Bill Shelton and Julie Mayfield, sometimes known as BJ-509. Julie is a guitarist/vocalist from Stevenson, WA. Her band Fields of May appears widely in the Gorge, and she can be seen in various venues with other singers and musicians. Bill, from Carson, WA, plays guitar and sings, plays ukulele with the Columbia Gorge Ukulele Players, is a jazz clarinetist with traditional New Orleans style jazz band, F. Scott Fedora and plays the Great Highland Bagpipes and Scottish small pipes. Bill and Julie will play and sing a mix of music from the old country, early pop and folk genres.
Stevenson local favorite, The Big River Blues Band is an international foursome. With Don McCaskell from Canada, on lead and rhythm guitar, Jose Maja from Mexico City on drums, Rolf Diek from The Netherlands on bass, and Dan Boller from California on keyboards. Together, they have found their niche: the love for the blues.
Bill and Rob will play a mix of music from the old country, early pop and folk genres, and selections from various singer/songwriters, like Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, and Kate Wolf. They are joined by Walking Man's own Rebecca Ewing harmonizing and playing mandolin.