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2020

Due to the recommendation for "social distancing"  because of the coronavirus, we are temporarily suspending our concerts until the danger has passed.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM

~ rescheduled for Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM ~

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 Sciacca's unique originals.


Ranger Sciacca  --  Violin

Dave Stewart  --  Mandolin and Vocals

Jeffrey Moose  --  Percussion and Vocals

Neil Conaty  --  Upright Bass

Mike Sciacca  --  Rhythm Guitar


www.rangerswings.com

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)


Sunday April 19, 2020 at 3:00 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."


Buddy will be accompanied by the imperturbable Mike Lindauer on bass and harmonies! Note: Mike Lindauer is frequently the bassist for Al Stewart (Year of the Cat), www.alstewart.com when he is on tour here in the US, and also for Dave Nachmanoff, www.davenach.com.


www.buddymondlock.com

(Hosted by Karen Gale)

Saturday May 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM                          Brittany Jean
















Brittany Jean is a singer/songwriter in the Pacific Northwest, currently living in the tiny, apple town of Brewster, Washington. Brittany’s style is rooted in the folk and country music she has loved all her life, and in one way or another, every slice-of-life song she sings is a love song.

www.bjeanmusic.com

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)


Sunday May 10, 2020 at 3:00 PM                          Eli Cook on tour














Eli took up the guitar as a teenager in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia. Following the tradition of the great blues men, he performed in churches and late-night gospel revivals with only his acoustic and deep baritone voice, while playing every hole-in-the-wall bar that could handle his electric power trio.  Blending the influences of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Fred MacDowell, Bukka White and Lightning Hopkins with the likes of Clutch, Soundgarden, C.O.C, and Rage Against The Machine, he forged a fresh sound, alive with the southern blues tradition.

www.elicook.com

Official Video:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=45e7MqeEWfg

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)

Sunday May 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM                          Sara and Kenny













When Italian Sara d'Ippolito met American Kenny Reichert in Milwaukee, WI, they immediately realized they shared more than their love of music. After falling in love, the now-married couple started writing songs together. Based between Berlin (Germany) and Milwaukee (USA), Sara and Kenny are composers, educators, and multi-instrumentalists. Their music is a unique blend of intricate harmonies, jazz, folk, classical, electronic and world music. Sara and Kenny both play guitar and sing, but in a way, you have never heard before.

Heartless is the duoʼs first fully produced album. The music is truly the product of their vast and wide-reaching musical influences. It ranges from pop to jazz, alternative to world, folk to electronica, while all being presented in Sara and Kenny's unique way.

www.saraandkenny.com

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)

Saturday June 13, 2020 at 7:30PM                          Jesse Terry











"Classic and totally classy modern pop, arranged to absolute perfection. Lots of folks are having extremely positive reactions to Jesse Terry's music. Give Stargazer a single spin and find out why. Terry's songs exist somewhere in that universe where Electric Light Orchestra meets Harry Nilsson. He's got a velvetty smooth voice and his songs feature impeccably great arrangements. The harmony and backing vocals on this album are...truly mindblowing. This is the fourth full-length release from Terry, but it serves as an introduction for us. Rarely do we hear any artist of this caliber from the past or present. This music is so good that it gives us chills. Jesse's songs are pure pop perfection. This is one of those cases where everything fits together seamlessly. Great songs, arrangements that support the melodies, killer vocals...and an overall vibe that is impossible to ignore. If you wanna get in on the ground floor of something big before everyone else starts raving about it, get your hands on this album. Stargazer is an instant twenty-first century classic. The songs are timeless, precise, and genuine. Perfect pop masterpieces include the title track, "Dangerous Times," "Stay Low," "Runaway Town," and "Dear Amsterdam." Highly recommended. TOP PICK"  ~  Baby Sue Magazine

www.jesseterrymusic.com

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)

Saturday June 27, 2020 at 7:30PM                          Amber Sweeney













Amber Sweeney grew up in Los Angeles but came home to the Pacific Northwest.

She’s been drawn to singing and playing the guitar since she was a child, she said. She got nothing but encouragement from her family — including her guitarist father, whose own band was pretty darned good in its day, she’s been told. She was further inspired by the bluesy singing and slide guitar of Bonnie Raitt, the brilliant songwriting of Sheryl Crow and the all-out rock attack of sisters duo Heart — all of which convinced her that a woman could make it big in the music business.

Meanwhile, she started playing bass and singing in a band from, of all unlikely places, a Washington town called Battle Ground. Sweeney visited here with her new friends — and fell in love.

