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As a public service to those seeking bands in the Inland Northwest, the Spokane Folklore Society maintains a Performers Referral List.  For duos and soloists, click the singers link
Category links: Africa Alt Folk
Americana/Folk/Eclectic Asia Bluegrass and Old Time
Blues and Jazz Celtic and British and Australia Contra Dance Bands
Hawaii International and Traditional Instrumentalists
Klezmer Middle Eastern Native American
Singers and Songwriters Ukulele Western


Coeurimba (Coeur d’Alene, ID) marimba music from Zimbabwe Contact Tina Gospodnetich   tina@gospod.net     208-667-3361

Musha Marimba - Accomplished student musicians playing high energy marimba music from Zimbabwe.
Contact: Heather Ward 
(509) 850-1720

Sesitshaya Marimba Band (Moscow, Id) can be found playing traditional and contemporary songs and sharing the lively rhythmic sounds of the Kwanongoma marimbas of Zimbabwe.  Compositions and arrangements are primarily by Tendekai Kuture (Mutare) and Tendai Muparutsa (Harare).   Contact Diane Walker  at dbwalker@uidaho.edu or 208-882-4494. 

Alt Folk


Big Red Barn - rhythm and bluegrass 
   Ken Glastre - guitar, Patrick Klausen - bass, Kevin Brown - mandolin, Charley Gurche - banjo.  
  Contact  Ken Glastre  991-8154  http://www.bigredbarn.us/

Back Adit 
Dave Williamson - Acoustic Guitar & Lead and Backup Vocals 
Susan Feeback - Saxes, Flute, Harmonica, Percussion, Lead and Backup Vocals 
Wayne Rau – Mandolin, Gary Lawrence - Bass Guitar & Lead and Backup Vocals 
Contact Susan Feeback 406-293-6151 (Libby Montana) 

​Spokane trio Betsy Rogue is a cool mom mixtape of pop and folk-genre-influenced original songs and
eclectic covers. Made up of Spokane teachers Liz Rognes, Heather Montgomery, and Jerilynn Harris,
their sound ranges from late 90’s Lilith Fair era to indie bluegrass to millennial chamber pop, marked
by their three-part vocal harmonies, instrumental versatility and string arrangements.
Contact Liz Rognes at lizrognes@gmail.com .

Blue Canoe is Bob Gallagher, Mick May and Greg Kane playing original Americana, Country, and blues with 3 part harmony, guitar drums and bass 
Contact Bob Gallagher at 325-1914 or 

The Blue Ribbon Tea Company is Spokane's progressive folk band know for true stories, edgy lyrics and strong songwriting in the American roots music tradition.  Bill Kostelec plays guitar and harmonica, and Kathy Kostelec plays mandolin, fiddle and guitar.  Together they make up the core of BRTC but they are often accompanied in performances and recordings by other talented area musicians.
web site: 

Bust It Like a Mule

    “The oddest quartet to grace the state”, the Bust It Like a Mule Band is
comprised of author storyteller, Caleb e Mannan, fiddler and
singer/songwriter Jenny Anne Mannan, poet and songwriter Jacob Mannan
and bard and songster Kevin Morgan. The band draws from a variety of
influences to bring the sounds of the Northwest in story and song. They
have been called a whiskey soaked Prairie Home Companion, a runaway
tent revival. Caleb Mannan reads selections from his Great American
Folktale, and the band alternates performing original songs inspired by
the story.  Audiences are moved by this theatrical, seamless and deeply
moving production.

    Contact:  calebmannan@gmail.com        (206)664-1021

Browne Salmon Truck
traditional to contemporary blues, jazz and Latin – Drew Browne on bass, Samantha Carston
vocals and Truck Mills guitar -
 Info www.truckmills.com truck@truckmills.com

Cherry Sisters Revival (Moscow, Id) - a silly string band of ukuleles, a banjo, percussion and vocals playing an eclectic collection from country to traditional and everything in-between! Members include Shelly Gilmore, Connie Steiger and Tracie Brelsford. CONTACT: Shelly Gilmore 208-883- 1806 sgilmore@turbonet.com

