If you go to the Eight Dollar Mountain website and click on “Listen," you’ll find a crystal-clear recording of the Ashland-based band’s entire set at last summer’s High & Dry Bluegrass Festival, held annually east of Bend.
It’s great. You should go check it out.
In the introduction, the ... introducer (I don’t know who it is) points out that the band has not only new CDs at the merch table, but also free bottle openers.
Bottle openers! Like to open beers that are in bottles! That’s it: Eight Dollar Mountain is the perfect band for Bend.
Another reason: Eight Dollar Mountain plays fairly traditional bluegrass at a perfectly pleasant pace, with just a dash of progressive jamming here and there. They can really play. They can really sing. They know how to find an easygoing groove and ride it for a while, but not for too long.
And they are perfect for a barefoot dance party after you’ve used a bottle opener for its God-given purpose a couple times. Or even before.
Eight Dollar Mountain; 9:30 p.m. Saturday; $5; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www .silvermoonbrewing.com.