In light of the government-mandated shutdown of non-essential businesses due to COVID-19, hq has been forced to cease hosting events for an extended period of time. However, we are not down and out! We have been asking local and regional artists to come in to hq (while observing appropriate social distancing practices) and play a #threesongset of their original music, straight through. Please enjoy (and share!) these videos, recorded and edited by hq owners Christopher Jennings and Jesse Cimon.

  • Three Song Set 2.7: Cut Hand
    For the final episode of hq’s Three Song Set Season two we are overjoyed to present father-and-son duo Cut Hand, hailing from La Grande, Oregon. Featuring Gregory Rawlins on Guitar and Vocals, and Ellis Waylon Rawlins on drums, Cut Hand’s sound is molded by their signature stripped-down alternative rock and roll sensibilities. We can’t wait…
  • Three Song Set 2.6: Arthur Buezo
    For the next episode in season 2 of of hq’s Three Song Set Series we were fortunate to host Central Oregon based Savage-Folk-One-Man-Band and recent transplant from New York State, Arthur Buezo. 1) ‘Take it Easy’ – ‘Savage Folk‘ – (2020) 2) ‘Silent Eye’ – ‘Savage Folk‘ – (2020) 3) ‘Corruption at the Cabaret’ –…
  • Three Song Set 2.5: Nogero
    For this Season’s Finale of hq’s Three Song Set Series we hosted La Grande’s local metal juggernaut Nogero, who tore us through three of their original cuts. Viewers are likely to recognize Nogero from their numerous headline appearances at hq’s yearly Metal at Midnight New Year’s Eve bash. Give it up for the boys! 1)…
  • Three Song Sets 2.4: Sons of Guns
    For the fourth installment in Season Two of our Three Song Set series we welcome Sons of guns back to the HQ stage! Initially formed in Seattle in 2004, the four-piece band are no strangers to La Grande and the Grande Ronde Valley. Guitarist and vocalist Gregory Rawlins calls La Grande home, while guitarist and…
  • Three Song Sets 2.3: Nik Hackney
    For the Third Set in Season 2, Nik Hackney, a La Grande – based artist and lead guitarist for local band Metal band Nogero, gives us an intimate instrumental treat. Leading with a Banjo tune and then two Acoustic Guitar tunes — this set was a delight to experience and is a joy to share….
  • Three Song Sets 2.2: Hillfolk Noir
    For the second set in Season Two, we are joined by Alison and Travis Ward of Hillfolk Noir. Hailing from Boise, Idaho Hillfolk plays traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings:…
  • Three Song Sets 2.1: Bart Budwig
    First off for this news season, Bart Budwig joins us at HQ in La Grande, Oregon for a #threesongset featuring tunes spanning a nearly a decade over three albums. Buy music and follow him at Set List: Saturday Slow, Sunday Lazy The Moon and Other Things – 2016 Whiskey Girl Whiskey Girl – 2012…
  • Three Song Set: Eleven. R&M
    For the final installment in Season 1 of hq’s Three Song Set series we are joined by Pilot Rock-based musicians Garrett Randolph and Brian Mandella, performing three tracks off of their 2020 Album American Spirits. The Artists in their own words: R&M started when we met in the fourth grade. Similar life stories, we grew…
  • Three Song Set: Ten. Adam Lange
    For our tenth installment of the Three Song Set series we are joined by Adam Lange. Adam is a Singer/Songwriter and graduate of the music program at Eastern Oregon University.
  • Three Song Set: Nine. Norman Baker
    Joining us for the ninth edition of the HQ Three Song Set series is Norman Baker, hailing from the Seattle, WA area.
  • Three Song Set: Eight. Scott Nearing
    In the eighth edition of our Three Song Set series featuring local and regional artists, La Grande-based guitarist Scott Nearing performs three tunes from his band Sum People’s 2020 album Keep Dreaming.
  • Three Song Set: Seven. Erika Litke
    The Seventh in our Three Song Set series featuring local and regional songwriters. La Grande based artist Erka Litke performs three as-of-yet unreleased songs on the hq stage.
  • Three Song Set: Six. Charles Wood III
    The sixth in our Three Song Set series, featuring Charles Wood III. Charles is a Singer/Composer/Performer of Cree style Round Dance and Pow Wow music.
  • Three Song Set: Five. Dear Mr. Henshaw
    The fifth in our Three Song Set series featuring local and regional songwriters. Eugene-based artist and former La Grande resident Mike Surber performs three songs off of his Dear Mr. Henshaw album.

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