I Need Music

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. -Aldous Huxley
I have been ignoring the amazing music Central Oregon offers, not out of a lack of options, but simply live music often gets passed up for hikes, boat trips, bike rides drinking beer. I need to remedy that. Ben Harper (Aug 26) Ray Lamontagne (Sept 6) playing at the Les Schwab Amphitheater are two of my favorite artists. I truly love the amphitheater feel pride every time I’m lounging on the grass with a sunset glowing behind the mountains thinking the musicians must love playing here.
A friend who was visiting attended the Beck show a few years ago with me thought the amphitheater provided the best show he had ever been to. Small enough to avoid lines to the bathroom, lines for beer, lines to get close to the stage, all this a killer view within walking distance from my house! He still talks about moving here.
There are tons of options for fantastic music in the area during the coming months. The Sisters Folk Festival is a weekend full of not-to-be-missed music from September 9-11. The Tower Theatre has an impressive line up this Fall I am particularly looking forward to the Miles Davis Project on Oct 27.
Many of the summer free concerts have ended, but there are still a few good spots around for those on a budget. McMenamins always has eclectic performers from around the country on Wednesdays, Silver Moon provides an intimate venue with its free or cheap shows the art walk often has performers on every block.
Time to go to some shows!

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