Saturday April 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM Hesperiana Quartet
Hesperiana Quartet is a Bainbridge Island-
Friday May 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM Correo Aereo
Latin American Music!
Correo Aereo (Air Mail) is an award winning acoustic multi-
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.”
Saturday May 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM The Village Idiots
Quilcene's own trio.
Guitar & Vocals, Banjo, & Bass.
The Village Idiots play new, old, and re-
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Saturday June 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM Sabrina & Craig
Troubadours of the Human Experience
Sabrina & Craig's signature sound is rooted in luscious harmonies that envelop the
listener. There heartfelt vocal connection is anchored by Craig's masterfully-
Saturday June 21, 2014 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." -
Genre: Country Folk Rock
Saturday July 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM Mark Pearson
Mark Pearson got his professional start with The Brothers Four in 1969. He began singing with Mike McCoy when they met at the University of Washington in 1965. Through the years Pearson has continued to develop an individual style both as a singer and as a songwriter. His latest solo project, "Following the Light," contains 23 original songs and illuminates both his unique vision and voice.
Saturday July 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM Nathaniel Talbot
Singer / Songwriter / Fingerstyle Guitarist
Nathaniel combines complex finger-
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-
Saturday August 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM Jean Mann
Since 2000, Jean has toured fairly constantly, locally and nationally, headlining
house concerts, PNW 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-
Saturday August 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM 2 Bands!
The Crichton Family Band
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 "C" Strings
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-
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The Cylwik Sisters
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 homeschooled girls each bring their own style and interests to the music they arrange and share.
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.
Saturday September 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM Twisted Roots
Marty Kaler, Bob Lawrence-
Saturday October 4, 2014 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.
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-
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.
Saturday November 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer
McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, working everywhere from Mexico to
the Grand Canyon. Fer logged some time in Spain, where she studied music and local
culture. Together, the two songwriters have built a music career on those travels,
funneling everything -
Saturday November 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM Pepper Proud
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-
Saturday December 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM Anna Tival
from Portland, Oregon
Anna Tivel's wide-
Saturday December 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM
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-
Saturday January 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM available
Saturday January 17, 2015 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.
Saturday February 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM The Fire Inside
The Fire Inside performs smoldering Celtic music with heel-
Saturday February 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM Carrie Clark
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-
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-
“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
Saturday June 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM Hungrytown
Hungrytown is the musical and married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. They have released two highly acclaimed CDs, Hungrytown (2008) and Any Forgotten Thing (2011), both of which continue to receive much airplay on folk and Americana stations worldwide. Rebecca and Ken tour full time; their adventures have taken them throughout the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Their songs have been performed by many other artists, including Nashville songwriting legend David Olney and bluegrass veterans the Virginia Ramblers. Hungrytown’s music has also appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia.