Nugget Newspaper - Sisters, Oregon News, Events, Classifieds | Sisters, Oregon Sisters Oregon Visitors Guide



HOMENEWSOPINIONCLASSIFIEDSCouponsCALENDARObituariesROAD REPORTVideo Library
Latest Sisters, Oregon, weather
Current News
Education
Business
Sports & Recreation
Health
Home & Garden
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Columns
Obituaries
Announcements
Area Events
Calendar
Arts & Entertainment
• Arts & Entertainment
Archive
OPINION
Editorial
Letters
Contact List
Advertising
Camp Sherman
City of Sisters
Deschutes County
Public Library
Sisters Guide
Sisters Chamber
Sisters Map
Sisters Schools
SPRD




Advanced Search

home : arts & entertainment : arts & entertainment August 18, 2017


8/8/2017 11:55:00 AM
Honky Tonk band to play Sisters
Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams will close out the Sisters Folk Festivalís free Summer Concert Series at Fir Street Park on Thursday evening. photo provided
+ click to enlarge
Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams will close out the Sisters Folk Festivalís free Summer Concert Series at Fir Street Park on Thursday evening.

photo provided

By Ceili Cornelius


Old-style honky tonk band Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams are returning to play the Sisters Folk Festival Summer Concert Series. Wofford and the band have been playing music together for 14 years with all the same people touring, playing old-school country music. Wofford calls it "Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk Music."

Wofford started playing music in college on the side as a hobby.

"I was actually in art school at the time, I wanted to become a painter," said Wofford. "I just got sucked into the music world; I couldn't get enough of it."

Wofford grew up in Texas and listened to honky tonk, bluegrass and country music - and it just sunk into his young brain.

"I was of course forced to listen to the classic rock and roll stuff, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, but I really enjoyed listening to Hank Williams especially," Wofford told The Nugget.

His web site describes his music this way: "Equal parts Hank Williams and Johnny Depp, front man Halden Wofford pours forth a potent mix of rocked-up honky tonk, Western swing, Dylanesque originals and Spaghetti Western epics. There is no creative limit to the songwriter, illustrator, author, storyteller and singer. But Halden has met his match in the Hi Beams. Each outrageous tale he spins is met by the whine and wail of the steel guitar, the furious double-neck electric guitar and mandolin, and the relentless thump of the upright bass and drums."

Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams have been to Sisters before. They were asked to play the Sisters Folk Festival for the 20th anniversary show in 2015. They are looking forward to returning to Sisters for the summer concert.

The band just put out a new album called Missing Link. They have been touring the music in southern Colorado. With Wofford as the front man, he writes most of the songs and gets the sparks of inspiration from what he listened to as a child. This album contains more cover songs, some of Wofford's favorite old-time tunes. The album will be available for purchase when they play in Sisters.

Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams will be playing Fir Street Park as part of the free Summer Concert Series on Thursday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m.









Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   















Life
© Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. The Nugget Newspaper, Inc.
PO Box 698 • 442 E. Main Ave., Sisters, Oregon 97759 • 541-549-9941 office • 541-549-9940 Fax

Life



Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved