Washington Bluegrass Association
Bluegrass Festival Information
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The Bluegrass Quilters
Will Be Visiting!
Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival
Aug 9- 10 -11 2019
The Bluegrass Quilters try to get together at Bluegrass Festivals
wherever there is a room to work in. General from the Washington
Bluegrass Association said he'd set up a Quilt room during Mt.
St. Helens festival.
The Bluegrass Quilters is just Quilters getting together, bringing
their own tools & machines, and power strips and cords. Nothing
will be taught, (we do offer advice, tho - if asked) we just bring
our own projects to work on.
If you have a quilt you are working on, bring it, sit and visit
with us while we work our own projects and enjoy each other's
Visitors are welcome to stop by and see what's going on as well!
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our Gazette Editor.
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We are looking for bands for the 2020 Mt St Helens Festival.
Please send promo hard copy to:
Toledo Wa. 98591
The Bands Bios below is this years bands:
LORRAINE JORDAN & FRIENDS
Affectionately known as the “Lady of Tradition”
in the bluegrass community, Lorraine Jordan grew up around
bluegrass music on the coast of North Carolina. She has performed
bluegrass music for over twenty years and formed Carolina
Road in 1998. She continues to be the driving force behind
Carolina Road’s popularity and longevity as a consummate performer,
songwriter, emcee and show organizer. She has been a finalist
in the IBMA Songwriting Showcase and was the 1st runner-up
in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest
Additionally, Lorraine received the SPBGMA “Entertainer
of the Year and Traditional Female Vocalist” in 2015. Lorraine
is a co-founder for the formation of the Daughters of Bluegrass,
whose Back to the Well album won the IBMA Recorded Event in
2006, and she was part of the Daughter’s latest album, Bluegrass
Bouquet also a 2009 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year winner
for the song “Proud to be a Daughter.”
Her current single sits at #1, atop the Bluegrass
Unlimited's National Bluegrass Survey, December, 2018
With an all-star cast of journeyman bluegrass
entertainers, Lorraine Jordan & fans is sure to please
fans of every stripe.
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show
Little Roy Lewis was a member of The Lewis Family,
the legendary bluegrass gospel music group that retired in May
2009. During those years he was awarded membership to the Georgia
Music Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, International Bluegrass
Music Association Hall of Fame and “Entertainer of the Year” honors
by SPGMA in Nashville, TN. Instrumentally, Little Roy is one of
the most talented banjo and guitar players in the music business.
USA Today called Little Roy “a banjo master “Little Roy is multi-talented
- he sings, plays many instruments, tells stories, and acts.
Having roots in the heart of the south, Elizabeth
Long or Lizzy as her friends and fans know her, was born on a
farm in Lincolnton, Georgia. She began her music accomplishment
at an early age. While starting out on the piano, Lizzy soon took
up the fiddle, guitar, autoharp, bass, banjo, and mandolin, and
has become an accomplished musician, alternating between these
instruments as part of her entertainment repertoire. She has played
with numerous great acts such as Mac Wiseman, Jim and Jesse, The
Lewis Family, and Earl Scruggs. Her extraordinary voice shimmers
with strains of America’s musical roots. She is one of the youngest
fiddlers to be inducted into “America’s Old Time Fiddler’s Country
Hall of Fame” in LeMars, IA. Little Roy summed it up the best,
"pull a plank off the wall and she'll play it!"
In June 2009 Little Roy teamed up musically
with multi-talented daughter, Lizzy Long. In April 2010 Little
Roy and Lizzy’s song “When We Fly” from their CD project Breaking
Like Dawn was awarded Bluegrass Song of the Year at the DOVE awards
in Nashville TN. Lizzy co-wrote and recorded the song with country
artist Ty Herndon. Little Roy and Lizzy also were awarded the
2011 Dove Award for Bluegrass Song of the Year for a song Lizzy
wrote called “Mountain Top” from their Straight from the Heart
of Dixie CD.
Phillip Steinmetz & his Sunny Tennesseans
Phillip Steinmetz and His Sunny Tennesseans are
dedicated to carrying on the traditions of Ole Time Mountain Music.
Their shows are full of down home humor reminiscent of early Grand
Ole Opry Shows. They entertain audiences with tunes of forgotten
favorites from The Carter Family, Sam and Kirk McGee, Uncle Dave
Macon, Stringbean, and Grandpa Jones. This is a lineage that comes
naturally, as Phillip is the great-nephew of Grandpa Jones.
Kevin Pace and the Early Edition
Kevin Pace and the Early Edition entertain their audience with
a fresh take on the classic sounds of bluegrass music along with
a passion to carry the " good news" through gospel music.
Sweet and golden acoustic music inspired by traditional bluegrass,
with driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies. Mountain Honey features
Linda Leavitt (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Dee Johnson (vocals, bass),
Greg Stone (vocals, guitar) and Mike Stahlman (vocals, banjo).
The Cascade Mountain Boys
Established in 2006 by band leader, Mike Faast, The Cascade Mountain
Boys (Mike Faast, Terry Enyeart, Rick Meade, Roger Ferguson and
Nolan Elwell) play traditional Bluegrass music. Featuring hot pickin’
and three-part harmony the group, has been performing in festivals,
town fairs, churches and private events since 2006. Their repertoire
consists of bluegrass standards such as Bringin’ in that Georgia
Mail and In the Pines, folk/grass covers like Country Roads and
Don’t Think Twice it’s Alright, and traditional Bluegrass Gospel