For the Sugar Beets, Time Does Fly When You're Having Fun

The Register Guard (Eugene, OR), March 11, 2005 | Go to article overview

For the Sugar Beets, Time Does Fly When You're Having Fun


Byline: Carolyn Lamberson The Register-Guard

In 1990, a bunch of college kids from the University of Oregon dorms got together and started making music.

And now, 15 years later, the beat goes on for the Sugar Beets.

The Sugar Beets, one of Eugene's enduring and popular bands, will mark its 15th anniversary with a concert Saturday at the WOW Hall. Admission will be free with a canned food donation for FOOD for Lane County.

Marty Chilla, the band's vocalist and acoustic guitarist, says he couldn't have exactly predicted such longevity for this eight-piece band. But he can't say he's surprised, either.

"I'd say that back in 1990, when we were playing open mikes and friends' parties, I think we knew we had a good thing. We've always been excited about what's next."

During those 15 years, the Sugar Beets have been a consistent draw. The band has performed with the String Cheese Incident, Ani DiFranco, the Clumsy Lovers, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters and a host of others.

The Beets have taken the stage at the Oregon Country Fair, the Willamette Valley Folk Festival, the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Bite of Portland and Wintergrass.

At one point, Chilla said, the band was playing 80 gigs a year.

Soon, Chilla said, playing gigs became something the band did to get somewhere else, to other, bigger gigs. The band scaled back, he said, and has come full circle. Now, it's just about getting together with friends, writings songs and getting excited for the next show.

"We're back to making the music we want and playing the shows we want to play," he said. "All of us just have a desire to do something that's really true and beautiful. …

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