Festivals & Events:
SAF Presents: Blind Pilot
Indie folk band Blind Pilot playing at the Sheridan Opera House!
Doors and bar open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. $23 general admission. Seated performance, all ages welcome.
Portland, OR based Blind Pilot toured heavily in 2009 as a supporting band to The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, and The Hold Steady, as well as playing a sold-out US headlining club tour and appearing at festivals including Lollapalooza, Sasquatch, and Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The indie folk band also played at Telluride’s Sheridan Opera House in August of 2009, blowing everyone away with their beautiful harmonies and heartfelt lyrics.
Comprised of founding members Israel Nebeker (vocals, guitar) and Ryan Dobrowski (drums), Blind Pilot is rounded out with Luke Ydstie (upright bass, backing vocals), Kati Claborn (banjo, dulcimer, ukulele, backing vocals), Ian Krist (vibraphone) and Dave Jorgensen (keyboard, trumpet). The band's debut, 3 Rounds and a Sound, has earned Blind Pilot coverage on national radio (NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Songs Considered"), and national television ("Last Call with Carson Daly"). The album also received praise from USA Today, the Boston Globe, the New York Post, Wired Magazine, AM New York, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, which calls the music "a rustic reverie."
"...the songs on its marvelous debut, 3 Rounds and a Sound, are uniformly sturdy and sweet, drenched in brightly rustic instrumentation and some of the sweetest harmonies this side of such likeminded peers as The Avett Brothers and Fleet Foxes." - NPR Music
"Blind Pilot's music is full of exhilarated weariness and the kinds of detailed insights into the subconscious and all of the other hidden regions of the mind and heart..." - Daytrotter