblers have played together for several years (sometimes as a 5-piece group with a fiddle,) at various events around the Northwest. The band members are Duane Boyer and his son, Jason (Brandt) and daughter, Holly (Cobler) and Brett Champe, who is also […]

Nick Delffs

Nick Delffs is a seeker. He’d never identify himself that way. He’s unassuming and self-effacing, careful to discuss song meanings and biographical details without indulgence or melodrama. Delffs cut his teeth playing basement shows in Portland a dozen years ago, just before that city’s cover was irreversibly blown. It was a time when being musically […]

Sons of Guns

Alternative rock group and Eastern Oregon Film Festival alumni Sons of Guns will return to the HQ stage this year, having last appeared at EOFF 2010. The four-piece of Seth Johnson, E.J. Sander, Mike Surber and Gregory Rawlins will play on Thursday night, opening the festival’s music schedule with their high-energy songs that bring together […]

Methods Body

METHODS BODY (Portland, OR, USA) creates original music for modified keys, drums, and electronics using self-made tuning systems, involuted polyrhythms, and the cadences of language. Together, Luke Wyland and John Niekrasz have been pushing the bounds of rhythm and melody for more than a dozen years. Their duos, AU and Why I Must Be Careful, […]

Federale

Federale is a seven-piece ensemble based in Portland, OR. Spearheaded by longtime Brian Jonestown Massacre bassist Collin Hegna, the band was conceived as an outlet to channel inspiration from ‘60s & ‘70s European soundtracks, particularly those from Italy made famous by the Spaghetti Western & Giallo genres. Federale has always operated under the guidance of […]

Catskills

Catskills Ladies and Gentlemen, Fawns and kids… step children of forlorn mountain snakes and hep-cats to boot–those from one to ninety-two and lifelong bingo players– nomadic tumblers, too scattered for identification and the sky blue collars with their grinding nostrils. Weeblos, boyscouts, pollywogs and mutton busters, may you survive real fit like. When you form […]

Chanti Darling

Chanti Darling Chanticleer Trü would like you to know that “RNB ain’t no joke.” As frontman of Portland, OR retrofuturist electro-soul adepts Chanti Darling, Trü drinks deeply from the sacred founts of Disco, Boogie Funk, and the dizzying universe of house music. Teasing out the essential filaments, Trü weaves a sound that nods to the […]

Máscaras

Máscaras “SOUNDS LIKE: The house band for the end of the world playing the last basement party on Earth.” – Matt Singer, Willamette Week Máscaras is the psychedelic instrumental trio of Papi Fimbres (PAPI), Carlos Segovia (DC) and Theo Craig (T-KRAY). It’s a jam with themes that become “songs” that live and breathe, leaving room for the […]

Luz Elena Mendoza (of Y La Bamba)

Y La Bamba frontwoman Luz Elena Mendoza returns to themes of searching and metamorphosis in her newest works. Her clarity of voice is intimately tied to a renewed musical approach, which Luz attributes to a greater self-awareness that developed through recent collaborations with singer-songwriters Edna Vazquez and Lila Downs, as well as an exploration of […]

Hillfolk Noir

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings: Drinking and dancing. Hillfolk Noir’s touring line up […]

Clarke and the Himselfs

Clarke and the Himselfs is the sonically extended portion of Clarke Aleksandr Howell. What originally began with multi-track records, transmographied into the full band it is today, with Howell using the drums, guitar, his voice, and no loops, creating catchy, dark, powerful sounds that are supported ultimately by the gravity of the songs themselves. 2015 […]

HAM n CHEESE

There is a band as local as it gets, who really ham it up in a very cheesy way- Ham n Cheese. They play a rambunctious mix of rock,county, punk,show tunes, you name it. They are- Hard knuckled, extreme outdoorsman, and totally legitimate businessman Roger “Barnstorm” Barnes on bass, Mysterious drifter with a weird beard, […]

HILLFOLK NOIR

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings: Drinking and dancing. “A unique inhabitation of trad […]

LIKE A VILLAIN

In early 2010, Holland Andrews began a solo project behind the alias of Like a Villain. She pulls her influences from notable minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, contemporary vocalists including Diamanda Galás, and modern experimental musicians like Björk, and she is heavily influenced by Broadway and opera music. By creating a tapestry of live […]

HOLIDAY FRIENDS

Although Astoria, Oregon is best known to multiple generations of pop-culture observers as the cinematic setting of the ‘80s cult classic The Goonies, the rugged riverfront city now has another distinction: as the home of the fab new pop-rock combo known as Holiday Friends. On its consistently uplifting debut album Major Magic, the spirited quintet—singer-guitarist […]

DEAR RABBIT

“The man behind the name is our good friend Rence Liam, who’s been tearing it up with his eccentric attention demanding one-man-band performances across the USA. Imagine attending a secret party thrown by Salvador Dali in an ornate smoke-filled drinking parlor in the dark belly of a creaky frigate with Blackbeard, Captain Beefheart and a […]

GRANDMA KELSEY & EDMUND WAYNE JOIN MUSIC PROGRAM

EOFF2014 is excited to announce that in addition to the after party celebrations with an incredible line-up of visiting and local musicians, festival goers will also be privy to solo acts Edmund Wayne and Grandma Kelsey. These intimate sets will take place prior to the evening features at The Granada Theater.  While patrons file in […]

