Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Oregon Valley Boys...In The Studio

After a lot of writing, planning and dreaming, the Oregon Valley Boys finally made it into the recording studio to lay down tracks for our first CD. We don't have a title for it yet, so if you have a great idea for a name for the CD...let us know. In the meantime, here's a few shots from some recent sessions.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

On the road to Christmas Valley

The fall rain is starting to settle in for the next few months, but that isn't stopping the Oregon Valley Boys from our campaign to bring great western swing to music starved fans throughout Oregon! We just got back from a trip to Christmas Valley in eastern Oregon. We are still mystified as to where the name comes from. There were no Christmas trees and Santa was conspicuously absent. Thank goodness there were plenty of Christmas Valley residents ready to swing!

Hank, ever the daredevil western swing artist, hangs precariously from the rodeo box in Christmas Valley.

The Oregon Valley Boys, on stage at the Christmas Valley rodeo grounds. There was lots of ground too.

Loren takes the lead on a Carl Perkins tune.

Back on the road...Happy Trails!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Salem Saturday Market

We had a great time at the Salem Saturday Market today. The morning started out with a slight drizzle, but by the time we got set up we were heading toward clear skies. We introduced the crowd to some of our new material that we will be recording later on this fall. Oregon Valley Boys bassist, Chuck "Doc" Zendner got top honors for the spectacular sombrero that he wore during our new Tex-Mex song, "Little White Lie." Muy Bueno, seƱor Doc!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Aumsville Cornfest

Well...we had a larappin' good time at this year's Aumsville Corn Festival in Aumsville, Oregon. After the parade finished downtown, everyone headed down to the park to enjoy fresh corn on the cob and some great swing music by none other than that little ol' band from the Willamette Valley - us! Americana at it's best. Don't let next year's celebration slip by on your calendar...we won't, because we're scheduled to play again - same time, same station.

Monday, August 24, 2009

On the road: Tillamook Farmers' Market and The Silverton Gardens

Well, we had quite the day this past Saturday. We took off Friday evening from Salem and headed out to Manzanita Beach to stay at a house on the beach courtesy of Oscar and his wife Nichole. Let me tell you, there's nothing like going to sleep with the surf crashing in the background.

We all got up the next morning and headed over to the cheese capital of the world, Tillamook, Oregon for our morning gig at the Tillamook Farmers' Market. The sky was sunny, the wind was cool and we had a blast! Lots of smiling folks, dogs and kids doing the boogaloo if front of the "stage."

Next stop on our tour: The Oregon Gardens in Silverton where we played at the first annual Oregon Gardens Food and Wine Fest." Great crowd and some fine Texas two-steppin'.

The Oregon Valley Boys' biggest cheerleading team (our wives) hang out on Manzanita Beach.

Loren tunes up before the Tillamook Farmers Market gig.

The Three Wise Men? Chuck, Randy and Hank relax "backstage" at the Tillamook Farmers' Market

The Oregon Garden's first annual "Food and Wine Fest"