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Current Music and Dance Listings

➢  Tuesday July 16, 5:00-7:00 the Winthrop Library presents “Speaking of Music” with Ben Wheeler - Ben is a classical guitarist and retired music educator.  A musical show & telling song and story featuring inspired composition for classical guitar from Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. Free.

➢  ​ Tuesday July 16, 5:30 -8:30pm at Mazama Public House - U-Station - a guitar based duo which focuses on jazz instrumental music with some uncategorized blips of sonic offerings thrown in. Members, David Weidig and Brandon Besharah met while studying music with Pierre Bensusan in France and agreed it would be fun to create some noise together. They will be joined by the talented Will Lone on drums and George Schneider on flute. No cover.

➢  ​ Thursday July 18, 5:30-8:30pm at Twisp OSB Taproom - U-Station - a guitar based duo which focuses on jazz instrumental music with some uncategorized blips of sonic offerings thrown in. Both members, David Weidig and Brandon Besharah met while studying music with Pierre Bensusan in France and agreed it would be fun to create some noise together. They will be joined by Will Lone on drums”.

➢  July 19-21 - The Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival - Galactic, Featuring Jelly Joseph; The Record Company; Eric Gales; Colin James; Diggin Dirt; The Chris O’leary Band; Duffy Bishop; Nikki Hill; Nat Myers; J. And The Causeways; The Revival Brothers Band; Leon Timbo; Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers; Too Slim & The Taildraggers; Larhonda Steele & Family..  Go to https://wrbf.tickettomato.com/

➢   Friday July 19, 6-8pm at Meza - The Lone Goad Duo - Will Lone on Drums and Greg Goad on Electric guitar -- delivers a highly improvised set that incorporates an eclectic repertoire of original material with some reworkings of recognizable favorites. A musical smorgasbord with American roots accented by flavors from around the world.  Free

➢  Saturday July 20, 9-noon at the Twisp Farmers Market - The Tamarack String Quartet - From Classical to pop with a few tangos for fun.  Pam Hunt, Norma Shull, Anna Dooley, Matt Armbrust

➢   Saturday July 20 at Twisp River Taphouse - Salmon Bay Combo - a jazz instrumental group based in Seattle, WA. They will combine with accomplished Methow Valley musicians to share their interpretation of high energy jazz standards and modern instrumental music for your listening (and dancing if you are so moved!) pleasure. David Lux - Keyboards, David Weidig - Guitar, Wayne Mendro - Tenor Sax and flute, Brandon Besharah - Alto Sax, Will Lone - Percussion, Dave Nolet - Bass.  No cover

➢  Saturday July 20, 2-5pm at the SweetRiver Bakery - Liberty Linklater

➢  Tuesday July 23, 5:30-8:30 at Mazama Public House - an OSB place, MPH, as part of the “Tuesday Night Wild Music Series” - KishRIFFS - Singer, songwriter, and bandleader of the local alt-rock, indie-ska band The Full Uplift, Stephen Kish is an engaging big, barrel-chested troubadour, singing original songs about the human condition: Sometimes fun and frolicky, but also cognizant of the struggles we all face in this wonderful journey, hurtling through the vast darkness and vacuum of space. He's also unearthed many classics, some eclectic B-sides, and seldom heard Pub songs on the fringe. His "Riff-acana" guitar style is based on folk/rock/fingerpicking/and Blues & Rock influences from the Golden Era of guitar heroes: altered tunings and higher soni-consciousness. "Fun guitar playing, Fast Riffs and Heavy Energy sing alongs!" No cover. 

➢  Friday July 26, 6 - 9 pm at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse - Swallowtail - a unique band with a very wide variety of music to share. Wonderful vocals, violin, guitars and piano. They released their first album in June of 2023 called “Electric Horse”. Emele Clothier and Matt Armbrust: singer songwriters and lots of strings and “ Indicana” mix of fine music. No cover.

➢  Friday July 26, 6:30pm at the Twisp River Tap House -  Invitational Open Mic Featuring Greg Hardy & Friends -  Join Greg & friends for an improvisational riverside patio dinner show jam session. No cover with purchase. 

