Tacoma Guitar Festival 2017

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APRIL 29th 2017 (9:30 AM – 5:00PM)
APRIL 30th 2017 (10:00 AM – 4:00PM)

The Tacoma Guitar Festival will feature over 150 exhibit style booths, guitar workshops led by industry experts, live performance music played by well-known guitarists, guitar personalities meet n’ greets and a festival atmosphere. Come to buy, trade or sell vintage, used and new guitars, amps, pedals, mandos, banjos, ukes, vinyl records, guitar accessories and more!

SATURDAY SCHEDULE (APRIL 29)
Doors open from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM // Adrian Galysh
11:20 AM – 12:05 PM // Larry Mitchell
12:25 PM – 1:35 PM // Kaki King
1:55 PM – 3:05 PM // Andy Timmons
3:10 PM – 3:40 PM // Fender Guitar/JHS Pedals Demonstration
3:55 PM – 4:30 PM // Bryan Ewald/PRS
SUNDAY SCHEDULE (APRIL30)
Doors open from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
10:30 AM – 11:05 AM // Larry Mitchell
11:20 AM – 11:55 AM // Adrian Galysh
12:15 PM – 1:25 PM // Bruce Kulick
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM // Ethan Tucker
3:00 PM – 3:35 PM // Carl Tosten

GENERAL ADMISSION:
$15.00 /per day
$25.00 /2-day pass

KIDS: 12 & under are FREE w/ a guardian.
PARKING: FREE

Wintergrass 2017 Sponsor-WAMA

WAMA-The Washington Acoustic Music Association is one of the fastest growing associations in the Pacific Northwest. They provide numerous workshops, concerts, slow jams, and an annual music festival. They even loan musical instruments to members in need. Their mission is “to promote and educate the community about acoustic music.” They are fulfilling this mission as they continue to grow by leaps and bounds. wama

Our Mission:

To promote the development, performance, and preservation of American acoustic music.”

Who We Are

  • Nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization
  • Among the fastest growing music associations in the Northwest
  • Highly contagious enthusiasm where members mentor and encourage one another in a musical, family friendly atmosphere
  • Top priority is involving youth and helping people of all ages find their inner musician and creative spark

What We Do

  • Conduct a Slow Jam on the 2nd Saturday of the month (Oct – May) at the Hope Grange in Winlock, WA and host a jam at the Oakview Grange in Centralia, WA on the 3rd Friday of the month (Oct – May)
  • Sponsor concerts & multi level workshops
  • Musicians of all levels and visitors are always welcome
  • Email bulletins and newsletters: exclusive articles about some of the greatest musicians worldwide; musical arrangements; reviews; instruments for sale; upcoming concert events; and important notifications
  • WAMA members have enjoyed ticket discounts for concerts/workshops from musical greats such as Dan Crary, Steve Spurgin, David Grier, Kate Long, Robin Kessinger, Steve Kaufman, Emory Lester, Stephen Bennett, Jim Hurst, and many others
  • WAMA Family Membership fees are only $20.00 per year

Pickersfest 

Our annual 3 day music festival is held on the first weekend of August in beautiful Winolequa Park, Winlock, WA. This festival features slow jams, live bands on stage, workshops, open mic, beer/wine garden, food, camping, children’s activities, and much more. Check out our next Pickersfest at http://winlockpickersfest.com/

~ Your WAMA membership saves you 30% on Pickersfest ticket prices! Join today!!!

Visit us at www.wamamusic.com or email us at info@wamamusic.com

WAMA ~ PO Box 845 ~ Winlock, WA ~ 98596

 

Wintergrass 2017 Sponsors-Oregon Bluegrass Association

The Oregon Bluegrass Association is a great resource for bluegrass music.

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Our purpose is to promote, encourage, foster and cultivate the preservation, appreciation, understanding, enjoyment, support and performance of bluegrass and other closely related music. The Association publishes the Bluegrass Express Newsletter and sponsors a variety of events in the Oregon area. Stop in at Wintergrass to the OBA Suite in Room 347 at the Hyatt for info,jam sessions and band showcases.

