Ponderosa Breeze | Jacksonville,
OR | Americana / Country Rock /
Members: Larry West, Franklin Jonez,
Ponderosa Breeze is taking their
All-Original, All-Americana Music to Jacksonville's South Stage Cellars,
Saturday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. We would like to invite you to an evening
of wine, food, music and a whole lot of fun! This is one our favourite cozy venues
and we're planning a special set list for this gig. We will be featuring several
songs from our new album, Code Of The West, and we'll have the CD available at this
performance. There is no cover charge for this show.
Hope to see you there, and bring some friends!
this month, Ponderosa Breeze took first place over "heavy hitters" Shybo, Game 6
and Frankie Hernandez in a semifinal round of the second annual Rising Stars competition
at South Stage Cellars. The local Americana trio, which is barely a year old, will
advance to the April 26-27 finals, where it will compete against five other finalists
before a Britt Festivals panel of judges for a shot at the grand prize — a
slot as an opener on Britt Festivals' prestigious main stage, $1,000, a recording
session at Blackstone Audio and a radio show with Jefferson Public Radio
In preparation, the band — guitarist Larry West, guitarist and banjoist Franklin
Jonez and keyboardist Gus Johnson — is rehearsing three to four hours twice
per week, in addition to playing at 5:30 p.m. Sundays at Blue — Greek on Granite,
5 Granite St., Ashland. All three musicians met in the mid-'90s through the Southern
Oregon Songwriters Association."
— Teresa Thomas, Medford Mail Tribune, Tempo
and his Jacksonville -based country western and Americana band, Ponderosa Breeze,
have created a tribute to America's veterans titled"They Can't Take My Heart." The
Group used Johnson's family photographs and images from National Archives to create
a salute to veterans of foreign and domestic wars. See it at www.mailtribune.com/tempo."
— Laurie Heuston, Medford Mail Tribune
wonderful, charming and inviting vibe to your music and playing style..great songs,
sounding like a bunch of friends gathered on the porch and jamming at sunset..just
love that "friends" tune..had a great time hanging out here!"
— Mike White, MikeWhitePresents|