“This is my rhythm. This is my place,” she realized. She moved to Battle Ground in 2003. “It was the best decision I ever made,” she said. Eventually, she realized that she was so enchanted with the people of the Pacific Northwest — who don’t just want to use you, she said, but to get to know you and hear your story — that she wrote a fun, funky tribute song about her adopted home and its people.

www.theambersweeney.com

Song Samples: https://soundcloud.com/ambersweeney

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)


Saturday July 25, 2020 at 7:30PM           Honey of the Heart
















Honey of the Heart is an ambrosial mix of musical interpretations influenced by folk, soul, jazz and world-flamenco influences, created in a collective and organic manner.

Fronted by Justin Ancheta and Maren Metke, their style is described as Folk, Soul, World, Roots, fusion with rich harmonies, and powerful vocals.

This versatile, inspiring duo, often backed by their dynamic and talented band, weaves together soaring, rich vocals and melodies, haunting, epic, harmonies, contagious polyrhythms infused with deep, soulful, intimate presence, message and skill to sweeten the hearts of all who listen.

https://www.honeyoftheheart.com/

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)

Saturday August 8, 2020 at 7:30PM           The Musers














Sonoma County, California's goofy folk trio made up of Anita Bear Sandwina on banjolin, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and harmonica. Megan McLaughlin on guitar and mandolin, and Tom Kuhn on upright bass. Anita and Megan met on the microphone backing up Keith Greeninger at a shared show with Spark and Whisper. They discovered their sister -like blend which permeates The Musers soaring harmonies. Both Anita and Megan are award-winning songwriters, taking West Coast Songwriter competitions whenever they show up. Together with Tom’s voice, bass, and mouth percussion, The Musers are winning fans wherever they go with their foot-stomping, positive, high energy performances of original folk and roots. Their shows are punctuated by laughter, dancing feet and grooves that show the influence of playing a lot of rock and roll in their youth. Their range of musical styles includes Irish, Appalachian, Roots, Jazz, Swing, and Gospel. Their competence on so many instruments sets The Musers apart from other singer-songwriters, and should not be missed.

www.the-musers.com



Saturday August 29, 2020 at 7:30PM           John Maxwell












John "Greyhound" Maxwell (guitar, mandolin, vocals) was voted the Washington Blues Society’s Best Acoustic Guitarist for 2017 and his newest recording represents the WBS at the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. His previous recording represented the Golden Gate Blues Society at the 2015 IBC and placed in the final five. John has opened shows for Taj Mahal and KebMo, Maria Muldaur, Ruthie Foster, Marcia Ball, Coco Montoya, David Lindley and others.

www.slowlyiturnmusic.com

Music Samples: www.store.cdbaby.com/cd/johnmaxwell



Saturday September 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM           Raising Hazel














Raising Hazel is the trio of Avery Hill, Jaspar Lepak, and Mandy Troxel.  

With musical inspirations spanning women from all eras of folk music, Raising Hazel unapologetically sings about the truths of life, relishing the simple and unpacking the complicated. They sing with the earnestness of Hazel Dickens, one of the first women in bluegrass and a fierce advocate for women's and worker's rights. They tell stories of complex emotion and understanding in the vein of Nancy Griffith, Dar Williams, and Patty Griffin. Their voices gorgeously blend in the tradition of trios such as “Trio” by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and Dolly Parton, and The Wailin' Jennys. Somewhere at the intersection of Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, and a little Tin Pan Alley, you’ll find Raising Hazel looking for the best way to showcase each story they have to tell.   

www.raisinghazel.com

Videos:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng5WcZYNxZA

www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=129&v=eLh9rdZT0Gs&feature=emb_logo

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqKOu4IkULk


Sunday October 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM           Wes Weddell Band
















“Wes Weddell writes intelligent, thoughtful songs that feature a strong narrative element and there will always be room for his ilk in the Americana world.”  ~ AmericanaUK

“Let there be no doubt: Wes Weddell is a major Northwest artist, a major talent in American music, and he’s here for the long haul.” ~ Victory Music

www.wesweddell.com

Song samples: www.wesweddell.com/Wordpress/music/


Sunday, November 1, 2020  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 November 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM     Matinée

The Honey Whiskey Trio
















Los Angeles based Honey Whiskey Trio tells stories through song and stomp, highlighting the musical traditions of American Folk Music.

Alumni of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach, Courtney, Ann Louise & Christina began singing together in each other’s living rooms as an emotional and musical release. In 2013, after seeing the impact of their music on the contemporary A cappella community, these sisters in song solidified their style as American Folk and picked up instruments to further enhance their vocally driven sound.

Today their passion for music education, community outreach, and singing unapologetically continues to drive them. They create, arrange, and explore music from the front porches, music halls, and hymn books of early America, sharing it with students, adults, and life-long music lovers across the United States.

www.honeywhiskeytrio.com

VIDEOS:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=65jlYsXWNEQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-JXDpPl-p4

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v93P2J-yYE

Sunday, December 13, 2020  at 3:00 PM  Matinée    Joe McKinstry















A holiday-themed matinee show with Joe McKinstry.