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Sunday November 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM         The Rain City Ramblers


























A Seattle original Americana string band playing bluegrass, country, and old-time music.

Daniel Ullom - mandolin, lead vocals

Forrest Marrowitz - bass, harmony vocals

James Horbett - guitar, vocals

www.raincityramblers.com

Sound samples at: https://soundcloud.com/raincityramblers


Sunday October 29, 2017 at 3 PM  

Danika & The Jeb

(Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart on guitar)

on tour from Nashville






















The Nashville based duo of Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart offer an intoxicating mix of soul and pop. They are taking stages by storm - having opened for mainstream heavyweights such as Lyle Lovett, Dierks Bentley, Phil Vassar and others, their soulful and intoxicating sound lures in new fans daily.

Genre: Acoustic, Pop, Americana

 www.danikaholmes.com

Song samples at:  https://soundcloud.com/danikaholmes


Sunday October 15, 2017 at 3 PM        Claudia Nygaard

STRADDLING THE FENCE BETWEEN FOLK AND COUNTRY

on tour from Nashville

















With a voice as warm and smooth as amber honey and impressive for both its power and intimacy, Claudia Nygaard delivers songs that are heartfelt, humorous, scrappy, and sensual. And so are the stories in between them. She is a captivating storyteller, with a twinkle in her eye that makes everyone in the audience think she is sharing a secret with them alone. Emotionally fearless, she shares her deepest sorrows with a rare vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor the next.


www.claudianygaard.com



Saturday October 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM                  Beth Wood

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for eighteen years. Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy.

Beth Wood began her musical journey in Lubbock, a high plains Texas town with a uniquely rich musical heritage that includes Buddy Holly, Natalie and Lloyd Maines, Mac Davis, and Joe Ely to name a few. When she wasn’t dodging tornadoes and dust storms, Beth was studying classical piano, violin, harp, and voice and contemplating the greatness of her Dad’s record collection. With big dreams of becoming a musician, Beth left west Texas to study voice and piano at Brevard College in North Carolina. A detour from her classical studies led her to Austin, where she picked up a degree in literature and a guitar. Beth began writing her own songs and quickly discovered a feeling of musical freedom that she has been hooked on ever since. Eighteen years, thousands of shows, nine albums, three cars, and numerous awards later, Beth has never looked back.

 www.bethwoodmusic.com


Saturday September 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM       Katie Kuffel


















  • contemporary alt blues/jazz/folk singer-songwriter & pianist
  • with Jordan Wiegert on drums
  • and Jon Robinson on bass


Katie Kuffel grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where she pursued performance and songwriting after being trained in both cello and piano. Her lyrics are steeped in nuance and tackle concepts like femininity, mental health, and the complexity of emotions. Balancing whimsy and self-awareness, playful music and thoughtful lyrics, her alt-pop/blues tone coupled with her strong, rich voice is sure to leave its mark.


www.katiekuffel.com


Song samples at:

www.katiekuffel.com/music


Saturday September 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM       SeaStar

a unique fusion of Celtic, Americana, Folk, Sea Shanties and Bluegrass













Since their beginnings in 2007, SeaStar's music has been described as both "timeless" and "authentic". From dusty Americana postcards, to Celtic anthems with hints of bluegrass and old-time, to passionate ballads, and award winning story songs, SeaStar takes their audiences on a musical journey of history and tradition. Fae Wiedenhoeft's (pronounced Wee-den-hauft) powerful vocals carry contagious, original, melodies and deliver singable choruses that will keep you singing for hours after their shows. Fae's finely crafted compositions and velvet voice are loved and revered by many across the globe. Her songs tangle truth, whimsy, and the passions of the human heart together in a beautiful escape from the ordinary.


www.weareseastar.com


Song samples: https://soundcloud.com/faesings



Saturday August 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM     Michael Stephen Rivers













Like fresh bread out of Love's kitchen, Michael Rivers' songs come ready to nourish. He performs in churches, coffeehouses, and small concert halls around the Pacific Northwest and Midwest United States. Michael studied singing and songwriting at Berklee College of Music and earned a B.M.E. from Valparaiso University. Currently he works as solo performer, a vocal coach, and as the director for the Peninsula Men's Gospel Singers. Michael and his wife Nan and their children live in Port Angeles, WA

www.michaelstephenrivers.com


Saturday August 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM     Sky in the Road












Rahmana Wiest - East Indian harmonium (reed-organ)

Dan Rhiger - guitar, bouzouoki

Olivia Duffy - mandolin, fiddle

Maria Olaya - guitar, box drum


Daniel Rhiger and Rahmana Wiest have assembled four of the best talents in Portland to build a unique multi-instrument and multi-voice folk group. You are going to love the full sound and pleasing harmonies that they have created.

Sky in the Road has released several CDs including, "Time Travels", "Celtic Gypsy", "Where Everything is Music" and their 1996 debut, "Sky in the Road". Their recordings have received airplay in major markets such as Boston, San Francisco and Portland and on numerous college radio stations nationwide.

www.skyintheroad.com

Song samples at:  www.reverbnation.com/skyintheroad/songs


Saturday July 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM         The Ted Brancato Trio

Ted Brancato returns to the West Coast














Jazz pianist Ted Brancato is a musician with four decades of experience in the music business. Since his early days, growing up in Seattle, WA, Ted has been actively performing, composing, arranging and recording music. Ted has performed and recorded with Houston Person, Ron Carter, Christian McBride, Milt Jackson, Ernestine Anderson and Paquito D'Rivera among others.    

After 30+ years of working in the New York City area, Ted released his first solo album in 2013 entitled The Next Step (Origin Records 82649).   The album contains 14 originals that span a stylistic palette from straight-ahead jazz to rhythm and blues and feature the artistry of Ron Carter on bass, Terry Silverlight on drums, and Matt Langley on sax. Ted's second album entitled Bicoastal (March 2017) contains 12 exciting new originals played by master musicians Lou Marini on sax, Lee Finkelstein on drums, Gregory Jones on bass, and Ben Williams on Trombone. Four songs on Bicoastal feature Ted's newly honed skills as a vocalist!

www.tedbrancato.com


Ted Brancato - keys, vocalist

Tom Svornich - drums

Dirk Anderson - bass


Sound samples at:  www.tedbrancato.com/music



Friday July 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM                    Anna Coogan on tour from New York















*** An edgy musical hybrid of rock, country, pop and classical opera! ***

Coogan’s edgy and engaging live performances have been hailed as a “festival highlight” by The Times of London and “glorious” by Glasgow Metro. Boston born and classically trained in Austria, she spent her twenties in Seattle, busking among fishmongers in Pike Place Market before filling larger venues in the region. Her music has been featured on ABC TV, KEXP, the BBC, RTE 1 (Irish National Radio), and WDR 4 (Cologne, Germany). After her move to New York state in 2011, she co-wrote and toured a record with JD Foster (Calexico, Patty Griffin), and joined Americana-punk veteran Johnny Dowd on recent albums in addition to live performances at Lincoln Center and throughout Europe.

www.annacoogan.com

Anna is pleased to announce the first music video to accompany her new album "The Lonely Cry of Space and Time", debuted 6/6/17 on The Big Takeover. "Burn For You" is a heavy song and film, which has only become more pertinent since we shot last January, tackling themes of childhood, coming of age in this uncertain world, and the lingering effects of colonial empires. Please check it out here:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYmDaZ8UJGk

Song samples at:  www.annacoogan.com/music-1

Also check out Anna Coogan and Willie B's new live video of "Wishing Well" . This was filmed at Seattle's storied Triple Door

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c-LAHlAg8Y



Sunday July 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM      Outdoor Square Dance













The band:

Howie Meltzer - fiddle

Nancy Katz     - bass, banjo

Terry Weiner    - mandolin

John Hatton    - guitar

David Tilke      - caller


Saturday July 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM       The Olympic Express Big Band










The Olympic Express repertoire covers the entire collection of the classic top hits from the early 1900's to the present, including Big Band Swing, Standards, Business Man’s Bounces, Dixieland, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Motown, and Boogie Woogie.  They have that unmistakable "big band" sound created by gathering some of the finest players on the Olympic Peninsula. You won't want to miss this huge sound at our new outdoor performance space.

www.olympicexpressbigband.biz

14 member band!

Steve Lingle  - band leader and baritone sax

Signe Crawford - sax and flute

Kevin MacCartney - sax, congas

Dick Thorson - sax

Al Thompson - sax

Joey Lazzaro - trumpet

Kris Grier - trumpet

Doug Brundage - trumpet

Bonnie Booth - trombone

Angie Tabor - drums

Mark Schecter - keys

Elaine Gardner Morales - bass

Brian Douglas - guitar

Jessie Lee Spicher - vocalist


Saturday June 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM     Fellow Pynins

www.fellowpynins.com



















Two experienced songwriters/musicians share their talents on a variety of folk instruments plus some stunning vocal harmonies.


Ian Van Ornum - guitar, mandolin, vocals, hurdy gurdy

Dani Aubert - banjo, bouzouki, vocals, voice sung into the banjo


Fellow Pynins is a tender duo birthed out of years of traveling, farming, childrearing, and touring with their 6 piece folk orchestra, Patchy Sanders. Their songs tell of stories old, dreams of death, frolicking through pastures of sheep, and entering the chasms of the human experience.  Wielding clawhammer banjo, bouzouki, mandolin & guitar, ian & dani pour their hearts into the sounds of their whimsically woven folk tales.


Give them a listen at:

https://soundcloud.com/fellow-pynins

Saturday June 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM     Folias Duo



The Folias Duo's 14 year performer/composer collaboration has taken this nomadic husband and wife duo to stages thorougout the United States and around the globe including Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, and Guinee, West Africa. Their 5 CD releases feature their fearless approach to developing new original compositions for flute and guitar, an expertise for arrangements of Argentine social tango dance music, and a passion for South American folk and world music. About Folias’s performing and composing, Robert Schulslaper of Fanfare Magazine writes: "Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron are facile players…They draw on tango rhythms and melodies sometimes; at other times they write with a scenic sensitivity…mysterious…charming…evocative,” while Todd Gorman of American Record Guide calls Folias “daring in self-written music" and “a nice touch of originality.”



www.foliasmusic.com



See their music videos at: www.foliasmusic.com/video/



Saturday May 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM          Brenda Xu





















Ambient/folk artist, Brenda Xu (pronounced “shoo”) has been a rising presence on the Seattle music scene since moving here from San Diego. Her ethereal voice has been enchanting audiences throughout the northwest ever since.


Overflow is Brenda Xu's fourth album and builds on the unique sonic landscape that she created on her last album with more complex song structures and musical arrangements.  


“The thread that runs through all the songs is an overflow of emotion that we feel from daily life — from the drudgery of simple routines to the more intense moments that challenge our willpower and sanity,” said Xu. “It gets to be too much sometimes and we need a release. But along with longing and desperation, there is also a strength and power which resonates through these intense emotions. I hope that the album takes the listener on an emotional journey, with many glimpses of hope along the way."

 

Xu, whose last album was described as “beautiful music that can calm the most savage beast” (Frontloader), has been building a steady following since her arrival on the Seattle music scene a few years ago. The momentum she created with the release of her last album, “For the Winter," in 2014 has led to two successful western U.S. tours and a feature in the MTV show “Awkward.” Compared to artists such as Cat Power, Daughter, and Aimee Mann, her sound has been described as “treading the delicate line between washed-out ambient tones and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements.”


www.brendaxu.com


Song samples at:  https://brendaxu.bandcamp.com


Saturday May 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM       March to May





















Seattle-based folk-pop duo March to May with a harp, a guitar, and rich vocal harmonies, haunting lyrics and riveting melodies, in the vein of the Swell Season, Damien Rice & the Civil Wars.


www.marchtomay.com


Darren Guyaz - guitar

Beth Wesche - harp


Official music videos:

The Navigator (2016) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Jt3mnqJQo

Embers (2015) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKfubTm-qZk


Sound samples: https://soundcloud.com/march-to-may


Saturday April 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM      Animals of Grace
























Animals of Grace is an alt-folk duo based in Seattle led by innovative 12-string guitar player and classically trained vocalist Erika Lundahl. Together with percussionist Doug Indrick, Animals of Grace craft a musical experience that shifts from driving exhilaration to sublime and emotional. Formed in upstate New York in 2012, the duo was drawn to the tall trees and rugged wilderness of the Pacific Northwest in late 2013. Their debut album “Songs of Shattering,” released in 2015 on Rolling Crone Records was inspired by the poetry of Edna St. Millay and made it’s debut onto CMJ’s top 200 albums of college radio in March 2016.


