One half of Texan indie-folk quartet The Deer will follow up a couple shows at Oregon Country Fair with an encore performance in Eugene at Sam Bond’s Garage.
Deers’ vocalist Grace Park explains that after OCF is over, “two have to leave for home. Alan [Eckert, drummer] and I are staying for the Sam Bond’s Show,” billed as Grace Park of The Deer.
Park says the band loves Eugene’s vibe: “We love the laid-back energy of the town and plan to make the pilgrimage back year after year.”
The Deer play quiet acoustic music. Park says the band has been delightfully described as “transcendental Texas folk” and “psychotropic surf-western.”
Listen to the band’s 2015 release, On the Essence of Indomitable Spirit, and hear twists of zeitgeist-y indie rock, like a bluegrass version of Beach House or Mazzy Star, with Park’s voice occasionally bringing to mind Carole King via Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley.
Performing with Grace Park is Austin, Texas-based artist Amy Sue Berlin, daughter of ’60s activist, folk musician and singer-songwriter Anne Feeney.
Joining them both is long-time Eugene folk singer Brian Cutean.
See them all 9 pm Thursday, July 16, at Sam Bond’s Garage; $5. 21-plus.