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.
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.
Ask Sophie is an Americana/folk band from Washington’s Snoqualmie Valley. Leaning toward songs that tell stories of outlaws, criminals, outcasts, and misfits, Ask Sophie is an acoustic trio that incorporates folk, Americana and old country music into their eclectic style.
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.
Richard and Tova create rootsy, rhythm driven music with banjo, guitar and cello. Their techniques merge finger style guitar, alternative tunings and classical improvisational cello. The heart of their music lies in their original songs.
Local favorites Fields of May return to Walking Man's beer garden stage playing Americana style, originals, old time western, and a bit of bluesy jazz (Dennis Morgan, Julie Mayfield, Mike Creighton, Jon Bennett).
Ty Curtis has been winning awards for his vocals and musicianship for the last 12 years and has 6 rockin albums to his name. Ty started showing up at local clubs and playing at any blues jam he could find. It wasn't long before he was winning over admirers and attracting a large fan base in the Northwest. With each subsequent album release Ty’s reputation continued to grow establishing him as one of the torch bearers in a new generation of Blues.
Dallas and the Unnamed play an eclectic blend of acoustic, groove, funk, pop. Portland based, but hailing from 3 different parts of the country, they meld unique syncopated rhythms and melodies into a tight, dynamic, and percussive blend.
Stevenson locals Cindy Allen and Hope Thibodeaux-Holzer of Recollection Road perform covers and original music from a variety of genres, past and present. Take a trip down Recollection Road!
Kick off to Sunday Summer Music Series with local Stevenson musicians playing Americana style, originals, old time western, and a bit of bluesy jazz (Dennis Morgan, Julie Mayfield, Mike Creighton, Jon Bennett).