ONE GRASS TWO GRASS, COSMIC EVOLUTION & LANDE @ MCMENAMINS OKTOBERFEST SAT. 9/22
McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon
Parallel 44 Presents One Grass Two Grass, Cosmic Evolution & Lande at Oktoberfest McMenamins Old St. Francis School Saturday September 22. Lande plays from 1-4pm, Cosmic Evolution is on from 5-7pm & One Grass Two Grass headlines from 8-10pm. This event is FREE & ALL AGES. Sponsored by BIGS Hydroponics.
About Lande: Lande music is distinguishable by her sweet-yet-edgy voice and stories that guide the listener along a journey. While original in style, there is a familiarity about Lande’s voice that takes you back in time to some of your favorite female vocalists. The recently completed album “Stealing Flowers” features songs such as Your Eyes, Fossils and Lifeline, with haunting echoes and meandering guitar, cello and violin lines. The “Waiting for Nancy” album, to be released in summer of 2018, features upbeat, rockin’ tunes such as Syncopated Life Blues and Shadow in the Moonlight. In all, the collection of songs center around fun beats, dreamy vocals and musical synergy.
About Cosmic Evolution: A band that likes to jam. Like Phish, Grateful Dead, Jackie Greene, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and any good old rock and roll.
About One Grass Two Grass: One Grass Two Grass delivers high energy, hard driving, fun-loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, rockin’ California string band music. One Grass Two Grass forges its own style of folk meets old-time, meets rock, meets bluegrass. Cushioned by a bed of old mountain tunes and a dash of stomping rock and roll, they bring strings to the times.
One Grass Two Grass has performed at The Yonder Mountain String Band’s Northwest String Summit outside of Portland Oregon, they've headlined San Francisco's iconic Great American Music Hall, they were a top 5 finalist for the High Sierra Music Festival Band Competition, they've performed on Lagunitas' Jam-in-the-Van, and can be seen at 2018's Hangtown Music Festival in Placerville, CA, October 25-28th hosted by Railroad Earth.
Getting their start in 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area, there have been many highlights in One Grass Two Grass’ upward trajectory. They've criss crossed the western states grooving on their rhythmic brand of bluegrass music from Oregon to New Mexico, from Montana to LA and of coarse their home away from home Colorado were they've competed in both The Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s and the Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival's Band Competitions.
The group has accompanied many great artists on stage, such as Larry Keel of Keller and the Keels (& Natural Bridges); Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman; Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth; Poor Man’s Whiskey; James Nash; and John Cragie. One Grass Two Grass has opened for contemporary string bands such as Fruition, Dead Winter Carpenters, Hot Buttered Rum, The Lil’ Smokies, Danny Barnes, Grant Farm, Front Country, Mipso, Whiskey Shivers, The Last Revel, and Reverend Peyton and the Big Damn Band.
In early 2018 the band released their second full length studio album, Horizon, which is full of exciting new turns and twists in sound that the band has been developing for years. Horizon was produced by Nat Keefe of Hot Buttered Rum and recorded to live tape at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, CA. Jacob Groopman of Front Country helped produce 1G2G's 2014 debut album, which catapulted the group full speed into an exciting and eventful journey.
One Grass Two Grass is sure to have you swaying with your lover, stomping with your brother, smiling with your mother, and having just a plain old good time with one another.