The Cigar Box Guitar Slingers, or "Slingers" as they are often known, meet regularly in person and via Zoom. They have been playing together since 2019. The band performs some of their favorite songs on homemade cigar box and license plate guitars, and have a repertoire of over 400 songs.
 They are swift to point out that you can quickly count the different finger-busting chord shapes they use – it is only one. They are one-finger guitar-slingers. You can become one too!
Contact: doug@thorsvik.org
Website: www.cbgslinger.com/

Do-Gooders - 100 years of Americana.  Samplings from folk, blues asnd  bluegrass, country and tontemporary crabgrass.  Betty McQuirk, Keleren Millham and Phyllis Mast    contact Phyllis Mast   747-2912

Eyer Family Band

    folk songs, children’s music, fun songs and more

    Contact:  Carey Eyer       carey.eyer@gmail.com    509 688-5235

Fife & Drum Civil War
Traditional Civil War music with fife and Drum 
Contact:   Kenyon Fields     csfields@aol.com     844-6161

Folk Remedy  
(Cocolala, ID) - classic and contemporary folk music lively blend of fiddle, mandola, banjo and guitar, along with three part vocal harmonies. Denise Carboni, Gordon Anderson, Joan Lassen 
Contact: Gordon Anderson  (208) 265-1658

Heat Speak
Heat Speak (Spokane, WA)
Led by singer-songwriter Dario Ré, Spokane's orchestral folk ensemble uses
eclectic instrumentation and impassioned poetics to create a unique blend
of indie folk, gipsy jazz and world fusion. Their instrumentation includes
acoustic guitars, piano, violin, cello, mandolin, ukulele, upright bass,
djembe, congas and drum kit. They sing in English and French and have
toured extensively in the Pacific Northwest.
www.heatspeakmusic.comheatspeakmusic@gmail.com • 509-655- 2044

Homebrew Stringband plays an eclectic mix of songs in the bluegrass style – a little of this, a little of that – and a lot of
fun. Members are Brad Keeler, Gary and Alyse Read   Facebook
Contact Alyse Read (206) 707-1758 or readga@gmail.com

Brad Keeler Trio  "Bluegrass, Old Time, Swing, and Originals" w/ Brad Keeler (vocals, multi-instrumentalist), Linda Parman (vocals, guitar), Jim Pittman (vocals, standup bass)  www.bradkeeler.net
www.reverbnation.com/bradkeeler _bkeeler11@aol.com_ 509-385-4056.

Keeler, Melvin and Morse -  
Instrumentation - guitar (standard, lap slide, bottleneck), mandolin, fiddle, banjo, harmonica, vocals w/harmony).  Contact - Lyle Morse, ph 509-747-0635, 
lonesomelyle@msn.com, or Laddie Ray Melvin, ph 509-325-3279, 
e-mail - 
laddieraymelvin@asisna.com, or Brad Keeler, ph 509-448-1235, e-mail -bkeeler11@aol.com_

The Mighty PJAMRS, (Peace and Justice Activist Musical Rascals of Spokane), is a community marching band that is a part of the international HONK! movement. (See honkfest.org and honkfestwest.com for more information.)
As such, membership is open to musicians of all levels and people who want to find a positive way to plug in with an emphasis on fun and doing the right thing. We play at public celebrations, marches and rallies, or just for the heck of it. To join, just introduce yourself and we'll be in touch.
Facebook: ​www.facebook.com/groups/PJAMRS/      email: heyou62@hotmail.com

No Bingo 
Country/folk vocal harmonies  
Eileen Ickes, (208) 773-7094 or 

North Idaho Hat Band - an exciting, high energy, bluegrass band from the Rathdrum/Athol area in the Idaho Panhandle. The group is comprised of three homeschooled young men specializing in powerful, blazing fast instrumentals.. They took first place in the Battle of the Bands 2010 at the National Old-time Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Id. They have released their first CD From Under the Hat. 
Contact: Christopher Arndt 208-777-8965 

Plaid Cat
A group with a Smooth vocal delivery - 
that will make you glad you came to listen. 
Swing,Country,Standards & Originals.
Andrea Vaughn - 509.443.6252

