Sometimes Blind
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Sometimes Blind currently consists of singer-songwriter, Dan Van Ordstrand, who has created music in several bands over the past two decades and released 3 full length albums and 2 EPs during that time. What began as a 6 piece indie rock band in 2017 with Dan serving as the primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist, the band has morphed over the years into its current form today due to other members joining or leaving the project. Today, Dan works in the studio or performs live with various other musicians. Based in Springfield, Oregon, the band regularly performs at wineries, breweries, music venues and community events throughout Eugene, Oregon and the outlying area.

Influences for the band include The Allman Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty, The White Stripes and Iron & Wine. And with Dan being an avid snowboarder and outdoor adventurer, and having a Dutch last name that loosely translates to "From a place on the beach", the music of Sometimes Blind is written for those who love snowboarding, skiing, camping, backpacking, kayaking, hot air ballooning, the mountains, the desert, the beach, a cold local brew around the bonfire, a cup of coffee around the morning campfire, or anyplace else where you can go off the grid and let your soul unwind.

Notable achievements for the band include a feature article in the Spring 2018 edition of Emerald Valley Magazine, with the magazine saying of the band, "Blending several genres of music, Sometimes Blind mixes classic rock, folk, blues and jazz, into harmonious melodies that please the ear and sway the hips." They were also a finalist in the Sprout City Studio's Battle of the Bands in the summer of 2018, and a Top 10 Local Finalist in the KNRQ Next2Rock Contest in the fall of 2017. In true do-it-yourself fashion, the band wrote, recorded, and self-produced their debut eponymous EP in August 2017, and released their second EP, Morning Light, in the summer of 2018. After a 4 year hiatus induced by band personnel changes, Dan and his long-time drummer and recording engineer, Garrett Johnson, began recording a 3rd EP consisting of 6 original songs. The new EP's title has yet to be revealed, but is expected to be released in 2023.

Whether playing with a full band, or Dan is heading up a solo performance, Sometimes Blind's music beckons audiences to absorb the melodies.

Sometimes Blind - Dan

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