The best part of pickin bluegrass is all the friends you make doing it. We're teaming up with all sorts of folks this spring - some new friends and old ones too.
Next Thursday (March 24th) at Rhythm & Rye we get to help introduce Oly to John Craigie, a witty and entertaining folk singer who we first saw when he took the top prize at the Northwest String Summit Band Competition. At our monthly Brewgrass first Thursdays at Cascadia Homebrew (April 7th), we're teaming up with Ky Burt and Sugar Still. On April 8th, meet Josh's friends from the "violin" world when we play Pints Barn for Symphony on Tap, a benefit for the Olympia Symphony Orchestra. For Artswalk at Rhythm and Rye (April 22nd) it's Oly favorites Rooster Crow and new friends Cascade Crescendo.
Then we get to kick off the summer festival season with the 2nd ANNUAL STEAMBOAT STRINGBAND JAMBOREE! We've just announced the 2016 lineup - lots of friends from last year are coming back, and new ones are joining us! Mark your calendar for May 5-6th and join us again at Olympia's Prosperity Grange Hall on Steamboat Island Road. Follow the Steamboat on Facebook or Twitter for the announcement when tickets go on sale!
Mar 24 Rhythm and Rye with John Craigie, Olympia
Mar 26 NW Beerwerks, Olympia
Apr 7 Cascadia Homebrew with Ky Burt and Sugar Still, Olympia
Apr 8 "Symphony on Tap," Pints Barn, Tumwater
Apr 16 Annual Bluegrass Fundraiser, Maltby Community Club, Maltby
Apr 22 Rhythm and Rye with Rooster Crow & Cascade Crescendo, Olympia
Apr 30 Squidstock Bluegrass Show, Oddfellows Hall, Shelton
May 5-6 Steamboat Stringband Jamboree, Olympia