Their most recent album 'Brambles' is the compilation of 7 songs of pilgrimage, climate change, and the wielding and waking of love for the Earth, each other, and all the hard lessons we haven’t learned yet. Inspired by traveling to the tar sands or Alberta, Canada in 2015 - the third largest reserve of crude oil in the world - and by events like the Mosier oil spill in Oregon, this beautiful compilation of songs is an introspective gaze into the heart and a search for the resiliency and love we need to come together.

 www.animalsofgrace.com

Song samples at:

 https://animalsofgrace.bandcamp.com/album/brambles


Saturday April 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM   Woodland West











Woodland West was formed in early 2014 by a group of Seattle musicians with a penchant for rootsy acoustic music. With influences ranging from Bela Fleck and Alison Krauss to Pink Floyd, the band takes a unique approach to their music by blending bluegrass/Americana with other genres such as psychedelic rock and zydeco. Using non-traditional multi-instrumentation, improvisation, and multiple harmonies, they have carved out a unique sound that challenges traditional bluegrass norms. The band has since opened for national touring acts, including Emi Sunshine and Melody Guy, and has participated in a number of festivals, including The Olalla Bluegrass Festival, Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival, and The University District Street Fair. The band released their debut album ‘Devil to Pay’ on August 19, 2016, and completed a west coast tour in October 2016. Woodland casts a net that’s not only wide but ambitious. They have carved out a place in Seattle’s rich acoustic music scene, and are only getting started.


Chuck Dunklin - Tenor Guitar

Mike Setzer - Bass, Vocals

Will Van Kely - Percussion

Stephanie Ward - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Violin

Luk Yanz - Vocals, Mandolin, Keys


www.woodlandband.com

Song samples at: https://soundcloud.com/woodlandwest


Sunday March 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM     Matinée

Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers

high energy blues












The Love Dealers are a fun, high energy, swampy mix of blues, funk and R&B.

www.micheledamourandthelovedealers.com

The band is:

Michele D'Amour - lead vocals and songwriter

Patrick McDanel - bass and backing vocals

Ronnie Bishop - drums

Ryan Higgins - guitar


Song samples at:  www.reverbnation.com/micheledamourandthelovedealers/songs

Sunday March 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM     Matinée

The Blue Janes










The Blue Janes are seasoned musicians Jean Mann, Arni Adler and Kathleen Tracy. They marry 3 ukes, and 3 voices for a delightful blend of humor and sweetness.

www.facebook.com/The-Blue-Janes-855093531271698

Videos:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=obo64JngtaU

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tDRGQIJvEE


Song samples:

www.cdbaby.com/cd/thebluejanes

Sunday February 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM  Matinée

Lake Toba













Lake Toba is an old timey duo with rich harmonies over beautiful instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin (no, not all three at the same time), and haunting original songwriting by Kyle McGonegle and Liat Tova. They unravel a new story in each song with clear and heartfelt singing that exposes the emotion hidden in the verse. Their tight instrumentation brings each song to another level, as the pair breathes together, not just in their harmonies, but also through their instruments. Don't miss a chance to see Lake Toba live; the pair invites listeners into their world with warm conversation like old friends.

www.laketobamusic.com


Sunday February 12, 2017 at 3 PM -  A Special Valentine's Matinée

Scott Cossu


















plus guitar accompaniment by Lonnie Mardis, www.lonniemardis.com


















Scott Cossu is an internationally known composer, pianist and recording artist. Scott was up front when New Age was just beginning over 30 years ago.  He was one of the first Windham Hill Artists to join with founder Will Ackerman and Alex de Grassi, in their new label out of Palo Alto, California.  Scott signed onto the label the same day as Michael Hedges and they both joined George Winston who was just new to the label himself. In those early days, Scott toured with his label mates as they forged the way for the many artists that would follow in that genre.


Scott's most recent album "Safe In Your Arms" (2015) is nominated for the 2016 Zone Music Award for Best Piano Album – with Instrumentation.


www.scottcossu.com



Saturday February 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM

            Squirrel Butter  

Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jugband, and blues artists from the late 1800’s through 1950’s.

Recently featured on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, Squirrel Butter is pleased to announce the arrival of their new album, Chestnuts!


www.squirrelbutter.com


Sound samples at:

https://soundcloud.com/squirrelbutter



Sunday January 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM           Matinée

The Debutones
















The Debutones excel at bringing to light hidden gems of acoustic roots-based songs with compelling stories and beautiful melodies––some country, some folk, and some bluegrass. The ‘Tones’ love and command of the music they play come through in every song, delivered with their signature vocal harmonies and stellar instrumentals.


Debby Nagusky and Don Share had been singing duets for over two decades when three of the Pacific Northwest’s finest musicians joined them, and they became the Debutones. Their repertoire took on an entirely new feel, with these three's musical ideas and instrumental and vocal virtuosity giving the songs new life, depth, and intensity. Adding to Debby and Don's vocals and guitar work are Greg Glassman, vocals and bass; Julian Smedley, vocals, violin, and viola; and Bob Knetzger, Dobro and banjo.


www.debutones.com


Sunday January 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM           Matinée

Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers’


Seattle Gypsy jazz band Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger's unique originals.



Ranger Sciacca -- Violin

Mike Sciacca -- Rhythm Guitar

Mick Nicholson -- Bass

Jeffrey Mosse -- Percussion


PLUS special guest soloist, Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews, on the Clarinet and Saxophone.


www.rangerswings.com



Sunday December 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM        Matinée

Bread and Gravy












Bread & Gravy perform a variety of music styles including blues, originals, classic rock, standards, Americana, contemporary, reggae and even
a disco tune!


The Band:

Stephanie Doenges - lead vocals, guitar, banjo ukulele, harmonica, flute, occasional toy

Jess Doenges - piano, keyboard bass, spoken word, bad jokes, occasional boxdrum


www.breadandgravymusic.com



Sunday December 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM        Matinée

Carrie Clark

Americana cabaret sass-a-frass


























Seattle artist, Carrie Clark, has been wooing crowds with her superb voice and playful rhythms for over a decade. Charming audiences with songs about one night stands, femme fatales and cowboy lullabies, Carrie draws upon classic country, folk, and jazz creating a collision of styles, effects, and textures that can only be described as her very own. Carrie’s latest release, It’s Christmastime, was co-written with Seattle Producer, Martin Feveyear (Zoe Muth, The Presidents of the USA, Jesse Sykes) and features her backing band, the Lonesome Lovers. This latest single spun specifically for the holiday season maintains her infectious energy while capturing the childlike awe, anticipation and excitement of the holiday season.


Song samples at: www.reverbnation.com/carrieclark


www.carrieclark.com



Sunday November 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM         The Rain City Ramblers


















A Seattle original Americana string band playing country, roots, bluegrass, and old-time music.

Daniel Ullom - mandolin, lead vocals

Forrest Marrowitz - bass, harmony vocals

James Horbett - guitar


www.raincityramblers.com

Sound samples at: https://soundcloud.com/raincityramblers



Sunday November 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM        Matinée

Jaspar Lepak



















Jaspar Lepak (pronounced JAS-per LEE-pack) is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart.


www.jasparlepak.com



Sunday October 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM  Matinée   Daniel Champagne

Australia-born folk musician

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has recently signed to US booking agency Fleming Artists and relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

www.danielchampagnemusic.com


Sound samples at:

https://soundcloud.com/danielchampagnemusic




Saturday October 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM         Ryan Ayers

www.ryanayersmusic.com

Ryan Ayers is a solo guitarist mixing together classical technique with accessible songs forms and structures. His stage show is a well crafted blend of engaging music and interesting stories which have captivated audiences on both coasts.

Ryan began playing guitar at the age of thirteen. He attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated with degrees in classical guitar performance and recording arts. It was there that he began his studies with classical guitarist Martha Masters.

An active composer for over ten years, Ryan released his first record of ten original pieces for guitar entitled "ermita" in 2011. In 2012, he published the corresponding sheet music and tablature. These pieces employ classical guitar technique to explore the reaches of steel string and finger style guitar. A gifted melodist, Ryan also likes to experiment with gestures, textures, and rhythmic ideas in his compositions.

“Ryan Ayers has the rare combination of great technique, depth of musicianship, and a fantastic level of comfort on stage. His rapport with audiences belies his age, and leaves everyone with a warm and fuzzy feeling at the end of the evening.”    ~ Martha Masters, Guitarist and President of the Guitar Foundation of America

Sound samples at: www.ryanayersmusic.com/listen


Saturday September 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM      Slipshod

Matt Snook (dobro and banjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin) formed Slipshod in 2012 out of a common background of playing Bluegrass music. Now, as a duo, they have incorporated music from Gordon Lightfoot, Norman Blake, Simon and Garfunkel, Tim O’Brien, and more. They play a mix of originals, familiar melodies and dynamic instrumentals. Their harmonies and unique vocal interpretations add to their precise instrumental talents. Audiences all around the Northwest enjoy this band's humor and energetic musical style.

www.slipshodmusic.net


Saturday September 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM  Curtis and Loretta

On tour from Minnesota

Curtis & Loretta's music comes straight from the heart. The husband and wife duo's extraordinary harmonies and proficiency on a parade of stringed instruments create an alluring frame for their poignant original songs, and carefully chosen traditional pieces from the British Isles, America, and beyond. The current menagerie includes Celtic harp, mandocello, mandolin, guitars, clawhammer banjo, and National steel ukulele, plus a bit of kazoo, harmonica, and shakers.



www.curtisandloretta.com


Friday September 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Tim Bertch, Guitarist Extraordinaire

www.timbertsch.com


Tim Bertsch is truly a professional musician who has mastered and combined many styles on this versatile instrument. He is very pleasing to hear and to watch. So be prepared for an evening of extraordinary guitar music from an expert guitarist/harp guitarist who can switch between jazz, flamenco, classical, blues and gypsy music.

Plus he can do magic on a rare harp guitar that blends the sounds of two instruments.


Music Samples at: www.timbertsch.com/musical_offerings




Saturday August 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM

 Brad Yaeger and the Night Terrors












Brad Yaeger puts a rock sound to his dark and sometimes freaky folk ballads with the help of Jorge Zorro - lead guitar alchemist & Dean Offin – Drums.

www.squatterrecords.com/brad-yaeger-the-night-terrors-bio


Songs from Gather Around (September 19, 2015)

www.squatterrecords.com/js_albums/gather-around



Saturday August 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM Katie Kuffel with Lana McMullen














Katie Kuffel :  keyboard & vocals, Lana McMullen: guitar & vocals,

and Isaac Castillo on bass


Katie Kuffel :

Katie Kuffel is a composer and musician based in Seattle, Washington. Her first full-length album, Pearls, was released in October of 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Her first EP, Animal Pragmatist, was released in 2013.  Katie’s songwriting is both innovative and thoughtful, with a contemporary sound that draws from blues, jazz, and folk music as well as her training in classical cello and jazz piano. An openly queer artist, she explores concepts of sexuality and femininity throughout her works. Katie has been featured as the musical act in popular podcast Welcome to Nightvale, and in PopMatters as one of the ‘best musical hopes to break out on 2016.'    www.katiekuffel.com




Lana McMullen:

A lanky, queer, flat-picking, operatically trained soprano gone rogue, alt-Americana singer/songwriter Lana McMullen has been described as an artist “who stands above a breadth and depth of artistic substance that is hard to ignore” (mxdwn). Her music's political undertones and overarching themes of distance and loss recall trailblazers such as Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman - actively inviting the listener to explore how values determine one's personal identity, and how identity shifts when one's values are challenged.      www.lanamcmullen.com



Friday July 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM       Claudia Nygaard with Moe Dixon

STRADDLING THE FENCE BETWEEN FOLK AND COUNTRY

on tour from Nashville















With a voice as warm and smooth as amber honey and impressive for both its power and intimacy, Claudia Nygaard delivers songs that are heartfelt, humorous, scrappy, and sensual. And so are the stories in between them. She is a captivating storyteller, with a twinkle in her eye that makes everyone in the audience think she is sharing a secret with them alone. Emotionally fearless, she shares her deepest sorrows with a rare vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor the next.


www.claudianygaard.com



Friday July 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM   Buddy Mondlock on tour

























Acclaimed singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock is widely respected by his peers and fans alike and regarded as a real songwriter's songwriter. He appeared on the PBS television special "Great Performances" in 1996 with Peter, Paul and Mary where together they sang Mondlock's song "The Kid." His songs have also been recorded by greats like Garth Brooks , Guy Clark, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, and Cry, Cry, Cry. Nanci Griffith fans will recognize Mondlock's "Comin' Down In the Rain" from her Grammy award winning collection, "Other Voices, Other Rooms." In 2003 Buddy toured North America and Europe with Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp in support of their trio album titled "Everything Waits To Be Noticed."


www.buddymondlock.com


Sunday July 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM      Outdoor Square Dance












This was an opportunity to join in a community square dance on the grass in front of the new picnic shelter.   There was live music played by a group of musicians from Centrum’s “Festival of American Fiddle Tunes Workshop” held in Port Townsend every July.  Let's do it again!

The band:

Howie Meltzer - fiddle

Dave Norad – banjo

Devin Champlin – mandolin

Katy Harris – bass

John Hatton – guitar

Dave Tilke – caller


Saturday July 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM      STRINGS & THINGS

 













Strings & Things is a group that has combined the talents of the Crichton family band and the Cylwik sisters. With ages from 11-19, they have a pool of experience to draw from and plenty of varied opinions to be offered when choosing songs and making arrangements.


These young people are not hindered in their pursuit of excellence. They enjoy putting together pieces from different genres, but remain true to their love of fiddle music. Each family has been playing music together most of their lives and use their talents on multiple instruments to bless audiences in nursing homes, churches, community events, and other venues around the area.


www.thecrichtonfamilyband.weebly.com


Saturday June 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM              The Receiver























Is it Dream-prog, Dream-pop, or Ambient Electronica? It's hard to put a tag on this original music; it's so different, but so beautiful. Give it a listen and you decide.


