Give your ears a break from predictable,fabricated and unimaginative music. Experience a full night of front-porch bluegrassand Americana pop with the Central Oregon debut of There Is No Mountain, plusspecial guests The Bottlecap Boys and Laurel Brauns. This all ages, triple bill,“Sonic Vacation” hits the Tower Theatre stage Friday, June 14 at 7:30 pm.
There Is No Mountain features the core of the nationally acclaimed Ascetic Junkies, KaliGiaritta and Matt Harmon. Giaritta plays a variety of drums and percussiveinstruments, while Harmon animates his acoustic guitar with a myriad of soundeffects. A Boise blog described the duo’s sound as “sweet and smart…Harmon’sMichael Buble-esque croon complements Giaritta’s strong, sultry voice likeTracy and Hepburn.” Willamette Week praised their refreshing take ontraditional Americana as “more than a little modern pop sensibility…a touch of Graceland.”
Since performing at the Towerlast spring, The Bottlecap Boys havemade a mark on the Portland music scene. Their infectious, boot-stompin’ folkmusic, in the vein of The Avett Brothers and John Prine, captures the freedomof middle America with the pace of a big city. “We challenge your face to pushthe borders of its smile,” says co-founder and mandolin player Ross Becker.
Bend folk-popsinger/songwriter Laurel Braunsopens the night performing original songs that blend herCentral Oregon experiences with the artistic sensibilities of her current home,Portland. The Source Weekly calls the result “an indie folk gem.”
The Tower Theatre Foundationowns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s missionis to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enlivenand enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. Membership, program informationand individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall),by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org).Details on events are also at www.facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.
What: “Sonic Vacation”
There Is NoMountain, The Bottlecap Boys, Laurel Brauns
When: Friday, June 14 – 7:30 pm
Where: TowerTheatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend, Oregon
Tickets: $14 General Admission
Plus $1Historic Theatre Preservation Fee
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org