STUDIO MUSICIANS

PATRICK PEARSALL

BASS


For many years Patrick has been a foundational piece of the Central Oregon music scene. He plays in just about every band in town and brings his solid bass chops to the stage and the recording studio. Patrick is a consummate professional and a fantastic dancer.

SCOTT HERSH

KEYBOARDS ORGAN

Scott has a deft touch on piano and a fluid rootsy understanding of the classic Rhodes sound. When he launches into a Hammond Organ solo, the music comes alive. Scott is a retired history teacher which adds an intriguing twist to his gentle personality.

KALEB KELLEHER

DRUMS


Kaleb was born on a family-run ranch in Sisters, OR where he still works today. He is just one of those salt-of-the-earth people. It’s no wonder he is the backbone of the band. His drumming is extremely solid and steady. He holds it all together for us so we can just play.

DALE LARGENT

PERCUSSION

Brent has played music with Dale for longer than anyone. Dale is well versed in many ethnic styles of percussion. He is a well-studied music ethnologist not just a pretty face beating on some skins. Including Dale in the line-up ensures downright tastefulness.

BENJI NAGEL

LAP STEEL GUITAR DOBRO

Benji is just one of those incredibly talented people who takes to music like a turtle takes to water. Beyond his natural abilities, he has studied music as a scholar and understands that both skill and knowledge create a well rounded musician capable of working magic.

ANNA TIVEL

VIOLIN

Anna brings an incredible touch to the violin and makes it all seem so easy. The perfection of her playing makes her a massive asset in the recording studio. Anna is also an inspired touring songwriter and recently won Telluride’s Troubadour Songwriter Award. View Anna’s website.

SHIREEN AMINI

PERCUSSION

It is difficult to capture in words the magical nature of Shireen’s percussion abilities. When she brings her cajon, congas, shakers (and more) to a recording project the songs just explode into new territory. Shireen is also a gifted singer/songwriter and a certified ethnomusicologist. View Shireen’s website.

MATT CARTMILL

CELLO

Matt lives in Granada, Spain and records cello tracks for studio projects regularly from there. He is a former member of the popular Portland-based band The Weather Machine. His playing is very versatile and creative. Matt is always happy to contribute and collaborate.

SAM HOWARD

UPRIGHT BASS

Sam just recently moved to Nashville, TN. A studied musician, his bass playing is sought after for it’s soulfulness and skill. He has played his bass on literally hundreds of recordings and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in current music circles. View Sam’s website.

JIM GOODWIN

SAXOPHONE KEYBOARDS

Jim has a deeply intriguing musical past. He was the keyboardist for The Call in the ‘90s which reached critical acclaim and had a huge following. Music flows out of Jim like an effortless stream of consciousness. He is the kind of person that is extremely easy to love.

JUSTIN VELOSO

DRUMS

Justin studied jazz drumming in New York for several years and has since returned to his hometown of Sisters, OR. His style is marked by an unbridled ability to keep his thinking way outside of the box. Justin’s genius comes from his creative approach to every sound he makes.

BOB BAKER

VIOLIN

If you are looking for a violinist with super solid chops, Bob is the man. He has played for many years in The Brian Odell Band from Portland, OR. Bob is a wonderful improvisational violinist who can fall right into any musical context and significantly sweeten the sound.