Planetary Refugees 
dancehall Reggae with a concious message of earthwise danceable solutions to all people 
Richard Tylor (509) 684-8629 

Poor Boy’s Delight 
Folk, Americana & bluegrass with mandolin, guitar, banjo, dobro & bass 
Contact:  Lavona Reeves   359-7060       lreeves@ewu.com

Raggedy Jam 
Folk, autoharp, banjo, & recorder. Antique instrument Demonstrations. Workshops and/or concerts, sing-a-longs. (Sample Program is available on tape)  
Leone Peterson, (509) 922-7283 

Robin’s Rebels Fife & Drum Corp  performs traditional music of the  18th and 19th century American tradition as well as  traditional rudimental drumming. Most of the members used to belong to the Percussion Naut Patriots, a  Spokane based group which originated in 1970. Most of the beautiful  rope drums come from New England and are hand-made. 
Contact:  Tom Wakeley -  953-0324   wakeleyart@hotmail.com

Shedroof Divide comprises upright bass, cajon drum, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboard, and
beautiful three-part vocal harmonies.
The band plays all original music, including a mix of genres.
Band members include:
Randi Marie Shaw - songwriter, vocals, guitar, piano
Jessica Martin - songwriter, vocals, percussion
Tina Shaw - songwriter, vocals, guitar
Mike Lithgow bass
Website:  https://shedroofdivide.com/
Contact the band at (509) 855-3682 or  shedroofdivide@gmail.com .

Shiloh Rising (Moyie Springs ID

    A husband and wife acoustic duo, Scott and Diana Stover. . Their eclectic
sound includes influences of folk, bluegrass, rock, and country -
peaceful, joyful, introspective but defines a label

    Contact:  scootd28@yahoo.com      801-903-3022

Sidetrack plays an eclectic mix of country, rock, swing and original tunes, that is family-friendly and very danceable! Our members are: Geoff Haworth (bass, guitar, vocals). Dave McRae (bass, guitar, vocals, harmonicas). Rick Singer (drums, percussion). Alan Fisher (mandolins, elec. guitars, vocals). Phil Kleinman (elec. guitar, dobro, pedal steel). Our website is at www.sidetrackmusicband.com  Contact: Dave McRae: 509-328-4811 or 208-699-2586  or chadez4811@comcast.net 

Sidetrack Unplugged    - swing and rockabilly 
       - Dave McRae 328-4811 

Trillium-239 (Richland, WA) - Award-winning songwriters and Northwest favorites! Guitars, cello, banjo, and vocals with tight harmonies and quirky lyrics.  

- Members include Mary Hartman, Janet Humphrey, and Michelle Cameron
- Contact: Janet Humphrey 509 531-2805
- humphrey@musician.org
- www.trillium239.com

The Willows
 Peter, Paul and Mary tribute band
Contact:  Kelly Bogan  kelbodobro@gmail.com         218-6759

Working Spliffs - original and Jamaican and English reggae 
 Steve Jackson  327-8051 


Spokane Taiko -   Japanese Drumming ensemble 
Contact: Mari Haworth 509-270-5308

Yang Xu

    plays the guzheng, a traditional Chinese zither

               Contact: Yangxu1@comcast.net  (509) 499-5726

Bluegrass and Old Time

Blue Water Strangers  - mix of old country & bluegrass fiddle 
Contact:  Sue Jordahl   325-0899    jordahlteam@live.com

Columbia - formed in 2006 and represents a unique convergence of acoustic and vocal bluegrass talent. – Traditional bluegrass with a creative bend. Members include Doug Bond, Bob Asbury, Judy Rasmussen, Steve Basuer and Terry Ludiker.  
Contact:  Judy Rasmussen 255-9140   rasmus@comcast.net

Crawdad Run String Band (Yakima, Wa ) members of the Washington State Old- time Fiddlers Association – play old-time rags, hoedown, waltzes, Irish, gospel and swing. Contact: Jim Thomas 509-865-2398, Kristi Hunziker 509-248-5915  hunzykris@yahoo.com

