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Mt ST Helens Bluegrass Festival
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BLUEGRASS
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Bluegrass Calendar of upcoming events

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Bluegrass from the Forest
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Special Notice:
We are looking for bands for the 2020 Mt St Helens Festival.
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P.O.box 490
Toledo Wa. 98591



Bluegrass from the Forest
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Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival
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Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival
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Darrington Bluegrass Festival
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Gorgegras Festival
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Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival
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Guitars for Vets

Successful Fundraiser to Bring Guitars to Veterans

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 the SW Washington Bluegrass Jamboree in Vancouver, WA, raised $1,159.50 for the local chapter of Guitars 4 Vets. (www.guitars4vets.org ). The event was hosted by the band Somewhere Between (Julie Hukee, Chris Rasmussen, Pam McNamara, Dennis McBride and Mark Rauch) and the English Estate Winery. Attendees enjoyed an open mic session, community potluck, and concert. When Pam McNamara visited the VA in Vancouver and found out there wasn’t a Guitars 4 Vets chapter in Vancouver, the band organized the event to start a Vancouver chapter. The Guitars 4 Vets program will recruit volunteer guitar teachers who will teach a six week course to veterans. If the course is completed, the VA will give the veteran a guitar. Congratulations on the start of something wonderful for our veterans!
Somewhere Between has been performing at the English Estate Winery one Sunday afternoon a month for the past two years. Visit www.englishestatewinery.com/events for more info.



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The Bluegrass Quilters

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 company.

Visitors are welcome to stop by and see what's going on as well!


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INDUSTRY NEWS

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Special Notice:
We are looking for bands for the 2020 Mt St Helens Festival.

Please send promo hard copy to:
WBA
P.O.box 490
Toledo Wa. 98591

The Bands Bios below is this years bands:


LORRAINE JORDAN & FRIENDS
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 twice.

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
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.

www.littleroyandlizzy.com


Phillip Steinmetz & his Sunny Tennesseans
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

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.


Mountain Honey
Mountain Honey

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).

http://www.mountainhoneyportland.com/


The Cascade Mountain Boys
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 music.


 

   
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