700 N.W. Bond Street / Bend, OR, 97703
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
7 p.m. til 10 p.m. FreeAll ages welcome
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Gipsy Moon is a five-piece group of
artists on an endless musical journey, sharing songs with the hopes of planting
inspiration into the soul, starting a fire in the heart, and building community
that invokes love in its wildest manifestations. They are an
innovative folk-group of five from the mountains of Nederland, Colorado.
Original material mixed with old world-traditionals, Gipsy Moon provides a full
spectrum of musical styles. One moment you'll be kicking up your heels to a
folk melody, the next you'll be ready to tango. “We have one foot in performing
arts and another foot in the party realm”, says mandolin player Silas Herman.
Ask around at any live performance about Gipsy Moon's sound and you will get
answers as various as, Newgrass, Jazz, Bohemian-Pop, Retro-Slavic, and
Eastern-European'; but any die-hard fan can sum it all up simply as, Gipsygrass.
Gipsy Moon is; lead vocalist Mackenzie Page (also providing
guitar and tenor banjo), Silas Herman on mandolin, Cellist Andrew
Conley, Matt Cantor on bass and back-up vocals, and Omar Al'Tbal on
percussion. Each of the five members have a hand in the song writing
process, frequently passing the baton. Mackenzie sings with a voice that
is all her own, one reminiscent of smoke filled speakeasies and Latina
cobblestone streets. In Silas's hands, the mandolin can speak any musical
language with solos that sing of a summer day. Matt's rhythms dance through the
crowd while his fingers disappear across the large stand-up bass. Andrew's
melodies mesmerize with classic backbone and contemporary spirit, and Omar
holds the whole thing together with rhythms to make one dance. Their
combined natural sound strikes at the heart of life, sorrow, love, and hope.
One cannot help but sing along, full of love with every word.
Sticks and Stones marks
the second studio release for Gipsy Moon. “We have really collaborated to find
our sound on this one”, says Mackenzie Page. This year is shaping up to be a
busy one for the five-piece, with back-to-back festivals all Summer long. “Our
momentum just keeps building”, says bassist Matt Cantor. With Gipsy Moon, it
really is all about the live show. No one song is ever done quite the same way
twice and their repertoire of songs just keeps growing. “Plans are already in
store for our next album”, says Mackenzie.
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