​Dry and Dusty Country is an old-time country band from Spokane, WA. Sisters Ruthie and Sally
Jablonsky grew up playing music with their parents, hiking in the desert, singing cowboy songs, and
learning the old tunes from their extended family at fiddle festivals. As well as being firmly rooted in
the Appalachian fiddle tradition, the sisters write new country songs that are crooked, lonesome, and
true. Their partners join them: Ben, a jazz-brained Californian who loves cooking unusual varieties of
beans, and Milo, a double-coasted spoon tapper-drum whapper specializing in writing stories,
tinkering, and making memories. We love to play for a honky tonk or two-step dance. We play
electrified old country songs (George Jones, Louvin Brothers, Kitty Wells, etc.).
Contact Sally Jablonsky (509) 981-4544 or sally.jablonsky@gmail.com .

The Due North Band is a family band from Spokane. Its members include dad Barry on guitar, fiddle and singing vocals and son Ben on guitar and mandolin. They play Bluegrass vocals and guitar flatpicking to classic fiddle instrumentals and pleasant story telling folk songs.
​Contact: barrypickin@aol.com

Jackie Fox and the Hounds  - bluegrass, vintage country, country swing, folk and originals - A howling good-time! Jackie Fox (vocals, guitar) Brad Keeler (vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/guitar, mandolin, Dobro, banjo),  Jim Pittman (vocalist/bassist), and Philip Brown (violinist/fiddler)   Contact:  Jackie McIntyre Fox / 509 499-0035 or jackiefoxandthehounds@yahoo.comWebsite:  www.jackiefoxandthehounds.com

The Hahner Family Band – (Rosalia, WA)  Musical family of 10 from the Palouse  who  sing and play gospel and bluegrass.  Highlights include triple fiddles and our own 2009 NW Regional flat picking champ. 
Contact:  Moira Hahner   523-5126   mlhahner@gmail.com   www.hahnerfamilyband.com

Heartbreak Pass - new and bright bluegrass band
Contact:  Bonnie Bliss   509-999-9953    
bdbliss@gmail.com  www.myspace.com/heartbreakpass

The High Valley Mountain Boys are a bluegrass quintet that plays typical and not-so-typical bluegrass and banjo songs. The group is comprised of Sam Saxton on guitar and dobro, Daniel Burdette on banjo, Phil Kleinman on guitar and dobro, Dave Lorang on bass, and Sam Lyman on mandolin.
Contact: kleinmanphil@gmail.com   

Homebrew Stringband plays an eclectic mix of songs in the bluegrass style – a little of this, a little of that – and a lot of
fun. Members are Brad Keeler, Gary and Alyse Read   Facebook
Contact Alyse Read (206) 707-1758 or readga@gmail.com

Huckleberry Jam
Old-time, Celtic, Gospel & Bluegrass on mandolin, autoharp, mountain dulcimer and banjo 
Chris & Jeanette Sheeran 

Junior Hoedowners 
Jay Dean Ludiker, (509) 927-7529

Brad Keeler Trio (Bluegrass, Old Time, Swing, Country, and More) "Covers from the Past 100+ Years & Originals from the Past 30+ Years"  509-385-4056  
 http://www.facebook.com/bradkeelermusic  http://www.reverbnation.com/bradkeeler  http://www.bradkeeler.net 

Lilies of the Valley (Valleyford, Wa)-  3-part harmony  (mother and 2 daughters)       with some acapella, mandolin, banjo, ukulele and guitar. old-time, gospel, bluegrass 
     Contact:  Katie Youngren      509-999-5878    

Maple Ridge Band

    Bluegrass,Gospel and more – 6 person group equipped with banjo, mandolin guitar,
bass, vocal harmonies and riveting lyrics that beautifully blend
bluegrass, folk and a little southern twang. Enjoyment guaranteed

    Contact:  Bill Bowser    mapleridgeband@gmail.com

Mighty Dreadful (Renton, WA) premier bluegrass band - high lonesome sounds from the
Evergreen State - Part string band, part rockabilly bluegrass junkies. Traditional tunes reworked to satiate four down-to- earth, Puget Sound musicians. The Dreadful combine to form a musical juggernaut on stage, captivating audiences with strong vocal harmonies and self-deprecating humor.
Contact: Clayton Kaiser 425-890- 6750 claytonkaiser@gmail.com 

