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.
Tickets for the ROGUE VALLEY ROOTSFEST 2015 are now on sale. Please go to our Festival pages to see the full line up and how to purchase tickets. Early Bird tickets are available for either Saturday or Sunday individually, or save another 10% and purchase a Weekend Pass. Early Bird tix may be purchased through April 15th or until they run out.
(Please note -- on the Brown Paper Ticket page you have a drop down option on the left side of the page to choose which ticket you would like to purchase.)
Up first we have another exciting double bill: On Friday April 3rd at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Church we are presenting a Country Cajun Revival featuring country folk singer-songwriters Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally and zydeco band Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Both performers have PBS specials on the horizon: "Rose of No Man's Land," is a concert which tracks Nell's family through 250 years of war and service. Ramblin' Jack Elliott and others are featured in the special. In mid March Southern Oregon Public Television will be presenting clips from the Rose of No Man's Land special along with clips of Tom Rigney in a SOPTV Music Showcase.
Nell & Jim are currently touring in support of that television special. At our concert they will be singing some of the songs from the special, along selections from their incredible catalog of originals. Fiddle player Tom Rigney brings his high powered zydeco band back to the Rogue Valley to create an evening of celebratory American Roots music. This will be a night of music for people who both want to listen and those who want to party.
For tix and further info about this and all of our concerts, 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.