Cloverdayle to Perform Benefit for Jen Burgess Thompson, October 28

With roots in Bend, this country married duo, Chad and Rachael Hoyt Hamar, recently finished recording their first full length album in Nashville, 9 Miles Down a 10 Mile Road.

October 28, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Bend High School Auditorium featuring Cloverdayle.

Jen Burgess recently lost her fight with ovarian cancer and has left behind two sweet boys, 10 and 7, and a mountain of medical bills.  Please help support this family in their time of need by attending this concert.

Cloverdayle is a Northwest Country Group, featuring Chad and Rachel Hamar. Rachel Hoyt Hamar grew up in Bend and attended Bend High. They recorded a new album this spring in Nasheville with New Voice Entertainment, Jason Aldean’s band. The album 9 Miles Down a 10 Mile Road was featured on the front page of iTunes Country for the first several weeks of its release.
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9 Miles Down a 10 Mile Road

Their debut single was appropriately titled Like We Were Kids Again as it’s a nostalgic reminder about the carefree days of youth. Written by Chad and Rachael along with Steve and Michelle Sundholm, the song laments the loss of youth saying, “Sometimes grown-ups need a summer vacation.”

Rachael, who is the niece of Oran and Janie Teater of Bend, says they had the incredible opportunity of working with the guys at New Voice Entertainment, (Jason Aldean’s band as well as the production team for Thompson Square), who produced and played on this single.

Since the birth of Cloverdayle in 2008, the couple has shared the stage with some phenomenal country artists like Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd, Josh Turner, Eric Church, Jake Owen and Lee Brice.

In 2010 they teamed up with songwriter and producer Terry McBride (Play Something Country, If You See Him, If You See Her) and Dwain Rowe, (long-time band leader for Brooks & Dunn), to record a four song EP titled Young and Reckless. That project opened up numerous doors locally and nationally.

All of the friendly country songs on this new album were written and recorded by Chad and Rachael along with a few collaborations including 9 Miles Down a 10 Mile Road created with Neal Carpenter.

Rachael’s strong country voice carries the music beautifully pushing the vocals to the front of the page with Chad’s strong backup on the acoustic guitar. If you have a chance don’t miss an opportunity to hear this talented duo.

By Pamela Hulse Andrews

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