➢  Friday July 26, from 6:30 – 9:30pm on the TwispWorks Pavilion - Fourth Fridays @ TwispWorks with Paydirt - Free Community Event – open artist studios and food options such as TwispEats & FORK. A high energy, 7-piece Americana, Bluegrass and Blues band, Pay Dirt is a show you do not want to miss. Performing original material and carefully selected cover tunes, their sets will bring you to the edge of your seat, or, more likely, get you out on the dance floor. With members hailing from across state, including a few home grown right here in Twisp, you can expect to find yourself a bonafide country good time. Patrick Doran - banjo, harmonica & vocals; Galen G. Hunt - guitar & vocals; Kyle “The Child” Doran - drums; Johnny Too Loose - electric guitar & vocals; Wiley “The Wild Man” Wright - bass; Mr. Cakes - Trombone; Mash- Tenor Saxophone. 

➢  Friday July 26 6:00 at Meza - Norman Bakerwhen not touring with an acoustic guitar and 2 full length albums, Baker can be found helping other artists further realize their art by helping them record and perform music. Baker has been on over 30 albums and performs 200+ shows a year. Free.

➢  Saturday July 27, 6pm at the SweetRiver Bakery - Bassically

➢ Tuesday July 30, 5:30-8:30, at the Mazama Public House - an OSB place, MPH, as part of the “Tuesday Night Wild Music Series” - Hillfolk Noir - Americana, Folk, Rock. Built on more than 15 years of “junkerdash” tradition, Hillfolk takes their acoustic guitar, double bass, and “anything you can find at a hardware store” sound and integrates driving drums and an electrified sound. From mountains of frontman Travis Ward’s ragged, spiral-bound notebooks this Boise, Idaho-based band tells earnest stories about the lives of lovers, law-breakers, and the lion-hearted. “If John Steinbeck owned a speakeasy,” said John Doe (X, the Knitters), “Hillfolk Noir would be the house band.” Free.

➢  Thursday, August 1, 6pm at the Twisp River Tap House - Grover Pridmore - Grover has been playing in bands & solo gigs for eons- from busking in Jerusalem & Mexico, to playing in churches, bars & coffee shops around the Northwest. His love and passion for music encompasses a broad spectrum of genres & his setlist composition is one not to be missed! No Cover with Purchase. On the riverside patio weather permitting. 

➢  Friday August 2, 4:00pm at the MVCC gym - Pipestone Music Camp Final Concert - Community is welcome to enjoy string orchestra and chamber music by valley music students, directed by Pam Hunt.  Free

➢  Friday August 2, 6:00-9:00 at the Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop Pub - The Full Uplift - Original homegrown rock n roll.  Come enjoy some homegrown original alt-rock, indie ska-punk music (with a hint of reggae) straight from the magical waters of the Cascade Mountains...we put the F-U in FUN! It's shake-it-up, groovy, dancy, rockin' music...perfect out on the brand new back patio by the Chewuch river, sipping your favorite beverage...It's a rock 'n roll show not to be missed! Free

➢  Saturday August 3, 7:30pm at the Twisp River Tap House - The Paperboys - Canadian international touring sextuplet sensation The Paperboys returning to the Methow to deliver a high-energy evening of song craft & musical composition combining Irish reels, Mexican folk, fiddle, New Orleans brass, classic pop, bluegrass, waltz, Latino & West African for a fun singalong, head-boppin' & heals-popping night on the dance floor.  Advance tickets $18 at https://www.tickettomato.com/event/8739, or at the Tap House - Day of show $20. Doors at 7pm 

➢  Saturday August 10 , 9-noon at the Farmers Market in Twisp - Emele Clothier and Friends - Emele has been performing since the 1970’s and her vocals are considered supreme. She has many styles and 9 albums under her belt.. She is also in the band Swallowtail. 

