“Loftän is a female singer-songwriter duo. Janell Riedl, an Oregon native, and Julia Mahncke, a recent transplant from Germany, write songs together as if they grew up in the same neighborhood and not on different sides of the atlantic. Their original music will make you want to hug someone, their banter will make you want to be friends with them. Their debut EP “From Here” was released in July 2016.” Rebecca McDade is a “twenty-two year old Scottish singer songwriter known for her warm voice & delicate finger picking has been making music on both sides of the Atlantic for as long as anyone can remember.” Chromatic Colors is “Wil Bakula, composer, producer, and instrumentalist, forms Chromatic Colors along with vocalist Katy Ohsiek and guitarist David Guzman. The trio explores genres such as neo-funk, jazz fusion, and electronic pop. The band is currently based in Salem Oregon.” 21+/$5
About The Author
Julie was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She started playing bass guitar in the late 80s and played in local bands Good Question, butterMilk and the Other. She took time off the music scene in the late 90s to raise a family. She came back to bass in 2014 and once again got involved in the local music scene. She plays bass in Marc and The Horsejerks and Mr. Frederick's Production Co. She has been the music writer/editor for Salem Weekly since May 2015.