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Friday, February 8, 2013

Black Prairie Go Up in the Branches

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 9:44 AM

This has been making the rounds, but it's too good not to repost.

These live video performance blogs are all the rage nowadays, in which a band performs a tune or two in front of cameras and mics for an exclusive online video. You see them everywhere, but here's the inauguration of a very special site that looks to be bringing something quite new to the live-performance-video-blog game.

Up in the Branches did a session with Portland's own Black Prairie in a rustic, rural retreat, with excellent sound and picture to boot. Watch this enchanting performance above, but be sure to pop on over to the Up in the Branches site and take a look at some of the other stuff they've got on tap.

**BONUS! End Hits' favorite bar makes a cameo in this video at the 3:28 mark.**

Meanwhile, Black Prairie are performing at the "Rock for Pete" benefit show on on Thursday, February 21 at the Wonder Ballroom. It's an all-star concert to aid the medical bills of Portland music legend Pete Krebs, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Colin Meloy (who I think the guys in Black Prairie might know), Dharma Bums, Casey Neill, Lewi Longmire, Sean Croghan, and James Low will also perform. Tickets are available here and will unquestionably sell out.

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