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Wintergrass 2017 Performers-Molly O’Brien & Rich Moore

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Sometimes the story is just about the ordinary. No big bang, no big gig, no big
promoter or writer hearing the band and telling the rest of the world.
Sometimes the story is just about doing what you do and keeping at it. In the
case of Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore it means 30 years of marriage, two kids,
numerous day jobs, and making music together and apart.
They met in 1981 at the Denver Folklore Center on April Fool’s Day and
married a few years later. At the time they were involved in their own bands
and working solidly all over Colorado – Mollie was singing with Prosperity Jazz
Band, a vintage swing band which featured local luminary Washboard Chaz among others; Rich was playing bass with the rock-steady blues band, The Late Show. Within a year Mollie joined The Late Show, and they attracted notice outside the bar band scene and began playing Colorado blues festivals and concerts. A few years of marriage and two daughters later, things began to change. O’Brien quit the blues band and Moore got a day job that he held until both of their daughters graduated from college. Now,
here’s how things turned out. Grammy Award winner Mollie O’Brien became known to the rest of the world as a singer’s singer when, in 1988, she and her brother Tim released the first of three critically-acclaimed albums for Sugar Hill Records (Take Me Back,Remember Me and Away Out On The Mountain ). Eventually, Mollie recorded five equally well-received solo albums (Tell It True, Big Red Sun and Things I Gave Away for Sugar Hill Records, and I Never Move Too Soon and Everynight In The Week for Resounding Records). Additionally,she was a regular on the nationally-syndicated radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion” from 2001 through 2005. She’s long been known as a singer who doesn’t recognize a lot of musical boundaries, and audiences love her fluid ability to make herself at home in any genre while never sacrificing the essence of the song she tackles. O’Brien has primarily focused her efforts on the fading art of interpretation and the end result is a singer at the very top of her game who is not afraid to take risks both vocally and in the
material she chooses. Husband Rich Moore has busied himself in the Colorado music scene for many years. While staying home with the kids when Mollie & Tim toured, he held a day job and continued to perform locally with a variety of Colorado favorites, including Pete Wernick and Celeste Krenz. Not only is Moore known to produce some of the funniest onstage running commentary, he’s also a powerhouse guitar player who
can keep up with O’Brien’s twists and turns from blues to traditional folk to jazz to rock and roll. He creates a band with just his guitar and, as a result, theirs is an equal partnership. O’Brien and Moore’s first duet CD, a live recording titled 900 Baseline
(Remington Road Records) wasreleased in 2006. Their first studio project,
Saints & Sinners (Remington Road Records), was released to
nationwide acclaim in 2010. In January 2014 they’ll release their followup,
Love Runner (Remington Road Records). Both studio projects were produced by Lyons, CO ace arranger and bassist, Eric Thorin, who often joins them onstage for their live shows. All three CDs showcase their talent for unlocking the secrets to a diverse array of songs in authoritative yet very fun and unusual arrangements.For their latest release,
Love Runner , they again enlisted their talented friends, Glenn Taylor (pedal steel),
John Magnie (piano and accordion), Eric Moon (piano and organ) and Marc Dalio (drums). When one song called out for a musical saw, they were lucky enough to discover the wondrous Lesley Kernochan. Irish fiddler Jessie Burns put her lyrical stamp on a few folk songs. And, happily for O’Brien and Moore, their daughters Brigid and Lucy were able to make the date for the background vocal session.Love Runner features three songs written by Mollie and Rich – the rocking title track, the autobiographical 40’s swing-like “Went Back Home,” and a powerhouse turn at the traditional gospel song, “Don’t Let The
Devil Ride.” Once again, they have unearthed some hidden gems: Tom Paxton’s newly-written “Central Square” is about first love; Robin and Linda Williams’s and Jerome Clark’s “Green Summertime” is a gorgeous paean to a small town world called home; Hal Cannon’s “Just Go” places the listener squarely in the front seat next to a woman leaving a ruinous relationship in the dust. O’Brien and Moore also put their stamp on the inimitable Dave Van Ronk’s “Sunday Street” and on Randy Newman’s eerie “Suzanne”
– both songs normally sung from a male point of view but, when given Mollie’s gimlet-eyed take, become even more unique for their devil-may-care breeziness and swagger.
The band assembled for these sessions (all old friends), are listeners and never let their parts overshadow the lyrics and guitar sounds. Minimal preproduction rehearsals made for fewerpreconceptions and once they were all together playing live in the studio the band made bold leaps to create the mood Mollie, Rich and Eric wanted. There’s definitely a locked-in feeling you get with each track – something that can only happen live and only with such intuitive and responsive musicians. And as
for Eric, sitting in the producer’s chair, he found that sometimes departing from the master plan can create unique outcomes for every take. Says Thorin, “Every time Mollie sings you’d better be recording. There are no scratch tracks. Rich is a favorite co-conspirator and sublime orchestrator on the guitar. They don’t take themselves or anyone elsetoo seriously or let anyone else ride that train. The studio banter is cutting, joyful and in the moment and they carry that to the stage with astonishing ease.”
Most of the tracks on Love Runner have to do with the universal theme of home: leaving it and family behind; missing it; never wanting to go back; finding it in surprising places all over the world; wondering what kind of “home” awaits us in the life after this one. O’Brien and Moore let us know via their choice of material that they are not afraid to take risks. It’s almost as if they’re telling us that at this stage in their lives, they are at home with their musical selves – they can do whatever they want and they don’t care if
the rest of the world agrees with them. To quote the one and only Cher, “In this business, it takes time to be really good.” Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore are proof that age is no obstacle to making timeless, original and inventive music!

