Welcome to the GAIA Project website where we celebrate the absolute best in American Roots music. From veteran performers to emerging singer-songwriters and groups who are just starting to test their wings, it is our goal to help bring these outstanding performers to the people of the Greater Northwest.
We seek to promote any genre of music that has its roots in the Americas. This includes a variety of musical styles, including folk, country, blues, zydeco, bluegrass, traditional jazz, jug band and Latin. If you are interested in seeing live music performed by entertaining and talented people who have something to say, then I encourage you to check out our upcoming concerts.
Coming next to the Rogue Valley is an exciting double bill feautring new grass band The Steel Wheels performing with Porlland's own Caleb Klauder Country Band.
These two outstanding Americana/Roots groups will be playing in Ashland at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Church on Friday November 21st at 7:30 pm.
No Depression had this to say about The Steel Wheels, who will be making their first journey to the Northwest:
"Truth: Munford & Sons, The Avett Brothers, and Old Crow Medicine could all learn something from these cats."
"The Seattle Times wrote of veteran traditional country performer Klauder, "Listening to Caleb Klauder is like entering some eternalcountry-swing tavern in the sky."
If you like traditional Country and Roots music, you'll love The Steel Wheels and the Caleb Klauder Country Band.
For tix and further info, please check out our concerts page!
True music appreciators
At The GAIA Project, bringing great American roots music to the masses isn’t just a business, it’s a passion. We scour the radio, music stores, and Internet in search of great performers who bring a unique perspective to the stage.
Come check out one of our concerts and find out for yourself how American music is not only alive and well, but also providing audiences with different ways of listening to, understanding, and experiencing creativity.
I firmly believe that music is an essential component to the human condition. It is not merely a diversion with which to fill our leisure hours. Music provides us with solace in difficult times, reinforces our happiest moments, and helps us makes sense out of an increasingly chaotic world.
Perhaps the musical style that best satisfies these claims is the broad category known as Roots music. The GAIA Project is dedicated to bringing the best American Roots music available to the people of Oregon. In a time where synthesized sounds, sampling, and nursery rhyme quality lyrics populate the airwaves, we strive to bring intelligent, articulate music to our audience.
We have been lucky at The GAIA Project to be able to bring together likeminded music appreciators who can look beyond the pop tunes that dominate the airwaves and find true gems of American music. It is our pleasure to give music fans a new outlet where they can find the best that American music has to offer.