WATKINS GLEN @ SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL SAT. 9/8
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL
Sisters Folk Festival welcomes Watkins Glen to the Fir Street Stage on Saturday September 8 from 7:30-8:30pm. This event is FREE & ALL AGES. Watkins Glen brings mash-up tunes we all know and love from our favorite classics like Little Feat, The Band, Grateful Dead & The Allman Brothers.
About Watkins Glen: Band leaders Gabe Johnson & Evan Read-Mullins, also guitarist and keyboardist for popular Funk/Rock outfit Elektrapod have gathered some of the very best musicians from the Oregon music scene with the intention of creating one of the most authentic, inventive and compelling Rock n’ Roll bands in the West. In just a very short time, Watkins Glen has developed a reputation for delivering great renditions of these bands’ classic songs, writing truly creative set lists and whipping audiences into frenzy with their scorching improvisational live jams. Highlights so far have included high profile appearances at 4 Peaks Music Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival, US Fest, Bend Summerfest, Bend Fall Fest, Bend Roots Revival, McMenamins’ St Patrick’s Day Celebration and multiple performances at indoor music venues in Oregon w/ national acts such as Pink Talking Fish, MarchFourth and more. See www.WatkinsGlenBand.com for upcoming tour dates and regularly updated audio and video content.
Watkins Glen personnel: Gabe Johnson (Elektrapod, El Dante, Soulwork, Jive Talkin’ Robots) – Guitars, Keys, Vox Evan Read-Mullins (Elektrapod, Dennis McGregor Band) – Keys, Vox Kaleb Kelleher (Jive Coulis, The Mostest, Brent Alan & HFF) – Drums Benji Nagel (Honey Don’t, Tumbleweed Peepshow) – Dobro, Lap Steel, Guitars, Vox Kyle Swantek (Truck Stop Gravy, Wildwood Ave, Rising Tide) – Bass, Vox Jarrod Donatelli (Elektrapod, The Mostest, El Dante) – Percussion, Vox
Benji Nagel is an alumni of Sisters Folk Festival’s Americana Project.
Alumni of the Americana Project, the educational outreach program of Sisters Folk Festival, will perform at the Fir Street Park stage. The Americana Project has been in the Sisters Schools since 2000, and thousands of students have learned to play guitar, write songs, perform and record as well as be great community ambassadors for music and community engagement.
Former and current Sisters students will not only perform, they provide sound engineering, venue management and share pertinent information about the Americana Project with patrons. SFF Americana Project alumni, many of which are professional musicians, will perform alongside Festival artists Saturday of the Festival. This is a testament to the quality of programming SFF delivers in the Sisters schools and it’s deep, enduring commitment to music and arts education as a non-profit organization. Read more about the Americana Project.