One lucky concert goer will WIN A PAIR OF NW STRING SUMMIT FESTIVAL PASSES!
(Festival passes valid Friday 7/15 - Sunday 7/18)
Free raffle entry with each paid admission!
Drawing will occur just before Rabbit Wilde's set, and you MUST be present to win!
Tuesday, July 12 (Folk/Bluegrass)
Nectar & The PBJ Present:
"ROAD TO STRUMMIT"
NW String Summit Kickoff Party featuring:
Wood & Wire
Jon Stickley Trio
Doors: 8 p.m. | Show: 8:30 p.m.
TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.
$12 Day of Show
Though all four members of Rabbit Wilde grew up running around wooded areas of the same small town in the farthest Northwest corner of Washington state, brothers Zach and Nathan didn't meet Miranda, the third founding member, until they had all ended up in New York City. This kind of backyard folk seasoned by the edge, polish and fervor of big-city inclinations is at the root of their high-energy sound and stage presence. The group revamps classic string band instrumentation with homespun percussion and the unique integration of six-string ukulele and Jillian Walker on cello. With their widely varying influences, three distinct vocal styles and copious amounts of foot-stomping, they demonstrate a sound and presence that's at once original and familiar, appealing to audiences of all generations and genres. On their forthcoming full length The Heartland, Rabbit Wilde deliver on the promise made by their stellar fall 2015 EP Southern Winters; mining the best of the American songbook, melding the choicest bits of indie rock, pop, blues, soul, and orchestral arrangement in with their trademark brand of front-porch-shaking folk. The Southern Winters EP was recorded at the famed Bear Creek Studio (Fleet Foxes, Vance Joy, The Lumineers) and is available at www.rabbitwilde.com.
As its name suggests, Wood & Wire is a young acoustic band with a love for pure music played well. In 2011, the group exploded on to Austin’s bluegrass and old-time-music scene while quickly gaining a national fan base through appearances at notable festivals and venues like Old Settlers Music Festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the IBMA World of Bluegrass. A culmination of distinct musical personalities, the band’s influences range from Led Zeppelin to Doc Watson – and everything in between.
Jon Stickley Trio has been making waves with the independent and fan-funded release of their 2nd album, Lost at Last.The originality and sheer energy of this genre-bending ensemble serves as a welcome wake-up call for those who experience it. With roots in gypsy jazz, bluegrass and hip-hop, Jon Stickley Trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin, set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums. The three have fused their collective styles into a repertoire of exciting and innovative original music.
Lost at Last was recorded in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC at the iconic Echo Mountain Studios under the watchful eye of producer Dave King (The Bad Plus). The New York Times’ Nate Chinen writes, “... there’s hardy cohesion among the players—no less on the Gypsy standard ‘Valse de Wasso’ than on ‘Darth Radar,’ a turbocharged original with a ska upbeat and a shredding melody. And when Mr. Stickley and friends turn to bluegrass, as on ‘The High Road,’ by Tim O’Brien, they sound both respectful and free.”