Monroe Bridge is a group of bluegrass veterans who have been playing music together at shows, festivals and fairs throughout the Pacific Northwest. They share a deep love of the traditional bluegrass music of Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers and, of course, Bill Monroe. Individually, the members are experienced musicians and have played bluegrass and country music in other bands before coming together in the Inland Northwest in 2018. Today they perform a finely honed blend of traditional, contemporary and original bluegrass, country, and gospel music. With tight vocal harmony and dynamic instrumentals, we’re sure you'll love this band. Whether you're young or old, you’ll have a great time listening to Monroe Bridge.
Noel Taggart on mandolin has gained a reputation as one of the finest lead vocalists around. Kent and Karen Riggs are on guitar, singing lead and harmony vocals. Jean Ballhorn on fiddle is a veteran of the Colorado bluegrass scene and has performed and recorded with Charles Sawtelle, Open Road, Camptown and many others. Dan Gore is a versatile multi-instrumentalist. He has played mandolin and guitar in several bluegrass bands in the region and has produced the annual Spokane Mandolin Congress. Dan is playing bass fiddle for Monroe Bridge.
Contact:  danielcgore@msn.com

Montana Ramblers (Missoula, MT ) a mix of music form 1850 to current bluegrass artists featuring lots of 3 part harmony, frailing banjo and more use of the bass than most groups for instrumental solos> Mix of female and male lead vocals.
Contact:; Stan Moser 406-599- 9712 banjostan@ aol.com

Mountain Dew Boys - Bluegrass musicat its finest - Members include Doug Davis, Greg Davis, Larry Lowe & Jeff Renfrow
Contact: Doug Davis 509 979-2612 ddavisp@aol.com    

Primitive Pines - Blend of guitar and mandolin with bluegrass songs in an Appalachian styling
CONTACT: Joshua01211977@gmail.com 509 779-0113

RainBow Fiddle Kids
Old-Time fiddle music performed by children ages 3 - 17
Kerri Miller 509-228-9030

River City Ramblers
This Spokane old-time string band features fiddler Judy Lungren, Bill
Siems on mandolin, Dawn Holladay on guitar and Michael Gifford, bass.
Lively dance music for contras, squares and just listening! Call Judy
Lungren for booking:
509-209-7182 judylungren@gmail.com., or Dawn Holladay at 509-994-3144.

Short Street - seven member bluegrass band 
    Contact  David Lund  327-7645

Uncle Joe’s Banjo Band  (Richland, Wa) old-timey music with tunes you know and lyrics you may have forgotten 
Contact: Chris Mesford 509-943-5107 

Blues and Jazz

Brad Keeler Trio 509-385-4056    http://www.facebook.com/bradkeelermusic 
 http://www.reverbnation.com/bradkeeler http://www.bradkeeler.net

Musaique (Pullman, Wa) acoustic swing and jazz –
Contact Carla Chandler 509-334-0662

Celtic and British and Australia

Albeni Falls Pipes & Drums of North Idaho 
Bill VanAntwerp (Band Manager) at wtwerp1@msn.com 
 Dan Bartlett (Pipe Major) homelesspiper@msn.com

An Dochas - Celtic world beat music
Contact: Mellad Abeid 509-999-1882 

Angus Scott Pipe Band 
traditional Scottish bagpiping 
Kenyon Fields, 509 844-6161 or 

Banna Damhsa (pronounced BONna DOWsa) means “Dance Band.” Jan Clizer, Dave Beach, and
Char Beach have come together from various musical backgrounds to bring you energetic and fun
music for your contra dancing or concert pleasure!
Contact David Beach at (208) 784-3436 or  dbeach72@gmail.com .

