Upcoming Bluegrass Concert and Jam in Shelton:
The Dewhirst brothers Luke and Jake will be on leave from the East Coast and we’re putting together a big show at the Shelton Performing Arts Center (High School) Fri. Dec 27, 2013, 6:00 - 10:00 pm. There will be four bands plus special guests, jam in building afterwards, and OK to park RV overnight. Suggested donation of $10.00 or more at the door---all proceeds benefit the Bluegrass from the Forest festival. Bands: Runaway Train, Bluegrass Regulators, North Country and Tubal Cain plus special guests!
More info from firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-898-4581 or 253-225-3389.
Wintergrass 2014 and the WBA
WBA will host a room at Wintergrass 2014! We will be in the Larch or Laurel rooms on Friday February 28th and Saturday March 1 from approximately 10 pm to 2 am. The WBA room will include jams, showcase bands, and snacks and beverages to help fuel our late night music endeavors. Please come by and bring your friends to learn more about and support the WBA. Contact WBA member Jim Miernyk for information (email@example.com , 503/444-7999).
Goldendale announces new festival date. The Goldendale Festival opens May 27 for Campin' & Jammin' at Ekone Park, 411 Wilber, Goldendale WA. Festival Activities take place May 30th and 31st. Mark your calendars for this great festival!
Gazette Schedule Change
The WBA Board of Directors voted to move the scheduled printing and mailing of the Bluegrass Gazette Newsletter up by one month. The new schedule is for the fall Gazette to be delivered in October rather than September, the winter issue in January, and the spring 2014 issue will be mailed in April. The deadline for articles and advertisers in the fall issue of the Gazette is now September 15th. Thanks, Jim C
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Rustic Roots: Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst
Snowy Owl Theater - 7409 Icicle Road, Leavenworth WA
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst
These two bluegrass veterans have visited Leavenworth before, and you know you don’t want to miss this chance to hear two master musicians, singers, songwriters perform again. On a break from their main touring bands (Blue Highway and the Clare Lynch Band), Rob and Jim will light up the first weekend in December.
New Roots/Americana Music Series Kicks Off this Fall in Snowy Owl Theater
Exploring the Roots of American Music is the theme behind the latest addition to the lineup at Icicle Creek. A series of concerts presenting bluegrass, blues, Americana, singer-songwriter - and maybe even a little jazz and rock – will serve to educate as well as entertain audiences. Tickets go on sale in September.
Icicle Creek Holiday Schedule:
December 6 – Rob Ickes & Jim Hurst (Rustic Roots series)
December 10 & 11 – Nutcracker (Other: Community event)
December 14 – Falstaff (The Met: Live in HD)
December 15, 22 – Family Holiday Movies
December 21 – Celtic Yuletide
December 28 – Illumni Men's Chorale
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Amazing Music Wizardry Comes to the Snoqualmie Valley!
Award winning acoustic musicians Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst to do a concert and workshop at the Sallal Grange in North Bend on Saturday December 7.
The Snoqualmie Valley will be enjoying the world-class acoustic music wizardry of acclaimed Nashville musicians, Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst, at a concert on December 7 at the Sallal Grange in North Bend, Washington.
Recognized as some of the best instrumentalists of their respective disciplines in the world, this is a not-to-be missed opportunity, especially since Ickes and Hurst rarely tour together.They will be performing a wide variety of music including jazz, bluegrass, acoustic country and their own original music. Expect to be astounded and mesmerized by their superb musicianship!
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday December 7 at the Sallal Grange, 12912 – 432nd Ave. SE, North Bend, Washington. For more information call (425) 888-0825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a food concession. Tickets are $15 at the door or can be purchased online at www.sallalgrange.org.
Ickes and Hurst are also doing a special workshop for musicians of all levels on Saturday
December 7 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The first part of the workshop will have one track for the resophonic guitar (guitar) with Ickes and one for guitar with Hurst. Participants will convene for the second part of the workshop for a private mini-concert by Ickes and Hurst where techniques will be demonstrated and the performance will be tailored to questions and requests from the workshop participants. Workshop fee is $80 per person. You may register online at www.sallalgrange.org.
Wintergrass Releases New Festival Flyer:
View it or download it here: wintergrassflyer.pdf. (Right-click to download & save, click to view).
Festival Performer Application Goes Live September 15
Northwest Folklife will be accepting applications for musicians, dancers, storytellers, panel discussions, and workshops for the 2014 Northwest Folklife Festival from September 15 through December 1, 2013. The Festival celebrates music of all genres, including blues, jazz, hip hop, bluegrass, choral, and of course the very best in traditional music. We also present over 80 hours of participatory dance, and a wide variety of dance performances, including Baltic, Turkish, Morris, and other events like comedy and historical presentations. Check our website later this month (After Sept 15th) ) for online and print-at-home applications and complete information!