Sound Garden hosts Scott Brockett

Scott Brockett is based in Portland, but he’s originally from Central Oregon, and tonight, he’ll return to the region to celebrate the release of his new EP, “This Town,” with a show at The Sound Garden.

Brockett grew up in Prineville and graduated in 2000 from Crook County High School, where he participated heavily in theater, music and soccer, he wrote in an email.

“I ended up being in Bend a ton for those things,” he said. “Central Oregon was good to me and thus was a reason why I wanted to honor some of my friends, family, and fans with a concert just for them.”

Brockett’s music is a soulful take on pop-rock, and he cites polished and like-minded artists such as John Mayer, Tyrone Wells, Rob Thomas and Jonny Lang as influences. You can hear a live version of the title track at his website, www.scottbrocket music.com.

Scott Brockett album release, with Court Priday; 7 tonight; $10 (includes CD), $9 in advance plus fees at www .bendticket.com; The Sound Garden, 1279 N.E. Second St., Bend; www.thesoundgardenstudio.com or 541-633-6804.