About The Oregon Valley Boys
Together since 2006, The Oregon Valley Boys has nurtured a passionate following in the Pacific Northwest. Western swing was once a vital component of the region’s music scene, and national touring acts barnstormed grange and dance halls, such as Portland’s “The Drum” (later “The Flower Drum”) and “Division Street Corral.”
The Oregon Valley Boys similarly performs at venues as diverse as the region itself: country and swing bars such as Portland’s Landmark Saloon and The Secret Society; many pubs within the McMenamins chain; grange halls throughout the Willamette Valley; county fairs and festivals; major farmers’ markets and the occasional rodeo ring.
- 3 time nominees for the Academy of Western Artists, "Best Western Swing Album," "Best Western Swing Band."
- 2017 nomination for best "Pure Country Song" by the Academy of Western Artists for an original tune "Don't Look Now, But It's a Teardrop" (Hill/Depping)
- Bandleader Randy "Tex" Hill; 2016 Cowtown Western Music Society DJ of the Year & Hero of Western Swing
- Randy "Tex" Hill "2015 Top 10 DJ's" Academy of Western Artists
- Randy "Tex" Hill; 2014 inductee into the Pacific Northwest Western Swing Music Hall of Fame
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Oregon Valley Boys, Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free
Oh yes, Oregon Valley Boys. Yes. A thousand times yes. I would go see these guys play on the top floor of a building engulfed in flames, so getting to see them at a very flame retardant ‘Pooia with a cold drink is just a dream. These cowboys are fantastic at what they do. And what they do is Western swing. Or is it pronounced “swang?” I have no idea. But whatever these unpretentious and fun-loving country cowboys are doing, they should not change a thing. Warning: Only go to this show if you love smooth twangy guitars, gorgeous harmonies, and smiling faces. I’m working on liking smiles just so I won’t get kicked out. It’s hard, though, because I have such a black heart, you see…
The Oregon Valley Boys plays Jan. 9 concert in Stayton
Carlee Wright, Statesman Journal December 28, 2015
The Oregon Valley Boys have been nurturing a passion for Western swing music in the Pacific Northwest since 2006. See that passion come to life 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Trexler Farm, 20146 Ferry Road SE, in Stayton as part of the KYAC Concert Series.
The band is on a mission from Bob, drummer Randy “Tex” Hill said. Bob who? Why Bob Wills, of course. Wills was an American Western swing musician, songwriter and bandleader. [Read more]
Retro cowboys swing with a Pacific Northwest flare
Salem Weekly, September 22, 2010
The popular culture of the Willamette Valley is being recorded by one Salem band in a genre a little unusual for the area.
The Oregon Valley Boys, who feature Western swing, have been hosting dance parties to their Southwest-style tunes for a little over two years. [Read More]
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