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Vocalist Stephanie Slade and bassist Patrick Pearsall make up one-half of Bend rock group Slade and the Hatchet. Slade has fronted numerous bands over the years including Lamp, Sofa Kings and Streetlight Moon, while Pearsall plays with The Mostest, The Leadbetter Band, Fair Trade Boogie Band…

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Mehama Kaupp is a single mom and a native of Central Oregon. She's also the cofounder of Bend Burlesque Co., a production and variety show company in which she dances under the pseudonym of Montana St. Claire. A registered nurse by trade, Kaupp also co-owns Scantily Clad Scientists, which we…

Oregon native singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joel Chadd plays guitar, banjo and sings. He's known for playing with his former band, Trailer 31, and his solo work. Chadd recently released a new demo "Take Me Home." His music is described as open, honest and full of emotion.

Texas native Doc Ryan has been a fixture on Central Oregon's music scene since moving to Bend in 1995. He's known for his work with Church of Neil and Bigstock, and has played with roots rock groups including One Night Only, The Docs of Rock, The Texas Blues Road Show and most recently The W…

Six-piece Bend band Guardian of the Underdog plays socially conscious rock and punk with tinges of soul, R&B, funk and Latin jazz. Bandleader and main songwriter Jeshua Marshall, best known as the bassist of Larry and His Flask, formed Guardian in the mid-2010s while LAHF was on hiatus. …

Vocalist Stephanie Slade is well known from her commanding pipes and stage presence with bands such as Sofa Kings and Lamp, as well as her many theatrical performances.  

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Ian Factor is a fine artist in Bend. Factor's work has been featured and exhibited in such places as New York City, Boston, Paris and Florence, Italy. Factor teaches art at Central Oregon Community College as well as Bend Academy of Art, which he founded and which offers courses for artists …

Lisa Dae is a jazz vocalist who performs throughout Central Oregon and beyond. According to her website, the native Oregonian has been singing all her life. Dae "approaches music fearlessly, and with a three-octave plus vocal range, she can sing any song in any style." She performed with the…

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