A n v i l B l a s t i n g ?
Although "Anvil Blasters" may sound like the name of a heavy metal (pun intended) band, we play an eclectic mix of old and new songs, rowdy and mellow, known and fresh, covers and originals.
The songs of the Anvil Blasters are peopled with border renegades and desert dreamers, poets and pirates and ghosts of the old, weird America. It's a rollicking recipe of gunpowder, twang and tequila that has earned The Anvil Blasters a loyal following across Central Oregon.
Jim's rich baritone and accomplished rhythm guitar make for fine delivery of his well-crafted story-songs spawned from an exceptionally articulate mind. Lynn's torchey voice turn heads and taps the heart, and she tosses in a bluegrass tinge with her mandolin chops. Mike's originals are a fun mix of sweet and hysterical, and he laces fine bright lead guitar and mandolin leads thoughout the set. Jeff provides strong, inspired rhythm as he dances with his stand-up bass in a grand attempt to anchor us; he says a set of reins and a whip would help… Last but not least, in Pete we trust — you wouldn't hear nothin' nice without the exceptional ears of our attentive & masterful soundman, who incidentally, thinks that music amplified too loud, well, isn't good music.
G i g C a l e n d a r , 2 0 1 3 :
February 22, 7:30p Friday — Kelly D's, Bend, OR
1012 SE Cleveland, Bend (just off 3rd St/Bus.97, a short way north of Reed Mkt Rd). A friendly Irish Pub, with the drink & food that implies. In fact, Friday, Feb 22 is PRIME RIB NIGHT: 14oz cut of meat, potato and salad for $13.95! More info and contact: 541-389-5625. 21 and over; no cover.
March 1, 6:30-8:30p Friday — River Rim Coffeehouse, Bend, OR
19570 Amber Meadow Drive Suite 190 (in Brookswood Plaza), on the south side of Bend. All ages, no cover, tips a boon! More info and contact: (541) 728-0095, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 9, 11a-4p Saturday — Art in the Park, During Rodeo weekend, Sisters, OR
Creekside Park, on the east end of town. We'll play 3 sets between 11a and 4p, and there will be arts, crafts, food, more entertainment and a silent auction to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation of Oregon. The event runs 10a-5p Saturday and 10a-4p on Sunday.
July 12, Saturday evening — private party
August 16 - 18, Fri. - Sun. — High & Dry Bluegrass Festival, Bend, OR
Come listen, jam, attend workshops, even campout at the Bend, Oregon Bluegrass Festival! The Anvil Blasters will close the festival: Sunday late afternoon, time TBA
N e w s :
Take Mike home with you!
Our very own Mike Biggers now has his own website, AND, Mike's new CD, Smoke Signals in a Hurricane, is now available at his & our gigs and on his website!
Read about guys of questionable character — you always wanted to!
Many of you know that Jim Cornelius writes more than songs. He has recently launched a new blog, something of an online book: short chapters on his favorite partisans of days gone by in his riveting storyteller style: FrontierPartisans.com. You love his songs, you'll love his website, too!
Galloping Gifts for our animal friends
Lynn photographed the 2012 Horsewomen of Sisters, Oregon Calendar. It features a few of the many accomplished horsewomen in the area, and all proceeds benefited horse and dog rescue in central Oregon. She had a pile of fun with her part in making it happen. They completely sold out! Find out details and check out the photos.
Your Ukulele Fetish secret is safe with us
Hey, do you want to learn to play ukulele? Gather with a group of central Oregonians who are having fun learning to play the uke. Jeff, who wrangles the big bass on stage with us, also cradles a ukulele, and would grin to share his enthusiasm (he has lots of that!) for the uke with you, every week at Kelly D's. Find out more and connect with "BUGs": Bend's Ukulele Groupies!
Hey! Ukulele University is returning! July 19-21, 2013 at Runway Ranch in Bend. It's open to all levels with workshops and performance opportunities. Yes, there's a discount for early registration … UkeU website.