Campbell River  - mostly Celtic jig, reels and lovely melodies
Contact:  Jeanette Sheeran    509-235-1737    jlsheeran@gmail.com

Campbell Road 
www.campbell-road.com (Peshastin, WA) 
traditional and contemporary music of Ireland and Scotland 
(509) 548-5779

Crooked Kilt 
Variety of oldtimey, irish/scottish, cowboy, and originals.contact 
carla.carnegie@gmail.com. phone: 509 592 7875. group members are 4: kevin jones(bass), taylor belote(percussion),carla carnegie(fiddle, accordion, piano & vocals), tom carnegie(guitar, highland pipes, banjo, mandolin, and more)

Floating Crowbar - Irish band with Morgan Anderson, Don Thomsen, Rick Rubin and
Contact, James Hunter 844-2785 

Free Whiskey -  4 member acoustic ensemble refurnishes traditional Irish-Gaelic tunes and songs while "Celtifying" rock, folk and classical favorites.  Available for gigs, openers and parties.  Free Whiskey hosts weekly Tuesday jam sessions at O'Doherty's Downtown 8-11 pm.  Initial CD available -- FREE!  Contact Shaun Cealaigh at (509) 455-3573.www.myspace.com/freewhiskey or
Contact:  Merrilee Schulz   509-9994691     red7381@yahoo.com

Harp, Flute and Whistle is comprised of Paula Clark on harp, and Emily Johnson on flute and whistle. Paula is a retired music teach. For more than six years, they have played classical, folk, meditative, and holiday music together. They frequently perform a selection of Irish and Scottish folk music including jigs, reels, and romantic pieces at churches, parties, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers.
Contact: ejohn7100@gmail.com

Howling Gaels 
play and sing traditional Irish music and songs, making occasional forays into the broader 
reaches of Celtic music—Scotland, England, Canada, and Brittany, with maybe a surprise visit to
somewhere much farther east.
Contact:   Liz Dreisbach     liz.dreisbach@gmail.com      509-536-1126 

ID-WA Scottish Fiddlers  -  Performing the music of Scotland’s highlands, isles and lowlands in the tradition of Alastair Frazer.  
Contact:    Steve Riggan   509-893-8986   

Nine Pint Coggies – Scottish fiddle music from traditional to modern featuring jigs, feel and beautiful aires.
Contact: Steve Riggan - 
 sriggan@hotmail.com 509 893-8986

O'Doherty's Irish Session performs traditional Irish dance music and tunes on a variety of instruments. O’Doherty’s in downtown Spokane, by the carousel, has hosted traditional Irish folk music sessions for over two decades. The session on Sunday nights at six o’clock is free and open to everyone of all ages and backgrounds. The musicians here are regular attendees and play a variety of instruments, including fiddle, flute, penny whistle, hammered dulcimer, concertina, uilleann pipes, mandolin and guitar.
Contact: brycemorrisonspokane@gmail.com
Website: spokanesessions.com

Prestwold Players - English country dance music performed by Margie Heller, Lorna Woelfel, Emily Faulkner and Steve Riggan. This band was formed out of a music workshop at the Lady of the Lake Dance and Music Camp. The band is named after a lovely country manor in Leicestershire, England which historically hosted English country dances. It is also the ancestral home of Steve’s family in the 1600’s before they immigrated to America
Contact: Steve Riggan  893-8968   sriggan@hotmail.com

   Celtic music on flute, harp and guitar 
 Contact:  Molly Zammit      molly.z@comcast.net      509-688-9244 

Selkirk Celts Pipes, Drums & Dancers 
The Inland Northwest Regional Selkirk Celts Consortium maintains a free regional listing of performers, instructors and crafts relevant to Celtic Cultures  
(509) 483-6013 or 
SelkirkCelts@msn.com http://barney.gonzaga.edu/%7Ejmullen/SelkirkCelts/

Skweez the Weezle  (West Richland, WA)
Celtic music - songs and slow airs to driving jigs and reels in traditional to progressive arrangements
David Lanigan (509) 528-0131 or info@skweeztheweezle.com  or http://www.skweeztheweezle.com/

Thistle n'Thyme ~ Traditional Irish and Scottish music and song, featuring fiddle, hammered dulcimer, harp and bodrhan for listening and dancing. Nancy Davis 467-3136  nancy@harpscapes.com http://www.harpscapes.com

