Blue Lotus

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Blue Lotus

Blue Lotus

psychedelic jazz funk

Brandelyn Rose – rhythm guitar, vocals
Felix Blades – lead guitar, vocals
Ben Bosse – bass
Peter Bauer – drums
Peter Allan – percussion


Courtesy Blue Lotus Facebook Page
Blue Lotus

This Eugene-based psychedelic jam band formed in 2011 through a chance encounter at the Oregon Country Fair. Brandelyn Rose and Felix Blades met out in the fields of Veneta. Inspired by such bands as The Grateful Dead, Phish, Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd, Rose and Blades created Blue Lotus. Ben Bosse and Peter Bauer, formerly of The Walnut Collective, joined them. Peter Allen later joined and adds multidimensional percussive rhythms.
With a reminiscent of Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) mixed with Shirley Manson (Garbage) Blue Lotus musically has a jazzy, blues funk sound with Page-like guitar riffs.

Blue Lotus


Nancy grew up in Eugene, graduating from Churchill before heading off to the big city of Portland, and later on to Los Angeles, CA where she pursued her interests in event coordination. After 5 years she returned to Portland where she began her career as a music journalist. After writing for local and national publications Nancy started her own music magazine, Only Local Music, highlighting and promoting local musicians.
In 2008 she was the master mind behind the online music magazine, Oregon Music News, Oregon's Only Online Music Magazine. Cultivating several alliances with organizations such as Music Millennium, The Portland Jazz Festival, the Waterfront Blues Association, The Mississippi Street Fair, and like groups, Nancy quickly grew the fresh start up from a mere idea to fruition within the scope of two years.
Concurrently she sought out and pursued business management consulting and continued her own business, Navigation Consulting. With over 20 years experience managing every kind of business imaginable Nancy has been fortunate enough to further engage her purpose of helping others to helping business owners actually grow their business.
Returning to her other passion, promoting music as well as musicians, Nancy continues to write about music and band across the state.

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