Are we really a blues festival?

Many people want to know if we are a blues festival. As lovers of all genres of music and an appreciation for the artists, it would be disingenuous to put Rhythm and Brews in one single box. We like to view the festival as an opportunity to bring fresh new music to the Central Oregon scene. Our passion is to create a diverse and wildly talented line up.

Our attitude towards the blues is probably best explained by the great Willie Dixon, who said:

The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits. It's better keeping the roots alive, because it means better fruits from now on. The blues are the roots of all American music. As long as American music survives, so will the blues.

From the outset we have strived to create a unique lineup from top to bottom that highlights the “roots” with a generous sprinkling of the “fruits” !

Have you ever had one of those transcendent music experiences? Where you are listening to something and it brings you back to a place in time or perhaps the very moment you are listening will be forever ingrained into your memory. Music has a way of speaking to folks on a very personal level and when the melody is soaring and the rhythms just right it can take you to a magical place. That is our goal as curators of the Sisters Rhythm and Brews Festival. Here there are no boundaries, everyone is free to experience in their own personal way, we are on this musical journey together.

How the day flows is something that takes careful consideration. No one wants to sit and listen to the same thing for hours on end. When selecting the line up we imagine ourselves in the crowd and choose what would keep us captivated for hours.

We’ve been described as a musicians music festival because the artists we choose stay and listen and appreciate one another’s talents. Getting the seal of approval in our inaugural year from David Hildago (Los Lobos) along with so many thanks and praises from Larkin Poe in year two has confirmed for us we are doing the right thing.

We are really happy with how 2020 is shaping up and we hope that you will be too. See you in Sisters at the Village Green Park July 24th & 25th!