Brian Oberlin, an internationally acclaimed mandolin player & educator, will perform at the Eagleview Bluegrass Festival (Sat Sept 7th at 6:15 PM), as well as present a mandolin workshop (Sun Sept 8th at 9 AM).
During his 12-year pro career, Brian has played swing, bluegrass & Italian classical music as a solo mandolinist & vocalist. He's collaborated with a myriad of fine bands including Slack String, Northern Accent, Grasshoppah, Ida Viper & Caravan Gogh.
Since 2010, one of Brian's current projects is playing with upright bassist Josh Feinberg to write & arrange music for bass & mandolin. Their duo, BassMandolin, has played all over the Pac NW. In 2011, they traveled to Europe to play as soloists with ONI (the Dutch mandolin orchestra), & played concerts in Germany too. Their repertoire consists of Bach Inventions, Calace, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Miles Davis, Bob Wills, Merle Haggard, swing & many originals.
Brian is a member of the world-renowned Ger Mandolin Orchestra. Resurrected by Californian, Avner Yonai, & headed by mandolin luminary, Mike Marshall, Ger has played concerts in the U.S. & at the Singer Festival in Warsaw, Poland.
Brian is founder & director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp & the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. When he's not performing, Brian teaches music at art centers, cultural events, festivals, camps, music schools & academies. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brian now lives in Portland, Or.