Song samples: www.thereceivermusic.com/music


Videos:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc3yt20ZbDk

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAUe6MCv6kA


The Receiver is comprised of brothers Casey (keyboards, bass, vocals) and Jesse Cooper (drums, vocals). Formed in 2005, the brothers quickly expanded on ideas composed the previous year by Casey for his senior thesis in music composition studies at The Ohio State University. After a few live performances, the band was picked up by New York-based Stunning Models On Display Records. With the label's support, the band finished the recording of their debut album "Decades" in 2006 and celebrated its release later that year with extensive touring throughout North America. Once home, Casey began the near 2-year writing process for their follow-up album "Length of Arms". The sophomore effort had its soft (digital-only) release in late 2009 on Vital Music Records. The band just released their latest album, "All Burn" in the summer of 2015 via Kscope Records (UK) to critical acclaim.


www.thereceivermusic.com

Saturday June 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM              Cello Mania









from Bainbridge Island

Listen to the rich, dark, vibrating sound of multiple cellos playing folk, classical and popular pieces.  Priscilla Jones organizes the group called Cello Mania. Enjoy the music and learn some secrets about the world of cello too.

Hear Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Celli, and Janina Garscia's Four Bagatelles. We also will play some folk songs, and more light, contemporary pieces by Gideon Freudmann, Scott Joplin, and Mark Summers. Ashokan Farewell sounds glorious on cello as well. Come hear the wonderful ringing sound of those heart-tugging low notes!


CELLISTS:

Priscilla Jones  celloisland@aol.com
Barbara Deppe
Daniel Stein
Abby Sullivan
Marit Ellerby
Arlayne Eseman
Pam Harlan
Marie Miller


Saturday June 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM       March to May


























Seattle-based folk-pop group March to May will play as a trio featuring harp, guitar, and violin with rich vocal harmonies, haunting lyrics and riveting melodies, in the vein of the Swell Season, Damien Rice & the Civil Wars.


www.marchtomay.com



Saturday May 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM         Paul Mauer and the Silence










Singer Songwriter, Paul Mauer, teams up with creative percussionist, Nathan Gehrman, to create a neo-folk sound with energy and lyrical richness. Paul plays a forceful acoustic guitar while Nathan provides the groove on a drum kit and associated percussion.

www.paulmauermusic.com


Saturday May 7, 2016 at 7:30 PM           Claude Bourbon

Medieval & Spanish blues

Guitar & Song




















This French-born guitarist was classically trained, but then delved headlong into folk, blues, jazz and rock music. Now based in the UK, he has become a world-renowned player, highly acclaimed for his finger-picking style—plucking, picking and strumming at such speed that his fingers seem to appear just as a blur. He utilizes strains of folk, western, jazz and blues through such melodic delights as the traditional English Dance, and the hypnotic works of Spanish composer, Joaquín Rodrigo.


www.claudebourbon.org


Saturday April 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM          Brenda Xu



























Ambient/folk artist, Brenda Xu (pronounced “shoo”) has been a rising presence on the Seattle music scene since moving here from San Diego. Her ethereal voice has been compared to artists such as PJ Harvey, Daughter, and Aimee Mann. Her most recent album “For The Winter” (September 2014) will transport any listener through a range of seasons and emotions. She is currently working on her fourth album and plans to tour the U.S. and Europe this year.


The backing players for this concert:

violinist - Yun-En Liu

drummer - Ben Kent


www.brendaxu.com


Saturday April 2, 2016 at 7:30     The Honeyville Rascals



The Honeyville Rascals are a jazz and blues inspired roots duo with the driving rhythms of a tenor, concert and baritone ukuleles supporting the vocal melodies and harmonies of Sunga Rose and Michael Alexander. Sunga sings and plays a concert “paddlele” while Michael sings and plays a 6-string tenor “liliu”. Both take turns on Baritone uke as well, and Michael has been known to bring his banjo along. Soon after meeting in a workshop while endeavoring to improve their ukulele skills the Honeyville Rascals were putting together a list of the songs they always wanted to play. Their separate paths of musical interest led each of them to a love for early jazz and due to the “romantical” circumstances of their fortunate meeting, they tend to play many of their favorite love songs from that era. Their eclectic repertoire includes popular material culled from 10 decades of songwriting as well as many tunes of their own.

www.sunrosemusic.com/the-honeyville-rascals.html


Sunday March 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM            Matinée

The Fire Inside




















The Fire Inside performs smoldering Celtic music with heel-clicking intensity. Drawing from a collection of traditional and trend-setting influences, The Fire Inside will stoke your musical fire with their fiddle, uilleann pipes, bodhran, whistles, guitar, concertina, mandolin and scorching vocals.


www.thefireinsideceltic.com


Sunday March 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM            Matinée

Don Alder

from Vancouver, Canada












Don Alder plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver's "best kept little secret". Don is a world-class fingerstyle guitarist with a "wow factor" that has let to multiple endorsement deals with major manufacturers and a collaboration with Greenfield guitars to produce a signature acoustic guitar- the "Don Alder G4" model.

Don currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His unique style of playing incorporates fingerpicking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard to create a wall of sound. He is often referred to as sounding like a four piece band. Don's music is his own unique weave of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration - some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don's phenomenal fingerstyle playing and rich voice captivate.

www.donalder.com


Sunday February 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM     Mindy Dillard

Matinée










Mindy Dillard is an award-winning singer-songwriter with mischievous eyes and an adventurous spirit! In June 2015 she won Susanne Millsaps performing songwriter competition in Salt Lake City, Utah (which is also her home town). She was honored to open for folk icon John Gorka at the Utah Arts Festival.  In her music, she seeks to transform the ordinary into the magical and poison into medicine. Her musical style is varied and versatile, with shades of Americana, old time, gospel, musical theater and folk rock. She draws inspiration from story-driven songs by songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Dar Williams and Cosy Sheridan and her extensive training in musical theatre. She most often accompanies herself on guitar and clawhammer banjo (though she also plays fiddle and ukulele).


She’s toured coast to coast with the folk Americana duo Heartroot and kids’ duo Snail People. She’s recently released her second full length feature album, How to Survive a Poison Apple, a folk rock song cycle and the soundtrack for her revisionist fairy tale one-woman show, which explores her journey to finding her own voice and healthy body image. She’s performed at festivals, conferences and eating disorder treatment centers since 2011, including the Santa Cruz and Vancouver (B.C) fringe festivals, and the iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) symposium.


www.mindydillard.com


Sunday February 14, 2016 at 3:00 PM     Valentine's Day Matinée

Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers

high energy blues














Since its inception in 2012, Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers has established itself on the Pacific Northwest festival and venue circuit. The band has two CDS to its credit: 2014’s Sin Comin’ On, with a mix of covers and originals, and 2015’s Ante Up, which was selected as an IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association) pick in May 2015.


Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers put their own spin on classics, often adding a touch of funk for danceability. Michele leads the band with smooth delivery on laid back soul blues, then cutting it up on the more lively tunes.   Bassist Patrick McDanel brings backing vocals to the mix as well, and C. D. Woodbury will be on guitar. Originals explore traditional blues themes such as love, loss, relationships, and temptation with a sense of what one reviewer described as “soulful whimsy.”  More modern themes are covered as well; “Memory” deals with Alzheimer’s, a condition affecting two of the band members’ parents.


Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers enjoy interacting with audiences of all ages.


www.micheledamourandthelovedealers.com


Sunday January 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM    The Lowest Pair

Matinée


The Lowest Pair features the duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Draped in Kendl’s high lonesome harmonies and Palmer’s Midwest croon, their debut release, 36¢, (Team Love Records) was hailed by many outlets and American Songwriter praised their ”earnest, earthy songcraft.” On Feb 24, 2015, Team Love released their sophomore album, The Sacred Heart Sessions.

www.thelowestpair.com


Song samples: www.soundcloud.com/search?q=The%20Lowest%20Pair


Video:  www.youtube.com/watch?t=60&v=9ZdfBcEoQIQ



Sunday January 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM    The Mighty Dreadful Duo

Matinée









Kelly Erb and Clayton Kaiser join forces to create The Mighty Dreadful Duo, Part stringband, part rockabilly bluegrass junkies. Traditional tunes reworked to satiate two down-to-earth, Puget Sound musicians.


www.reverbnation.com/themightydreadfulduo

Sunday January 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM      Matinée

Lobo Del Mar












One family, one show...a variety of music and dance!


Lobo Del Mar is an all family music and dance ensemble. They perform mostly Celtic music with Bluegrass and Flamenco fusion. Their Scots-Irish tunes feature Irish Step Dancing. They also perform Mexican music, South Pacific Island tunes accompanied by Polynesian dances and Middle Eastern inspired medleys complete with bellydancing. You are taken "around the world" with this family as they perform the music and dance genres they love.


Bagpipes - Celtic Music - Irish Step Dancing - Flamenco - Bellydance - Mexican Music - Polynesian Dance


www.lobodelmarentertainment.com


Sunday December 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM           Matinée

Christmas songs and more by Lynne Ferguson















Lynne Ferguson has been playing music for a living all her life. Her past work with Taj Mahal has influenced her singing style. She has been fortunate enough to perform and record with some of the finest and best-known acoustic players in the world. Her first CD, Double Stop, produced by Mark O’Connor, included players Jerry Douglas, Buddy Spicher, and Mark O’Connor. Her second, Out of the Blue, included Ferlin Huskey Jr. and Eddie Bayers as the perfect rhythm section, as well as Kathy Chiavola singing stunning harmony. With her 13th recording, Lynne has released a CD of original material backed by Nashville’s finest – David Grier, Brent Truitt, Kathy Chiavola, Viktor Krauss, Billy Constible, and Robert Battaglia. This show will feature songs from her latest EP “Wintersongs” and will be a benefit for the Native Horsemanship Youth Program.    www.nativehorsemanship.org


Song samples:

www.amazon.com/Winter-Songs-Single-Lynne-Ferguson/dp/B00GT1MPBQ

Accompanied by Guitar Flatpick Champion Roger Ferguson: www.facebook.com/roger.ferguson.140


Sunday December 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM            Matinée

Kathryn Claire

with multi-instrumentalist Don Henson


Portland Oregon based performing and recording artist Kathryn Claire is part of a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her guitar and fiddle-playing exhibit a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and her rare ability to move seamlessly across genres.  Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.  She is thrilled to be performing at the Concerts in the Woods in Coyle, WA and to be joined by Don Henson.  Don is an incredible multi instrumentalist and when collaborating with Kathryn is generally featured on percussion and piano.  Don has toured with Kathryn throughout Oregon and Washington and is currently working with her on her new album, Bones Will Last, due out in March, 2016.  He also performs with Sneakin' Out, Groovy Wallpaper, The Adequates and more.  


Performing is a truly joyful experience for Kathryn Claire, and her love of music is evident every time she takes the stage. Her charismatic presence and infectious smile have made her a favorite at venues and festivals around the world.  She has toured and performed extensively in the US, Japan, India, Holland, Belgium and France.



www.kathrynclairemusic.com


Sunday November 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM           Matinée

Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers’


Seattle Gypsy jazz band Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger's unique originals.

www.rangerswings.com


Violin - RANGER SCIACCA

Percussion - JEFFREY MOOSE

Rhythm Guitar - MICHAEL SCIACCA

Bass - NEIL CONATY

Mandolin - DAVE STEWART


Sunday November 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM           Matinée

John Hoover and The Mighty Quinns

John Hoover and The Mighty Quinns are a group of three musicians who have been entertaining audiences around the region for several years now. They play a distinctive blend of folk, folk-rock, singer/songwriter classics, country, Celtic, bluegrass, and R&B. They are the best known for their work as a John Denver Tribute Band, though their repertoire spans the entire history of music. They also have a large body of original music that they integrate into each show as well. All play instruments as part of their groove (guitar, harmonica, bass, mandolin, percussion, keyboards).

www.reverbnation.com/johnhoovermusic


Sunday October 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM            Matinée   

Castletown

















Portland, OR based Castletown’s music has been described as "Renegade Celtic Folk Rock," blending the energy of traditional Irish reels with modern Folk, Blues, and Country influences.


Founded by singer/songwriter/guitarist Robert Richter the band’s style, sound and songwriting draws from many sources including UK bands Fairport Convention and The Pentangle and as well Bob Dylan, and Rock-A-Billy icon Carl Perkins.


Their new CD “Castletown Live At Alberta Street Pub” captures the energy and passion of the group performing both their original compositions and traditional songs featuring vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass and drums.


“Performing in front of live audiences is what we enjoy most,” says Richter. “We love what we do and work hard every show to get into a zone and feed off the energy from people responding to our music.”


The band has kept a busy schedule on the festival and concert circuit in 2015 performing around the West Coast in Oregon, Washington and California.


They recently recorded a television concert aired in Salem, Oregon and their music has received regular airplay on Celtic and Folk music stations around the Pacific Northwest.