THE BC RAMBLERS

Known as the BC Ramblers, (for Brandt, Boyer, Champe and Cobler,) the band plays traditional Bluegrass music.  The BC Ramblers have played together for several years (sometimes as a 5-piece group with a fiddle,) at various events around the Northwest. The band members are Duane Boyer and his son, Jason (Brandt) and daughter, Holly (Cobler) and Brett Champe, who […]

HILLFOLK NOIR

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir’s peculiar take on traditional acoustic mountain music is filtered through a half-century of folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll and fed by an affinity for medicine show culture and Depression-era string-band blues. The band calls it Junkerdash, which has multiple definitions up to and including “psychedelic […]

JAMES DEAN KINDLE AND THE EASTERN OREGON PLAYBOYS

FRIDAY / FEB. 21 / ART CENTER Pendleton’s James Dean Kindle and the Eastern Oregon Playboys is a tour de foursome of seemingly genre defying character. Picture a smoke-laden, ramshackle lounge with polyester urinals and surly sailors betting all their earnings on a single game of snooker. A woman bursts through the door and out of the rain, her […]

SAD HORSE

SH live in Portland, Oregon.  “Portland’s Sad Horse is the spazzy and fun two-piece featuring Elizabeth Venable and Geoff Soule (the latter of whom spent years in commercially minded East Bay band F*ck). You’re going to get short bursts of angular guitar and barked boy-girl vocals, odd time signatures and even odder subject matter. These two even manage to sneak […]

AU

AU (pronounced “Ay-you”) is the work of multi-instrumentalist Luke Wyland with Dana Valatka on drums and Holland Andrews on vox and clarinet. Begun while Luke was finishing up his art degree in 2005, they’ve since been touring the US and Europe extensively. Their live show is wild and heavily rhythmic, bouncing between extremes of cacophony […]

SUN BLOOD STORIES

Careening from desert ghost songs to crashing super-fuzz riffs, live shows take on the pulsing communal sweat of a round-the-fire dance rite; albums the feel of ancient alien radio. This intimately pounding brand of garage soul is dirty, sloppy and, ya know, fun. “Sun Blood Stories: Imagine Bobbie Gentry’s haunting vocals on the classic “Ode […]

SUM PEOPLE

Sum People is a ska/reggae/rock band formed in Eastern Oregon circa 2008. The band consists of (from left to right): Travis Moran (Drums), Matthew Deboodt (trombone, keys), Scott Nearing (Lead vocals, guitar), Jacob Jensen (bass), and Kailey VanOcker (trumpet, guitar). Their new EP consists of 4 original tracks recorded in the basement of Scott Nearing’s home by […]

LIONSWEB

Catch Lionsweb along with The Dirty Moogs & AND AND AND for the final after-party of EOFF2013 and part of the Treefort Music Fest Showcase. About the Musician You see her, a thin, flaxen-haired young woman readying herself for an intimate performance. In your head you hear her voice before she begins: hushed, wispy, delicate. […]

AND AND AND

Saturday night, March 2nd, at the Art Center (Festival Hub) catch AND AND AND along with THE DIRTY MOOGS & LIONSWEB for the Treefort Music Fest Showcase. About the Band Three members of And And And (singer/guitarist Nathan Baumgartner, multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wiggans, and bassist Jonathan Sallas) grew up together in an economically depressed small town on […]

Hillfolk Noir

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir’s peculiar take on traditional acoustic mountain music is filtered through a half-century of folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll and fed by an affinity for medicine show culture and Depression-era string-band blues. The band calls it Junkerdash, which has multiple definitions up to and including […]

Grandma Kelsey

Grandma Kelsey is the anonym of Boise based singer/songwriter Kelsey Swope. Singer/Songwriter Grandma Kelsey will kick off Friday Night’s after screening festivities followed by Hillfolk Noir, and Finn Riggins all hailing from Boise, Idaho. A solitary, wingless creature armed with autoharp, guitar, and song, Grandma Kelsey’s disarming voice blends poetic narratives and structured melodies that […]

CATSKILLS

Within the multi-instrumentalism den of Jeff Grammer and steaming from the songwriting factory of Gregory Rawlins fashions a new fashion—both state of the art and rusted shut. It’s Future Rust! No, wait, it’s Catskills! Catskills will premiere their collective talons at Ten Depot Street, February, 28th as part of EOFF2013’s opening night after-party. And why […]

Hillfolk Noir

Hillfolk Noir Supplies Opening Night Soundtrack Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce Boise, Idaho’s Hillfolk Noir as our festival kick off band Thursday, October 20th at the Granada Theater with a little pre-screening Junkerdash — then again as a follow up to the opening night film. Expect to really get cash-swanked as they […]

James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is delighted to have our neighbors over for a visit. Announcing a 2011 Official Music Selection: James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys (Pendleton, Oregon) will conspire with Boise’s Hillfolk Noir to kick off the opening night of the 3rd annual festival held in downtown La Grande, Oregon. (Venue and […]

Elidila

Long time La Grande musicians Wayne Callahan and Jeff Grammer bring their most recent project / band ‘Elidila’ (pronounced elah – dee – lah) to the table. Elidila is wrapping up their first West Coast tour – playing with the likes of Tartufi, The Music Wrong, Lia Rose and many more. This experimental/rock combo recently […]