The record was partially recorded in a barn in a beautiful pastoral setting in rural Oregon true, but hasn't everybody done this now? The band lives in Portland, OR also true, and they are consciously and unconsciously living breathing stereotypes just like the ones portrayed in Portlandia. Horse Feathers last album charted on Billboard by selling fewer records than they had in the past true, but maybe more a comment on the music industry as a whole? Justin Ringle, the man behind all ten years of Horse Feathers, has the following to say about the making of this album, and the current state of his band:. I did all the touring for my fourth record - "Cynic's New Year" - and ended the year disillusioned and defeated. I didn't touch my guitar for months, which was the longest I had gone in about 15 years.
Crystal Ballroom - Historic Music Venue located in Portland, Oregon
IN a cubbyhole at the cramped offices of the Oregon Symphony , in Portland, a conductor, an orchestra manager, a fundraiser, and a composer awaited the arrival of a singer from the other side of the musical world -- a former pop star we can call Rock Bottom. The goal of this meeting was to firm up plans for a December 3 concert designed to bring a new audience to the symphony. It was to be a crossover event, a category that attracts funding these days. A three-concert series, called "Nerve Endings," had been put together by the symphony's resident conductor, Murry Sidlin, with a theme of improvisation. There would be a jazz concert with the pianist Billy Taylor, a concert focusing on flamenco, and a collaboration between the symphony orchestra and Rock Bottom's band, with music to be composed by Bottom and a classical composer -- me. Bottom and I had never met.
This was close to our accommodation, Hotel Rose would not recommend , so convenient for beer and a good, quick bite to eat. Good atmosphere and location. Not a burger guy, but the RB Burger was truly excellent, especially with the craft beers served there. Both were good, with the rings being nice and crisp and sprinkled with sesame seeds. The salad was nice, but a bit short on tuna.
Every year one of the highlights of the Central Oregon summer is the Picnic in the Park Summer Concert Series , and this year promises to be no different. As always, admission is free. Precious Byrd is one of the most sought after bands in the Pacific Northwest.