2016 Sequim Lavender Festival® Performers
Port Townsend based old-timey ragtime, blues, jazz and jug band musical group performs up-tempo and infectious music to tap your toes to.
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This joyful music celebrates the greatness of post-war bluesmen like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Paul Butterfield, James Cotton and more. All dancers, all ages, are welcome to the dance floor for a mix of rhythm and blues, country and east coast swing.
Young, talented singer/songwriter and 2014 contestant on “The Voice,” and 2015 contestant on “American Idol”, Caitlin Lucia will perform original and cover songs accompanied on the guitar.
Colleen O’Brien & Chris Lee Duo
Newcomers to the Peninsula, Colleen and Chris perform contemporary and classic jazz standards and bossa-nova with voice, cello and vibraphone. They have performed throughout the US, Canada, & Mexico.
Like a fine whiskey, FarmStrong’s sound is pure distilled country magic. The acoustic quartet featuring Cort Armstrong, Jim Faddis, Rick Meade and John Pyle blends smooth vocals and distinctive instrumental music, part country, part blues, and all American roots based.
Jeremy & Anna
The acoustic folk/rock duo Jeremy and Anna has taken the Peninsula by storm, performing at the Next Door Gastro Pub, the Uptown Pub & Grill, and monthly at Wind Rose Cellars. Jeremy’s originals songs and strong guitar are complimented by Anna’s clear, strong harmonies.
Larry Murante’s beautifully woven stories about every day folks, set to song combine compassionate, socially conscious lyrics and an upbeat, joyful, energetic folk/rock style. Jackson Brown, Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum and Michael McDonald are
all reflected in his music. Larry is known for his soaring, mellifluous, tenor, a strong rhythmic guitar style and an engaging stage presence.
Mary performs old songs made new from Celtic lands, England & Scotland on six and twelve string guitars and Irish Bouzouki.
Powerhouse with Kate Powers
Featuring 14 year-old fiddler, Kate Powers of Sequim, with siblings on guitar and spoons and an array of friends, this Powerhouse of a band performs old time Irish and Celtic music.
Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”
Seattle Gypsy jazz band evokes the spirit of an early 20th century Paris café mixed with the raucous energy of a gypsy campsite. The bands repertoire includes swing standards, gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger’s unique originals. Put on your dancing shoes!
Raven & Rose
Husband and wife team Rosalie and Roy Crowe perform spirited instrumental music based in the Eastern European traditions. With Rosalie on violin and Crowe on accordion, trombone, and guitar, Raven and Rose delight audiences with a soundscape ranging from dreamy waltzes to lively and wild kolomeykes.
Since 2007, Fae Wiedenhoeft and her band SeaStar have been entertaining audiences with their unique blend of Celtic Folk. Led by Fae’s haunting vocals, their traditional sounding originals and love songs have been heard across the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Turkey, Poland, England, France and Scotland. Don’t miss this international band.
No festival is complete without Sequim Marimba’s vibrant, rhythmic, swaying tunes!
Strait Shots celebrates classic rock from the 70s, 80s & 90s. Enjoy an evening of lively music and great dancing with this popular local band!
The STRAIT SHOTS Band is a high energy, fun loving, five piece group that plays the classic rock n roll music that the audience likes to hear.
Their repertoire dips back into the 60s, 70s, & 80s, with a sprinkling of more contemporary rock songs. Get ready for some good listening, dancing, and a good time!
A Peninsula favorite, Twisted Roots plays old and new tunes featuring finger-style guitar, ukulele, banjo, Dobro, lap-steel guitar, harmonica, and vocals. This group likes to “twist it up” with unusual instrumentation and a mix of traditional bluegrass western swing, along with a popular Beatles tune or two.
Drawing from a rich and varied musical history, the brother’s infectious music will keep you smiling and tapping your toes to their “homemade harmonies with instrumental frosting!”