Since the last Strawberry Festival in 2015, Bill Brown and the Kingbees have been performing all over Puget Sound. Folks love Bill’s crisp harmonica and no holds barred vocals. They are a favorite for private parties for their energy and dynamic tonal vocals.
Pianist, composer, and teacher Kate Moody will present a series of Connect & Glow Guided Meditations and Music on second Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. at Vashon Intuitive Arts. Each session focuses on a different topic. The topic on June 11th is “Spring Cleaning - I Forgive Me.” August 13th is “Vitality and Growth,” and September 10th is “Connecting With Inner Guidance.”
Vashon’s own, Cami Lundeen, returns to the island this June for a show with her band. Lundeen will rock the stage with your favorites from her debut album as well as new songs she’s written since leaving the island.
Wailing guitar, swirling organ, thunder Bass, throbbing drums and the urge to make you dance are what we bring to the party. The group has made appearances in the last three Strawberry Festival lineups, two years at the “Cat Butt” festival, several dates at the “Red Bike” and a truly unique mid-summer party for Tony’s Going Away (that never happened, he’s still here).
Comprised of about 20 Islanders ranging from professional musicians to amateurs, the community musical group is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year. Charter member Lou Engels still plays in the band.
The Vashon Beethoven Quartet Project continues on April 17th with the Quartet op.18 no.5 in A major. The Girsky Quartet performs this fifth of the early Beethoven quartets along with the charming Mozart Bb quartet K. 589. Join Artur Girsky, Natasha Bazhanov, Joseph Gottesman and Rowena Hammill as they continue this highly popular series.
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival offers a rare opportunity to hear the complete Musical Offering and other chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach on period instruments with German harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor, baroque violinist Ingrid Matthews and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan in Bach’s Musical Offering on Monday, April 18 at 7:00 PM at Bethel Church at 148th Ave SW & 119th Street (14736 SW Bethel Lane) on Vashon Island.
The music of Home Sweet Home is the gorgeous blend of ethereal vocal reflections of love and loss set against a musical backdrop of bayou groove meets classic rock and soul. Home Sweet Home consistently packs the house at their shows for a reason.
Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin’ Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by three funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together.
Music Fans know Chris Webster and Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents out there today. Webster’s voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber’s guitar playing is beautiful and powerful. Playing mostly originals, some tasteful covers, soulful ballads, jazzy tunes, and sweet folk, their shows are known to please just about everyone.
Makana’s concerts at Open Space have been extraordinary - huge audiences brimming with excitement, who were brought to both tears and standing ovations by the amazing talent and giant heart of this virtuoso, world-class performer.
Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints is a project that dips into the music from the golden era of jazz, country and rock n’ roll from the 30s through the early 60s. With upright bassist Birch Pereira and his classic crooner inspired vocals at the center
The Hardware Store Restaurant decided to start having a regular live music night a couple of years back and it has turned out to be a lot of fun and a great venue to hear some really talented people perform.
One hundred years after the birth of French cabaret singer Edith Piaf, local artist and musician Azula Phillips is paying her tribute on Vashon. Phillips says she first discovered Piaf while studying and performing in France in 1992, and in a subsequent visit years later she happened into a gathering on the anniversary of the singer’s death.
Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons formed their blues duo in 2012 after performing together for two years with Renegade Stringband. The music Hunter and Seamons play is truly American––inspired by early 20th century American folk and African music.
Islanders Daryl Redeker and Sam and Sara Van Fleet, known as Van Redeker, think hard about how to put energy into a crowd. Redeker, who teaches guitar, speaks fondly of the band’s beginnings. “It was spooky how easy it was to talk without worrying what to say,” says the lead guitarist.
Maggie Laird and her band perform an all-original set at the Red Bike, including the songs from her new CD release, One More Manhattan. Recorded last June in Nashville, this set was first performed to a standing-room-only crowd at Maggie’s album release party at the Skylark Café in Seattle.
Angelo Rondello is a powerfully expressive pianist whose career has brought him across the United States and the globe, playing locally with Bainbridge Symphony and Lake Union Civic Orchestra. Brittany Boulding has appeared as a soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and internationally.
OneNiteStand is gaining ground with more rocking tunes and incredible vocals by Terri Cole – the good news is, they’re ready to show off the new polish! This band is ‘nothin’ but rock & blues with the emphasis on classic rock tunes as well as some originals sprinkled in there.
The High and Lonesome Band is a group of friends who’ve played together nearly 30 years. They’ve been together so long that some original band members have even been replaced by their offspring. With roots firmly planted in American Ethnic music, High and Lonesome brings an intricate, tasty brew of bluegrass, blues, and Bakersfield-style country music.
Paul Benoit has been playing music in the Seattle area and touring for over twenty years. He’s performed and recorded with numerous songwriters including Chris Chandler, Dan Bern, Reggie Garrett and Laura Love. After studying music and literature at the University of Washington, Paul joined the band Crosseyed,