Tra le Gael (Kila, Montana)    4 piece ensemble playing traditional and contemporary Celtic music c with
a  wide range of instruments and vocal pieces ranging from jigs
and reels

to waltzes and ballads  - Contact: Barbara Calm calmanimal1984@gmail.com  406-471-0872

Whimzik (Rathdrum, ID)
traditional Celtic - Whimzik includes uilliann piper Micahel Cruitt from Dublin, Blenn Kastrinos
on flute, whistle and finger style guitar and Kjelsty Hanson on bodhran and persuasion instruments. They play traditional Celtic music including songs, airs and jigs and reels from Ireland to Brittany . this performance will be interactive with the audience and include a variety of music form Ireland to Scotland and Brittany. Tunes will be interspersed with songs and stories that will be entertaining and heartfelt.
Contact: Glenn Kastrinos 828 585 4039 gkastrin@gmail.com 

(Contra Dance Bands have their own page!)


Lokomaika’i   brings some Hawaii/Island-styled music including Hawaiian classics and contemporary tunes.  Members include   Kaihehau Uahinui and Owen, Chan and Ken Esperas - Contact:    Owen Esperas  944-0936   o_esperas@hotmail.com

Mele Polinahe is comprised of 2 hapas and 1 howle exploring Hawaiian roots through music.  Members include Jesse Tinsley, Kevin Jones and Steve Riggan
Contact: -    Steve Riggan 893-8968   sriggan@hotmail.com

International and Traditional

Alma Brasileira Brazilian choro music featuring the bandolin performed by Dan Gore, Kelly Bogan, Chris and Jeanette Sheeran, Brett and Janet Dodd
danielcgore@msn.com 838-9135

Die Trockenmauer Beendend Mannschaft (The Drywall Finishing Team) is a
Spokane-based polka band and Christmas quartet. Their expansive repertoire
of 50 classic and original polkas are energetic and varied in style running
the gamut from Strauss to silly medleys of commercial jingles. Of course
lets not forget about their light-hearted drinking songs either! All
arrangements are Alex Wolfe originals. The band has frequent visits to
Leavenworth and local good-will events. Other past events include playing at
the national Ice Skating Championships in Spokane and the Music in May concert series. Amanda: Trumpet, Alto Horn, Accordion, Clarinet, Vocals, Alex: Alto Horn, Accordion, Drums, Trumpet, Vocals,Luke: Euphonium, Rich: Tuba, Sousaphone
Contact Alex Wolfe at 

Koyasuyo  - instrumental and  vocal music from the Andes    Contact:   Brian Houser    235-4997 (home)   359-7005 (work)    bhouser@ewu.edu

Arvid Lundin & Deep Roots ~ Scandinavian music Hambos, schottisches, waltzes and polkas 
Arvid Lundin (208) 667-5542      

Moko Jumbie 
Music of the tropics, steel drum band  
Bryan Bogue, (509) 328-8697 or Paul Raymond, (509) 235-8603 

Moksha  - instrumental world fusion Music 
Contact:   Todd Milne   599-0907   

Muckle Roe

    Eight musicians play traditional and modern Scandinavian and Shetland Island tunes –    Contact: Catherine Short – willcathshort@comcast.net    510-301-9709  

OomPa’s and Ma’s (Odessa, WA)  -   renowned polka band who has been playing at the Odessa  Deutschefest  for 35 years.     Clark Kagele   (509) 982-2825 

Son Dulce salsa band in the Cuban Son style and Mambo style of New York
Contact: Rick Bryceson 710-4307

Los Vigiles Latino  family band -, Los Vigiles, often performs their own compositions -- music 
that highlights the rhythms of rhumba and cumbia but with an Andalusian flamenco flair. "The 
flamenco style is in our family's roots," as the family  traces its origins to a small town outside 
of Cordoba in southern Spain.
Contact:  Joe Vigil        losvigiles@msn.com       808-7767 


Otis Orchards Malleteers An auditioned mallet percussion group of 4 th – 6 th graders that performs multicultural instrumental music Students perform at various schools and community events around Washington State every year.
Contact: Kris Curtis 509-481- 7631 curtisk@evsd.org

