Sway Wild (featuring Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw)
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Sway Wild (featuring Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw)

Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw (from San Juan Island, Washington State, US), now joined by long-time friend and bassist Thom Lord, are back at it with a new sound, new album and new name - Sway Wild! Their exceptional harmonies coupled with Fer's pioneering electric guitar work have become a vehicle to carry them around the world, sharing the stage with such acts as Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Lake Street Dive, Gregory Alan Isakov and many others. Winning over audiences from Alaska to Amsterdam, Sway Wild performs a heartfelt and dynamic blend of innovative folk-rock, pop, and funk. Their debut self-titled Sway Wild album includes special guests Birds of Chicago, Sean Hayes, Anna Tivel and others and will be released worldwide in Summer 2019.

Tickets are $12

as usual children 12 and under free.

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website
www.swaywild.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/DaveMcGrawandMandyFer

Instagramwww.instagram.com/swaywild

twitterwww.twitter.com/swaywild
spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4gBQnCbOX2Okv38QKDmb5o?si=hRwJO_5sSh6NmzrOWZ-_5A



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Halloween Costume Party - Whiskey Fever (4th Annual)
Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Halloween Costume Party - Whiskey Fever (4th Annual)

Guemes Island General Stores 4th annual costume Halloween Party.

Ghoulish Halloween Buffet, FUN sounds of Jack Mattingly and Whiskey Fever, costume prizes, and a great time for all ages!!! Don’t be afraid the islanders (Fidalgo or Guemes) they usually don’t bite. Can’t be so sure about the mainlanders. But remember everyone is welcome. $8 Adults in costume $16 Adults without costume (kids under 12 free)
$12 dinner buffet / $6 for kids under 12
Music starts @ 6:30 p.m.

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Three for Silver
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Three for Silver

Three For Silver is a freewheeling collective in which the only rule is to survive and perform, an elastic conglomeration of musical freaks as likely to be found in a grand theater performing for foreign dignitaries as busking on your street corner for spare change.  

Lucas Warford (vocals, basses) is the thumping heart of the band, a chugging diesel engine of bass and growl. “The acid baby of Tom Waits and Les Claypool,” as NW legend Baby Gramps once called him. His one-of-a-kind basses are the platform upon which he yowls and raps his end-time visions of the world. Willo Sertain (vocals, accordion) hails from the woods of North Carolina, her distinctively pure tones and haunting melodies act as a natural foil to the madness of Warford. This unlikely pair lead the band, fashioning new line ups and new sounds.

Three For Silver has hit the road since 2013, unleashing their idiosyncratic sound on over 200 audiences a year, blind to anything but the next stage, the next audience, the next night. With nary a manager or booker in sight, their monomaniacal devotion has already led them all over the country and the world, performing in clubs, bars, theaters, boats, festivals, farmer’s markets, living rooms, and most recently partnering with the US State Department for ongoing cultural exchange tours to other countries thirsty for truly original American music.



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AMP FEST 2019
Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

AMP FEST 2019

A celebration of local music (21 local bands!), art, community, and our beautiful homeland. 
Thank you so much to our beer sponsors:  Farmstrong Brewing
Music will run from 1pm-until 9:49pm
We recommend walking onto the ferry and coming early!

AMP FEST!
Guemes Island General Store $20.  Kids 12 and under free
1:00 p  DOORS OPEN           

1:15 p              Saeed Abbas

1:38 p  Enthusiasts      

2:01 p              Ancestor Cedar

2:24 p  Mosstones       

2:47 p              Starners

3:10 p  Fieldboats        

3:33 p              Chris Edwards

3:56 p  John Bisagna Disaster

4:19 p              Well Water

4:40 p  GROUP PHOTO        

4:45 p  Fanny Alger    

5:08 p              Jake Navarro

5:31 p  Despair Plane  

5:54 p              GreenhouseBasment

6:17 p  Sky All Around          

6:40 p              Luuk

7:03 p  Atomic Rust    

7:26 p              Hoop

7:49 p  Enduro

8:12 p  Opines

8:35 p  New Uniform  

8:58 p  Ebb, Slack & Flood    

9:21 p              

9:44 p  ENDish           

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Great American Trainwreck
Aug
31
6:30 PM18:30

Great American Trainwreck

Based out of Seattle, Washington, Great American Trainwreck blends southern rock, bluegrass, and classic country. Lyric-driven songs combined with melodic riffs and heavenly harmonies help to define their progressive approach to traditional genres. GAT released an album in May 2019, which featured guest appearances by Danny Barnes (Banjo), Dave Harmonson (Pedal Steel), and Judd Wasserman (Vocals).