Wintergrass 2017 Sponsors-WAMA

WAMA is one of the fastest growing associations in the Pacific Northwest. They provide numerous workshops, concerts, slow jams, and an annual music festival. They even loan musical instruments to members in need. Their mission is “to promote and educate the community about acoustic music.” They are fulfilling this mission as they continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

Our Mission:

To promote the development, performance, and preservation of American acoustic music.”

Who We Are

  • Nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization
  • Among the fastest growing music associations in the Northwest
  • Highly contagious enthusiasm where members mentor and encourage one another in a musical, family friendly atmosphere
  • Top priority is involving youth and helping people of all ages find their inner musician and creative spark

What We Do

  • Conduct a Slow Jam on the 2nd Saturday of the month (Oct – May) at the Hope Grange in Winlock, WA and host a jam at the Oakview Grange in Centralia, WA on the 3rd Friday of the month (Oct – May)
  • Sponsor concerts & multi level workshops
  • Musicians of all levels and visitors are always welcome
  • Email bulletins and newsletters: exclusive articles about some of the greatest musicians worldwide; musical arrangements; reviews; instruments for sale; upcoming concert events; and important notifications
  • WAMA members have enjoyed ticket discounts for concerts/workshops from musical greats such as Dan Crary, Steve Spurgin, David Grier, Kate Long, Robin Kessinger, Steve Kaufman, Emory Lester, Stephen Bennett, Jim Hurst, and many others
  • WAMA Family Membership fees are only $20.00 per year

Pickersfest 

Our annual 3 day music festival is held on the first weekend of August in beautiful Winolequa Park, Winlock, WA. This festival features slow jams, live bands on stage, workshops, open mic, beer/wine garden, food, camping, children’s activities, and much more. Check out our next Pickersfest at http://winlockpickersfest.com/

~ Your WAMA membership saves you 30% on Pickersfest ticket prices! Join today!!!

Visit us at www.wamamusic.com or email us at info@wamamusic.com

WAMA ~ PO Box 845 ~ Winlock, WA ~ 98596

Wintergrass 2017 Sponsors-4Culture

4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, Washington is committed to making our region stronger by supporting citizens and groups who preserve our shared heritage, and create arts and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors. Wintergrass is honored and pleased to be among the recipients of 4Culture funding via a highly competitive grant process. Check out the multitudes of great work also sponsored by 4Culture.

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4Culture is a tax-exempt public development authority (PDA), with a fifteen member Board of Directors, who are nominated by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council. A Public Development Authority is a public entity created by cities or counties to provide public services with the agility and flexibility of the private sector; to provide services more efficiently than an agency of government; and administer federal and state funds.

Wintergrass 2017 Performers-Jeremy Kittel

Jeremy Kittel is an American fiddler, violinist, and composer. Fluent in multiple musical genres, his original music draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, Classical, electronic, and more.  Kittel performs with his own band or trio, as a duo, and as a soloist with orchestras.  In addition to his own projects, he has composed and arranged for such artists as Abigail Washburn, Aoife O’Donovan, My Morning Jacket, Camera Obscura, Jars of Clay, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Laura Veirs, and the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet (of which he was a member for five years). He has also recorded with artists such as Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Mark O’Connor and Mike Marshall.

His most recent solo recording, Chasing Sparks (Compass), features original compositions with a stellar cast of musicians, including special guests Meyer, Thile, and Marshall.  He is currently working on his fifth solo album. Kittel previewed some of his new compositions on the Oct 10, 2015 broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion,” (guest-hosted by I’m With Her).

In 2015, Kittel co-composed “Bull Frogs Croon,” a new orchestral work featuring himself and Aoife O’Donovan as soloists. This adds to a growing body of original compositions and arrangements for orchestra, which can be heard in concerts presented around North America.  He has performed as soloist with the Detroit Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Britt Orchestra, Vanjkcouver Symphony, and more.

Committed to the belief that music and the arts are central to the human experience, he is a passionate clinician and educator. He has taught at such programs as Berklee College of Music, Belmont University, The New School, International Music Academy of Pilsen, Zurich University of the Arts, Mark O’Connor Strings Camps, the Swannanoa Gathering, and Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School.

Kittel has a master’s degree in jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and received the 2010 Emerging Artist Award from his alma mater, the University of Michigan.  He has received numerous other awards over the years, including the US National Scottish Fiddle Championship, six Detroit Music Awards and two ASTA Alternative Style awards.  He was also the first recipient of the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin.