SFF to host free concert at SAW


Last updated 7/18/2023 at 10:40am

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Local bluegrass band Skillethead will help celebrate local music on Friday, August 11.

Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) presents Sisters Hometown Hang - a celebration of local music with performances from Skillethead, Quattlebaum, Beth Wood and Dennis McGregor, and Skybound Blue on Friday, August 11, at 7 p.m. The free show will be the third of four Summer Concerts at Sisters Art Works (SAW) with Ron Artis II & The Truth performing on Saturday, July 29, followed by Rainbow Girls on Saturday, August 19.

The brainchild of late-night jams and carrot-picking daydreams, Skillethead was christened in the spring of 2019 by friends and longtime musical revelers Joe Schulte, Benji Nagel, and Garrett Miller. Setting roots in the Central Oregon desert, Skillethead calls forth the best of bluegrass old and new. They ground themselves firmly in the bluegrass traditions of driving fiddle tunes, layered harmonies, and single mics, all the while weaving in inspiration and originality gleaned from genres far and wide.

A Southern gent, banjo slinger, and folk singer, Austin Quattlebaum strives to bring people together and build community through his music. While he now calls Central Oregon home, Quattlebaum tours the country picking and strumming indie-folk songs that are spacious and emotive with an implicit groove coupled with an infectious smile and a warm demeanor.

Sisters-based artist Beth Wood is an award-winning singer-songwriter, poet, and believer in the power of word and song. Wood has been writing, recording, touring, and teaching for 25 years - delighting and inspiring audiences with her exceptional musicianship, intelligent songwriting, powerhouse voice, and warm and commanding stage presence.

Wood will perform alongside Dennis McGregor, a pillar in the Sisters community and gifted singer-songwriter, fine artist, and author of three children's books. They enjoy blending their musical styles and making music together on the porch.

The Sisters-based duo Skybound Blue makes harmony-driven, dig-deep-and-tell-the-story-in-your-bones Americana music. Fronted by married duo Matt and Jenny Behnke, Skybound Blue delivers a musical experience that draws you in, makes your toes tap and your heart sing.

The Sisters Hometown Hang will make for a fun, relaxed evening at the Sisters Art Works venue at 204 W. Adams Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. Additional information can be found at http://www.sistersfolkfestival.org/sff-presents. This is a general admission, all ages show. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Chairs are not provided; bring your low-back festival chairs or blankets. Only service animals are permitted in the venue. Follow @SistersFolkFestival on Instagram and Facebook for updates and additional information.


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