What: Patrimony, with Foxy Lemon, The Shaky Harlots

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Drive, Bend

Cost: $8 plus fees in advance, $10 at the door

Contact: volcanictheatre.com or 541-323-1881

A dream about Jack White brought Trevor Martell to Nashville for the first time.

The then-student at Sisters High School had recently started the hard-rocking power trio Patrimony with classmates, bassist Wyatt Phillipi and drummer Jason Allenby. Patrimony had made the rounds at local bar gigs and recorded a debut album, “9 Lives,” in Portland. For Martell, getting his music into the hands of his hero White — frontman for blues-rock revivalists The White Stripes — seemed like a logical next step.

“I think you called me at like 6 in the morning or something, woke me up,” Phillipi said recently while sitting with Martell at Strictly Organic. “You’re like, ‘Dude, I had this dream that I went to Nashville and met Jack White,’ or something. And he was like, ‘I think I need to do it.’ You were like 16; you’re like, I just need to go.”

A few days later, Martell hopped on a Greyhound bus headed for California, armed with a large camping backpack, Phillipi’s sub-zero sleeping bag and his guitar. He lost the backpack and the sleeping bag on the bus, but eventually made his way to White’s Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville (with some help from Phillipi, who sent him money for bus tickets along the way). He met White and put a demo in his hands, though the rest didn’t quite turn out like the dream.

“Obviously, it’s never quite like what you think it would be like: Oh, stars will align — ‘Oh yeah, man, that sounds good; come into my studio, and we’ll give you the green, man,’” Martell said. “… I got to talk to (White) again, and he was like, ‘I listened to everything, and you should come to Nashville and be a part of the scene. And that’s where I was like, oh man, this is my dream, this is the universe telling me to drop everything.”

In many ways, that was the start of a nine-year journey in Patrimony that will culminate with the trio’s reunion at Volcanic Theatre Pub on Saturday.

That journey spanned seven albums and took the high school friends across the country on at least three tours from 2013 to 2015, before the band imploded, fittingly enough, in Nashville in 2016. Phillipi returned home to Central Oregon, while Martell and Allenby toured with a new project, AKA Faceless (which later evolved into MASQ), eventually moving back to the Bend area.

“I just think being around someone for that long is pretty crazy,” Phillipi said of the split. “It can cause a lot of — just small things can turn into big things out of nowhere because of just knowing each other’s buttons and knowing how each other works.”

Nashville looms large in the band’s history, almost as large as Sisters and its artist-friendly community. Martell and Phillipi were part of the Sisters Folk Festival’s music-education program, the Americana Project, in high school, while Allenby played drums in the school’s jazz band. Martell and Allenby met in a percussion class, while Phillipi, who didn’t play an instrument at the time, rode the school bus with Martell.

“We hated each other completely — we rode the bus and bullied each other,” Phillipi said. “And then one day, we were just — I think I was sitting in the library at school … and I was listening to White Stripes, and (Martell was) like, ‘Dude, that’s awesome. I love the White Stripes.’ And then, that kind of started everything.”

The band’s first show was at one of Sisters Folk Festival’s My Own Two Hands events. The trio kept playing, staying over at each other’s houses for weeks at a time to work on music and logging roughly 200 shows (by Martell’s count) in area bars before anyone in the band was 21.

“I’ve always moved around a lot, so I was always shifting around,” Martell said. “But … we were very, very fortunate to have, between the three of us, parents that would take each other in.”

Martell and Phillipi moved to Nashville for the first time in 2012, while Allenby was studying chemical engineering at Oregon State University. They managed about five or six months in the city, playing an equal number of shows, before returning home with a better idea of how to be in a touring band.

“It definitely started our connections because we hooked up with other bands over there that are still doing stuff today,” Phillipi said.

By 2016, the band had returned to the Bend area after spending much of the previous year in Portland and was in the midst of releasing a studio-album trilogy titled “Through the Ether.” The second part of the trilogy, “Elan Vital,” dropped in July of that year, but then Martell got the itch to move back to Nashville, leading to the band’s two-plus year hiatus.

Now in their early- to mid-20s, the trio is ready to give it another shot. The band plans to tour the Pacific Northwest this summer, and hopes to complete the final album in “Through the Ether.”

“I think music and the journey will bring some people together closer at times and then take people apart from each other at times, and bring people back together maybe,” Martell said. “Think of maybe an artist who has one song that you fell in love with, and you listened to it over and over and over again, but then life goes on, you totally forget about that artist. But then something itches six months down the road, and you’re like, oh yeah. Why did I forget this was a huge part of my year?”

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