700 N.W. Bond Street / Bend, OR, 97703
Saturday, March 18, 2017
All dayFree admissionAll ages welcome
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Irish or not, you're invited to join in our celebration!
Food specials including Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben, Irish Stew, Corned Beef & Cabbage
Five Pint Mary - 3 p.m. 'til 5 p.m.
Cedar Teeth - 5:30 p.m. 'til 8:30 p.m.
The Quick & Easy Boys - 8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m.
Trailer 31 - 4 p.m. 'til 7 p.m.
Cascade Highland Piper - noon 'til 1 p.m.
Bend Fire Pipe and Drums - 2 p.m. 'til 3 p.m.
Five Pint Mary has been performing in the Central Oregon area and beyond for 7 years. They have performed at such venues and events as: McMenamins (Bend & Portland), Portland's Biddy McGraw's, Seattle's Murphy's Irish Pub, The 2015 Swashbuckler's Ball/Melody Ballroom/Portland OR (with The Young Dubliners), the 2016 Tortuga Pirate Festival, 2015 & 2016 Seadog Nights and Gypsy Festival, Silvermoon Brewing, M&J Tavern, Midtown/The Annex, Crux Fermentation, C-3 Event's Spring, Summer, and Fall Festivals,The Tower Theater, The Little Woody Barrel Aged Brew Fest, The Deschutes Brewery/Rotary St. Pat's Dash, the Deschutes Brewery Taproom, the 2016 Old Mill Fermentation Project, and The Les Schwab Amphitheater 2016 Summer Sunday Concert series.
Five Pint Mary was featured among the 30+ international bands at the 2014 & 2016 Galway Bay Irish Festival in Ocean Shores, Washington, performed at the 44th Annual 2015 Folklife Festival in Seattle, and they receive weekly airplay on the Pirate podcast radio show, "Scoundrel's Inn", out of Houston, Texas.
"Upbeat, loud, & rollicking, the long-running Bend, Oregon based band, Five Pint Mary, plays a unique blend of Irish and American folk rock. Five Pint Mary is lead by it's original band members, Michael Holmes (guitar/accordion/vocals) & Sarah Pollock-Holmes (vocals/guitar/Irish tin-whistles), and are graced by the huge talents of members Rick Havern (banjo/vocals), Matt Gwinup (mandolin/cajon /vocals), Tyler Cranor (bass/vocals), & Evan Holmes (violin). Collectively, this multi-generational group of seasoned musicians dish out a well-honed brew of spirited music, both traditional and original. Finished off with layers of tightly woven 3-5 part harmony vocals, the band creates a sound that is infectious and fun. Bordering on the boisterous, their sound hearkens back to the old-world pubs of Europe. Influenced by the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland, a bit of the Eastern block, and infused with a ripple of American Bluegrass, Five Pint Mary delivers a fresh and lively world sound."
Cedar Teeth hails from the Cascade foothills, where the sound of saws cut through the Oregon woods and the lights of Portland set the western horizon aglow. The music of Cedar Teeth is shaped by the experience of living in this margin dividing the wilderness from the city. From the five members of the band emerges a fusion of guitars, banjo, keys and trombone, propelled by bass and drums, while vocal harmonies weave through the music. Their songs are thus sweeping and immersive, at turns rustically melodic, lyrically raw, and aggressive, as they explore the tensions of our time: love, loss, and destruction in a morally ambivalent landscape.
Over the past five years, Cedar Teeth has steadily crafted a distinct sound and set out to bring together audiences and fellow musicians from Portland to Seattle. Starting off 2015 with a series of shows in Park City, Utah during Sundance Film Festival, Cedar Teeth has gone on to perform at major venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, like Seattle's Tractor Tavern, as well as festival sets at Cascadia Rainingman and Summer Meltdown, alongside bands like Greensky Bluegrass and Fruition. Songs from their debut album, Hoot, have since been licensed for television programming on PBS and film soundtracks in America and Europe. Heading into 2016, Cedar Teeth will soon return to the studio and record their sophomore album before hitting the road, to bring their brand of NW roots rock to audiences far beyond the Cascade foothills from where their music is born.
The Quick & Easy Boys' highly anticipated second full-length album, Red Light Rabbit, is an amalgamation of funk, psychedelic rock, and garage-soul with a slight pinch of honky-tonk. Imagine the Minutemen, Funkadelic and Willie Nelson rolled into one. Also, these new recordings highlight the undeniable talents of this power trio who have been packing Northwest venues for the past few years.
Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before heading north and building a Portland, OR fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. The core members - - Jimmy Russell on guitar, Sean Badders on bass, and Michael Goetz on drums - - have continued to evolve musically...and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of "Yeah Bud!" at every show.
In 2008, they released Bad Decisions With Good People which left people raving about their unique and vibrant sound, and in September of 2009, they sojourned out on their first United States tour. Two national tours are now planned for 2010. They've opened both locally and nationally for The Bridge, Iglu & Hartly, The Pimps of Joytime, Southern Culture on the Skids, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bob Wayne & the Outlaw Carnies, Vince Herman, Scott Law and Shanti Groove.
The Quick & Easy Boys' high-energy thought-provoking original music provides a bounce to the step that only dancing can cure. So if you're tired of the same old sounds and looking for the next up-and-coming thing, The Quick & Easy Boys' newest release, Red Light Rabbit, is sure to give you a run for your money.
YEAH BUD!!!-----"Maybe Bootsy Collins wasn't listening to Farmer John when he said the Funkadelic bassman could sleep in his barn, because it appears Bootsy did have relations with John's daughter, and out popped Portland's The Quick & Easy Boys. Honky-tonk ain't never been this funky, and funk ain't never been this close to a cornfield. Riff-heavy and driven by a stoned-out beat wrested from the Mothership, The Quick & Easy Boys' sound is a one-of-a-kind cerebral treat. Maybe this is what it sounds like when Willie Nelson puffs extra purple herb." ~Willamette Week
"I predict that within a couple of years, the band's rallying-cry, ‘Yeah, Bud!' will be on bumper stickers from Beaverton to Bonnaroo and beyond."~ P. Vaughn Shaver, Oregon Music News
Trailer 31, a locally based Oregon trio, has blended their love of old-time-music and modern folk, creating a unique, captivating and vibrant sound. This dynamic trio will not only move your feet on the dance floor, but move your heart and soul with a blend of harmonizing vocals and melodies. "Each track carries a message of a relatable, simpler life that can only be found in our beloved Oregon. The physical feelings and emotions that can be experienced from each plucked note defy explanation... "Back to Oregon" (their debut album) will call to the soul of anyone who has ever roamed too far from the goodness of home." - The Source Weekly
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