Robert Richter - vocals and guitar

Olivia Duffy - fiddle, mandolin and vocals

Willie Gilmore - bass

Casey McBride - drums


www.reverbnation.com/castletown



Friday October 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM     Sarah McQuaid


Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). Her new album Walking Into White (2015) is her most honest and adventurous work to date, with a depth and texture of soundscape that are reflected in her beautifully crafted live shows. A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, Sarah refuses to be pigeonholed, segueing easily from one of her emotive originals into a 1930s Cuban jazz number, a 16th century lute piece or an unexpected contemporary cover. Like its predecessors, her fourth solo CD has drawn international critical acclaim: The Musician (UK) called it “A work that grows with each listen,” while Germany’s Folker hailed it as “Ein mutiges Album mit einem potenziellen Pophit” (A courageous album that includes a potential pop hit). “Sending out a trembling resonance, this is a collection of songs that feel their way into your being,” wrote FolkWords (UK), where it prevailed over stiff competition to be selected as Album of the Month.
www.sarahmcquaid.com


Saturday October 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Michael Henchman and Kelly Brightwell


Each writing and performing imagery-rich Folk/Americana songs in their own right, Portland songwriters Kelly Brightwell and Michael Henchman combine their talents to create a sound that is at once warm and reminiscent, bringing to life new stories on age-old journeys through love and loss, hard times and hope.


Michael's songwriting often draws inspiration from roads less traveled that have beckoned since childhood, along with living many years in central Alaska, resulting in a poetic fascination with far horizons, tales of rebirth, and slipping past boundaries. "Highly original... catchy musical expression and craftsmanship ... a fresh sound." - Indie Artists Alliance
www.michaelhenchman.com


Kelly Brightwell plays "Shimmering NW Americana": rain-soaked folk with introspective lyrics, radiant vocals and danceable grooves. "Kelly writes songs that are evolved, with themes that are literary, meditative, and explore parallels between our lives and nature. She sings with the smoothness of Sarah Mclachlan, but with a bit more Americana grit and charm." - Rob Stroup, 8 Ball Studio, The Blame

www.kellybrightwell.com



Saturday September 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM  

The Barn Owls


























Old-timey country string band from Seattle with banjo, fiddle, guitar, upright bass and tight three-part harmonies!

www.barnowlsmusic.com

The band:

Kate Lichtenstein - guitar

Brittany Newell – fiddle

Hanna Traynham – banjo

Katy Harris - upright bass


Saturday September 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM  

Jean Mann & Michael Bauer



















Since 2000, Jean has toured locally and nationally, headlining house concerts, festivals, and playing such iconic rooms as Yoshi's in San Francisco, the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, and CBGB's in New York. She has opened for Peter Himmelman and Blame Sally, and shared the stage with Laura Veirs (Rounder Records) and Vicci Martinez (The Voice).  She has garnered fans the likes of Cyndi Lauper and jazz sensation, Jacqui Naylor.  It's no wonder.  Jean gains hordes of happy ears wherever she performs her lilting musical prose; a truly soul-quenching voice in today's independent music scene.


Michael Bauer plays percussion for Jean, with a little guitar and mandolin thrown in for good measure.

www.jeanmann.net



Saturday August 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM   The Woodland Band














Woodland brings a blend of high octane bluegrass, country and zydeco to the Americana music scene. Based out of Seattle, the band combines melodic solos, catchy rhythms, and three-part harmonies with both male and female-led vocals. Improv soloing from the banjo, mandolin, and tenor guitar make every performance a unique experience for both the band and the audience. With influences ranging from Bela Fleck to Alison Krauss to Pink Floyd, Woodland has carved out a unique place in Seattle's rich music scene.


Chuck Dunklin - Tenor Guitar

Stephanie Ward - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Luke Yanz - Vocals, Mandolin

Dan Monte Calvo - Vocals, Banjo

Amir Rio - Percussion, Back-up Vocals

Dan Rogers - Upright Bass


www.woodlandband.com



Saturday August 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM      

Tony Furtado & Stephanie Schneiderman









Tony Furtado www.tonyfurtado.com is a multi-instrumentalist on guitar, banjo, & slide guitar, and mixes Americana, folk, indie-rock, blues, and jazz styles.


"As a banjo virtuoso, Furtado is well-known for his envelope-pushing, progressive bluegrass stylings. His picking is rapid-fire quick, sharp and clear, and puts him in the school of Béla Fleck and David Grisman." ~ Katie Klingsporn, Telluride Daily Planet


Sound samples: www.soundcloud.com/tonyfurtado


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Stephanie Schneiderman www.stephanieschneiderman.com is a songwriter and recording artist from Portland, Oregon with a silken voice and a lullaby-like, laid back style.


Sound samples: www.stephanieschneiderman.com/music.html




Saturday August 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM      STRINGS & THINGS

 










A colorful and lively group comprised of The Crichton Family Band and The Cylwik Sisters who have a creative and innovative approach to country, gospel, retro and fiddle music.

These two family bands have gotten together and produced a concert that combines both band’s music and some carefully worked-out skits that hold it all together to make a very musical and very entertaining show.

www.thecrichtonfamilyband.weebly.com


Our 100th Show was on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Betty and The Boy

Though the quintet’s string-laden melodies occasionally anchor them in the territories of folk, bluegrass, or minim­ali­st rock, they’re more at home in the cracks in-between.  It’s from these quirky, deeper, sometimes darker places that Betty Jaeger’s voice reaches up, takes you by the hand, and sweeps you along on an entrancing musical journey. Her lyrics play with imagery from nature and are almost fairy tale in style with ever so delicate presentation.

The journey all started in Montana when Betty met Josh Harvey (from Portland, Oregon) a few years back and they started to collaborate. Josh is a multi-instrumentalist, has a writing style that is entirely at home alongside his musical partner and was the reason for the band’s name which emerged when they began to play together as a duo.

Now based out of Eugene, Oregon, the band that grew around them like an all-embracing vine, features violinist Michelle Whitlock who likes to play her instrument in a lower register to add an intriguing layer or color; classically-trained cellist Nanci McDonald who also plays ukulele and guitar, and Jon Conlon on bass, a deft hand in the studio from working on the garage rock and punk scene. He gets the credit for capturing tracks that have won them most attention from their stunning 7-track EP, Good Luck, such as Moth To A Light, Good Luck, and Babel.

www.bettyandtheboy.com



Saturday July 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM      Slipshod

Matt Snook (dobro and banjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin) formed Slipshod in 2012 out of a common background of playing Bluegrass music. Now, as a duo, they have incorporated music from Gordon Lightfoot, Norman Blake, Simon and Garfunkel, Tim O’Brien, and more. They play a mix of originals, familiar melodies and dynamic instrumentals. Their harmonies and unique vocal interpretations add to their precise instrumental talents. Audiences all around the Northwest enjoy this band's humor and energetic musical style.

www.slipshodmusic.net


Saturday June 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM      Strong Sun Moon
















Strong Sun Moon presents a beautiful blend of North American & South American folk music. Hailed for their virtuosity and rich sound, this duo creates bright vocal harmonies and a refreshing blend of styles. Camelia Jade’s colorful arrangements of South American instruments such as the charango, ronroco and bombo legüero are interwoven with Mike Antone’s rich vocals, artful songwriting on guitar and harmonica, and etheric use of the Lapsteel.  www.strongsunmoon.org


Listen here: www.strongsunmoon.org/music/strong-sun-moon

 

Live Recordings: www.reverbnation.com/cameliajademikeantone


Videos: www.strongsunmoon.org/videos



Friday June 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM      Dave Nachmanoff

with Mike Lindauer accompanying on bass









Dave grew up in the 60’s and 70’s surrounded by the active folk scene of northern Virginia and Washington DC and inspired by Pete Seeger, country rock, early revival folk like the Kingston Trio and later on, 80’s new wave. Toss in a bit of Celtic folk-rock a la Fairport Convention and it’s clear how he got his rich melodic sound.

www.davenach.com


Saturday June 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM      Star Anna
















Star Anna grew up in the country, played drums in a punk band in high school, heard an Elliott Smith record, picked up a guitar and never looked back. Now a Pacific North West up and comer, Star Anna has released five albums, (three with the band The Laughing Dogs, two solo records) and is currently working on a sixth, set to come out before years end. She has caught the attention of some of Seattle's finest, such as Guns n Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Pearl Jam guitar player Mike McCready, who invited her to open up the Pearl Jam 20 festival (Alpine Valley, 2011). She also released a limited addition 7" with McCready of his song Keep On and her cover of Call Your Girlfriend (both songs available on iTunes). Whether playing with a full band or perched solo on a chair with a tambourine tied to her foot and her dog asleep in the guitar case, her voice stands out as a raw and honest declaration of a hard life lived and earned with moments of sparkling, aching hope and always a twinge of darkness, like a sly little smile.


www.staranna.com


Saturday May 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM      Animals of Grace


Animals of Grace is the Seattle-based collaboration of guitarist and songwriter Erika Lundahl and percussionist Doug Indrick. They began collaborating two years ago in Upstate New York and released their debut EP "Make Me Kind" in July 2014. The 5 song album is rife with vocal harmonies, guitar tapping, driving djembe, cajon, and auxiliary percussion.

Sound samples at: www.animalsofgrace.bandcamp.com/releases


Currently Animals of Grace is in the studio, recording an album using the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay.


Learn more at www.animalsofgrace.com


Saturday May 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM      The Winterlings


Acoustic folk duo with "Music From The New Folk Frontier".


With songs as vivid as feature films, The Winterlings take listeners on unexpected journeys through flooded
barns and cedar forests, chemistry labs and ferries crossing Puget Sound. Songwriters and multi-
instrumentalists Amanda Birdsall and Wolff Bowden have played their unique style of Alternative Folk music
from Seattle’s Northwest Folklife Festival to the CMJ Music Festival in Manhattan. Their latest album THE
ANIMAL GROOM hit #6 on the Roots Music Report Folk Chart. KBCS in Bellevue named the album one of
the 10 best of 2010, and their song “Take Give” spent a month as one of the top 3 most played songs on
Sirius/XM The Village. Featuring male and female lead vocals and harmonies, guitar, ukulele, violin, banjitar,
percussion and more, The Winterlings build bonfires of sound to dance and dream beside.


www.winterlings.com




Friday April 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM           Claude Bourbon


Medieval & Spanish blues

Guitar & Song


Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambience of the Thumb !

Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.


"Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45", Bob, Tucson, AZ


“Do you know what Medieval guitar sounds like? I didn’t either ‘til I hooked up with Claude! This is some cool stuff, and he’s French and everything!” Dolores River Brewery, Dolores, CO


“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”, BBC, UK


www.claudebourbon.org


Saturday April 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM      The W Lovers


In 2011 Fleur Jack embarked on a US and Canadian solo tour from her homeland of New Zealand.  Along the way … she fell in love!  Fast forwarding to the present finds Fleur now married to the man, Wesley Wood, who followed her from city to city back in 2011.


Their musical influences are diverse, ranging from Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson to The Grateful Dead and The Beatles. Their songs are about love, road trips, moonshine, old towns and rodeos.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxFuX6VxRE0


www.thewlovers.com


Saturday March 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM   My Darling Clementine

                                                on Tour from the UK


As harmony means agreement, accord and harmonious relations, it is sweet irony that in country music, two voices so often join to sing about disharmony, in songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt.


My Darling Clementine (aka Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish) have captured that love/hate tension so reminiscent of those country duos of the '60s and '70s with Johnny Cash & June Carter, George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Porter Waggoner, etc. Their songs go beyond the music and lyrics to bring us the drama in love relationships.


www.mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk


Saturday March 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM       March to May


Seattle-based folk-pop duo March to May overlays harp and guitar with rich vocal harmonies, haunting lyrics and riveting melodies, in the vein of the Swell Season, Damien Rice & the Civil Wars. The band formed in the Spring of 2013 as a collaboration between singer/songwriters Darren Guyaz and Beth Wesche.


www.marchtomay.com



Friday March 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM   Buddy Mondlock on tour

with Mike Lindauer accompanying on bass and harmonies





















Acclaimed singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock is widely respected by his peers and fans alike and regarded as a real songwriter's songwriter. He appeared on the PBS television special "Great Performances" in 1996 with Peter, Paul and Mary where together they sang Mondlock's song "The Kid." His songs have also been recorded by greats like Garth Brooks , Guy Clark, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, and Cry, Cry, Cry. Nanci Griffith fans will recognize Mondlock's "Comin' Down In the Rain" from her Grammy award winning collection, "Other Voices, Other Rooms." In 2003 Buddy toured North America and Europe with Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp in support of their trio album titled "Everything Waits To Be Noticed."


www.buddymondlock.com


Sunday March 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM        Matinée

A Matinée with Wild Rabbit



















Folk-stomp Americana


Voted best band in their home city of Bellingham, WA for the past two years, Wild Rabbit has quickly risen to local renown and now tour extensively throughout the U.S. The band recently recorded their first full-length album at the famed Bear Creek Studio (The Lumineers, Fleet Foxes), partially funded by Kickstarter campaign and released independently in March 2014. The Wild North, having debuted on the CMJ Top 200 chart for independent radio nationwide, is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and on their website at: www.wildrabbitmusic.com.



Sunday February 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM        Matinée

Carrie Clark

Americana cabaret sass-a-frass


An Oregon native weaned on classics by Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, the Beach Boys and ABBA, Carrie Clark immersed herself in music at an early age, teaching herself to play piano and guitar, and writing her own songs. Her diverse musical palette is unsurprising given her wide-ranging performance background: since moving to Seattle, her ventures have included an indie pop ensemble, a folk duo, and a jazz big band. She's also proven adept at sharing stages with myriad artists, appearing on bills with Laura Veirs, Mark Olsen of the Jayhawks, Basia Bulat, and Portland's notorious Vagabond Opera.


Carrie Clark - vocals, piano, and guitar

Dave Pascal - Bass


www.carrieclark.com



Sunday February 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM            Matinée

The Fire Inside















The Fire Inside performs smoldering Celtic music with heel-clicking intensity. Drawing from a collection of traditional and trend-setting influences, The Fire Inside will stoke your musical fire with their fiddle, uilleann pipes, bodhran, whistles, guitar, concertina, mandolin and scorching vocals.


www.thefireinsideceltic.com


Sunday January 18, 2015 at 3:30 PM                   Matinée

The Blackberry Bushes

high lonesome, boot stompin' music with something for the heart


The Blackberry Bushes are a high energy, soulful, Americana stringband doing bluegrass, old-time, songwriting, clogging, jazz, swing, soul, and pop.


The Blackberry Bushes have that rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into a string instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. This is a daredevil sound that is delicate, bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing.








www.theblackberrybushes.com



Sunday January 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM      Matinée

Lobo Del Mar

One family, one show...a variety of music and dance!













Lobo Del Mar is an all family music and dance ensemble. They perform mostly Celtic music with Bluegrass and Flamenco fusion. Their Scots-Irish tunes feature Irish Step Dancing. They also perform Mexican music, South Pacific Island tunes accompanied by Polynesian dances and Middle Eastern inspired medleys complete with bellydancing. You are taken "around the world" with this family as they perform the music and dance genres they love.


Bagpipes - Celtic Music - Irish Step Dancing - Flamenco - Bellydance - Mexican Music - Polynesian Dance


www.lobodelmarentertainment.com


Sunday December 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM           Matinée

Christmas songs and more by Lynne Ferguson









A Benefit Concert for the Native Horsemanship Youth Program

www.nativehorsemanship.org


Lynne Ferguson has been playing music for a living all her life. Her past work with Taj Mahal has influenced her singing style. She has been fortunate enough to perform and record with some of the finest and best-known acoustic players in the world. Her first CD, Double Stop, produced by Mark O’Connor, included players Jerry Douglas, Buddy Spicher, and Mark O’Connor. Her second, Out of the Blue, included Ferlin Huskey Jr. and Eddie Bayers as the perfect rhythm section, as well as Kathy Chiavola singing stunning harmony. With her 13th recording, Lynne has released a CD of original material backed by Nashville’s finest – David Grier, Brent Truitt, Kathy Chiavola, Viktor Krauss, Billy Constible, and Robert Battaglia. This show will feature songs from her latest EP “Wintersongs” and will be a benefit for the Native Horsemanship Youth Program.


Song samples:

https://itunes.apple.com/…/…/winter-songs-single/id760476023


Accompanied by Guitar Flatpick Champion Roger Ferguson

www.facebook.com/roger.ferguson.140




Sunday December 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM            Matinée

Anna Tivel  and Jeffrey Martin

from Oregon


















Both songwriters in their own right, Anna Tivel and Jeffrey Martin often play gigs together and know each other's music, backing each other up in the craft they have perfected so well.


Anna Tivel's wide-eyed celestial folk songs belong in a similar ballpark with Anais Mitchell, Gregory Alan Isakov and Laura Veirs, where gentle picking plucks among occasionally unconventional sounds and a gorgeous voice tells stories of life in a world of natural wonders. The resulting music is incredibly honest, lyric-driven, and deeply affecting.  www.annativel.com



Jeffrey Martin  www.jeffreymartinmusic.com    “Stellar songwriting combined with first-rate guitar work make him a voice that stands out in the crowd. I say drop what you are doing, put his CD in the CD player and go lie on the couch. You’ll be delighted that you did.”

— Karen Olch, KRVM-FM, Acoustic Junction



Saturday November 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM      Matinée

Pepper Proud  with YAIMA


From the heart of Greenbrier Valley and those Eastern Appalacian Rolling Hills, Pepper Proud was raised surrounded by a thriving arts community in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Her musical adventure began with devotion for the Performance Arts- participating in rock bands, jazz bands, show choirs, theater, guitar lessons, marching bands, campfires, dance classes, front porch jams and back porch jams- she developed a style unique to her desire to communicate- with the emotion of meaningful melodies.

www.pepperproud.com


The Sensational Vibrations that emanate from YAIMA materialize from an unconventional Spectrum of History. Producer Masaru Higasa was born on the mystical island of Okinawa, Japan where he was first inspired to play the music of his ancestors- He brings a deeply Resonating history through multicultural traditional instruments and offers a backbone of enticing beats that get the body moving. Pepper Proud was raised in a small community in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, where her love for storytelling and her roots grew deep in traditional Folk Music, Engaging and pleasant as a Lark, her words and instrumentation interlace the music with a visionary outline - A simple story for the Journey. Through many years of travel and study of world music, Jeff Kimes - calls to our auditory sense with deeply vibrational sounds of the Didgeridoo, seamless Biological Beats and Gracefully Versed Percussion. Together they combine genres like indie-folk, world-fusion and weave a smooth groove of soothing melodies, intricate instrumentation and beats that get the body blooming...

www.yaimamusic.com



Saturday November 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM

        Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer


McGraw’s consoling, velvety baritone voice, reminiscent of Greg Brown, coupled with Fer’s soaring and subtly powerful vocal approach, likened to that of Patty Griffin, puts a spit-shine polish on the finely crafted body of songs they have generated together. The intricate weavings of their vocal harmonies are undeniably exceptional. McGraw’s hard-hitting tunes echo narratives of the culture and landscape of the American West, wherein he thoughtfully spins tales of everyday folks looking for a little something more in their earthly existence. Fer takes a more dreamy approach, evoking complex and ethereal imagery within her sultry and haunting melodies. Her potent electric lead guitar playing, in the vein of jazz-fusion guitarist John Scofield, bravely propels this duo through their uniquely heartfelt and spirited live performances, winning over audiences night after night.


www.daveandmandymusic.com



October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM                              Matinée

Patchy Sanders

6 piece folk orchestra from Ashland, Oregon












Patchy Sanders has created a new take on an old-time sound with rich vocals filled with acoustic instrumentation, plus an infectious energy that gets everyone involved.

"Great musicianship, harmonies, and feel. A really warm vibe that makes wherever you are standing feel like the center of a Gypsy Caravan."  ~Mason Jennings

"Timeless. I could hear this band in the 16th, 18th, and 21st Centuries. Thanks Patchy!" ~Sedge Thomson (West Coast Live)

www.patchysanders.com


Saturday October 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM      Curtis and Loretta

On tour from Minnesota

Curtis & Loretta's music comes straight from the heart. The husband and wife duo's extraordinary harmonies and proficiency on a parade of stringed instruments create an alluring frame for their poignant original songs, and carefully chosen traditional pieces from the British Isles, America, and beyond. The current menagerie includes Celtic harp, mandocello, mandolin, guitars, clawhammer banjo, and National steel ukulele, plus a bit of kazoo, harmonica, and shakers.



www.curtisandloretta.com


Saturday October 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM           Eric Miller

                                                           (with Sabu Miyata)


Eric Miller returns to Coyle for the forth time to grace our community center with his smooth vocals that are reminiscent of the great crooners of the 1950's.  He will present his original songs mixed with selections right out of the Great American Songbook.  With Eric's thoughtful lyrics and soothing tones of his vocals,  it's like he is channeling Bob Dylan with a "Bing Crosby" voice. Accompanied by Sabu Miyata's fantastic bass, the music comes alive and fills the room with the most beautiful tones. Eric adds to the excitement by mixing up instruments between Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, and Harmonica.  Please come and share an evening of Eric's honest cordiality and impeccable musicianship.


www.ericmillersongs.com


Saturday September 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM      Twisted Roots

Acoustic, boomer-friendly music with a twist:  Roots music, blues, classic rock, Western swing and country with fingerstyle guitar, dobro, banjo, ukulele, lap steel, harmonica and bass.


The Band:

Bob Lawrence-Markarian

Marty Kaler

Marilyn Kaler

Leo Bidne




Band Website:   www.facebook.com/twistedroots47

Hear their song samples on:  http://deliradio.com/twisted-roots


Saturday September 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM      FarmStrong

FarmStrong is an acoustic string band based on the Olympic Peninsula, in Washington State. The quartet brings over 150 years of performance experience between them, mixing a deep history of playing bluegrass, with country, blues and rock music. At the heart of their sound is sweet harmony singing… a crystalline sound, thick and sweet as molasses, and as smooth and soft as velvet. Backed by a highly adept combination of stringed instruments, the band’s singing and distinctive style of arranging songs from within and beyond the mountain country music tradition reflect a musical chemistry that suggests a group that has been collaborating for many years. Whether spinning a classic Stanley Brothers tune, an old Merle Haggard classic, or a Taj Mahal blues number, FarmStrong’s sound brings tears to your eyes, goose bumps to your skin, and a voice to your heart.

www.farmstrongmusic.com


Saturday August 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM           2 Bands!

Strings and Things is a music program that combines the talents of two family bands from the south end of Hood Canal and gives us a taste of Bluegrass, Celtic, Gospel, and some Country music, plus a wee bit of Irish Step Dancing.



The Crichton Family Band is a surprise to audiences as well as to their parents. Not only do they manage to get along most of the time and play together as siblings, but their parents do not play instruments nor know much about music. However, they had a strong desire to give their children the gift of music despite their deficit. Little did they think their home school requirement to learn an instrument would blossom over the years to playing together for nursing homes, fund raisers, Fiddle Fest, and more. The children each play multiple instruments now, but excel in fiddle primarily. Old Time Fiddle music is a favorite and strong influence on their repertoire as well as encourages them to learn by ear. Along with fiddle music, The Crichton Family Band play hymns and other classic songs like Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Instrumental performances are their mainstay, but this year they have broadened their repertoire to include some vocals. They incorporate a variety of instruments like the acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, the piano, and even the cello in many of their songs. The youngest sibling, age 6, plays the cute-card for now, but we hope she joins the band soon. At 17, 15, 13, and 11 years of age, these siblings hope to bless others with their toe-tapping tunes.

www.thecrichtonfamilyband.weebly.com


The Cylwik Sisters have been singing and playing music together all their lives. Determined to have his girls play the piano like both their grandmothers, their dad has had each take lessons from Grandma and developed their musical ear since age six and before. Now they all play, sing and have added additional instruments to their skill set including the harp, ukulele, guitar, and the youngest is just learning the fiddle. They enjoy lending harmony to a variety of songs from gospel, to country, to traditional and oldies. They’ve shared their music in church, retirement homes, and community clubs. From age 14 to 11 to 9, these home-schooled girls each bring their own style and interests to the music they arrange and share.


Saturday August 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM


Jean Mann


Since 2000, Jean has toured locally and nationally, headlining house concerts, festivals, and playing such iconic rooms as Yoshi's in San Francisco, the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, and CBGB's in New York. She has opened for Peter Himmelman and Blame Sally, and shared the stage with Laura Veirs (Rounder Records) and Vicci Martinez (The Voice).  She has garnered fans the likes of Cyndi Lauper and jazz sensation, Jacqui Naylor.  It's no wonder.  Jean gains hordes of happy ears wherever she performs her lilting musical prose; a truly soul-quenching voice in today's independent music scene.

 

www.jeanmann.net

 

Saturday July 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM      Nathaniel Talbot


Singer / Songwriter / Fingerstyle Guitarist



Nathaniel combines complex finger-style guitar work with thoughtful, melodic vocal lines to create a sonic experience that is truly fresh and impactful.



With the new album “Here in the Fields” by the Nathaniel Talbot Quartet


“Challenging what folk music is capable of, Talbot’s powerful, uplifting voice harnesses a country twang complemented by lush acoustic finger-picking and a violin that feels like it was birthed next to a babbling brook in the mountains… Here in the Fields offers listeners a powerful glimpse into the singer’s life. It’s a pleasant treat to stumble upon something like this. A fantastic album from beginning to end” - Seattle Weekly


www.nathanieltalbot.com



Saturday July 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM        Mark Pearson


Mark Pearson has traveled extensively with the famous male harmony band, The Brothers Four (Greenfields). He still plays with The Brothers Four on occasion, but this show is his own solo creation of his collected songs and stories that he calls, “A Virtual Campfire”. As the name implies, he brings us an intimate, cozy and warm evening of meaningful and memorable songs and stories



www.markpearsonmusic.com



Saturday June 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM      Witherow


With soaring vocals, heartfelt harmonies and intricate guitar, sweethearts Abby Mae and Dillan Witherow are taking the Northwest by storm. From having one of their Seattle shows selected to be on “the best moments of 2013” year end list by music critic Adrienne  Marie Pollock www.reachingnotoriety.com, to being featured on PBS’ television program PIE www.kcts9.org/pie, it is clear that Witherow’s vocals, musicianship and chemistry will leave you asking for more.




