Joanne Rand and band play the Applegate River Lodge

Not even Joanne Rand tries to pin her music to a genre, otherwise it might read something like this — classical, earthy, political, spiritual, folk-rock acoustic poetry.

The California singer/songwriter and her band, the Rhythm of the Open Hearts, will perform her musical concoctions at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Applegate River Lodge, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate.

A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rand has been touring nationally for the past 20 years. She released 10 independent albums, of which the last six were co-produced with acclaimed producer and engineer Stephen Hart. Her most recent album, "Snake Oil and Hummingbirds," released in August 2009, features old-time, Appalachian tunes along with avant garde originals.

Rand spent some time playing bluegrass in Alaska and then moved to Seattle, where she played with her late brother, Jordan Rand, before settling in Arcata, Calif., where she now lives with her husband and young daughter.

Over her career, Rand has performed alongside Bonnie Raitt, John Hartford, John Trudell, Janis Ian and members of the Grateful Dead.

Opening the show, singer and songwriter Human will play what he calls "mystic Americana," containing contemporary themes, dance beats, ballads, political laments and roots reggae.

Tickets are $7 to $20 on a sliding scale. For more information, call 541-846-6082.

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