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James King Medical Fund
The Bluegrass Storyteller, James King, who appeared at the Mt. St. Helens
Bluegrass Festival 2014, has revealed that his liver function is such
that his only option is a liver transplant.
James is facing tremendous financial struggles due to being uninsured,
his repeated hospital stays (since May 2014), and inability to perform
a regular number of dates due to his continuing poor health. One good
bit of news is that his kidneys are currently functioning well.
Recognizing James' contribution to the music he loves so much, a big night
of bluegrass to raise money for James' medical expenses and funds toward
a liver transplant will be December 15, 2014 in Nashville, TN. For people
that cannot make it to the show in person but want to make a donation,
please send check payable to "James King Medical Fund" to:
James King Medical Fund
c/o Deonia Jones
201 S. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Alternately, donations can be made at any Wells Fargo - you just have
to ask that funds be deposited to the "James King Medical Fund."
To keep up-to-date on James, please visit bluegrasstoday.com
Darrington Bluegrass Festival
July 15-16-17 2016
More Information : http://darringtonbluegrass.com/
WAYNE TAYLOR & APPALOOSA
JEFF SCROGGINS & COLORADO
COUNTRY CURRENT (NAVY BAND)
BULL HARMON & BULLSEYE
The Bluegrass Quilters
Will Be Visiting!
Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival
August 12-13-14 2016
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.
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 company.
Visitors are welcome to stop by and see what's going on as well!
Paul Peck, Olympia; WBA member
Host, "American Anecdotes" bluegrass and acoustic music show
on KAOS Community Radio, Olympia, Thursdays 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
kaosradio.org and 89.3 FM in Oly area
with the band at the following locations:
April 23 ~ Astoria Crab Seafood & Wine Festival ~ Astoria,
June 15 ~ Harney County Church of the Nazarene ~ Hines, OR
June 17 ~ Fine Arts Center ~ Brigham City, Utah
June 18 ~ Beer, Brats and Bluegrass Festival ~ Evanston, Wyoming
July 19 ~ Concert in the Park ~ Harrisburg, Oregon
August 3 ~ Concert in the Park ~ Monmouth, Oregon
August 11 ~ Artisan Amy’s Summer Concert Series ~ Woodburn,
August 19 ~ Flicks on the Bricks ~ Portland, OR
September 11 ~ Celebrate Boring! ~ Boring, Oregon
September 23—25 ~ Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree ~
Tygh Valley, OR
Now booking for 2016 and beyond!
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We are looking for Bluegrass Bands for the
2017 Mt. St. Helens Festival
Please send promo hard copy to:
Toledo Wa. 98591
Before NOV 1, 2016 for consideration
Bands for Mount St. Helens 2016 festival:
Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys
Sammy Adkins was born and raised in Sandy Hook, Kentucky just
a few miles from the late Keith Whitley. His father bought him
his first guitar at the age of five years. Sammy taught himself
to play and sing by listening to records of Carter and Ralph Stanley.
He knew he wanted to play and sing lust like his idol, Carter
He formed his own band in 1970 and they played a lot of festivals
and indoor shows, but his big break didn’t come until 1986 when
he went to work singing lead for Dr. Ralph Stanley. He played
with Ralph Stanley for four years and soon after formed Sammy
Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys.
Sammy and his band continue to play the old mountain style bluegrass
that so many people have grown to love.
The Central Valley Boys
No frills or fancy stuff, just down home Bluegrass music at its
finest. A Central Valley Boys show typically includes songs performed
in the traditional style in respect to Vern Williams, the greatest
Bluegrass musician to live in California. Songs like “Bald Knob
Arkansas” and “Oh Susannah!” done in the traditional style can be
heard at a Central Valley Boys show.
Band leader Yoseff Tucker is known for his outstanding guitar
playing and is a five-time Northern California Bluegrass Society
Guitar Player of the Year. in 2010 he shared the title of Male
Vocalist of the Year.
Victor Skidanenko is known as one of the finest banjo players
on the West Coast. Victor adds a deep traditional dimension to
the band, singing heartfelt leads and soaring tenor.
John Cogdill is a multi-talented musician who brings his mandolin
skills to the Central Valley Boys. Whether a fiery fast solo or
beautiful tremolo on the slow numbers, it’s always with taste
Dave Gooding holds the rhythm down with his solid bass playing.
He also emcees our shows, bringing a bit of Central Valley Boys
humor to the performance.
Peter Hicks is one of the finest fiddlers around His tasteful,
authentic fiddle playing and full, powerful voice complete the
Central Valley Boys sound.
John Kael and Annie Staninec & Whiskey Deaf
Annie Staninec’s musical obsession began at age four. As a young
adult she has since toured nationally and has been an instructor
in highly regarded music camps. Currently Annie performs with
numerous artists across multiple genres; a quick Google search
will yield information regarding her current gigs.
John Kael has been performing, recording and teaching bluegrass
and traditional music for nearly 20 years, and is also an established
songwriter - his award-winning song Handmade Cross can be heard
on the Grammy-nominated album “Hard Game of Love” by Doyle Lawson.
John and Annie perform with various combinations of guitar, fiddle,
banjo, mandolin, accordion and voice.
Fern Hill Bluegrass Band
Fern Hill approaches its bluegrass music in the style of the classic
bands of the 1950’s. This special attention to detail results
in an instantly identifiable rhythmic sound that both devotees
and newcomers to music will love.
Paul Smith is the lead singer and rhythm guitar player for Fern
Hill. He has been playing this music since his childhoood days
and has performed with Northwest bands for years, playing guitar
and bass fiddle. Rollie Champe is the lead singer and mandolin
player for the band and also plays guitar and bass. John Van Brocklin
plays the 5-string banjo and is known for his strong, classic
style of playing similar to J.D. Crowe, Ralph Stanley, and Earl
Scruggs. Mike Eisler plays fiddle and sings harmony for Fern Hill.
He has an original instrumental project available on CD called
“Lost Tribe”. Steve Bond, Fern Hill’s bass player, is a veteran
of several well-known Oregon bands and is known for his stratospheric
tenor and high baritone singing.
Sharing a reverence for the soulful harmonies and powerful drive
of the pioneering bands of bluegrass, the Hossettes bring tremendous
talent and energy to the stage. Featuring Jenny Lynn Williams on
guitar, Angela Personeni on banjo, Hailey Pexton on mandolin, Julie
Cooper on fiddle, and Karen Wilhoyte on bass, the Hossettes impress
audiences with duets, trios, and even an occasional quartet number.
In addition to their traditional repertoire, they also perform Williams’
original songs, which offer a fresh sound while maintaining the
band’s firm roots in classic bluegrass.