Athena McIntyre and Bill Valenti
Blown in from the Northern Nevada desert, like a tumbling sage, with a rakish smile and shock of blonde hair, sun-kissed and freckled cheeks, Athena McIntyre can simultaneously warm your skin and chill your bones. This gurl with a guitar will sneak up and hit you like a Washoe Zephyr. Her music and lyrics are as much a part of the Nevada landscape as they are a reflection her own inner landscape.
Bill Valenti often introduces himself as a submerging artist, having only started songwriting after having escaped to Bend, Oregon 12 years ago with an AARP card in his wallet. His songs are proof that it is never too late to court the muse. Clever, humorous, satirical, poignant, thought-provoking, reflecting a life of adventures around the globe (20 years living in Europe
and Asia), many of his songs are a form of musical commentary (usually satirical) on the burning issues of the day, and he focuses his more political songs on the common ground that crosses over the left/right divide in America. In 2013, Bill was a Finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk
songwriting contest. He plays guitar, nylon-string banjo, and a mandola named Nelson.
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2007 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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