With over 70 years of service to the community, KRVM is true local radio. Radio for the community. The vast array of artistic talent in our area is a huge part of what makes our community such a vibrant place to live.
The KRVM Local Music CD Sampler Volume II has 14 tracks from local music artists who represent the wide variety of music you hear daily on KRVM. We would like to thank the over 50 performers who submitted music for consideration for this CD. We wish we could have included all of you.
Thanks for helping us Keep Real Variety in Music! More information on the artists and bands on the CD is shown below.
Thanks also go out to the local artists who submitted concepts for our CD cover, with special thanks to Jeff Anderson, whose concept was accepted for the final CD cover.
The KRVM Local Music CD is available at House of Records, Moon Rock Records, Epic Seconds, shoe-a-holic and Happy Trails in Corvallis.
Bossanaire plays traditional Bossa Nova music popularized by Jobim and Gilberto/Getz. We also perform many 60s Bossa pop classics along with more contemporary Bossa Novas. Featuring two female singers, Bossanaire’s sound is reminiscent of the original ‘Brasil 66’ group. Bossanaire creates and highlights the fun, festive and sultry sound that made this style so popular and timeless. Everyone loves the Bossa Nova!
Members in the group are: Laurie Hammond – Lead Vocals, Mallory Glaser – Lead Vocals, Anthony Proveaux – Nylon String Guitar, Vocals, Gus Russell – Piano, Paul Biondi – Sax and Flute, Jerry Gleason – Bass, Jim Reinking – Drums
Daddy Rabbit is a three-piece rock and roll/rockabilly band that got together in the Winter of 2013. They made their first record “Shake Like a Tree” in the Summer of 2015 and their newest record, “Born to Rock and Roll” in the Spring of 2016.
Simple, basic and raw rock and roll composed of the same ingredients that went into the original rock and roll recipe. Namely, that special blend of blues and country that pops, spins and motors in a unique way that just makes you want to move. Robert Jacobs is on guitar, vocals and harmonica. Steve Wright is on drums and Marty Garber is on bass.
Interweaving searing guitar and dynamic vocals, Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter, Greg Nestler and his band have been delivering their fiery blend of R&B/rock to audiences throughout the NW.
A recent finalist of the ‘Local Roots Music NW’ 2019 songwriting contest, Nestler’s newest release, Trouble (2018), is the latest studio album since his 2013 effort, Duality (Nestler & Hawtin), which was produced by Bryan Bell and featured guest appearances from Ray Parker, Jr., Freddie Washington (Steely Dan) and David K Mathews (Santana). Pulling from influences like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix to Bill Withers and Jonny Lang, Nestler’s live performances feature blistering blues guitar on a platform of quality crafted songs.
Nestler, raised in Southeast Portland, was first introduced to the musical arts at an early age through tap dancing. It wasn’t until years later that he began exploring his love of blues guitar and R&B/soul music. After moving to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon, Nestler began playing local venues with his songwriting duo, Nestler & Hawtin. The duo soon were playing sizable festivals throughout the Northwest (Portland Rose Festival, Bite of Seattle, Bite of Portland, Taste of Tacoma).
Whether rocking with his band at a festival or playing solo at an intimate show, Nestler guarantees audiences a compelling performance of his R&B/rock blended take on the modern singer-songwriter.
I love to sit around and improvise on the guitar and harmonica and record it. I play mostly blues on acoustic instruments. a little rock on the electric, and electronic music on the synthesizer. I live happily with my wife on a small scale berry farm with apple orchard, that keeps us very busy. We both love listening to KRVM in the house, car, and while working on the farm. I feel honored to be included on this CD and it is an inspiration to continue my music and put together a blues CD.
His dead-on ear and musical sense guides us to ensure all the parts are there…beginnings, endings and in-betweens. Dennis Monroe, on guitar is a gem. He is rooted in the blues and he draws from a rich history of experience. Dennis is well known in the Willamette Valley and we are lucky to have him. Randy Kiesling, on drums, is our newest member. Randy has also been a part of the local music scene for years and is experienced in most popular styles. Jeanne Gregg is the vocalist and writes the original tunes with the help of the band. She stands on the shoulders of all the great blues vocalists, drawing from many other genres as well, including gospel, soul, R&B and torch tunes.
With inspiration from late 60’s folk songwriters and roots Americana, Jobe Woosley & Co. have developed a sound of their own. The first EP “From Mountains to Sea,” released in 2014 is seven songs and was recorded on a farm in Lebanon Oregon. After playing local shows and building a local fan base, Jobe Woosley & Co. funded their second album. “Don’t Get Me Wrong,” in 2017 and recorded The Castle House with producer Nate Roos. The title track Don’t Get Me Wrong is a playful joke on how crazy our hometown of Sweet Home can be during the weekend of the Oregon Jamboree.
Jobe Woosley & Co. is: Charlie Fitzsimons/ Drums, Katie Kisselburgh/ Keys, Vocals, Jobe Woosley/ Guitar, Vocals
Unsafe at Any Speed – A true enough story from songwriter Lea Jones, who-per usual-drones on about music, love, and life in the strange lane…
This recording features Susan Welch (Dusty Rose) on vocals and mandolin, Marc Waszkiewicz on bass, and Lea on guitar and lead vocals.