This is an all ages show. Children 12 and under are free of charge. Adults are $5 at the door.

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Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band with special guest Milo Matthews
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band with special guest Milo Matthews

Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band return to Guemes Island once again.  Bringing with them the sound of the islands.  

Clinton Fearon is a composer, songwriter, singer and player of instruments since his early teens, and a professional since the age of 19.He was born in Jamaica and become the bassist, vocalist and lyricist for the mythic Gladiators, as well as a session musician for Coxsonne Dodd in Studio One and Lee 'Scratch' Perry's at Black Ark, two of the main producers on the island at this time. He also composed some everlasting bass lines for well-known artists like Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior Byles and many others.

After leaving Jamaica 1987, Clinton Fearon start a new career from Seattle. With other musicians of the Gladiators, he decided to stay in the US and to found The Defenders. The band built a nice following in the Northwest. After five years the band split and Clinton Fearon formed the Boogie Brown Band with local musicians in 1993.

Each song of Clinton Fearon is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who dedicates his life to help a better world to come. With chiselled music and poetic lyrics, he opens reggae to a wider audience who simply loves his beautiful songs.

 

$10 in advance $15 at the door/kids 12 and under are free.
Music starts @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Milo’s style of music ranges from jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk to even folk.  He performs his own originals as well as adds his unique flavor to 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and present cover songs.  He demonstrates versatility unlike any other bassist by using a drum pad, effects pedal and a looping machine which provide his unique rhythm, bass line, keys and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one-man show!  It’s very rare to hear Milo play the same song exactly the same way which makes each performance fresh and new!

Buy tickets for Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band w/Milo Matthews

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Scott Pemberton with special guest Sky Colony
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Scott Pemberton with special guest Sky Colony

The “Bruce Lee” of guitar, the Scott Pemberton Band is a jamming, funk, rock, psychadellic journey through music; an unforgettable event.   

Many master guitarists find their homes within a specific genre, perfecting the ins and outs of their chosen musical realm until their names become synonymous with the very art form.

Portland's Scott Pemberton is not your average guitarist. He's a musical nomad. His home isn't in one comfortable bubble, but rather spread across genres. One moment, he's shredding through the blues. Then next, he's living in a classic rock world, or drifting melodically through an ethereal psychedelic plane. Maybe he's leading a dirty funk jam, or experimenting with something heavier, or sitting back on a jazz odyssey.  Regardless of genre, though, Pemberton's musical journey is marked by two unmistakeable realities: You always know when you're hearing a Scott Pemberton song. And you're always going to be captivated.

Sky Colony returns to Guemes Island!  Bringing their own brand of Dream Folk.  These guys are not to be missed.  They have been busy working on there new album and we can’t wait to see them back on our main stage.

$10 at the door

Kids 12 and younger are Free!

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Cascadian Groove
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Cascadian Groove

About Cascadia Groove

Cascadia Groove is an inspiringly upbeat Danceable Groove Jazz ensemble whose members are: (L to R): Alex Sheldon, Drums; Terry Nelson, Keys; Keith Stone, Sax; Gary Tobin, Guitar;  Paul Sherman, Bass;   ...  all world-class musicians.  

Get ready for energetic music throughout a tour of Blues, R&B, Jazz, World-beat, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and more with performances that get your foot tapping, blood pumping, and wanting to Move To The Music! Cascadia Groove sets feature 50%(+) outstanding original material by Gary Tobin in the style of The Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber, The Rippingtons, Joe Sample, George Benson, Norman Brown (to name a few)... along with Jazz/Afro-Cuban/ Latin interpretations of Pop and R&B covers by Michael Jackson, Chaka Kahn, Earth Wind & Fire, Toto, and many more.  Add it all together and it's an event overflowing with positive uplifting music.  What's more, Cascadia Groove often combines the music with a visual element using timed projected images and lighting resulting in a show that is extraordinarily fun, infectious, and memorable.  Audiences simply love this group.



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Petunia & The Vipers
Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

Petunia & The Vipers

Louis Armstrong was once asked what his favorite kind of music was, and his response was simple; “Good music”. Petunia & the Vipers’ sound may not sit comfortably in one certain genre, but “Good Music” describes it well. Hank Williams on acid… Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s Hobo junction… Avant-Country night club scene music… One of the best bands in the world today, of any kind… hillbilly-flavoured-swing inflected-ragtime-goodtime-thunderously rolling-one-of-a-kind-you-don’t-want-to-miss-this-sort-of-a-show… A new music that springboards off of music of the past and jumps into the present day, left with only echoes of the past… Something in between 1920’s and steam punk. It’s good for your mind… These are just a few of the words uttered by folks around the globe trying to pin down a description of all that is Petunia & The Vipers.

