Kim Kelley & Downhill Ryder
- Old St. Francis School - Father Luke's Room |
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
- 7 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
About Kim Kelley & Downhill Ryder
Downhill Ryder is a well-blended cocktail: a fusion of acoustic and electric, a roots-rock sound with a dash of soulful melodies, a splash of groovy rhythms, and powerful lyrics. Tones that dance, cry, or rage set the foundation for a gritty vocal to soar high above. "The music behind the personal lyrics is strong..." — The Source Weekly
Downhill Ryder is a vehicle for the powerful songwriting of Kim Kelley. Born into a musical family and drawing heavily upon her life experiences, Kelley crafts the clever lyrics and narratives behind each song. "Kelley is a talented songwriter whose words are heartfelt and personal." — The Source Weekly
Kelley, along with bassist Marc Saccoman, guitarist Matthew Finfer, and drummer Randy Rooker, create a sound that stays true to their roots rock vibe, while flirting with blues, funk, folk and many styles in between.
Downhill Ryder delivers honest, heartfelt music ensuring the audience has a good time.
Downhill Ryder is based in Bend, Oregon. Their sound is shaped, in part, by their proximity to 12 microbreweries, too many coffee houses to name, and the crisp mountain air.