Upcoming Events
2019
Bill Evans
2:00pm Sunday January 20th
Jim Malcolm
2:00pm Sunday, February 17th
Margo Murphy and John Roberts
2:00pm Sunday, March 10th
Ken Waldman and Willi Carlisle
2:00pm Sunday, April 7th
Cabin Fever NW
2:00pm Sunday, May 5th
$18 suggested contribution
$20 suggested contribution
Bill Evans is an internationally recognized five-string banjo life force. As a performer, teacher, writer and composer, he brings a deep knowledge, intense virtuosity and contagious passion to all things banjo, with thousands of music fans and banjo students from all over the world in a music career that now spans over thirty-five years.

Bill's banjo artistry is best experienced in live performance and on his recordings Fine Times At Fletcher's House with Fletcher Bright (2013), In Good Company (2012), let's do something with Megan Lynch (2009), Bill Evans Plays Banjo (2001) and Native and Fine (1995). Bill successfully bridges traditional and contemporary sounds and playing techniques, creating a new music that is firmly within the bluegrass tradition but draws upon a broad knowledge of classical, jazz and world music, drawing upon his experiences as a graduate student in Music at the University of California, Berkeley and as the associate director of the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

http://www.billevansbanjo.com
Jim returns to Nancy's Farm with his wonderful guitar playing and story telling in the great tradition of Scottish troubadours. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as "one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style".
Though he now works solo, Jim was lead singer with the worldrenowned
and multi]award]winning Old Blind Dogs for eight years, a
fantastic experience with some of Scotlandfs finest musicians, taking him to the most prestigious festivals in North
America and all over Europe.
He also has a new CD "Spring will follow On" with his wife Susie that is available now on his website.
https://www.jimmalcolm.com/
https://www.margoandjohnmusic.com/
Margo and John revel in warm-hearted vintage country duets from the likes of George and Melba, the Louvin Brothers and Merle Haggard, as well as delight in the reinvention of classic pop songs.

Raised on different shores of Puget Sound, Margo and John each fostered a love for duet harmony singing. John, a longtime member of the Bellingham-based Nooksack Valley Boys, has spent most of his life working on commercial fishing boats, which seems to have put a salty soulfulness in his voice. Margo, well-versed in both country and jazz, has serenaded couples on dance floors in Seattle and wooed audiences with her velvet voice. When their musical paths converged in a festival in the NW woods, the result was magic.
Their first album collaboration, The Sea and the Sky, released last Spring and charting on the FOLKDJ list, highlights Ruthie Dornfeld. Ruthie will be returning with them to Nancy's Farm for this concert to add her inimitable fiddle virtuosity.

$18 suggested contribution
$18 suggested contribution
$18 suggested contribution
https://www.kenwaldman.com/
Alaska fiddler and story teller Ken Waldman brings his wonderful music and stories for your enjoyment.
Ken Waldman primarily plays old-time music, which predates bluegrass. Historically, this is a string-band music linked to Appalachia, though, really, there are variants most everywhere in North America. Some of the tunes he plays are more than two centuries old, though he also has recorded over a hundred he's composed in the style.

Willi Carlisle
With a style forged in the fire of Ozark oldtime music and his ever-growing collection of antique music, Carlisle's musical stories hoot, stomp, and saunter through joys and troubles uniquely southern and timelessly true. Equally comfortable on banjo, fiddle, and guitar.
Vibrant original songs performed with rich vocals and masterful instrumentation, Cabin Fever NW has wide crossover appeal for fans of bluegrass, singer-songwriter, Americana, country, pop and gospel.
What began as an adventure by two best friends, Cabin Fever NW has grown into a powerful performing quintet including Dianne Bochsler (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Tara Caldwell (vocals, claw hammer banjo) of Bellingham, WA, Ed Johnson (vocals, lead guitar) of Menlo Park, CA, Cary Black (vocals, bass fiddle) of Sebastopol, CA, and Paul Elliott (fiddle) of Seattle, WA.

http://www.cabinfevernw.com/
Music fans know Chris Webster and Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents. Webster's voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber's guitar is beautiful and powerful. Together they're magic. With originals, tasteful covers-soulful ballads, jazzy tunes and sweet folk, a great show.
Nina Gerber:
Nina has a unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles. Presented with folk, country, bluegrass, rock, or blues, she is able to fall into leads which have rare reverence for the true feeling of a song, always emphasizing taste over technical display. She seeks to express through her hands, rather than gain attention, and it is this integrity which makes her expressions worth intent listening.
Chris Webster:
With astonishing power and passion, her voice reaches magical heights, yet effortlessly turns on a dime to deliver gut wrenching torch songs and gentle ballads. Combining elegance and grace with a foot-shuffling manner, Webster has a purity and beauty about her that is seldom seen and never forgotten.

Nina Gerber and Chris Webster
Sunday, April 21st
$18 suggested contribution
https://www.sonicbids.com/band/chriswebsterninagerber/

Bryan Bowers
2:00pm Sunday, February 3rd
$18 suggested contribution
Bryan Bowers is one of the best autoharp players as well as a great story teller.
For over four decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and professionalism.

From his rather unglamorous beginning as a street singer, Bryan Bowers has become a major artist on the traditional music circuit. He has redefined the autoharp and is also well known as a singer-songwriter. Bryan has a dynamic outgoing personality and an uncanny ability to enchant a crowd in practically any situation. His towering six foot four inch frame can be wild and zany on stage while playing a song like `Dixie' and five minutes later he can have the same audience singing `Will The Circle Be Unbroken' in quite reverence and delight.
http://somagency.com/bryan-bowers/
Gangspil
2:00pm Sunday, September 15th
Steelhead Bluegrass Band
2:00pm Sunday October 13th
$18 suggested contribution
$18 suggested contribution
The "Steelhead Bluegrass Band" is a contemporary bluegrass band based in Kitsap County, Washington. Their music ranges from sweet love songs to the hard drive and excitement of traditional and contemporary bluegrass. Strong vocals are the centerpiece of the band, but let's face it, these folks can pick. You'll be hard-pressed to keep your foot from tapping and your heart from singing along. So come on down and enjoy, just like all "Steelhead" they are hard to catch, but worth it---

Guitar and Vocals- Terrence Enyeart, Bass and Vocals- Deb Enyeart

Mandolin and Vocals- Melody Allen, Banjo and Vocals- Marcus Culbert
"Two of Denmark's leading folk musicians take you along on a tour around the music traditions of their home country."

Kristian Bugge (fiddle) has specialized in the strong Danish folk music traditions. He is very
active on the Danish and Scandinavian folk music scene as well as in the rest of Europe
and North America, both as a musician and teacher.

Sonnich (accordion, harmonica, vocal) is a master of Irish, French-Canadian, and especially Danish traditional tunes. During the last 25 years he's been leading the revival for diatonic accordion and harmonica in the Danish folk music. Sonnich holds a special place in his heart for the music from the Western Island of Fanø, where his family is deeply
rooted.

www.trad.dk
https://www.willicarlisle.com/