There are more than 185 State Parks and waysides in Oregon. I’ve been to them all… or at least everything you can find on a public map. It took me four months of travel, but with the help of Oregon Film and the Oregon State Parks system, I made a music video featuring footage of myself performing the same song in every wooded nook and cranny in Oregon. It was my love letter to my home, and it seemed other people liked it too. Continue reading... “State Parks “Road Sessions” Second Season to Premiere in June”
Above Slater Smith and The Weather Machine play “Wild West Coast” at Peter Skene Ogden State Park . Four more bands will be featured at four other state park locations. (To learn more about this project, listen to OPB’s State of Wonder this Saturday at noon.) You can read more about Slater Smith, and Oregon State parks’ quest to bring music to the outdoors at OPBMUSIC.
Last year Slater traveled to every Oregon state park and featured a shot in each for the band’s creative music video, “Back O’er Oregon“. Continue reading... “Oregon Road Sessions: The Weather Machine – Debuts Music In Five State Parks”
June 7th is a celebration for Oregon’s huge array of state parks. State Park Day is offering free camping and day use as way to thank the public and welcome use of these beautiful areas.
You can catch a glimpse of Oregon’s many state parks on the “Back O’er Oregon” music video that Slater Smith and his band The Weather Machine debuted last year on Rainn Wilson’s website Soul Pancake. The project was a creative collaboration between Oregon Parks and Recreation and the Governor’s Office of Film and Television. Continue reading... “Go “Back O’er Oregon” On State Park Day, June 7th”
Musician Slater Smith Embarks on a Quest to Visit all of Oregon’s State Parks While Shooting His Music Video
Slater Smith, frontman for the band The Weather Machine, began his quest to visit every state park in Oregon over the summer while shooting his music video for the band’s song “Back O’Er Oregon”. The video will be a cinematic homage to Oregon’s beautiful and diverse state parks. While planning this project Slater connected with Oregon’s Governor’s Office of Film and Television (Oregon Film) and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and explored how to expand the project beyond just the music video. Continue reading... ““Back O’Er Oregon” – A Musician’s Journey through Oregon’s State Parks”