Calling all foodies!

If you love locally grown cuisine, along with local microbrews and wine, you’ll love Oregon Bounty. I recently had the chance to travel behind the scenes to check out the recording session for this year’s promotion.

Chris Elliott, an Oregon native and musician, was chosen to sing (as well as play) this year’s Oregon Bounty music. Chris grew up in Portland, Oregon listening to a variety of music from the Cantina Band to Stan Getz to Black Sabbath and much more. He started playing the bass guitar in grade school and writing songs in college. in 2001, he began playing regularly at a Brooklyn, New York bar called Kili. He says, “Music has always been a big part of my life but it has also always been something on the side. I have recently started to change that.”


This year’s songs are similar to the old favorite, “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”. But they have a unique Oregon twist. Instead of singing about plain old beer, Chris sings about delicious local microbrews, artisan brandy and Pinot noir. If these songs don’t make you want to travel to the closest brewery or winery for a tasting, I don’t know what will!

For more information on Oregon Bounty music, events, and more, please visit www.traveloregon.com/bounty. And find out more about Chris Elliott and his music at www.cheapandsalty.com.


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