Downhill Ryder is a well-fused blend of acoustic and electric. Imagine the sound born from a folk songwriter, a classic rock guitarist, a country pianist, a heavy metal drummer and a jazz bassist...Tones that dance, cry, or rage to set the foundation for a gritty vocal to soar high above. Downhill Ryder delivers honest, heartfelt music ensuring the audience has a good time.
Downhill Ryder is a vehicle for the powerful songwriting of Kim Kelley. Born into a musical family and drawing heavily upon her life experiences, Kelley crafts the clever lyrics and narratives behind each song.
Kelley, along with guitarist Matthew Finfer, pianist Chad Petersen, drummer Brett Allehoff and bassist John Allen create a sound that is uniquely Downhill Ryder.
Downhill Ryder is based in Bend, OR. Their sound is shaped, in part, by their proximity to 18 microbreweries, too many coffee houses to name, and the crisp mountain air.
Give them a listen to hear something new.
|May-27-2013||7:00pm||Broken Top Bottle Shop|
|Jun-30-2013||4:00pm||Bite of Bend|
|Jul-04-2013||2:00pm||Deschutes County Fairgrounds|
|Aug-30-2013||5:30pm||The Little Woody Festival [Duo]|
|Sep-29-2013||1:00pm||Bend Roots Festival|
|Oct-18-2013||7:00pm||Brasada Ranch [Trio]|
|Oct-19-2013||4:00pm||Awbrey Glen Restaurant [Quartet]|
|Nov-01-2013||6:00pm||Bend Brewing Company [Duo]|
|Nov-06-2013||7:00pm||Volcanic Theatre Pub|
|Dec-13-2013||6:00pm||The Blacksmith [Duo]|
|Jan-22-2014||7:00pm||The Hideaway Tavern [Duo]|
|Apr-04-2014||7:30pm||Volcanic Theatre Pub|
|May-23-2014||8:00pm||Silver Moon Brewing|
|Jun-05-2014||7:30pm||The Summit Saloon|
|Jul-26-2014||5:00pm||Elk Lake Lodge|
|Aug-15-2014||7:00pm||The Loft [Duo]|
|Sep-26-2014||7:00pm||Bend Roots Festival|
|Oct-01-2014||7:00pm||CD Release Show @ McMenamins
Old St. Francis School
Downhill Ryder is available for duo, trio or full-band performances.
Web site by: Gregg Burman