Central Oregon music lovers, rejoice! Cowboy and western music legend Michael Martin Murphey and his Rio Grande Band are bringing the best of country, western, and cowboy music to the historic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend.
Tickets: Reserved Seating $40, $45, $50
A multiple Grammy nominee and Western Music Hall of Fame artist, Murphey has captivated fans for years with his ability to render the iconic images and stories of the American West in his inimitable musical style. Best known for his hugely successful revival of traditional cowboy songs and for country-crossover mega-hits like Wildfire, Carolina in the Pines, and What’s Forever For, Murphey’s pioneering approach to western music defies easy classification. But while Murphey’s music bucks obvious stereotypes, his genre-busting songs deliver something infinitely more satisfying—soulful, evocative, foot-stompingly good music steeped in the history and traditions of the West. If you’re longing for flat-out authentic western music, look no further. Michael Martin Murphey is the gold standard.
Murphey’s concert in Bend comes just twelve days before the release of his much-anticipated latest album—“High Stakes: Cowboy Songs VII”—a tribute to the beauties and hardships of the lives of working cattle ranchers. As a rare treat, “Murph” will give Tower Theatre concert-goers a pre-release sampling of songs from this exciting new edition to the “Cowboy Songs” series.
Murphey is playing this concert as a benefit event to help fund Andy Rieber’s ongoing treatment for Lyme Disease. Andy lives in Adel, Oregon, and has worked for years as a journalist and consultant, telling the story of ranching, agriculture, and rural America to a wider public audience. The benefit is being produced by Murphey’s non-profit foundation Murphey Western Institute—“A center for the education, preservation, and perpetuation of the arts, culture, history and legacy of the American West.”
Don’t miss this amazing chance to see a western music legend at the historic Tower Theatre and support a terrific cause!