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.
Well, we made it through Rogue Valley Rootsfest 2015 and I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the performers, who were absolutely amazing. The line up proved to be in reality exactly how I hoped it would be all those many months ago when I first starting putting it together. All of the performers showed the breadth and depth of the American Roots music genre.
I'd like to thank my sound engineer Tom Frederick and his wife Linda Lou and Tom's assistant Max and yet another Tom for all of their excellent sound work. The volunteers who help out really are indispensable to any festival. A big shout out to Pamala, Deborah, and Jessilyn.
And, although the attendance was not what I had hoped, I'd like to thank the audience members who came from as far away as Vancouver, Washington to the north to San Diego in the south and Lake Tahoe to the east. Finally, I'd like to thank the locals attendees who, like me, live right here in the beautiful Rogue Valley. I can honestly and without hesitation say that I believe this was the best festival line up Southern Oregon has ever seen.
I'm now heading into a hiatus period as I have to both recoup my financial losses and deal with going through a major knee surgery. I don't know when I will be actively promoting again.
Please periodically check this site for all future concert or festival promotions. If you'd like to be added to my e-mail list, just shoot me a short e-mail and I'll include you on any future e-blasts.
Until the next time, I urge you to continue to support live music wherever you live!
Ben DeBaldo The GAIA Project
For all Festival tix & info, please go to the Festival or Line Up pages
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.