….to Kitsap’s Classic Summer Festival. Thank you for bringing your friends and families. 2019 was perfect in every way with the music, vendors, demonstrators, volunteers, sponsors, advertisers and the weather. We thank you all for making this year so very very special! Hope to see ya next year August 15, 2020.
Adults $30 at the gate.
Discount $25 discount tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
$20 special sale at local retail outlets in Olalla, Port Orchard and Gig Harbor.
Kids 16 and younger are free. Come spend a full day of relaxation and great music”
Join us Saturday, August 17th, 2019, for the best small-town country-side festival this side of the Cascades, celebrating with 9 bands of “Americana Music”. It’s roots are blues, bluegrass, country, folk, R & B, and jazz and we have them all! Get there early as the music is going to be foot stompin’, starting at 11 AM.
Joel Gibson Jr. and the Hired Guns 11am
Rusty Cleavers 12pm – https://www.therustycleavers.com
Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints 1pm – https://www.theginjointsband.com
Reid Jamieson Band 2pm – https://www.reidjamieson.com
Sister Speaks 3:20pm – http://www.sisterspeakmusic.com
Harbor Allstar Band 4:30pm
Linda Carroll Band 5:40pm – https://www.lindacarrollband.com
Nick Mardon Trio 6:50pm – https://www.nickmardonmusic.com
Randy Oxford Reunion 8pm – https://therandyoxfordband.com
About the BANDS:
Randy Oxford is a Northwest Legend. He has worked with such outfits as Little Bill & The Bluenotes, Fat Cat and Junkyard Jane prior to taking on the calling of leading his own band. The Randy Oxford Band has gone through several line-up changes over the years, but they have always been consistent on putting out exciting stage performances and excellent CDs. They have represented the Northwest multiple times at the International Blues Challenge and their last trip found them among the finalists.
Linda Carroll Band (5:40pm)
Vocalist Linda Carroll has traveled around the world bringing her dynamic vocal style and stage presence to eager audiences. In 1984, Linda achieved national acclaim with the Commencement Bay Jazz Society production of her tribute to Billie Holiday titled, “The Lady Sings”, a performance she also recreated 10 years later in 1994. Linda’s current project, the Linda Carroll Band is formed with bassist Kim Workman, guitar and vocals Finn Malmgren, guitar and vocals David Brumbaugh, drums and percussion Spencer Workman. In addition, Linda has appeared with Bobby Blue Bland, Albert King, Tim Hall, Joe Cocker, The Ink Spots, Mel Washington, RC Martino, Billy Haddon, Joe Johansen, Duke Jordon, LaRoi Carter, Bud Schultz, Da Bonz, and many others.
The Rusty Cleavers (12pm)
The Rusty Cleavers are a hard-driving, hard-working, rowdy 4-piece rockin’ bluegrass band from Tacoma, WA. They blend the elements of classic bluegrass musicianship and flawless vocal harmonies with the attitude and edge of punk rock, sending audiences everywhere into a frenzy of compassionate lust.
Sister Speak (3:20pm)
Canadian born Sherri Anne is at the core of Sister Speak, an indie-pop and rock/blues/world music entity that creates uplifting, inspiring music. Sister Speak is mainly based in both Los Angeles, California and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Sister Speak has recently expanded into Europe / UK with self-created label RESO Nation. Whether performing an electrifying full band show or a set of heartfelt acoustic arrangements, this Taylor Guitar’s sponsored artist has connected deeply with a diverse fan-base throughout the globe.
Reid Jamieson Band (2 pm)
Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson Band is a vocal powerhouse committed to making music that moves us. Known for regular appearances on CBC’s Vinyl Café, to recording with Cowboy Junkies, they shine with compelling originals, plus killer covers of everything from 50s era gold to their latest tribute to Leonard Cohen. A classic introvert/extrovert combo, Reid performs with his saucy wife and long-time song-writing partner Carolyn Victoria Mill. Together they have won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Festival by winning their Pickin’ a Folk Star Contest. Their new all original album ‘Me Daza’, was recorded in Ireland with producer Kieran Kennedy (Maria Doyle Kennedy). There is nothing traditional about this record, or this dynamic duo. You won’t want to miss what they do next!
Nick Mardon Trio (6:50pm)
The Nick Mardon Trio blends the sound of electric blues with pop, jazz, funk, rock and more styles throughout their eclectic show. Nick Mardon fronts the band with melodic vocals and a distinguished guitar sound. The rhythm section features Greg Olson on the fretless electric bass and Andy Emery on drums and percussion. Greg and Andy
are equally comfortable with creating intuitive parts as they are with improvising.