Portatos  -  young radical accordion band. Members include Yev Nosov, Corrie Sams, Lilian Deck, Kurt Wismer, Gabriel Soileau 
             Contact:   Patricia Bartell    998-5422    

Spokandolin - mandolin orchestra playing arrangements for the mandolin from 
many traditions.     Contact Dan Gore   838-9135  
goreandmiller@msn.com      http://www.elephantrock.com


Gefilte Trout (Pullman, Wa) klezmer/gypsy
Carla Chandler, 509-334-0662, 

Kosher Red Hots open the rich treasury of Jewish music—whirlwind klezmer dance music from Eastern Europe, Yiddish musical theater and swing, and Spanish-flavored love songs of the Sephardim. Contact: Sheila Fox 413-1061 shejofox@gmail.com

Meshugga Daddies 
Spokane’s newest  Klezmer band.  Klezmer music is jazzy Jewish soul music (and folk, too)  that originated from Eastern Europe with the surge of Jewish  immigration into the United States in  the early 1900’s.  It was played at wedding and bar mitzvahs and by many big bands and  has enjoyed a rediscovery all over the world.    Contact:  Rick Singer    
rick@ricksingerphotography.com Or Larry Weiser   624-0481

Middle Eastern

Arabic traditional music along accompanied by 2 dancers -Band members include Roger Sumner-
Drums, Christopher Lamb-Violin & Tambourine, Todd Milne-Bamboo Flutes & Ukulele, Victor Noder-Drums & Keyboard
Contact: Roger Sumner 509 301-7153

Native American

LaRae Wiley and Band (Chewelah, WA)  
A member of the Colville Confederated Tribes plays her own eclectic blend of Native tinged contemporary music  
LaRae (509) 935-0387 
laraejwiley@aol.com http://www.laraewiley.com

Singers and Songwriters

Scotia Road (Newport, WA)
All original acoustic music written by members of the band – mandolin, guitar, upright bass and warm vocal harmonies. Contact: Randi Lithgow 
scotiaroad@gmail.com 509-855-3682 Website: www.ScotiaRoad.com

Trillium-239 (Richland, WA) - Award-winning songwriters and Northwest favorites! Guitars, cello, banjo, and vocals with tight harmonies and quirky lyrics.  

- Members include Mary Hartman, Janet Humphrey, and Michelle Cameron
- Contact: Janet Humphrey 509 531-2805
- humphrey@musician.org
- www.trillium239.com


Ukestra Spokane
ukulele band - We love our ukuleles and we meet twice a month on Fridays at 7:30 PM to jam
with our ukes, socialize and learn. The exact schedule and location vary, so check out our Facebook page for details. In addition, we periodically perform for appreciative audiences.
Contact: Brenda Beaulieu sbbeaulieu@comcast.net

UPOP Ukulele Players of the Palouse - UPOP is a loose network of ukulele players of all ages and skill levels from around the Palouse and surrounding areas – made up of individuals that enjoy making music, we teach, mentor and support each other – we meet weekly in Pullman and perform for various community events
Contact: Scott Hallett 509 288-2208 scotthallett15@yahoo.com


Crab Creek Wranglers - bluegrass and cowboy music
Contact:  Milton Asher    509-280-7017  awesomeodditor@hotmail.com.

Holladay and Siems 
Oldtime cowboy songs and western swing, featuring Bill Siems and Dawn Holladay. Great harmonies, hot picking, and authentic oldtime western music. Contact Dawn Holladay at 509-747-2678.

Panhandle Polecats (Rathdrum, Id) – family band playing bluegrass, with a heapin’ helpin’ of gospel and fiery mountain tunes with a dollop of country, old-time, western and a dab of the blues for good measure
- Contact: Austin Little (208) 687-2811 

Western Reunion– Cowboy songs, western swing and old-time country music with great
harmonies and hot picking. Members include Dawn Holladay, Bill Siems,
Michael Gifford and Don Thomsen. Contact Dawn Holladay for booking at 994-3144 or 

If you would like to be added or modify your listing, please contact Sylvia Gobel at dancer@moxxee.com or call the SFS answerphone - (509) 828 3683