80 lucky people in Bend experienced a musical treat in the form of Glen Phillips and Jonathan Kingham Wednesday evening. Glen’s familiar voice can be heard on many Toad the Wet Sprocket hits from the 1990s, including “Walk on the Ocean”, which you can view below. This funny, talented man shared many personal stories, humorous anecdotes and poetic lyrics with the intimate audience.The Lodge provided a beautiful setting.
Jonathan set the tone for a fun evening early. His unlikely cover of the Bobby Brown hit “Don’t be Cruel” included “freestyling” rap that referenced Bend, the North Rim community, audience members and even the delicious Black Butte Porter chocolate cupcakes on hand that night by The Well Traveled Fork. If only we’d have gotten a video of that one (however it would have been shaky and hard to hear from all of the laughter, so you’ll just have to take our word for it!).
Everyone, including the performers, were enjoying their evening so much that the music didn’t stop till after 10pm! Glen’s final song was beautiful… he chose to perform it without a microphone and the acoustic guitar as his only accompaniment. It was the perfect ending to a perfect night.
Stay tuned for the release of tickets for our next Lodge Concert featuring the renowned Greg Brown scheduled for October 4, 2012. Thank you to our sponsors, Bob Reininger, Wealth Manager at UBS, Mount Bachelor Village Resort, The Well Traveled Fork and Horizon Broadcasting.