Upcoming Events
Bill Evans, Dan Crary and Wally Barnick
Jim and Susie Malcolm
2:00 pm Sunday, February 16th
2020
Caridwen and Greg Spatz
2:00 pm Sunday, April 5th
$25 suggested contribution
$20 suggested contribution
$18 suggested contribution
Beppe Gambetta
Sorry this has been cancelled
https://www.billevansbanjo.com/
https://www.jimmalcolm.com/
http://www.gregoryspatz.com/
http://www.beppegambetta.com/
For the past 30 years and more, Jim Malcolm has been the ultimate Scots troubadour, taking the traditional songs of Scotland and his own prizewinning compositions to all corners of the UK and around almost every state in the USA. His voice is one of the finest in Scotland, and his mellifluous guitar playing is the perfect accompaniment. He plays mouthorgan to a standard you'll rarely hear.
This year he has another trick up his sleeve, as his wife Susie breaks loose from the office to join him in concert. You may have heard her voice singing harmonies on Jim's CDs, but with their children off to pastures new Susie is now entering stage left. An award-winning traditional singer herself, Susie sings songs from the North East of Scotland and has a penchant for ballads.
Their 2017 debut album as a duo, "Spring Will Follow On" was warmly received and has been widely played across two continents. Together they offer harmonies and humour…tales from the road, the riverside and from the home front, and are not to be missed.
Caridwen and Greg Spatz have been playing music together since first meeting in 2000, as instructors at the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop in Sorrento, BC. Founding, core members of the celebrated Washington State acoustic world-music quartet Mighty Squirrel (www.reverbnation.com/mightysquirrel) they are known as well for their stellar, individual fiddle work with the ever popular bands John Reischman and the Jaybirds (Greg) and Prairie Flyer (Caridwen).

Their new recording, All Along The Sea (Corvus Records), features vocals and instrumentals, original and traditional, from a gamut of styles - Celtic, French Canadian, British, Klezmer, old-time and jazz - but highlights most of all Caridwen's uniquely haunting and multilingual vocals. She has been hailed as having a voice "made for Celtic music…lyrical, ethereal…expressive, flexible and utterly charming" (Audiophile Audition) and she is just as at home singing in Gaelic or English as she is in French, Yiddish or Ladino. Backed by Greg's inimitable "knockout" bouzouki stylings.

$18 suggested contribution
2:00 pm Sunday January 26th
A Crary, Evans & Barnick show includes new songs and old stories, blazing instrumental artistry, and deep-down, powerfully-felt musical moments. It's whistling winds in the pines, rambling boys and tragic girls, joys and laughter from old times, furious and foot-tapping instrumental tunes, and a little touch of glory-to-God. And it's the hovering ghosts of Jimmie Rogers and The Carter Family and Bill and Lester and Earl and Woody and all the greats who showed the way.
Dan Crary is a pioneer of flatpicking guitar solos in a bluegrass band, right up there with founding fathers Doc Watson, Clarence White and Norman Blake in carving a role for the flatpick guitar soloist in bluegrass music.

Bill Evans is an internationally loved five-string banjo life force. Whether he's lending his instrumental chops to a blazing fiddle tune or performing one of his original compositions, Bill is one of contemporary banjo's treasures.

Wally Barnick (bass & vocals) describes himself as "principally a singer who some 40 years ago took up playing bass guitar in order to ensure a place in the band."
https://www.dancrary.com
https://wallybarnickmusic.com/
Bryan Bowers
2:00pm Sunday, May 31st
$18 suggested contribution
$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.
https://somagency.com/bryan-bowers/
True North Duo
2:00 pm Sunday, September 13th
TRUE NORTH DUO (Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel) continue to make artistry of ordinary life, creating memorable songs that alternately warm and wrench the human heart. The duo’s interpersonal chemistry sparks and smokes onstage, like distant lightning from a summer storm, and the emotional wallop of their conjoined voices grabs the heart and pulls it out to sea. "from the Central Oregon Coast paper"
https://www.truenorthband.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.


Margo and John are elated to welcome fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld for this concert. Steeped in traditional fiddling, she has performed and taught throughout the U.S. and abroad, from the Manaus Opera House in the Brazilian Amazon to the Sibelius Academy in Finland. Her smooth and lively playing perfectly complements Margo and John's vintage country style.

Margo, John and Ruthie
2:00pm Sunday, November 8th
$18 suggested donation
https://www.margoandjohnmusic.com/