After some time away from music, we are thrilled that our once-bassist, Matt Miller, has come back as our once-again-bassist! Matt originally joined OBI in 2009, then stepped away a few years later to develop his massage practice. He kindly subbed for Liz from time-to-time in the off-years and recently[…]
Since 2018, OBI has had the distinct pleasure to work with one of the Twin Cities’ most in-demand bass players, Liz Draper. She’s so in-demand, in fact, that her musical adventures are now taking her all over the world, with touring under her belt for the likes of Charlie Parr,[…]
OBI is proud to announce our newest member of the band: please welcome bassist Liz Draper! [cue applause] We’ve already had a chance to perform with her at Tapestry Folkdance Center in November. and she was awesome. We’re now very excited to have her join our ensemble. A bit about[…]
By now many of our hardcore fans have heard that our bassist, Matt Miller, has decided to take a break and will be leaving OBI at the end of the year. We’re sad to see him go, but we wish him all the very best as he begins a new chapter. We[…]
Last fall, our awesome fiddle player, Colleen, started a grand adventure, thanks to a Fullbright Grant that allowed her to do a year’s worth of field study in Romania of Transylvanian string players. She kept up a blog of her own with thoughts on music and identity (check it out[…]
Some of you have been waiting quite a while to hear this news: After several months of playing with our friend, Eric Ray, we’re proud to announce that he has officially joined Orkestar Bez Ime’s ranks as our accordionist! Eric has a long history with OBI that goes back to[…]
After over a decade of participation within Orkestar Bez Ime, we announce that Dee Langley is leaving to pursue other endeavors. We wish her well as she begins this new chapter in her musical life.