Sam Bond's Garage

Mbrascatu Live at KLCC

Feb 13, 2015
Photo by Eric Alan

The band Mbrascatu creates a unique mix of the sounds of Italy and Portland, led by the vocals and songs of Andrea Algieri. They released their second CD, Tempo, in 2014 and they’re out touring now with two shows in the KLCC listening region. Friday evening, February 13th, they’re at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove, and they’ll appear at Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene on Saturday, February 14th—Valentine’s Day. Two of the five band members (Andrea Algieri and John Sabestinas) joined us for an acoustic set in the KLCC studios.

Photo by Eric Alan

Identical twins Laurie & Katelyn Shook return to the KLCC studios for a live performance, along with songwriter John Craigie, and band members Niko Dauossis and Kyle Volkman. They celebrate two nights of concerts at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene, on Wednesday December 3rd and Thursday December 4th.  Musical and philosophical topics included spraying dollar bills with water, people who claim to have written Bob Dylan's lyrics, and what the bathroom situation might have been like on Noah's Ark.

Photo by Eric Alan

The Two Man Gentlemen Band merge vintage swing and other acoustic styles with a wild sense of humor.  Recently, they’ve had their music used on This American Life with Ira Glass, created music for the Disney cartoon series Wander Over Yonder, and released their seventh CD, Enthusiastic Attempts at Hot Swing & String Band Favorites. The two original gentlemen of the band, Andy Bean and Fuller “The Councilman” Condon, were joined by Brian Kantor on percussion in the KLCC studios before performing at Sam Bond's Garage on October 22nd.

Photo by Eric Alan

Sweet Ghosts is a band led by Katherine Byrnes and Ryan Alfred, with beautiful harmonies and atmospheric textures merged with acoustic roots, on their deubt CD Certain Truths. Ryan Alfred is best known for his work as the bassist in Calexico, and Katherine Byrnes has sung in Amos Lee’s touring band, as well as leading the University of Arizona’s big band, and maintaining her own solo career. Before appearing at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Wednesday, August 6th, they performed in the KLCC studios in trio form, joined by Colin Shook on the bass.

Photo by Tiffany Eckert

Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit have uniquely merged performance poetry and storytelling with roots music, over the course of countless shows and two CDs together, the latest of which is Matadors. Chris Chandler also has a new book collection out, called Avoiding Godot. They performed live in the KLCC studios along with percussionist Jarrod Kaplan of My Father's Ghost, before appearing at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Thursday, July 31st.

Shy Persons Talent Show

Apr 10, 2014

The annual Shy Persons Talent Show will coax secret performers of all ages out onto the stage at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th. It's a benefit for paralyzed activist David Oaks. Eric Alan talks with the talent show's originator, Buck Mueller, and Margo Schaefer about the event.

Photo by Eric Alan

Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra bring vintage Delta Blues influences to original music, along with other eclectic influences. The Orchestra is a trio that includes including Marty O’Reilly on vocals and resonator guitar, Chris Lynch on the fiddle, and Jeff Kissell on double bass. They performed live in the KLCC studios before playing in Bend at Crows Feet Commons on Friday, March 21st and then on Wednesday, March 26th at Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene.

The Michigan band Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys merge bluegrass, swing and other elements, with beautiful vocal harmonies and exceptional instrumental skill. On the road on their Here Between tour, they visited the KLCC studios a couple of songs in the midst of gigs in Lincoln City, Cottage Grove and Eugene.

The acoustic Portland quintet called The Moonshine stopped into the KLCC studios before a performance at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove and a California tour. They played two original songs from their debut CD "And Now... The Moonshine," along with a take on the traditional "Cuckoo," as well as sharing a song from their CD.

Photo by Eric Alan

Craig Chee is celebrating the release of his new CD, Life in the Key of Chee, produced by Tyler Fortier. It places Craig's ukulele playing in some non-traditional contexts of songwriting and performance. Before his CD release concert at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Friday, November 29th, Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel brought their ukuleles and good spirit to the KLCC studios, for two live songs and one from the CD.