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Phil Busse

Phil Busse

Shelter Friends is an all volunteer group dedicated to partnering with the Josephine County Animal Shelter to help provide for the welfare, rehabilitation and rehoming of the displaced animals in our county. With community support we are able to provide for the medical needs of adoptable animals and facilitate a

Support R.O.O.T.S. Rogue Opt Outside Together School this November through the Give Guide – and stop by Weekend Brewery to buy a raffle ticket and support the organization.  R.O.O.T.S. Outdoor School, PMB #555 560 NE F St.,Ste. A Grants Pass, OR 97526 Checks made payable to The Do Good Foundation with

Transformational Storytelling: The Hearth trusts in the power of personal stories to heal, connect, enrich, and mobilize communities for good. We believe that in an increasingly fast-paced and fractured world, sharing stories can be a radical and deeply human practice for strengthening common values, combating loneliness, cultivating compassion, and uncovering

Ashland New Plays Festival is a cool local nonprofit that supports playwrights in the development of new works through workshops, readings and more. Their flagship Fall Festival features four winning playwrights whose plays are selected from 500 submissions through a reading process with a community of 60 ANPF volunteer readers who

Ashland Folk Festival supports up-in-coming artists from across the country. Through music they foster human connection and community building while focusing on providing a living wage for Artists performing their original music. $50 helps feed traveling artists $100 sponsors a local opening band $400 sponsors a Winter Concert Head over to The

Brynna Dean from The Shaky Harlots recently shared a few thoughts about the band’s current state of evolution. RVM: What is your latest project? New songs? A late summer tour?   BD: Our latest project is a combination of all of our individual favorite genres and styles, mixing them together to join into

Playing on September 3 at Walkabout Brewery in Medford, the John Dough Boys mix gravelly blues with appalachian rockabilly—and maybe even a dash of bad boy biker gang grit. RVM: What have you been doing during quarantine? Larry Jenks: During the quarantine we’ve mostly been writing new music and practicing. Practices

Voted Best Band in the Messenger’s 2019 Besties, Giantess is seductive blues-based rock. Band leader Tess Minnick talked with us about the past year. RVM: What is your latest project?   Our current project is working on our debut album titled “Be Love” coming out by the end of the year.

As part of the Messenger‘s annual Music Guide, we are proud to profile local musicians–and provide a music track! Song: Rage (live at the Sound Lounge) Parole Denied A four piece band that has one more band member that genres it blends: Alt-country, rockabilly and punk. This current line-up morphed

As part of the Messenger‘s annual Music Guide, we are proud to profile local musicians–and provide a music track! Song: You and I Song: Cooper Wolf Featuring three part harmonies, a gritty raw energy and wry sense of humor, King Roy Wing is a relative newcomer to the southern Oregon