Rick Bass & Stellarondo’s performance at the Liberty is being presented by Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa and
sponsored by Coast Community Radio’s KMUN.  Tickets are available at the Liberty Theater box office 503-
325-5922 ext. 55 (open Tuesday through Saturday 2 pm to 5:30 pm and 2 hours before each performance)
and through ticketswest.com 800-992-8499. Ticket prices are $15 general admission and $12 for Seniors,
Students and Military.
Rick Bass & Stellarondo are on a brief Northwest tour to celebrate the release of their collaborative CD “Rick
Bass & Stellarondo”. A documentary film crew is producing a full-length documentary about the Bass-
Stellarondo quest to play at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, “The Road to the Ryman”.  There are
whispers that Rick Bass & Stellarondo may be introduced and or serenaded at the beginning of their
performance by their close friends -- members of a Northwest based band with national fame and local roots,
Blind Pilot.  
                 About Rick Bass & Stellarondo
"Rick Bass and Stellarondo mesmerized the audience from the first note to the last vibrations of the weeping
saw. Start with the haunting voice and lyrics of Caroline Keys, throw in an astonishingly versatile and
talented band, and then mix that up with the poetic story-telling of Rick Bass, and I can confidently say that
I've never tasted such a beautiful ensemble of art. It's a magic recipe."  - Brian Schott, founding editor,
Whitefish Review

"Stellarondo's music is utterly unique: a cutting-edge blend of orchestral folk and rock with splashes of
bluegrass and country.  When the band hooks up with an expert storyteller, Rick Bass, the performance is
mesmerizing.  You hear one story in the music and one in the narration that, somehow, weave together to
form something wonderful and new." - Cherie Newman, Montana Public Radio

About the Album

The album includes three short stories and one essay read by Rick Bass and scored by Stellarondo with
instrumentation including pedal steel, cello, banjo, double bass, musical saw, various guitars and found
objects.  Rick Bass and Stellarondo recorded the album live, sitting in a circle at Type Foundry in Portland,
Oregon in April 2012 with engineers Adam Selzer (M. Ward, Jolie Holland, The Decemberists) and John
Askew (Richmond Fontaine, The Dodos, Portlandia).

Astoria Release Party 411:
What: Rick Bass & Stellarondo CD Release Party
Who: Rick Bass & Stellarondo
Where: The Liberty Theater
When: Friday, March 8
What time: 8 pm
Who's welcome: all ages
How much: $15 general $12 Senior, Student, Military
Caroline Keys
enilorackeys@gmail.com 406-529-9985

More …

"Rick Bass is a national treasure." -Carl Hiassen  Miami Herald

"Bass's language glistens with the beauty of the landscape he evokes.” San Francisco Chronicle

"One of this country's most intelligent and sensitive short story writers."--New York Times Book Review

"Stellarondo is the sound of the new Western frontier." -Joe Nickell, Missoulian

"Fresh possibilities is what Stellarondo is all about, from its crystalline lyrical imagery to its imaginative
soundscapes conveying the expansiveness of Big Sky country." -Marga Lincoln, Helena Independent Record

"High Lonesome meets subterranean post-apocalyptica." -Joe Nickell, Missoulian
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Award-winning writer Rick Bass (“one of this country’s most
intelligent and sensitive short story writers” NY Times) and
Missoula-based art-folk band Stellarondo (“the sound of the
new Western frontier” Missoulan) will perform at Astoria's
Liberty Theater to celebrate their new CD release, “Rick Bass
& Stellarondo”.

The evening at the Liberty Theater on Friday, March 8th at 8
pm will feature original music by Stellarondo and short stories
read by Rick Bass in accompaniment with the score. Last
spring Bass and Stellarondo captivated guests at the Cannery
Pier Hotel & Spa in Astoria when they gave a spontaneous
performance in the hotel lobby.  Hotel owner Robert “Jake”
Jacob invited them to return to Astoria to perform at the
Liberty so North Coast residents could experience this new
kind of entertainment.