$10 at the door/kids 12 and under are free.
Music starts @ 6:30 p.m.

 

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Karl Blau  -Returns
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Karl Blau -Returns

We are very pleased to announce the much anticipated return of one of Skagit’s very own from his new home in Philly. He has returned for a visit to the islands of his youth. If you know Karl, well then you know this is not an event to miss. If you don’t know Karl, well then this is your opportunity, so don’t let yourself down. And remember “Its Worth the Swim.”

This is a free all ages show!

So no excuses, just come for the fun!

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Enduro, and  Jack Mattingly & Whiskey Fever.
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Enduro, and Jack Mattingly & Whiskey Fever.

Two of the best bands Skagit Valley has to offer! Enduro of Anacortes and Jack Mattingly & Whiskey Fever of Anacortes/Sedro Wooley are going to rock Guemes Island. This is a don’t miss opportunity to see two great bands on one stage with a fabulous view of Anacortes! Who knows who might drop by? Osprey, Eagles, Whales, and herons have graced us in the past so come see who shows up this time?

$10 at the door

Kids 12 and younger are Free!

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Kyla Kombucha Brewery takeover, DIGS Pizza,  w/ Music by Ben Starner, Mia Starner, and Phil Nakano
Jul
10
5:45 PM17:45

Kyla Kombucha Brewery takeover, DIGS Pizza, w/ Music by Ben Starner, Mia Starner, and Phil Nakano

The great folks from Kyla will be on hand to tell you all about their delicious hard kombucha. So come ask questions and try a cold Kyla Kombucha. We will be serving a DIGS Pizza and salad menu for the evening instead of our usual fare. Additionally Ben Starner will be accompanied by his wife Mia on Vocals and Phil Nakano on percussion and saxophone.

“Ben Starner is a Skagit County native born and raised. Ben has always loved music and has been playing the piano since 12, getting a jump-start from his sister when she taught him Scott Joplin’s classic rag “The Entertainer.” This led to his piano lessons with the first five years of playing saturated in the genres of ragtime and stride solidifying his musical foundation and continuing to be his favored styles. Today, Ben’s love of music and excellent ear affords him the ability to enjoy and perform multiple genres, not forsaking his first loves (jazz and ragtime) but in the true spirit of these styles, adds to the richness of his musical artistry. “

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Yogoman Burning Band and Ebb Slack Flood
Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

Yogoman Burning Band and Ebb Slack Flood

Come celebrate the return of Spring to the PNW with Yogoman!

YOGOMAN's Jamaica - New Orleans Dance Riddims compel audiences to get up and dance with shout outs, sing a longs, and call and response lyrics.  Lead singing drummer Jordan Rain leads his world class dance band through a variety of syncopated styles- Ska, Reggae, RnB, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Latin, Rock and New Orleans Traditional Jazz/Brass Band music.  Rain has written, arranged and produced 5 albums with YOGOMAN (also known as Yogoman Burning Band) and 2 solo albums.  As a family man, Rain tours with his wife Jacqueline "Bongo Jac" Rain who sings and plays percussion in the band, while occasionally featuring their musically talented children and has brought a lineage of star musicians to the stage over the years. YOGOMAN rehearsals and shows have educated both band and audience members alike to the subtlety of vintage Jamaican and Soul music that Rain has been a vinyl DJ of since 1999. Jamaican Music legends that have shared the stage with YOGOMAN are Toots & The Maytals, the Skatalites, Third World, Winston "Flames" Jarrett (of Alton Ellis & the Flames), Clinton Fearon (of the Gladiators) and Pato Banton, while co-billing with star groups such as Iron & Wine, Lost Bayou Ramblers, ORGONE, Dengue Fever, Cave Singers, Camper Van Beethoven, RJD2 and collaborating live on stage with Pato Banton, Winstrong, SambAmore, Lucky Brown, the Polyrhythmics, Junior Reid (Black Uhuru), Blue Scholars and Earles Of Newtown.


"...It's ALWAYS a good idea to spin a Yogoman track. Positive lyrics, infectious melodies, stellar musicianship...just great, great songs. They've gone from being unknown to KHUM listeners to being possibly the most requested band during my shift."
-Larry Trask/DJ, KHUM.com/104.7 FM

"If you're not having a good time to YOGOMAN's music, you have to ask yourself, do I know how to have a good time?" - Sam Beam of Iron and Wine

$10 at the door Children 12 and under are free of charge.

