Update: TR Kelley performs at PLAYA March 14

PLAYA Launches New Alger Theatre Performances in Lakeview on March 14

Guitar performance by TR Kelley and Dana Halferty benefits Alger Theatre

This is story updates TR Kelley is chosen for artist residency at PLAYA

Summer Lake, Ore.—March 6, 2018. PLAYA is expanding its outreach with the addition of performances by PLAYA residents at the historic Alger Theatre in Lakeview, Ore. On Wednesday, March 14, March resident and KindTree family member TR Kelly, acoustic guitarist, and resident Dana Halferty, electric guitarist, will offer a performance at the Alger starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, available from the Lake County Chamber of Commerce or at the door, are $10 and proceeds benefit the Alger Theatre.

About Dana Halferty
Dana Halferty has been finding ways to travel with her guitar since the age of 12, discovering power early on in nonverbal expression. In her desire to unpack complex questions about human relationships, she uses writing as a personal tool for parsing emotional spaces and asking questions. Her use of ethereal tones and earthy layers evoke a sense of intimacy. Mixing those feelings with thick blankets of reverb, chorus and orchestral layers has led to her distinct dreamlike sound. Halferty has released two albums with the band Parlours and is currently working on her first solo record. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, she continues to release and license music and has been featured on TV shows on FOX, ABC, CMT, various feature films and commercials.

About TR Kelley
After high school, self-taught Oregon bassist/vocalist TR Kelley toured with a series of hotel cover bands in genres ranging from hard country to jazz standards, as both a job and a valuable apprenticeship. A small career as an original singer-songwriter followed, with CDs, festivals, airplay, and a song in the Smithsonian Folkways collection. After the 2017 release of her latest project, the concept album “The Raventones – Much More Black,” TR began working on new ideas for bass and baritone guitar that evoke tectonic forces and the vast landscapes of the American West. Influenced by bass virtuoso Michael Manring, ambient artist Steve Roach and the writings of John Steinbeck, the new works have sparse vocals and minimal beats. Hear some of TR’s previous works here.

About the Alger Theatre
The Alger Theatre is a community treasure undergoing renovations to provide more cultural and entertainment opportunities to Lakeview area residents. Originally built in 1940, the Alger is an Art Deco style theatre that seats 344. It is located at 24 South “F” Street in Lakeview.

About PLAYA’s Supporters
PLAYA is grateful to the following organizations for their support: The Ford Family Foundation, Libraries of Eastern Oregon, National Endowment for the Arts, Nielsen Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust and Umpqua Bank.

About PLAYA 
On the edge of the Great Basin in Oregon, PLAYA provides space, solitude and a creative community to residents working in the arts and sciences, encouraging dialogue to bring positive change to the environment and the world. PLAYA is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

PLAYA is located at 47531 Highway 31, Summer Lake, Oregon 97640, between mileposts 81 and 82. For more information about PLAYA, call 541.943.3983, email info@playasummerlake.org or visit

PLAYA offers creative individuals the space, solitude and the community to reflect and to engage their work through its residency program.
Updated: March 8, 2018 — 1:14 pm
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