The Thoughts

The Thoughts' guitarist and vocalist Ian Williams likens his band's repertoire to a Grimm Brothers, not a Disney, fairy tale.

He says the music has a dark, rustic and nonidealistic quality and a wintery melody.

The Seattle-based band, featuring Williams, multi-instrumentalist Katie Mosehauer and drummer Jon Horwath, bills its music as orchestral folk, but others have called it indie pop and alternative.

"Think Radiohead's quietest moments, Midlake indulging in a bit of uncharacteristic grandeur or The Decemberists without the history lessons, and you've got an idea of what The Thoughts do so well," reads one review by The Bend Bulletin.

This summer, Mosehauer and Williams will tour as a duo and perform an acoustic show at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Paddy Brannan's Irish Pub, 23 S. Second St., Ashland.

Mosehauer plays an assortment of instruments, including violin, harp and ukulele, and both she and Williams are members of the 50-piece Seattle Rock Orchestra.

The Thoughts released a four-song EP, "Ghost," in April. The album, recorded in the band's home studio, centers around the subjects of memory and death and is less polished and more acoustic than last year's 11-track release, "I Won't Keep You Here," available on Bandcamp.

Songs from the latter album received airtime on more than 140 college and noncommercial radio stations across the United States and Canada.

Mosehauer's and Williams' show at Paddy Brannan's is free. Call 541-488-7973 or see

— Teresa Thomas

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