Genre: Country Folk Rock


www.witherowmusic.com


Saturday June 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM              Sabrina & Craig

Troubadours of the Human Experience


* On tour from Los Angeles, California

* Featured nationally on NPR radio

* WINNERS of 2010 Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Singing Competition

* Finalists Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Competition





Sabrina & Craig's signature sound is rooted in luscious harmonies that envelop the listener.  There heartfelt vocal connection is anchored by Craig's masterfully-crafted guitar voicings while Sabrina's bass, ukulele and percussion expand the dimension of their performances.



www.sabrinaandcraig.com




Saturday May 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM      The Village Idiots


Quilcene's own trio.


Guitar & Vocals, Banjo, & Bass.

Greg Brotherton
John Sanders
Franco Bertucci


The Village Idiots play new, old, and re-imagined twang with a drop of the hard stuff.


See their music video at:

http://vimeo.com/90341522





www.facebook.com/VillageIdiotsOlyPen



Friday May 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM       Correo Aereo


Latin American Music!


Correo Aereo (Air Mail) is an award winning acoustic multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World Music Duo. They perform traditional music of Latin America: especially of Venezuela, Argentina & Mexico, as well as their own original music deeply inspired by swimming and playing in these ancient rivers of traditions while being alive to organic innovation.











Dr. Juan Tony Guzman, Head of the Jazz Dept. at Luther College writes: “Listening to their performance one can unite space and time across cultures.”


www.correoaereo.us



Saturday April 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM         Hesperiana Quartet


Hesperiana Quartet is a Bainbridge Island-based string quartet composed of two violins, viola and cello. Its members are professional musicians and current (or former) strings teachers with active studios. Happily, the quartet makes time (and loves!) to play for weddings, events and fundraisers.



www.hesperianaquartet.com



Friday April 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM      Dana Cooper


On tour from Nashville:


Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.


www.danacoopermusic.com



Saturday March 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM     Calliope

with Tashina Clarridge, Emily Mann, & Amy Anders


All-girl string and vocal trio



“Music rooted in tradition and branching out into new territory, with colors of Ireland, Appalachia, and the Beatles.”




Tashina Clarridge: fiddle, guitar, mandolin, guitar, banjo, vocals

Emily Mann:  banjo, bass, fiddle, guitar, vocals

Amy Anders:  fiddle, whistle, mandolin, guitar, vocals


Featuring Grand National Fiddle Champion,

Tashina Clarridge, from The Bee Eaters

www.beeeaters.com

Saturday March 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM


The Joy Mills Band

Seattle songwriter Joy Mills brings forth a new solo album, Trick of the Eye, released in June 2012. Balladeering and soulful country songs about the ethos and modern myth. The line-up includes Mills' partner of eleven years, Tom Parker, on bass, Lucien La Motte on pedal steel and electric guitar, and Paul Culala on drums and percussion.


www.joymills.com


Hear sound samples at:

http://joymills.bandcamp.com/



Saturday March 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM                  2 Bands!


Wren and Friends


Wren’s all-original, alternative folk music is sweet and whimsical, grounded in classical guitar finger-picking, gentle vocal harmonies, and sweeping fiddle lines. Described as possessing a “naturalness and a philosophical bent at the same time,” their haunting melodies evoke the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest. Wren is the musical project of singer-songwriter Laura Brady, featuring Ariana Taylor Stanley and Anna Boyd. Wren’s first album Bone Nest was released in late June, 2012.


www.wrenmusic.net


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The Sky Colony


Hailing from southern Whatcom County, WA, The Sky Colony is a collective of country kids who blend intricate guitar styles and vocal harmonies to create original and beautiful songs with lyrics that invoke an unconventional dreamscape within the folk genre. Their style and songwriting has been compared to the likes of Neil Young, Fleet Foxes and Iron & Wine, but continues to progress outward from their influences, branching into a new and unique sound with tenacity and heart. They are currently playing shows in and around the Pacific Northwest and preparing material for their first full-length album, to be released independently in 2014.


www.theskycolonymusic.com



Saturday February 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Tania Opland and Mike Freeman


Since 1995 Tania Opland and Mike Freeman have been touring the world together from two home bases half a world apart (Suquamish, Washington and Inistioge, Ireland), with a unique and eclectic mix of songs in several languages and acoustic music played on more instruments than any sane duo would travel with: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, cittern, violin, Native American flute, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, percussion... Their shows feature traditional and contemporary material from many cultures as well as original compositions, all presented with wit and style - guaranteed to provide an evening of great music and entertainment for all, especially those seeking something a little off the beaten track. Mike's irreverent sense of humor and Tania's stunning vocals provide the springboard for a rollercoaster ride across several continents and back again. Strap yourself in and enjoy!


www.opland-freeman.com



Friday February 7, at 7:30 PM      The Kate Copeland Trio


with Kiyota Sage (Nanda), & Madeleine Sosin (Correo Aereo).



The Kate Copeland Trio features original songs with a refreshingly modern folk sensibility.  Sit back and ease into their lush vocal harmonies, evocative lyrics, and carefully crafted refrains.  They will spirit you away and leave you wanting more...


 www.katecopelandmusic.com









Samples of Kate Copeland:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c3waN9RIhE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfucesycwgw



Saturday January 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM         RowanTree


RowanTree is a new duo featuring Mary Tulin and Michael Saunders, veteran singer/instrumentalists playing Celtic roots music — traditional Irish and Scottish songs and tunes made new with Mary’s powerful rhythms on 6- and 12-string guitars and Irish bouzouki, and Mike’s masterful fiddle, guitar and bouzouki. The two friends share a knack for arrangement, skill with their instruments, a way with a song, and a good laugh now and then.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSBOxRhAeGs&list=Plofhmttxuwpsfgjcob1ikr0otswjesjdp


Saturday January 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM   The Blackberry Bushes


The Appalachian Mountains are the oldest mountains in the world, and the Mississippi River is the most musical river ever known. Jes Raymond and Jakob Breitbach may have met in the rainy bottom of the Puget Sound, but their music is vibrantly infused with the essence of the homes they wandered west from. The Blackberry Bushes draw from these deep roots of American traditional music to create a playful and resonant sound with both twang and sophistication.  Joyful singing and enchanting songwriting are supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle.


“Their blend of traditional Bluegrass and Folk elements with more contemporary sounds has an appeal not seen since Nickel Creek or The Be Good Tanyas.” (Joseph Kyle The Big Takeover)


The Blackberry Bushes have that rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into a string instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. This is a daredevil sound that is delicate, bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing.


www.theblackberrybushes.com


see video at:   http://youtu.be/2fE0VIekYV8



Saturday December 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM         Laura Meyer

(Migratory folk-rock poet)


"It’s hard to put your finger on Laura Meyer. On the title track of her new album Been Here Before, she starts off sweetly singing: Been here before/ Got a rope against my neck/ Been here before/ I guess I never left. The tender folk vocals don’t prepare you for the striking left turn the album takes next, delivering the hard driving blues of “Motel Room Blues #1.” Meyer looks like a sweet little waif, but there’re dark corners seething under her ingénue exterior.

Alternating between folk and blues, she’s a skinny white chick with soul to burn, and inside are tough-minded songs that simply don’t seem like they could have come from her. On “Don’t Let Them Collect You,” a martial new wave beat delivers an edict about being trapped by exactly the sort of stereotyping I’m engaging in: Don’t let them collect you/ Don’t let them collect you/ They’re just trying to get you/ Put you on their shelf// No one’s gonna protect you/ no one’s coming to the rescue/ they’re just trying to dissect you/ So you better take care for yourself."

- Glen Starkey, SLO New Times


www.laurameyer.net


Saturday December 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM           The Mogi's


Kim Trenerry and Jason Mogi are back in the saddle again with their new duo, "The Mogi's". Kim and Jason return with the unique yet familiar sound that launched Deadwood Revival back in 2005, but with the vitality and freshness of new beginnings.


Performing unforgettable original songs by Kim and Jason on acoustic guitars and/or banjo/bass, as well as covers and traditionals.



www.deadwoodrevival.com




Saturday November 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM         The Gloria Darlings


Returning to Coyle with their new album, "Come Home to Me"


The Gloria Darlings are a young and innovative female driven duo; based on a love of roots, old-time country, contemporary folk and bluegrass music. With a strong focus on fiddle and guitar; they draw from a deep well of original tunes, traditionals, and folksy renditions of popular songs; singing with tight, vibrant, vocal harmonies that are reminiscent of an era long gone. Startlingly beautiful, the duo evokes a soothing and timeless "vintage country" sound, through the closely intertwined silky sweet vocals of Melissa Jane Pandiani (Pandi)  Milly Raccoon.  Come Home To Me reflects the duo's growth as a band, experiences and adventures in the last two years. This is also visually portrayed throughout the design, original cover & CD artwork, created by Milly.  This new album honors and embraces traditional based music, while showcasing that they are strong songstresses in their own right, with an unmistakable vintage but modern feel.


www.thegloriadarlings.com




Saturday October 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM          MoZo

MoZo began as a street busking project, a 2-person empire of politically-minded bicyclists, Moe Provencher and Aimee Zoe. Folk-pop and blues meets rock 'n roll. Sometimes they play shows as a duo with just a washboard, harmonica, and acoustic guitar... sometimes Moe slings on the electric and Aimee plays a full kit. It rocks.

MoZo does bicycle tours around the world and the US. Locally in Seattle as well - if there are no bass amps or kick drums to haul! *They bicycle for the 4 E's:

Economics (cheaper than the bus!)
Environment (smaller carbon footprint!)
Exercise (it's healthy!)
Experience (so much to see and smell!).

Many of their songs are commentary about the state of the world and people's role in it's health and survival.


www.gomozo.com


Saturday September 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM   Carolyn Cruso from Orcas Is.

A master of the hammered dulcimer, Carolyn is an innovator. She pushes the boundaries of the traditional approach while honoring the original spirit. Her style is improvisational, lyrical and percussive. She uses effects like bending notes and playing two notes with one hammer. She incorporates the independent hand technique of percussionists as well. “Through her hands the instrument became a living organism of beauty...this music must be what heaven sounds like,” says Charlie Vervalin of the Black Rose Acoustic Society. Her songwriting ranges from poetic to narrative. Her lyrics, ex- ploring love, loss and redemption convey a compelling sense of longing. She masterfully lays these over an intricate finger picking guitar style and open tunings, which allow her to find the rich voicing in the chords she hears. The Eugene weekly calls her music, “Intricate musical poetry...fine guitar work.” Her show like her music is timeless and transportive in nature.


www.carolyncruso.com


Friday September 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM        Dear Indugu


A 4 piece band from the San Francisco Bay Area

They will be playing a range of music from intimate folky acoustic songs to quartet melodic jamming and all in between. It's singer/songwriter music with a talented band to back it up.

Dear Indugu is an acoustic/electric indie-rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area noted for powerful instrumentation, potent lyrics, and rich vocal harmony. What began as the solo project of singer-songwriter Jesse Strickman, grew into a permanent four-piece, with an occasional live horn section and guest vocalists. The name, Dear Indugu, is inspired by the film 'About Schmidt' and is a metaphor for the communication of one's innermost feelings to complete strangers. With thoughtful lyrics, strong dynamics, and a firm commitment to originality and musicianship, the band delivers a beautiful and memorable sound.


www.dearindugu.com


Saturday August 17, 2013 at 7:30 PM   Bronnie Griffin Trio

                          Celtic Music  with Nancy Conescu and Mike Doolin

Brongaene (Bronnie) Griffin began playing fiddle at age 8 and never wavered. As a child she placed first for her age division twice at the NW regional Old-Time championships in Spokane Washington and third in the nation in Weiser Idaho, while also frequently winning many other first place championships in and around her home state. Raised on Old-Time and Bluegrass her father brought her up hearing the richness of Americana and other traditional styles of music until she met fiddler Kevin Burke whereupon she developed her lifelong love of Irish music. After moving to Ireland she spent ten years honing her skills on perfecting the triplets, rolls and other ornamentation commonly heard in Celtic fiddling, and which sets her playing apart. Bronnie is known for her strident sounding Irish fiddling where her roots sound throughout.


www.brongaenegriffin.com


Saturday August 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM   Victor & Penny


Victor & Penny is a Kansas City based duo singing music they call Antique Pop on ukulele and a lovely old guitar. With characteristic charm and good humor, they bring a fresh twist to music of the early 20th century, unique arrangements of modern tunes as well as clever original songs. Victor & Penny impress and delight audiences with their infectious energy and deft and oft-surprising jazz guitar licks anchored by a fiery one-ukulele rhythm section. The duo is touring the USA in 2013 and was recently awarded the 2013 Escape To Create Artist Residency in Seaside, FL.


www.victorandpenny.com


Saturday July 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM              Witherow

Witherow is an "up and coming" cornerstone in the northwest music scene. Based around Wintergrass veteran, Abby Mae, and Guitar Master Dillan Witherow with the skillful backing of excellent studio bassist Jason Taylor and tasteful electric guitar playing of Adam Bettger, Witherow is a movement that is bringing back timeless traditions with a sense of new life, which speaks to old and new souls alike. Abby Mae and Dillan Witherow have voices that weave together intricately and blend perfectly with an edge that is potent, and a tenderness that paints with soft colors, young love. With a youthful ear and seasoned musicianship, Witherow deals with life, death, and love, from a fresh perspective.


