Concerts in the Woods


It’s the perfect place to hear
an intimate concert in a beautiful room
“at the end of the earth.”


(To see full information on the Concerts in the Woods Series go to:



Saturday June 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM      Star Anna

(with full band)

Star Anna is an American vocalist and rhythm guitarist from Ellensburg, Washington now based in Seattle, described by Barbara Mitchell of NPR as belonging to the genre of Americana and by Nicole Brodeur of the Seattle Times as alt-country.

Duff McKagan wrote of her singing, “She is the real deal. There is a pain in her voice that comes from somewhere deep, a place I dare not ask where it comes from.” Brodeur described her as having “a voice full of bluster that will slam the door behind you, then find itself alone to take in the loneliness, the quiet, the beauty.”

Video: “Devil Don’t Remember My Name” with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam on guitar, filmed at KEXP Radio

Video: “Mean Kinda Love” solo at KINK Radio 101.9

Saturday June 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM      Strong Sun Moon

Strong Sun Moon presents a beautiful blend of North American & South American folk music. Hailed for their virtuosity and rich sound, this duo creates bright vocal harmonies and a refreshing blend of styles. Camelia Jade’s colorful arrangements of South American instruments such as the charango, ronroco and bombo legüero are interwoven with Mike Antone’s rich vocals, artful songwriting on guitar and harmonica, and etheric use of the Lapsteel.

Listen here:


Live Recordings:


Saturday July 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM      Slipshod

Matt Snook (dobro andbanjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin) formed Slipshod in 2012 out of a common background of playing Bluegrass music. Now, as a duo, they have incorporated music from Gordon Lightfoot, Norman Blake, Simon and Garfunkel, Tim O’Brien, and more. They play a mix of originals, familiar melodies and dynamic instrumentals. Their harmonies and unique vocal interpretations add to their precise instrumental talents. Audiences all around the Northwest enjoy this band’s humor and energetic musical style.

Saturday July 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM      Betty and The Boy

Though the quintet’s string-laden melodies occasionally anchor them in the territories of folk, bluegrass, or minim­ali­st rock, they’re more at home in the cracks in-between.  It’s from these quirky, deeper, sometimes darker places that Betty Jaeger’s voice reaches up, takes you by the hand, and sweeps you along on an entrancing musical journey. Her lyrics play with imagery from nature and are almost fairy tale in style with ever so delicate presentation.

The journey all started in Montana when Betty met Josh Harvey (from Portland, Oregon) a few years back and they started to collaborate. Josh is a multi-instrumentalist, has a writing style that is entirely at home alongside his musical partner and was the reason for the band’s name which emerged when they began to play together as a duo.

Now based out of Eugene, Oregon, the band that grew around them like an all-embracing vine, features violinist Michelle Whitlock who likes to play her instrument in a lower register to add an intriguing layer or color; classically-trained cellist Nanci McDonald who also plays ukulele and guitar, and Jon Conlon on bass, a deft hand in the studio from working on the garage rock and punk scene. He gets the credit for capturing tracks that have won them most attention from their stunning 7-track EP, Good Luck, such as Moth To A Light, Good Luck, and Babel.

Saturday August 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM      Strings & Things

Two family bands from the south end of Hood Canal have joined forces to create a music extravaganza that they call “Strings and Things”.  Come to see how these five youngsters from the Crichton family have woven their talents with three sisters from the Cylwik family to make some awesome music!

This combined program with The Crichton Family Band and The Cylwik Sisters will feature each of their own musical selections as well as some combined sets to give a taste of Bluegrass, Celtic, Gospel, and some Country music.  Plus their program even includes a wee bit o’ Irish Step Dancing.  Be prepared to be amazed!

Saturday August 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM   The Woodland Band

Woodland brings a blend of high octane bluegrass, country and zydeco to the Americana music scene. Based out of Seattle, the band combines melodic solos, catchy rhythms, and three-part harmonies with both male and female-led vocals. Improv soloing from the banjo, mandolin, and tenor guitar make every performance a unique experience for both the band and the audience. With influences ranging from Bela Fleck to Alison Krauss to Pink Floyd, Woodland has carved out a unique place in Seattle’s rich music scene.

Chuck Dunklin – Tenor Guitar, Mandolin

Stephanie Ward – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Luke Yanz – Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar, Piano’s, Organs, and Keys

Dan Monte Calvo – Acoustic and Electric Banjo, Vocals

Amir Rio – Vocals, Drums, Percussion

Michael Grimes – Upright Bass

Saturday September 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM  

Jean Mann & Friends

Since 2000, Jean has toured locally and nationally, headlining house concerts, festivals, and playing such iconic rooms as Yoshi’s in San Francisco, the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, and CBGB’s in New York. She has opened for Peter Himmelman and Blame Sally, and shared the stage with Laura Veirs (Rounder Records) and Vicci Martinez (The Voice).  She has garnered fans the likes of Cyndi Lauper and jazz sensation, Jacqui Naylor.  It’s no wonder.  Jean gains hordes of happy ears wherever she performs her lilting musical prose; a truly soul-quenching voice in today’s independent music scene.

Saturday September 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM  

The Barn Owls

The Barn Owls are an old-timey, country trio from Seattle. One late summer evening, Brittany Newell, Hanna Traynham and Kate Lichtenstein spent hours trading tunes around the woodstove. By the end of the night, they were a band. The Barn Owls bring an intuitive and inventive bent to the old-time and early country music tradition, mixing high energy dance tunes with tight three-part harmonies on traditional and original songs.

Saturday October 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Michael Henchman and Kelly Brightwell

Michael Henchman is a multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting often draws inspiration from roads less traveled, both symbolic and real, that have beckoned since childhood. Growing up in Europe and across the U.S., and living many years in wild and beautiful central Alaska, resulted in a poetic fascination with far horizons, tales of rebirth, and slipping past boundaries. His songs are described as solid Americana with elements of folk, country and folk-pop.

Kelly Brightwell with new CD, Hearts and Home

“Kelly writes songs that are evolved, with themes that are literary, meditative, and explore parallels between our lives and nature.  She sings with the smoothness of Sarah Mclachlan, but with a bit more Americana grit and charm.”

– Rob Stroup, 8 Ball Studio, The Blame

Sunday October 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM            Matinée  

Sarah McQuaid

Rising star Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah’s third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: “Impeccable,” wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it “low key but glorious and incendiary” and Hot Press (Ireland) said it “should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs.”

Sunday October 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM            Matinée   

Robert Richter  + Olivia Duffy

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robert Richter is an energetic performer creating music that blends different genres from folk to blues to rock to Celtic played with passion and energy.  He will be joined by the very talented fiddler/mandolin player and singer Olivia Duffy.

“Robert Richter is a charismatic entertainer that gives his all every time he performs and is a stellar musician.” Morry Feldman, WQED-FM Pittsburgh, PA.

Sunday November 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM           Matinée

Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers’

Seattle Gypsy jazz band Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca’s sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger’s unique originals.



Percussionist JEFFREY MOOSE

Mandolinist DAVE STEWART

Rhythm Guitarist MICHAEL SCIACCA






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