The Domino Room, 51 Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR

Parallel 44 Presents the renegade bluegrass crew of Old Salt Union w/ The Pitchfork Revolution to The Domino Room on Wednesday, October 17. Tickets are $12 advance and $15 at the door - find them for purchase at bendticket.com or locally without fees from Dr. Jolly’s or The Cosmic Depot. Thank you to our sponsors Dr. Jolly’s, Bend Bud Company, BIGS Hydroponics, The Source Weekly, and Cascade Alchemy.

About Old Salt Union: A great band is more than the proverbial sum of its parts, and in the pursuit of becoming something that can cut through the clutter of YouTube stars and contest show runner-ups, a great roots music band must become a way of life. Less likely to rely on production or image, they’ve got to connect with their audience only through the craftsmanship of their songs, the energy they channel on the stage and the story that brings them together. Old Salt Union is a string band founded by a horticulturist, cultivated by classically trained musicians, and fueled by a vocalist/bass player who is also a hip-hop producer with a fondness for the Four Freshmen. It is this collision of styles and musical vocabularies that informs their fresh approach to bluegrass and gives them an electric live performance vibe that seems to pull more from Vaudeville than the front porch.

In 2015 they won the FreshGrass Band contest and found the perfect collaborator in Compass Records co-founder and GRAMMY winning banjoist and composer, Alison Brown, whose attention to detail and high standards pushed the group to develop their influences from beyond a vocabulary to pull from during improvisation and into the foundation of something truly compelling in the roots music landscape.

Violinist John Brighton mentions some names familiar to the Compass roster as key influences, musicians like Darol Anger, Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall and Mark O’Connor, all of whom have collaborated with Brown in the past. Primary vocalist and bassist, Jesse Farrar (for the indie rock heads - yes, he’s related – Son Volt front man Jay Farrar is Jesse’s uncle) brings an alternative rock spirit as well as his unique formative experiences as a hip hop producer and bass player for a national tour of The Four Freshmen. The band’s self-titled Compass debut combines these instrumental proclivities with pop melodies and harmonies into a coherent piece of work that carves out a road-less-travelled for the band in the now crowded roots music genre.

About The Pitchfork Revolution: We like to live in Oregon because we've got the Mountains and the Ocean! The Pitchfork Revolution's music is as diverse as its membership which hails from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri and Oregon. Melodic banjo driven originals, fiery fiddle tunes and bluegrass ballads for a new Revolution will have your stomping your feet and kicking your boots for freedom. Fold up your chair and kick up some dust for America when the Pitchfork hits the stage!

Links: Old Salt Union: www.oldsaltunion.com The Pitchfork Revolution: www.pitchforkrevolution.com Dr. Jolly’s: www.jollybend.com Bend Bud Company: www.bendbudcompany.com BIGS Hydroponics: www.bigsindoor.com The Source Weekly: www.sourcebend.com Cascade Alchemy: www.cascadealchemy.com Parallel 44 Presents: www.parallel44presents.com The Domino Room: www.midtownballroom.com