For several years now, Franchot Tone has had his hand in Bend’s music scene, both as a producer and session man and, more recently, as a solo performer.
His sonic sensibility — laid-back pop-rock with a breezy reggae vibe — is a perfect fit for this town, and it has made him an in-demand dude among both listeners and musicians.
But, Tone also has strong ties to Southern California, where he is a member of the band Culver City Dub Collective, among other pursuits. And this week, he officially moved from Bend to Los Angeles, where he plans to keep working on his album and “get back in the mix.”
Fortunately, he also plans to keep gigging in Bend whenever possible, and that includes tonight at River Rim Coffeehouse. (He’s already back to finish up some production work, you see.) So if you’ve been meaning to catch him, tonight might be the night to do it.
Franchot Tone; 6:30 tonight; free; River Rim Coffeehouse, 19570 Amber Meadow Drive, Suite 190, Bend; www .riverrimcoffeehouse.com or 541-728-0095.