The members of the trio have played with Melissa Etheridge, Marcy Playground, Robert Glasper, Marcus Printup, and many notable local and national acts. The Nick Mardon Blues Trio has played at the Everett Historic Theatre, Highway 99 Blues Club, Marymoor Park, Capps Club, The Royal Room, and many breweries, bars, and wineries.
Their high energy performances leave audiences astounded and they call the group the “Future of the Blues”. The Nick Mardon Blues Trio released their debut EP “These Days” in 2018 and they are currently booking regional performances. Their next studio album is expected to be released in the Spring of 2019 followed by a West Coast Tour.
Harbor Allstar Band (4:30 pm)
The Harbor All-Star Band is Dan Wilson, Jamie LeMessurier, Billy Odden, Howard Helm, Jesse Savage and Brady McCowan. They perform at 4:20 pm. For many years, guitarist Dan Wilson has helped create a hub for musicians in the south sound. Owner of Allstar Guitar in Gig Harbor. Guitar player Jesse Savage studied and performed /recorded with studio legend Ralph Grasso. Studied and performed with The King Of Dieselbilly, Bill Kirchen. Played in many different original and cover bands. These include other artists such as Collin Raye, John Anderson, Blake Shelton, Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers, Johnny Winter, Geoff Muldaur. Bass player Billy Odden joined local band Dark Star in 1977. Enjoy notoriety open up for acts like Rail who were close friends with Heart. Recently played in numerous local bands with Musicians such as Steve Stefanowicz and Jim Valley of Paul Revere. Keyboards and Vocals Howard Helm started his pro career with CBS recording artists Zon. In the 80’s Howard toured and recorded with Refugee. In 1988 he joined British Rock Legends Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson. He spent 23 years at Morrisound Studios working with Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He has appeared on hundreds of albums. Multi-genre saxophonist Brady McCowan, in school at the University of Puget Sound, majoring in performance. A tight and grooving rhythm section with Jamie LeMessurier behind the drum kit. Jamie He is one of the west coast’s most respected and talented musicians. In 2018 he helped form a new band with northwest music legend Jim Valley (Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Viceroys), known as the Jim Valley Project. Jamie has been performing, songwriting, recording, and teaching for almost forty years.
Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints (1pm)
Blending classic swing tunes from jazz, country and early rock n roll, bassist and singer Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints have found their own kind of cool. Live in our studios, the band performed four tunes from their varied songbook, including the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Waller, Elvis Presley and Hank Williams. With deep sonic roots in virtually every style of mid-20th century American music – from americana to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll.
Joel Gibson Jr. and the Hired Guns (11am)
Joel spent his Summers in North Carolina as a youth which provided the foundation for his eclectic blend of Country, Rock & Americana. The Singer-Songwriter from Silverdale, WA fills his sets with Original compositions as well as covers of 80’s, 90’s & 2000’s Country and Rock hits that take audiences on an eclectic musical journey. His primary influences include Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash, The Cadillac Three & Kip Moore. The honesty, passion and energy exuded during his performances create a one of a kind experience that is a must see!
There is still plenty of camping spaces available. $10/night. We are asking you to bring sun protection and low back chairs. Great art & craft vendors to shop around. Enter a home made berry pie into the berry pie contest. You get a chance at top honors and top prize. Plenty of things for the kiddos to do and more. Info or contact Marty Kellogg at email@example.com
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PARKING – $4 fee, Overnight Camping $10/night
celebrating Pacific northwest roots
Americana artists are by nature are traditionalist American musicians who infuse roots music – which includes elements of rock, folk, blues, bluegrass and even R&B – to create a sound that channels the spirit of traditional American music. The best Americana bands have been internationally recognized and critically acclaimed for creatively bringing the roots music movement to a wider audience. While Americana bands and Americana artists first achieved tepid popularity during the 1960s, since the onset of the 1990s, they’ve grown in popularity and acclaim, with some even taking home major Grammy awards.
So, what are the best Americana bands? When people think of Americana music, the best examples of the top Americana bands includes The Band (who strangely enough aren’t even American), Bob Dylan, The Avett Brothers, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, The Civil Wars and Son Volt. These are some of the best bands in the genre and some are considered among the greatest. That’s the beauty of Americana music: it fuses so many different other genres that different music artists can create the Americana sound.