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Father's Day Pizza Dinner a Benefit for Fiddlehead Montessori
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Father's Day Pizza Dinner a Benefit for Fiddlehead Montessori

Come join us for a spectacular Father’s day celebration. This is a perfect way to celebrate fathers day. Included with your entrance fee is an assortment of Artisan Pizzas, Caesar Salad, refreshments, and a no host wine and beer bar. Come play yard games and disc golf while enjoying a cold beer and pizza. The musical entertainment will include The Enthusiasts, Jacob Navarro, and Friends. 100% of the entrance fee goes to benefit Fiddlehead Montessori’s Scholarship Fund. So you can celebrate while knowing that your money is supporting non profit Montessori elementary education in Anacortes and Skagit County.

$25 adults

$10 18 and under

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Piano Night w/ Ben Starner
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Piano Night w/ Ben Starner

“Ben Starner is a Skagit County native born and raised. Ben has always loved music and has been playing the piano since 12, getting a jump-start from his sister when she taught him Scott Joplin’s classic rag “The Entertainer.” This led to his piano lessons with the first five years of playing saturated in the genres of ragtime and stride solidifying his musical foundation and continuing to be his favored styles. Today, Ben’s love of music and excellent ear affords him the ability to enjoy and perform multiple genres, not forsaking his first loves (jazz and ragtime) but in the true spirit of these styles, adds to the richness of his musical artistry. “

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Sway Wild (featuring Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw)
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Sway Wild (featuring Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw)

Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw (from San Juan Island, Washington State, US), now joined by long-time friend and bassist Thom Lord, are back at it with a new sound, new album and new name - Sway Wild! Their exceptional harmonies coupled with Fer's pioneering electric guitar work have become a vehicle to carry them around the world, sharing the stage with such acts as Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Lake Street Dive, Gregory Alan Isakov and many others. Winning over audiences from Alaska to Amsterdam, Sway Wild performs a heartfelt and dynamic blend of innovative folk-rock, pop, and funk. Their debut self-titled Sway Wild album includes special guests Birds of Chicago, Sean Hayes, Anna Tivel and others and will be released worldwide in Summer 2019.

Adults $10 children 12 and under free.


Comin' and Goin' 

https://youtu.be/SViJGka4vpw

websitewww.swaywild.com
facebook: 
www.facebook.com/DaveMcGrawandMandyFer

Instagramwww.instagram.com/swaywild

twitterwww.twitter.com/swaywild

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Piano Night w/ Ben Starner
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Piano Night w/ Ben Starner

“Ben Starner is a Skagit County native born and raised. Ben has always loved music and has been playing the piano since 12, getting a jump-start from his sister when she taught him Scott Joplin’s classic rag “The Entertainer.” This led to his piano lessons with the first five years of playing saturated in the genres of ragtime and stride solidifying his musical foundation and continuing to be his favored styles. Today, Ben’s love of music and excellent ear affords him the ability to enjoy and perform multiple genres, not forsaking his first loves (jazz and ragtime) but in the true spirit of these styles, adds to the richness of his musical artistry. “

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Yogoman Burning Band
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Yogoman Burning Band

Come celebrate the return of Spring to the PNW with Yogoman!

YOGOMAN's Jamaica - New Orleans Dance Riddims compel audiences to get up and dance with shout outs, sing a longs, and call and response lyrics.  Lead singing drummer Jordan Rain leads his world class dance band through a variety of syncopated styles- Ska, Reggae, RnB, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Latin, Rock and New Orleans Traditional Jazz/Brass Band music.  Rain has written, arranged and produced 5 albums with YOGOMAN (also known as Yogoman Burning Band) and 2 solo albums.  As a family man, Rain tours with his wife Jacqueline "Bongo Jac" Rain who sings and plays percussion in the band, while occasionally featuring their musically talented children and has brought a lineage of star musicians to the stage over the years. YOGOMAN rehearsals and shows have educated both band and audience members alike to the subtlety of vintage Jamaican and Soul music that Rain has been a vinyl DJ of since 1999. Jamaican Music legends that have shared the stage with YOGOMAN are Toots & The Maytals, the Skatalites, Third World, Winston "Flames" Jarrett (of Alton Ellis & the Flames), Clinton Fearon (of the Gladiators) and Pato Banton, while co-billing with star groups such as Iron & Wine, Lost Bayou Ramblers, ORGONE, Dengue Fever, Cave Singers, Camper Van Beethoven, RJD2 and collaborating live on stage with Pato Banton, Winstrong, SambAmore, Lucky Brown, the Polyrhythmics, Junior Reid (Black Uhuru), Blue Scholars and Earles Of Newtown.


