Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St, Bend, Oregon 97703

Parallel 44 Presents is proud to welcome back to Bend - the FINE Soul music of Ural Thomas & the Pain to The Commons on Friday May 18! This evening of musical genius is sponsored by pFriem Family Brewers, Dr. Jolly’s, The Source Weekly, BIGS Hydroponics, Bend Bud Company and Cascade Alchemy. This show is FREE & ALL AGES!

About Ural Thomas & the Pain: Ural Thomas is, and forever will be Portland's pillar of soul. He started singing beneath his mother's knee in church at the age of 3. By high school he led the doo-wop group the Mono Rays, breaking hearts and taking names at Jefferson High and Irvington Park along the way. Ural's voice and songwriting soon gained national attention and he found himself sharing the stage with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding, Johnny Guitar Watson and garage outfits of the 1960's (The Kingsman, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Cavaliers Unlimited) and he never for a moment stopped teaching, singing and loving soul music.

Now Ural is poised to represent Portland on equal ground with contemporaries like Lee Fields, Sharon Jones, and Charles Bradley, all of whom ultimately gained their dues in their golden years. To ensure the legacy he's backed by a 9 piece band comprised of some of the most recognizable session and solo players in town. Band leader/drummer Scott Magee (aka DJ Cooky Parker) has arranged a setlist compiled from the gilded age of soul and R&B and Ural originals, all with a sharp focus on moving the dance floor. The foot stomping days of Jump Town, USA have returned and Ural Thomas & the Pain are here to lead the way.

Links: Ural Thomas & the Pain: uralthomasandthepain.com pFriem Family Brewers: www.pfriem.com Dr. Jolly’s: www.jollybend.com The Source Weekly: www.bendsource.com BIGS Hydroponics: www.bendsindoor.com Bend Bud Company: www.bendbudcompany.com Cascade Alchemy: www.cascadealchemy.com Parallel 44 Presents www.parallel44presents.com The Commons: www.crowsfeetcommons.com