"Witherow is creating music with a unique sound that the world needs to hear." - Marcel Fernandez - Two time Grammy Nominee


Genre: Country Folk Rock


www.witherowmusic.com


Saturday June 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM   Afton Marie Prater

Afton is a 15 year old singer/songwriter. She has been playing guitar since age 11 and performing since age 12. She writes her own music and recorded her first CD called Beautiful Describes in August 2012. Afton is an amazing dedicated songwriter and performer. Her unique voice and stage presence has won her several awards. She is loved by all ages.

"Her ability to sing with so much emotion at such young age is one of her greatest qualities. She truely sings her little heart out. She draws in an audience with her voice, lyrics,and emotion. Afton is a natural talent with an innate musical sensibility, yet still remains humble."
- Jeftt Tassin: Emmy winning composer, writer, and performer.


www.reverbnation.com/aftonprater


Saturday June 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM        Jaspar Lepak

Jaspar Lepak (pronounced Jasper LEE-pack) is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. Playful, intimate, heartfelt, and intense, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability as well as an art for storytelling, while her clear, strong voice penetrates the heart. "Singing with the kind of Americana, lullaby ghost of a voice that listeners search for in roots music" (Twin Cities A.V. Club), Lepak charms as she stirs, and her performances pull your heart onto your sleeve and make you want to keep it there.

Since 2004, Lepak has been sharing her songs throughout the Midwest, but from 2009 to 2011 she lived in Durban, South Africa. Performing on some of the country's premier stages, she gained an enthusiastic following. In 2011, she recorded her sixth original CD, FORGIVING WIND. With the help of talented Durban musicians playing the parts of banjo, mandolin, dobro, bass, drums, and lead guitar, the album shimmers "like a brisk west wind rippling over the savannahs" (Duluth News Tribune).


www.jasparlepak.com


Saturday May 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM    Hanz Araki and Kathryn Claire


Irish flute player Hanz Araki is the quintessential world music musician. After six generations, the name Araki is synonymous with the Japanese shakuhachi (an end-blown bamboo flute) which Hanz mastered making his professional debut in 1988. After four years of concert appearances and teaching at the prestigious Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, Hanz returned to his hometown of Seattle, WA and found himself drawn to the world of Celtic music. The penny-whistle and the Irish flute became his single-minded focus, and jigs and reels became a second language. His unique style and passion were soon recognized and met with high praise.

Hanz also discovered his voice was well-suited to the songs of Scotland, Ireland, and England and is highly regarded for his interpretation of folk songs in what is one of the most exciting living traditions.

After several tours across the US, Canada, and the UK (first with the Juno Award winning Paperboys, then Casey Neill) as well as a return to Japan, now as a well-respected Irish flute-player, Hanz moved to Portland, OR in 2006. This move proved to be most fortuitous as it led to the musical partnership with Oregon-native Kathryn Claire.

A self-taught guitarist and accomplished vocalist and fiddle-player, Kathryn has asserted herself in a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Early classical training gave her a strong foundation, but naturally gave way to her own creative inclinations. Her violin-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice. While she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres, her love and deep respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence, and those roots can be heard in her own original music, as well as her own distinctive take on folk-songs.

Kathryn and Hanz quickly discovered a shared love of harmony -- and a well-matched work ethic -- and a creative process began that has produced a tremendous body of work. Their shared passion for traditional music is magnetic and they have become a favorite at music festivals and venues in the US and abroad.


www.thecelticconspiracy.com


Friday April 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM   Loves It!

Loves It was born in the vibrant honky tonkin' community of Austin TX in 2010. Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott, each veterans of the road, left their other bands to hit the ground running as a duo. Their homemade melodies and rhythms are inspired by folk, country, gospel and punk. Loves It plays with a veneration for tradition and a determination to bring a modern voice to their favorite sounds. In 2012 they will have played 197 (and counting!) shows in 8 countries, HOLY COW! Kinky Friedman calls their debut album “Yay” “an American original, another step on the road to the stars.”


www.lovesitmusic.net


Saturday April 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM             Montana Skies

                             Guitar - Cello fusion

Their name, Montana Skies, is a metaphor for musical freedom, and they continue to follow their creative instincts far beyond traditional boundaries. These award winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi, House of the Rising Sun and Bach, as well as their own originals that have been featured everywhere from NPR to the Travel Channel. Combining elements of classical technique, jazz improv and the power and energy of rock n' roll; Jonathan's guitar wizardry and Jenn's blazing electric cello combine to create a sound that is truly remarkable.


www.montanaskiesmusic.com


Saturday March 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM           Eric Miller

                                                      (with Sabu and Anna)

"The thing about Eric Miller is that he is so likeable and so uniquely original at the same time. Normally, these traits are mutually exclusive. Early Bob Dylan was different from almost everything the pop music world had seen at the time. He was impressive, but likeable as a person? Not really. Miller's originality sort of sneaks up on you. You're humming along with his melody and enjoying the story quality in his songs and then you suddenly realize that you've never seen anyone like this before. His down-to-earth good nature comes across so well on stage that the audience lets his wild-streak pass without judgment. But later, when you think about his music and try to compare it to someone else's you come up pretty short. There's not really any other recording artist quite like Eric Miller. Sometimes Eric will conjure up a particular songwriter or singer but that's only for one or two songs. Miller's material has such a wide range of musical style and lyrical subject matter that he pretty much defies comparison.


Miller often adds a solid backup band to his performance, but with or without an ensemble, once he starts singing the audience is captivated. His lyrics and the story are delivered so well that the listener becomes caught up in the song itself. Listening to Eric Miller is a flat-out good time. He combines genres in a totally refreshing way, taking American Folk and blending it with the subtleties of Rock, Country, and Blues. He provides authentic musical experiences to a variety of listeners. Whether dancing to an upbeat tune or soaking in the intricate lyrics of narrative prose, audiences delight in Eric's honest cordiality and impeccable musicianship." - James Riordan, Author of The Platinum Rainbow: How to Succeed in the Music Business...Without Selling Your Soul and the N.Y. Times Bestseller, Break on Through: The Life and Death of Jim Morrison.


www.ericmillersongs.com


Saturday February 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM         Dreamtime

with Laura Lee and Jane Justice, singer/songwriters

Laura Lee is a singer/songwriter from Port Townsend, WA who grew up in a musical family in Everett, WA where her parents instilled in her a love of music and performing. Laura Lee is a versatile musician, playing and composing in a variety of styles on the violin/fiddle, piano/keyboards, guitar and electric bass. Laura Lee’s musical storytelling has been described as “epic,” featuring her “strong, passionate singing voice” and instrumental arrangements. Laura Lee has released two CDs, and is currently working on her third which will come out later this year. She is also working on a musical.


Jane Justice is a singer-songwriter from Port Townsend, WA with an upbeat folk-rock style, who performs as a soloist, with a duo and in a band. Her original music has evocative, poetic lyrics and her acoustic guitar playing ranges from sweetly melodic finger-picking to dynamic, percussive rhythms. Her voice has been described as "clear as a bell" and "angelic." Formerly based in Boston, she enjoyed years of performing with a women's vocal group in numerous folk clubs in the Northeast. Currently she delights audiences in the Northwest and is working on a debut CD.


Laura Lee and Jane Justice have been playing music together since 2003 and enjoy performing as the duo "Dreamtime," highlighting their unique original musical styles with lush, tight, "tantalizing" harmonies.


Saturday January 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM

                                                  Tania Opland and Mike Freeman

Since 1995 Tania Opland and Mike Freeman have been touring the world together from home bases half a world apart, with a unique and eclectic mix of songs in several languages and acoustic music played on more instruments than any sane duo would travel with: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, cittern, violin, Native American flute, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, percussion... Their shows feature traditional and contemporary material from many cultures as well as original compositions, all presented with wit and style - guaranteed to provide an evening of great music and entertainment for all, especially those seeking something a little off the beaten track. Mike's irreverent sense of humor and Tania's stunning vocals provide the springboard for a rollercoaster ride across several continents and back again. Strap yourself in and enjoy!


www.opland-freeman.com


Saturday December 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM        Beth Whitney Band


Band Bio: Beth Whitney is a singer/songwriter based in the Pacific Northwest whose music reflects the influence of classic folk-rock acts of the 1970s as well her contemporary peers in acoustic music. Whitney hails from Snohomish, WA, where she took up guitar at age 16 after being gifted a family friend's orphaned instrument at church. As Whitney taught herself to play, she developed a keen enthusiasm for songwriting, and continued to work on her music while graduating high school, traveling around Africa, and during college. Whitney studied at Whitworth University and there bumped into a childhood friend and musician, upright bassist Aaron Fishburn, in 2004. With Fishburn's intricate yet steady rhythms and Beth's award-winning song-writing, they began playing as a duo at venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, building a following in the independent music scene. The pair has been recording and touring up and down the west coast since then. Their first album Leave Your Shoes recorded with Malamute Studios in 2007 features some Seattle's favorite musicians. Their next recording EP Yellow was recorded with acclaimed producer and artist, Brandon Bee, in 2010. Both albums earned airplay and awards for song-writing. A new album and music video are in the works for 2012. Stay tuned!


www.bethwhitneymusic.com


Saturday December 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM           Cello Mania

                                                          fom Bainbridge Island


Enjoy the rich, dark, vibrating sound of four cellos playing folk, classical and some holiday favorites. Four cellists, Barbara Deppe, Marit Ellerby, Abby Sullivan and Priscilla Jones collaborate together in this quartet version of Cello Mania. Enjoy the music. Learn some secrets about the world of cello.

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Saturday November 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM       The Gloria Darlings

The Gloria Darlings are a Seattle-based female indie-folk-grass duo. An innovative string band like nothing ever seen or heard, they sing bright, vibrant, vocal harmonies to a one-of-a-kind courting dulcimer (one instrument two gals play at the same time)! These young ladies are multi-instrumentalists: fiddle, guitar, and mountain dulcimer. Often-called sirens, their catchy original tunes weave through the crowd. The percussive nature of the dulcimer and tour de force harmony get every crowd smiling, singing along and toe tapping.

Their deep well of repertoire is full of original tunes, traditionals, and folksy renditions of popular song. Influences include Joni Mitchell, The Carter Family, Phil Ochs and Madonna. The Gloria Darlings appear frequently at folk festivals and venues from Eugene to Bellingham, sing backups for Northwest folk legend Linda Waterfall, and perform regularly at the center of the universe, Seattle’s Pike Place Market. A unique little act with a big crowd-pleasing sound!


www.thegloriadarlings.com


Saturday October 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM       The Julie Duke Band

an amazing blues band from Bainbridge Island


Featuring terrific blues vocals by Julie Duke backed up by an experienced band with an amazing array of the best tunes from the 1920s up to the present.








http://thejuliedukeband.com.hostbaby.com


Saturday September 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM    Larry Murante

2009 Grand Prize Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Seattle-based

Larry Murante is gaining a reputation as one of the finest contemporary singer songwriters to emerge from the Northwest in recent years.


www.larrymurante.com



Saturday August 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM       Brongaene Griffin

                                                            - Celtic Fiddling

Brongaene (Bronnie) Griffin began playing fiddle at age 8 and never wavered. As a child she placed first for her age division twice at the NW regional Old-Time championships in Spokane Washington and third in the nation in Weiser Idaho, while also frequently winning many other first place championships in and around her home state. Raised on Old-Time and Bluegrass her father brought her up hearing the richness of Americana and other traditional styles of music until she met fiddler Kevin Burke whereupon she developed her lifelong love of Irish music. After moving to Ireland she spent ten years honing her skills on perfecting the triplets, rolls and other ornamentation commonly heard in Celtic fiddling, and which sets her playing apart. Bronnie is known for her strident sounding Irish fiddling where her roots sound throughout.


www.brongaenegriffin.com


Saturday July 21, 2012 at 7:30 PM          Rupert Wates


          - acoustic, melodic art/folk: haunting songs that ring true


Rupert Wates was born in London. He signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eaton Music in 1994 and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He moved to the USA in fall 2006. Between 2007 and 2011, he has won over 25 songwriting awards. He has released four full length CDs.


Joe's Cafe, Spring 2010

Dear Life, Fall 2008

Coast To Coast, Summer 2007

Sweet Or Bitter Wine, Autumn 2005


www.rupertwatesmusic.com


Saturday June 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM          Janie and Joe


The music of Janie and Joe is filled with passionate soulful vocals and brilliant acoustic and electric guitars. Their music has threads of lonesome highways and gospel revivals at midnight with stark storytelling woven into a Rootsy Folk and Gospel Blues experience.


www.janiecribbs.com


Saturday May 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM         Montana Skies

                         Guitar - Cello fusion

Their name, Montana Skies, is a metaphor for musical freedom, and they continue to follow their creative instincts far beyond traditional boundaries. These award winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi, House of the Rising Sun and Bach, as well as their own originals that have been featured everywhere from NPR to the Travel Channel. Combining elements of classical technique, jazz improv and the power and energy of rock n' roll; Jonathan's guitar wizardry and Jenn's blazing electric cello combine to create a sound that is truly remarkable.


www.montanaskiesmusic.com


Saturday April 21, 2012 at 7:30 PM A songwriters-in-the-round show

With:


Matt Price www.notechoice.com


Laura Silverstein www.laurasilverstein.com


Larry Johnson www.larryjohnsonsongs.com




Saturday March 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Cynthia Marie & Rachel Sage, from Golden Tree Story

Coming from many colorful traditions, the Golden Tree Story's natural instrumental sound and memorable melodies create an eclectic listening experience for folk, classical, and jazz lovers alike.

