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The Whippoorwill Presents: Kalos

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST

$15.00

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Kalos is made up of three innovative interpreters and composers of Celtic roots music: Eric McDonald, Ryan McKasson

and Jeremiah McLane. They are masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges,

delivering an alluring musical complexity full of spontaneity and joyful exuberance. Their individual artistry is enhanced

when together. In short, the sum creates a greater whole. Pulling from parallel strands of influence, they create a swirling level of intensity that traverses darkness, light, and everywhere in between. An air of mystery pervades a sound compelling enough to transcend boundaries and appeal to music lovers of all stripes. Devon Leger of Hearth Music says, “This trio really shows how masterful musicians listen and play off each other." The music they create is to share, and live performance is the forte. But their mutual attitude stretches beyond the music. They have been good friends ever since they met, and this is present in their live performances, which are full of organic banter and good humor to go along with the music. They create an environment of their own design, drawing in listeners without pretense. Despite living active musical lives thousands of miles apart these musicians have committed to working together to forge a new musical path.


“The narrative power of McDonald’s vocals joins the darker riffs of McKasson’s fiddle [and McLane’s soulful

accordion] for an album with pluck, depth, and good reels aplenty.” — Rachel Lynne Wilkerson, folkradio.co.uk


“Ryan, Eric and Jeremiah create music together that is at once energetic, sublime, pensive, thought provoking and

jubilant.” — Steve Behrens, 67 music


“There’s a certain spontenaity at work as the three musicians alternately contest and duel, combine and coalesce to

bring their talents together.” — Tim Carroll, Folkwords.com

Venue Information

The Commons Cafe & Taproom
875 Northwest Brooks Street
Bend, OR 97701

Organizer Information

The Whippoorwill Presents


305 East Washington Avenue
Sisters, OR 97759

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