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Music festival features five groups

Afternoon of music, food, fun

by: Submitted Photo - Scott Foxx and Rich Taelour of the band Bamboom! will be at the Madras music festival.


   The Madras Traditional Music Festival, sponsored by the Jefferson County Cultural Coalition, will highlight performances by local area musicians from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Jefferson County Library annex.
   A variety of traditional Americana music styles will be featured, with all proceeds going to benefit the library's Rodriguez Annex at 134 S.E. E St., Madras.
   Entertainers will include The Mud Springs Gospel Band, Queen Lorene and the Skillet Lickers, solo guitarist and singer Ted Viramonte, solo guitarist, singer Jerome Beesley, and special guest band from Bend, Bamboom!
   Scott Foxx and Rich Taelour, the two musicians of Bamboom!, have each played with or opened for major acts such as Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, Richie Havens, Diamond Rio, Pam Tillis, and Kenny Rankin.
   Foxx plays fiddle, guitar and slide guitar with an infectious rhythmic style that is uniquely his own.
   Taelour, with his extensive knowledge and use of chords, adds a wide palate of harmonic colors delivered with his own fiery style.
   The band also includes bass player Kevin Williams and drummer Jeff Ingraham from Bend, who have shared the stage with musical artists including Merle Haggard, John Anderson and Dwight Yoakum.
   Bamboom! has created a mix of many types of music, with pop, jazz, traditional Americana, reggae and rock that guarantees to please.
   The library endowment board will offer food and drink for sale in the basement of the annex during the event, and there will be door prizes during the four intermissions.
   Advance tickets are $10 per person, or $30 per family of four and can be purchased at the library, Petals-N-Posies, Madras Coffee Station, Great Earth Natural Foods and Ralph's Furniture and TV. Tickets at the door (if available) will be $15 per person.