With Cynthia Marie at the piano, and Rachel Sage on fiddle, these high-energy duets and reflective ballads will surely bring a smile to your face. All ages enjoy the vocal harmonies and interplay of these members of Seattle's "Golden Tree Story" .

Joined by special guests, this night of music will include original music, as well as Irish & Appalachian traditional tunes -


www.goldentreestory.org


Saturday February 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Abby Mae and the Homeschool Boys

Born out of friendship & youthful exuberance, Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys combines the timeless traditions of "Ol' Timey" music with Gaelic, Blues, & Gospel. Silly sultry, spiritual, and heartbreaking, the band has been wowing packed audiences wherever they play.

Recently riding on the success of 'EP1', Abby & the Boys released their first record titled, "Wade in the Water" in June 2011. With the help of Dungeness Records & Jason Mogi, the album contains the classic foot-stompin', down-homey sound that makes Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys so delicious.



www.abbymaeandthehomeschoolboys.com


Saturday January 21, 2012 at 7:30 PM          The Excellos


Jason “MUDDY SHOES” Goodman
“ HOWLIN'” Mark Hoffman
Larry Dewey
and “MEDIUM WALTER” on the Mississippi saxophone


Swamp blues, sometimes called "the Excello sound", is a sub-genre of blues music and a variation of Louisiana blues that developed around Baton Rouge in the 1950s. It generally has a slow tempo and incorporates influences from other genres of music, particularly the regional styles of zydeco and Cajun music. Its most successful proponents included Slim Harpo and Lightnin' Slim, who enjoyed a number of rhythm and blues and national hits and whose work was frequently covered by bands of the British Invasion.


The name, The Excellos, comes from a record label of the genre. Excello Records was an American blues record label, started by Ernie Young in Nashville, Tennessee in 1953 as a subsidiary of Nashboro, a gospel label. It recorded such artists as Lonnie Brooks, Lightnin' Slim, Slim Harpo, Charles Sheffield, Roscoe Shelton, Lazy Lester, the Kelly Brothers, Lonesome Sundown, Martin Luther King, Silas Hogan, Arthur Gunter, Carol Fran, and Maceo & All The King's Men.


www.excellosblues.com


Saturday, December 10, 2012


Noon - 4:00 PM Holiday Bazaar: oil lamps, hand painted greeting cards, water color prints, hand made jewelry, potholders, napkin holders, coasters, hand-knit dishcloths, yarn-covered clothes hangers, locally recorded Christmas CDs, black & white historical photos, books by local authors, fudge, cookies, other baked goods and other handcrafted items. Free coffee and hot chocolate provided by the Coyle Women’s Club.

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Christmas Caroling at the Bazaar lead by Rick Barrenger ( songbooks are available for everyone to join in )

5:30 PM Coyle Women's Club
Potluck Dinner, bring your favorite dish to share, and meet your neighbors.


Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM


The Blackberry Bushes Stringband


is a high energy, soulful, Americana quartet.

The “Bushes” are a band of songwriters with a strong Bluegrass and old-time bend. They have remained loyal to their Ozark, Appalachian, and Mississippi River roots and added just a twist of West coast indie-rock.


www.theblackberrybushes.com


Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 7:30 PM        Carrie Clark


Seattle artist, Carrie Clark, has been wooing crowds with her superb voice and playful rhythms for over a decade. Charming audiences with songs about one night stands, femme fatales and cowboy lullabies, Carrie draws upon classic country, folk, and old time vaudeville charms creating a collision of styles, effects, and textures that can only be described as her very own.






With her brand new album: "Between the Bed Sheets and Turpentine"


www.carrieclark.com


Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM      Cat Loves Crow

Joe and Karena Prater performing folk, old-time, and bluegrass.

Joe and Karena Prater began performing together in 1998 out of a shared passion for harmony singing and old-time country and bluegrass music. Since then, these two versatile singers, instrumentalists, and songwriters have developed a wide-ranging repertoire of original, traditional, and even Russian songs, all featuring their distinctive harmony vocals accompanied by guitar, upright bass, and mandolin. Audiences enjoy their unique blend of songs, their quirky charm, and the interplay of their voices, and they have developed a devoted following in the Pacific Northwest.

Together, they have headlined at the Tumbleweed Music Festival, and have appeared at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, the Yakima Folklife Festival, and numerous other venues (see website for further details). They released their first live CD, "Full Moon in February," in 2000, and later released their first studio CD in May 2005, which has been listed as one of the "Top Albums of 2005" on "Our Saturday Tradition" and "Sunday Folks" at KBCS. They have also been featured on the Three Rivers Folklife Society's compilation CD, Front Row Seat.


www.catlovescrow.com


Saturday September 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM       The Eric Miller Band

Eric Miller is a Seattle based singer/songwriter heavily rooted in American folk, blues, and jazz traditions. With his smooth vocals that are reminiscent of the great crooners of the 1950’s, Eric guides his band through a pleasant mixture of traditionals and his own original songs. His lyrics develop a mood and need to be experienced in a “listening room” setting like the Coyle Community Hall. Be prepared for a full evening of amazing music.


www.ericmillerband.com


Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM       Lucy & Charliss



Two singer/songwriters
with Music for the soul

will perform all original songs to sooth, delight, and inspire you.




www.lucydickinsonmusic.com



www.facebook.com/charliss.held


Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM      The Winterlings

                                                         an acoustic folk duo

With Gentle guitar, haunting harmonies and humble violin, The Winterlings deliver literary lyrics that alternately bound like children through fields of daffodils and sigh like winds in deepest night.




www.winterlings.com


Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM  The Gloria Darlings

                                                                     (now a trio !)

The Gloria Darlings are a Seattle-based female indie-folk-grass trio. An innovative string band like nothing ever seen or heard, they sing bright, vibrant, vocal harmonies to a one-of-a-kind courting dulcimer (one instrument two gals play at the same time)! These young ladies are multi-instrumentalists: fiddle, guitar, mountain dulcimer, and bass. Often-called sirens, their catchy original tunes weave through the crowd. The percussive nature of the dulcimer and tour de force harmony get every crowd smiling, singing along and toe tapping.

Their deep well of repertoire is full of original tunes, traditionals, and folksy renditions of popular song. Influences include Joni Mitchell, The Carter Family, Phil Ochs and Madonna. The Gloria Darlings appear frequently at folk festivals and venues from Eugene to Bellingham, sing backups for Northwest folk legend Linda Waterfall, and perform regularly at the center of the universe, Seattle’s Pike Place Market. A unique little act with a big crowd-pleasing sound!


www.myspace.com/gloriadarlings


Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM       James Hurley


Recently named by Folkworks magazine as "One of the Top Ten Live Acoustic Male Singer-Songwriters in L.A." James Hurley's eloquent guitar, smooth voice, and masterful writing combine to create a seductive blend of jazzy, blues-pop-folk that has been called "Sting meets the Beatles...Clapton makes the introductions". His third solo release “Tempest in a teacup” reinforces his well-deserved reputation as a consistently compelling artist whose music is a reflection of the life he lives.


www.jameshurleymusic.com


Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 7:30 PM     The Honeyville Rascals


Vocals, & ukuleles. This duo plays everything from early jazz to gospel to folk & contemporary tunes. Some great original songs, too. Think Fats Waller meets Freddie Mercury and they go to a party with Billie Holiday. Get the picture?

with Sunga Rose, see: www.missroserhythm.com


www.facebook.com/honeyvillerascals


Saturday May 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM     The Golden Tree Story

Coming from many colorful traditions, the Golden Tree Story's natural instrumental sound and memorable melodies create an eclectic listening experience for folk, classical, and jazz lovers alike.

Long-time friends and collaborators, the band includes songwriter Cynthia Marie at the piano, with Cameron Peace on guitar, Birch Pereira on bass, and Dave Bush on drums. Live and in the studio, the Golden Tree Story attends to each song with thoughtful arranging and tasteful instrumental playing.

with their CD, Openings.


www.goldentreestory.org



Saturday April 16, 2011 at 7:30 PM         Ali Marcus


"The music is quite beautiful. It's just Marcus and an acoustic guitar and that's all you need...Driven by a pretty voice that occasionally recalls Jenny Lewis these are some of the best songs I've heard from a new artist in an age ."




www.alimarcus.com


Saturday March 19, 2011 at 7:30 PM                      Cello Mania

Listen to the wonderfully rich harmonies of Cello Mania playing a great mix of classical, folk and even some cello blues! This Family Concert is designed for fun in an exclusively celloistic way. Not many instruments have the vast range of pitch that allows cellists to play in ensemble with their “own kind.” Influenced by Gideon Freudmann, Rodney Farrar and other contemporary cello song writers, Cello Mania plays classics by J. S. Bach, W. Squire, and J.B. Breval, then ventures into the rhythms of folk, rock and improvisation.

This program by Cello Mania includes cellists from Bainbridge Island, Laura Kramer, Barbara Deppe, Christine Edwards and Mattie Branson-Meyer, plus students of Priscilla Jones: Catherine Edwards, Julia Edwards,and Foster Monk.


Saturday February 19, 2011 at 7:30 PM      The Eric Miller Band

Eric Miller is a Seattle based singer/songwriter heavily rooted in American folk, blues, and jazz traditions. With his smooth vocals that are reminiscent of the great crooners of the 1950’s, Eric guides his band through a pleasant mixture of traditionals and his own original songs. His lyrics develop a mood and need to be experienced in a “listening room” setting like the Coyle Community Hall. Be prepared for a full evening of amazing music.


www.ericmillersongs.com


Saturday January 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM       Mike and Val James

Folk, jazz, and original songs by this amazing duo

from Port Townsend.







www.seachordmusic.com


Saturday, December 11, 2010 Christmas Carol Sing-along and Bazaar

from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM


Christmas Carol sing-along lead by The Community Singers www.communitysingers.org from 2:00 - 2:45

plus a Christmas Bazaar featuring arts and crafts by local artisans like painted mugs and knitted wear, plus useful items from local home enterprises such as Avon, Pampered Chef, and Partylite candles.

with complimentary Christmas cookies, hot cider, coffee and hot chocolate by the Coyle Women's Club!


Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 7:30 PM  The Gloria Darlings

This duo is what happens when two independently talented young musicians team up to create a new sound. Pandi and Rachel produce the sweetest vocal harmonies that you will ever hear on some traditional pieces plus some of their own compositions. And they are proficient on Appalachian dulcimer, guitar, autoharp, mandolin, and fiddle. As an added bonus they play the very rare "courting dulcimer" which is played by two players at the same time, see photo.


www.myspace.com/gloriadarlings



Friday, November 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM   Carolyn Cruso


from Orcas Island. She is equally at home on hammered dulcimer, flute, guitar and vocals and performs a diverse array of original tunes and songs as well as traditional material.








www.carolyncruso.com


Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM           The Starlings

"The Starlings vocal harmonies, acoustic goodness and sweet blend of folk
and country set the stage for the band's storied original songwriting and
the compelling presence of vocalist Joy Mills.”

- KEXP





www.starlingsmusic.com



Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 7:30 PM               Jon Doll


original songs about the truths of life







www.myspace.com/jondoll


Friday, July 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM            James Hurley


Recently named by Folkworks magazine as "One of the Top Ten Live Acoustic Male Singer-Songwriters in L.A." James Hurley's eloquent guitar, smooth voice, and masterful writing combine to create a seductive blend of jazzy, blues-pop-folk that has been called "Sting meets the Beatles...Clapton makes the introductions". His third solo release “Tempest in a teacup” reinforces his well-deserved reputation as a consistently compelling artist whose music is a reflection of the life he lives.


www.jameshurleymusic.com


Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM            Larry Murante

2009 Grand Prize Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Seattle-based Larry Murante is gaining a reputation as one of the finest contemporary singer songwriters to emerge from the Northwest in recent years.


www.larrymurante.com


Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM   Terry Holder from Olympia

She has the undeniable ability to captivate and connect with her listeners through her words and music.






www.terryholder.com


Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 7:30 PM   Robert Richter


 from Portland, Oregon.


 with Terry Holder opening.







www.myspace.com/robertrichter1


Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 7:30 PM      Lynne Ferguson


with her new CD,"Tears to Gold"










www.sonicbids.com/lynneferguson


Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM



Jon Doll
original songs about the truths of life


www.myspace.com/jondoll




Plus




Bainbridge Island songwriter, Lori Dreier



www.myspace.com/loridreier


Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 7:30 PM


Music Community Resources

produced its first concert

in the Community Center

featuring Lucy Dickinson


www.lucydickinsonmusic.com


and


Rick Barrenger


www.myspace.com/rickbarrenger






www.musiccommunityresources.com