"...It's ALWAYS a good idea to spin a Yogoman track. Positive lyrics, infectious melodies, stellar musicianship...just great, great songs. They've gone from being unknown to KHUM listeners to being possibly the most requested band during my shift."
-Larry Trask/DJ, KHUM.com/104.7 FM

"If you're not having a good time to YOGOMAN's music, you have to ask yourself, do I know how to have a good time?" - Sam Beam of Iron and Wine

$10 at the door Children 12 and under are free of charge.

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pearl Tottenham, Luuk (SiLM), Laura Hickli, 36?

Guemes Island General Store with local acts Pearl TottenhamLuuk Honey (from SiLM), and international touring acts Laura Hickli (Art Pop Singer Songwriter, Educator at The National Music Centre - Canada) and 36?.(Art Rock, Western Canadian Award Winner, featured on Ready-To-Rock Official Spotify Playlist.)

$8 at the door, children 12 and under are free.

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Earth Day Luminary Parade w/Rudy Slizewski (of Tapwater)  and  Ebb, Slack, & Flood
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Earth Day Luminary Parade w/Rudy Slizewski (of Tapwater) and Ebb, Slack, & Flood

This is our third annual Earth day Luminary Parade. This is a whimsical night filled with a visual feast of warm glowing handmade art brought to us by Loalynda Bird and a mighty troup of artists. At six thirty the night begins with Rudy Slizewski (of Tapwater) bringing us a soulful solo set. Eight o’clock will bring a group of island drummers playing a 15 minute set on the Terrace. At eight thirty the parade will start. The parade will end with a performance by local favorites Ebb, Slack & Flood. A true island experience. Not to be missed. This is a community event open to everyone and free of charge.

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The Sweet Goodbyes
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Sweet Goodbyes

Join us this Full Moon Night for some sweet, sweet music!

Amber Darland and Lisa Harmon have been performing individually throughout the Pacific Northwest for many years. In the spring of 2015, the two Bellingham based singer-songwriters discovered a kindred voice in each other and decided to launch the folk duo, The Sweet Goodbyes. This collaboration has revealed strength beyond the sum of its parts. With intricate melodies, weaving harmonies and lyrics that are both political and deeply personal, The Sweet Goodbyes offer their audiences a chance to witness something rare. Amber Darland and Lisa Harmon wear their hearts on their sleeves and together their voices blend flawlessly. You can't help but feel good when you watch this duo perform live. The Sweet Goodbyes are full of charm and talent - sure to prick the ears and put a shiver up the spine. 

This is an all ages Free show!

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Alex Ashley
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Alex Ashley

A rare, triple-threat singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Alex Ashley creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that bring his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. Compared to the likes of "a young Vince Gill, John Mayer and Eric Clapton, he crosses the boundaries of folk, blues and Americana music with new and original songwriting."

All Ages. No Cover Charge.

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Milo Matthews
Apr
6
6:30 PM18:30

Milo Matthews

Milo’s style of music ranges from jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk to even folk.  He performs his own originals as well as adds his unique flavor to 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and present cover songs.  He demonstrates versatility unlike any other bassist by using a drum pad, effects pedal and a looping machine which provide his unique rhythm, bass line, keys and lead guitar turning him into an unstoppable one-man show!  It’s very rare to hear Milo play the same song exactly the same way which makes each performance fresh and new!

All ages show.
Music starts @ 6:30 p.m.

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Nematones
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Nematones

We are thrilled to have the Nematones grace the island with there, blazing old time fiddle tunes and warm harmonies from the Skagit Valley! If you like strings this show is for you!

This is a Free all ages show.

We will be offering our full menu plus a comforting winter special ask our staff for details.

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Jacob Navarro & Navid Eliot   Album Release
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Jacob Navarro & Navid Eliot Album Release

This album was recorded in an old Seattle shipyard after some hard touring on the bluegrass circuit. This is acoustic folk music, with the understated influence of many nights on the road picking old melodies and accompanying banjos and mandolins. It was approached as a duet record, and to help perform these songs, Navid Eliot, of Planes on Paper, will be accompanying on guitar.

This is a Free all ages show! So all you need to bring are your ears.

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 Alex Ashley
Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

Alex Ashley

A rare, triple-threat singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Alex Ashley creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that bring his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. Compared to the likes of "a young Vince Gill, John Mayer and Eric Clapton, he crosses the boundaries of folk, blues and Americana music with new and original songwriting."

All Ages. No Cover Charge.

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