WATKINS GLEN & ERIC LEADBETTER BAND @ SISTERS FRESH HOP FESTIVAL SAT. 9/29 (FREE)
Three Creeks Brewing, 721 Desperado Ct, Sister, OR
Join Watkins Glen & Eric Leadbetter Band for the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival! Eric Leadbetter Band plays from 4:30 - 5:30pm and Watkins Glen plays from 5:45-6:45pm. The event is FREE & ALL AGES.
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.
About Eric Leadbetter Band: Leadbetter Band was born after the final closing chapters of Jive Coulis in the early winter of 2017. In a sense it was a “re-branding” of Jive Coulis. Eric was the songwriter and frontman for Jive, and that is still the case with Leadbetter Band. His original songs played in LB are vast and diverse, from a classic rock sound to bluesy heavy jam sections featuring the Bands unique improv abilities. The rhythm section is pro and tight featuring Patrick Pearsal on Bass and back up vocals, and Dylan Burnall on Drum set. The cover choices are also all over the map playing songs from bands like; Traffic, James Gang, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Grateful Dead, Gov’t Mule, David Bowie, Pink Floyd...the list goes on...The band is based out of Bend, OR and travels around the pacific northwest entertaining and captivating music hungry listeners. Leadbetter Band delivers a stunning and engaging live performance that is not to be missed.