Far Out West: The Band Teams Up With
Heart in Oregon
A local band from Portland, morphed from another band, Student Loan. Far Out West has very quickly gained momentum and earned the ear of many locals with their rootsy funky rock music. The band consists of Forest Carter on drums, Liz Chibucos on lead guitar and vocals, Chad Kimbler on mandolin and Daniel Lee on bass. Only having been a band for a short time they have landed several weekly gigs and regular appearances at iconic music venues in and around Oregon. Travelling as far east as Montana, as far south as southern Oregon and all the way up to Seattle- they have started to build quite the fan base.
On a recent tour, Liz was behind the wheel driving the band van and struck a deer. The van was totaled. Luckily everyone was ok. Unfortunately, while the van was in tow and stored at a facility while the band made arrangements on the road, her guitar was stolen. The guitar she played was a special hollow body electric jazz guitar and costs quite a bit. We all know a thing about insurance and sadly, the deductible made it so unaffordable to replace the guitar for the band. Fortunately, we live in an amazing city that has some very generous musicians and friendly people and while Liz saves for a new guitar she was given a loaner guitar to use in the mean time.
This is where Heart in Oregon chimes in. We love music and we love to help those in our community, especially those that help others! So we are running a special promotion and campaign titled, “Far Out West checkout takeover!” From now till the end of September, 50% of all profits from www.heartinoregon.com will go directly to the band, Far Out West, to help reduce the expense of a new guitar for the Liz and her band.
FOW will be playing at The Goodfoot in SE Portland on SE Stark Street every Tuesday for free for the rest of September. Doors open at 9pm and music starts by 10pm. Be sure to visit the venue and help support a great cause.
Next month, Far Out West open for The Jeff Austin Band in Seattle Washington at the Nectar Lounge. They play on Saturday October 27 and also share the stage with Lindsay Lou. Tickets are available here. You can visit FOW’s website and facebook page here. Sign up for their mailing list to stay informed of future tour dates and other news.