Local singer-songwriter Jared Delaney will celebrate the release of his new album “Waterfalls” with a show Saturday night at Bond Street Grill in Bend.
Delaney lived in Portland and Eugene before moving over the mountains to Central Oregon. He learned how to play guitar during downtime after a knee injury, majored in music in college, and eventually began writing songs.
You can hear several tracks from “Waterfalls” at www.facebook.com/jareddelaneymusicpage (or Google to find his MySpace or Soundcloud). Delaney’s sound is a breezy, buoyant take on acoustic pop-rock, a la John Mayer or fellow Oregonian Mat Kearney.
Sadly, Saturday’s show will be Delaney’s final one in Bend before he moves away, according to the Event page he set up on Facebook. So catch him — backed by Dennis Plant, David Skelton and Meshem Jackson — while you can.
Jared Delaney CD release, with Lance Kinnaird ; 7-9 p.m. Saturday; free; Bond Street Grill, 1051 N.W. Bond St., Bend; www.facebook.com/JaredDelaneyMusicPage.
— Ben Salmon