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The Range Benders play a diversified mix of Americana, blues, and rootsy tunes. From back roads to bone-weary blues this original music is delivered with Kelly Riley's rich vocals and rhythm guitar. Peter Lupi adds innovative and colorful lead guitar. Genuine and flavorful acoustic alchemy.

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Live Music in the midst of a Pandemic 

We're living in an interesting time with more unknowns than usual. As the world is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians and live performances are experiencing cancellations. Our calendar reflects all upcoming potential shows but please keep in mind these events may not take place. I will try and post confirmed cancellations in a timely manner. April dates are the most unlikely at this time.

This isn't the 'day the music died', just a change in how we listen.

Stay home, stay safe. Find joy, peace, and love in the small things.

 

 

Ringing in 2020 

The New Year is just around the corner. After a couple of months off, we'll be playing a private party for New Year's Eve and then starting the season on February 8 with our first gig of the year at The Congress in Palouse, Washington.

We're working on the schedule for the new year so if you have venue suggestions, private events, or festivals where you would like to see us, please send me contact information and we'll see what we can do to get a booking.

We appreciate all of your support and enthusiasm for the Range Benders and look forward to seeing you in 2020!

May music soothe your souls,

Kelly and Pete

The Snow Show 

Tired of shoveling all that late winter snow? Take a break and come join us for some hot tunes, cold brews, friends, food, and merry making.

Friday, February 23  7pm at Hunga Dunga Brewery. We're going to have some fun and we want to see you there.

UPCOMING BENEFIT CONCERT 

November 17 we will be hosting a benefit concert event for my dear friend, Sonia. I have known this kind and generous family for nearly 3 decades. They are family to me. The Tonnemakers have been an anchor at the Moscow Farmers’ Market for many years. Sonia, whom many of you know as the ‘pepper lady’, has been diagnosed with advanced cancer. Their wonderful produce has graced our tables and their presence in our community has nurtured our lives. In the spirit of community, let us come together and show our appreciation, love, and support for this kind family.

 

Back in the Saddle 

We're settling in to our new digs in Moscow, Idaho and getting reconnected with the local music venues. There are some new places here since I left 10, long years ago. 

We had our first duet performance at Slice and Biscuit. Good crowd, nice staff, lots of brews on tap, and hot pizza. They have a fantastic patio stage but it was raining that night so we were inside.

June 15th we played at One World Cafe. It was Artwalk Friday so lots of folks coming and going. We were joined by our talented musician friend, Paul Anders, on mandolin, fiddle, harp, and cajon. It was great seeing many old friends and familiar faces.

We've got some more gigs lined up at public venues and a wedding and more to get on the calendar for fall. We're trying to leave a few weekends free for exploring beautiful Idaho!

We always appreciate your listening support and look forward to seeing you at one of the shows.

Cheers for a happy summer!

 

Saying Goodbye to Central Oregon 

We're moving back to Kelly's old stompin' grounds in Moscow, Idaho. Time to focus on family and old friends. We'll still be playing as a duet and joining with some old band mates now and then.

We've had a good run here in Central Oregon the past 6 years. We appreciate all the talented musicians, venues, and most importantly, the support from our audiences.

Let the music continue.

Kelly

 

Calendar update 

Please note our Sisters Saloon gig for Saturday, July 22 has been cancelled. You can catch us tonight (July 18  7pm)at The Blacksmith or August 3 at the Northside. Check the shows tab for more upcoming dates. We'll be at the Sisters Saloon again on August 26th.

Thank you. We hope to see you soon.

 

Winding down 2016 

We had a great ride in 2016 - lots of fun venues and fabulous folks. We appreciate all the support we have received this year. Without YOU, there wouldn't be a show.

We have chosen to have a musical respite for the month of December. We'll be back for our first gig of the New Year on January 6 at EBar Grill in Redmond. Please check the calendar for more dates. We're busy booking for 2017 and more will be rolling in. 

Thank you to all of you - venue owners, venue staff, friends, fans, and followers- for making music stay alive!

See you next year,

Kelly



 

Ready to Ride 

After many, many months of contemplating a new website, I am thrilled that we are finally saddled up and ready to ride. I've come a long way since the first song I wrote in 2004. I've worked with some great people along the musical road. The current format of Riley's Range Benders is working well.

I am thrilled to have Peter Lupi with his multi-faceted guitar leads collaborating on the melodies. Pete has such creative talent for adding color and flavor to my basic melody and story telling lyrics.  He is a major player in the band and my life. 

We are pleased to be playing many venues and festivals in and around Central Oregon with a trip now and then to my musical roots in Moscow, Idaho.  We play house concerts, coffee shops, clubs, festivals, private parties, and special events. We are making plans for some out of town travel and would love to be in YOUR Town. 

So please, take a trip through the website. Have a listen to the audio from our recent recording session. Send us some feedback. Help us spread the music - tell your friends and family and your favorite venue. 

Thank you for your support of LIVE MUSIC!

Kelly