Saturday, November 10, 2012

Old St. Francis School

    • Happy 8th Birthday!

    • Featuring Live Music by

    • Freak Mountain Ramblers

    • Downhill Ryder

    All weekend; music at 6 p.m.

    All ages welcome


Join us in celebration of our 8th birthday! In fact, it’s you, the guests, who we celebrate. So come out for live music both nights by the legendary Freak Mountain Ramblers as part of the Great Northwest Music Tour, along with food and drink specials, fun, laughter and more.

Book rooms at the hotel to really make a weekend of it.

Live Music Schedule

6 p.m.
Downhill Ryder

7:30 p.m.
Freak Mountain Ramblers



Freak Mountain Ramblers

Portland's own Freak Mountain Ramblers bring a rollicking brand of rock 'n' roll, bluegrass, alternative country and country-blues to every show they play.

With a lineup including three members of the inimitable and notorious Holy Modal Rounders / Clamtones amalgamation of the '70s and '80s, Freak Mountain Ramblers has its roots in the underbelly of the alternative music scene that existed at that time, both in Portland and across the country. The Freaks have accumulated a loyal following in the Portland area by dependably creating beauty and bedlam at their live shows, and by producing CDs that successfully translate that energy and excitement to disc. Four lead singer/songwriters, each with a distinct character and approach to life and music, provide a dynamic show that packs the rooms with some of the most interesting music fans around.

The Freak Mountain Ramblers are veteran performers packing decades of experience. FMR members have been core musicians of the Holy Modal Rounders, Golden Delicious, the Clamtones, Richard Cranium and the Phoreheads, Prairie Dogs, Swingline Cubs, The Trail Band, and The Fly By Night Jass Band.

"... Freak Mountain Ramblers aren't your typical country western band. Not only have they chucked the slick yippie-ki-yay good looks of contemporary C&W singers for the haggard couture of mountain men, their lyrics have bizarrely warped the genre's storytelling. One song starts as a fable about two fighting neighbors and picks up speed until they have doused each other with gasoline. Strangely addictive and disturbingly fun, the song is sung in sweet tones and set to a galloping swing." - Portland Mercury



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.