  Tuesday Aug 13, 5:30-8:30 at the Mazama Public House - an OSB place, MPH, as part of the “Tuesday Night Wild Music Series” - The Welter Brothers - Americana, Folk, Traditional. The Welter Brothers are, in many ways, a classic stringed instrument-wielding blood harmony duo. Like the Louvins, Monroes, and Everlys, they have spent countless hours melding their individual sounds into a cohesive unit. However, the wells they draw from stand unique among similar groups. Jackson, a historian, delves as far back as the thirteenth century in the English/Scottish ballad tradition, infusing this wealth of knowledge into even the most modern arrangements. Corban, an original songwriter, and skilled technician on several instruments, brings a contemporary perspective to even the oldest of songs. Together, their style stands at the nexus of genres, as if time-traveling anthropologists had distilled the last 200 years of storytelling and dance tunes into music suitable for the modern palette. Free

➢  Thursday August 15, 6-9pm at the Twisp River Tap House - Women in Music - featuring women from Okanogan County and Bellingham: Havilah Rand and Emele Clothier. A special night sharing their music together. These women have many albums recorded separately but this night they will perform together and solo doing original music with some covers. Outside on the patio if weather permits. No cover.

➢  Friday and Saturday, August 16-17 at John Doran's Ranch (20088 Highway 20, Twisp) - Guaranteed Fresh Fest - Multi-genre 2-day music festival with bands, food and craft vendors. Overnight camping as well! Torin Frost and Lauren Santi, Kwixwexw, Make Up Sax, Battle Alpaca, Black Pine, Big Lake Judy, Black Lipstick Mannequin, Dope Ah Mean, AKA, ClearUkeTravels, Harvey Swanson, Jonesy, Blake Austin, James Rhodes, Terry Hunt, Denali Cool, Sylvie Henry, Warren G and Gold Teeth w/ Original Danger, Insite Sounds and DJ Mike Jones. Friday - $5 music pass (per person); Friday - $15 overnight camping (per vehicle); Saturday - $10 music pass (per person); Saturday - $15 overnight camping (per vehicle); Full Weekend Pass (camping and music) - $45. Friday- Doors 4pm; Saturday - Doors noon.

➢  Saturday August 17, 7pm at the Twisp River Tap House - The Marcus Duke Project - the valley'slong running jazz ensemble, featuring Marcus Duke on piano, Dave Nolet on bass and guitar, Jason Russell on drums, and George Schneider on flute.  Free.

➢  Tuesday Aug 20, 5:30-8:30 at the Mazama Public House - an OSB place, MPH, as part of the “Tuesday Night Wild Music Series” - Alex Dunn - Americana, Folk, Originals.   Alex Dunn is a Folk/Americana artist based out of Seattle. "The dreamy and ethereal opening track, “Finally,” sets the twangy, but not overtly so, sound for the seven songs that follow. Dunn creates a sonic landscape that borders on melancholy with songs like “Southern Star” and “Linden Street.” Meanwhile, “Ain’t Quite Sure” and a cover of Ted Hawkins's “Sorry You're Sick” punch into country-rock territory, with overdriven guitars and rumbling drums that beg for performance in a rural honky-tonk." - DENVER WESTWORD "Dunn is a storyteller, whose songs are populated by characters and have a strong sense of place... ‘Southern Star’ has grown naturally from the acoustic folk of Dunn’s debut ‘Scattered Poems’, itself an excellent record; it’s a more layered and varied take on Americana and absolutely worth checking out." - AMERICANA-UK.  Free

 Thursday, Aug 22, 6-8:00 pm at Jupiter, outside on the deck - The Full Uplift -  an explosive rock band billed as "Fast Riffs and Heavy Energy Sing-Alongs"; with influences from ska, punk, blues, and reggae, a heavy dose of '70's guitar riff sensibility, and the urgency and BIG SOUND of '90's grunge, thefulluplift.com.  Free.

  Tuesday Aug 27, 5:30-8:30 at the Mazama Public House - an OSB place, MPH, as part of the “Tuesday Night Wild Music Series” - Jessie Thoreson & The Crown Fire - Americana, Folk, Originals. The Crown Fire blends americana, rock, and jazz for a captivating acoustic performance. Lyrics are inspired by time spent in wild places, where our personal experiences of cyclicality, movement, and migration are reflected in natural systems. Free

➢ Saturday September 14, 7:30-9 pm at the Winthrop Rink - the Rockin' Roller Skating series! - Friday Feels - These ticketed events will be for roller skating and spectating with the band on the rink surface for a fully immersive experience.

➢    October 18, 19, and 20 - The CiderGrass Festival will happen at The Barn in Winthrop.  Three days of Acoustic Music 🎶 on a Full Moon 🌕 Weekend.  details to follow...

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