Note: The young men in Lea’s song were in fact cruising in Billy’s ’65 Mustang, but the lyric “took your Corvair out to the Colorado” both reinforces the title (see Ralph Nader) and fairly sparkles with alliteration. Jones nearly bought it in his dad’s Corvair in 1971.
The Muddy Souls
The Muddy Souls were born in the desert and raised in a lion’s den. They took their time traveling a long and winding road to their current home in Eugene, OR. Along the way they picked up some songs by Django Reinhardt, David Grisman, Willie Nelson, Leadbelly, and Radiohead as well as writing some of the best originals West of the Mississippi.
Their concerts are an acoustic blend of folk, bluegrass, country and chaos sure to get you stompin’ your feet and grinnin’ your teeth.
Our moto is “Our music is our heart” which is reflected by our newest project Cry A Little Bit.
Randy McCoy is a singer/songwriter from Philomath, Oregon. An Oregon Native, Randy has been writing songs and performing in the Pacific Northwest for over 35 years. Randy writes and performs songs on guitar, ukulele and mandolin.
Randy has been married to his high school sweetheart, Denise McCoy for 35 years. Together they have three kids and four grandkids. Two of the McCoy kids, Kylee and Conor are also musicians and singers. They, along with Denise, often perform with Randy as “The McCoy’s” – a foursome with rich, blended harmonies. Denise, Kylee and Conor are also featured on some of the tracks from Randy’s new Album, “Here” (including Los Sueños) which was released in November 2018. Currently, Randy and his family are performing in Oregon in various venues in the Willamette Valley and on the Oregon Coast.
Renee Hill Band
Renee grew up on the Oregon coast playing with local bands in the late 70s. She moved to the Seattle area in 1981 and met her husband Ray Merideth of Kentucky and the two became an instant duo.
They soon formed the Renee Hill Band and played in Seattle’s Pioneer Square for two years. They found themselves in Las Vegas in 1983 where the Renee Hill Show was born. Renee did some recording at RMS Studios produced by Tommy Devito of the Four Seasons and later released a 45 here in the Northwest of two of those songs. They returned to Oregon settling in the Salem area and Renee soon helped form the local band Style. Ray and Renee moved to the country outside of Dallas Oregon in 1985 where they were married in the orchard behind their home. The Renee Hill Band was reborn in 1999 made up of members from former bands and husband Ray. The band is a close nit group of friends with an array of styles including Rock, R&B, Country, Blues and Folk. A real American band to be sure.
Skip Jones Spirit of New Orleans
Skip & his group, The Spirit of New Orleans, play a smattering of the great rhythm and blues hits of the ’50s and ’60s, as well as some great pop & rock organ classics of the ’60s and ’70’s. Add to that a bonifide New Orleans piano boogie-woogie and the party follows!
Over the last 20 years, frontman Skip Jones has enjoyed working with such bands as: The Coasters, The Drifters, The Platters, Joe Houston & Bo Diddley. He toured with the great Canned Heat in 1985-86 holding down Larry Taylor’s bass position. Skip has worked with The Etouffee Band, James Thornbury, James Bradshaw and Henry Vestine extensively. Skip can be seen performing at least 4 times a week in Eugene at the jams and with his own band The Spirit of New Orleans. He’s taken over for the Rooster Man hosting Eugene’s longest running Blues Jam, now at the Black Forest on Tuesday nights at 8:00, as well as the Quacker’s jam on Wednesdays, and Docs Pad on Mondays!
Finding their roots in strong blues and rock to create a rich blues sound with a sharp rock edge. Soul Deceptions’ full rhythms are supported by the warm, soulful voice of Samantha Cairnes, bringing energy to every performance.
From Eugene, Oregon, Soul Deception appeals to a wide audience with changing rhythms from blues to rock and soul, providing listeners with a mix of flavors that doesn’t disappoint. Fred on drums, John on lead guitar and Jason on bass round out the lineup and make the music come to life.
Steve Goodbar is an award-winning guitarist, mandolinist, and singer/songwriter. Introduced to folk music by a teacher in Northern California, Steve soon started playing and listening to folk, country, blues, and jazz music.
An equally adept finger picker and flat picker on acoustic guitar and mandolin, Steve sports a wide baritone range honed by early years singing in choirs and subsequent band projects.
Steve’s debut release “A Track in Time” received significant airplay in the US and abroad and was featured on Southern California’s Heartfelt Music Program on NPR. His original “Love Like a Truck” was included on a compilation “Country Songs about Pickup Trucks” issued on Hawthorn Records in 2004.
Steve occasionally performs at venues and private events throughout the Northwest and other parts of the country. Check out Steve Goodbar’s new 2018 release “Spontaneous Collection” on Babydog Records.
Cover Art – Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson is an illustrator and music lover who resides in Corvallis, OR. You can typically find Jeff creating artwork for textbooks. He can prove that a picture is worth a thousand words.
He enjoys making noise/playing just about anything with strings attached, riding anything on two wheels (with or without a motor) and catching live music whenever possible. He recognizes the importance of public radio and supports the variety of music that it offers.