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Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert

Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert
8/22/2012 12:00 AM


Michael Franti & Spearhead

Wednesday, August 22 6:30pm $35 Tickets

Michael Franti & Spearhead will bring their blend of hip hop, funk, reggae, jazz and rock back to Bend for a night of much jumping up and down. Get ready to enjoy Sound of Sunshine, Say Hey (I Love You), People in Tha Middle and I Got Love For You.

Michael Franti and Spearhead are currently working on their eighth studio album, and Franti says it will be a bit of a sonic departure from previous Spearhead efforts. "This album is a lot harder and more aggressive," Franti tells Rolling Stone. "There are some songs that are just acoustic guitar and nothing else, but the ones that aren't like that are louder and at times more punk rock, with dance beats to them." While the band hasn't decided on an album title yet, Franti says it will arrive sometime in the fall, with a lead single dropping this summer.




Amanda Shaw

Cajun roots fiddle player Amanda Shaw will open the show and is known for her high energy and amazing fiddle playing. She has drawn record crowds at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since she was 10 years old. Amanda Shaw is a powerful performer, composer and arranger who has toured nationally and internationally, has recorded three critically-acclaimed albums and won a Big Easy Award for Best Female Entertainer. The New Orleans native is a pioneer of the new breed of young, roots-based musicians who have embraced both the traditional sounds of Louisiana and the pop sounds of the mainstream.
Les Schwab Amphitheater
450 SW Powerhouse Drive
Bend, OR 97702

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