About the Band

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.

“The music behind the personal lyrics is strong…” –The Source Weekly

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 is a talented songwriter whose words are heartfelt and personal.” –The Source Weekly

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.

Gig Schedule

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
Apr-27-2014 5:00pm Liberty Theatre
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-20-2014 12:00pm [Private Party]
Sep-26-2014 7:00pm Bend Roots Festival
Oct-01-2014 7:00pm CD Release Show @ McMenamins
Old St. Francis School

Booking Information

Downhill Ryder is available for duo, trio or full-band performances.

: info(at)downhillryder.com
: (541) 280-1127

Web site by: Gregg Burman