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Saturday, May 26

7:05pm PDT

Smalltime String Band
Old-Timey Family Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:05pm - 7:40pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Raisin' A Ruckus: Old-Time Bands
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography We are a family band who loves playing music together. Our musicality blossomed of the kids desire to play and perform. Mom and Dad have enjoyed the adventure. We have been playing as a band for about 4 years and have loved every moment of it.

7:50pm PDT

Highball Whistle
All-lady rollickin' Old-Timey

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:50pm - 8:25pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Raisin' A Ruckus: Old-Time Bands
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography We are Highball Whistle – the double whistle a train makes when it’s leaving the station (toot tooooooooot!). Highball Whistle is about old-time music revelry, singing harmonies, switching and sharing instruments, and channeling Salyer and Woody Guthrie. Our band philosophy can be summed up in the lyrics of Guthrie’s ‘Hard Traveling’ (given some poetic license). I’ve been riding them flat wheelers, I thought you know’d I’ve been riding them dead enders, way down the road Highball Whistle, pulling out the station, got no plans or a destination I’ve been havin’ some hard traveling, Lord And *that* is the essence of Highball Whistle – no plans, no destination – just music for the sake of loving the music, whiling the time away, and hanging with good friends. We come from very different backgrounds but have formed a sweet chord together.

8:35pm PDT

Pretty Little Feet
Old-Timey Duo

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Raisin' A Ruckus: Old-Time Bands
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Pretty Little Feet is an acoustic music duo based in Bellingham, Washington. They play old-time song and tune, a wide-ranging repertoire of selections from the traditional canon and artists from the bygone days of radio up to the present, as well as some of their own originals. Between the two of them, Matt and Allegra have released five full-length albums and have been included on three compilation albums, two by major record labels Righteous Babe Records and Shut Eye Records. Their newest recording, Through Oak and Ash, was released in June of 2011.

9:20pm PDT

The Tallboys
Full-bodied Old Time

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:20pm - 10:00pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Raisin' A Ruckus: Old-Time Bands
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Based in Seattle, Washington, The Tallboys are a four piece old time string band well-versed in traditional fiddle tunes and mountain songs. They stay honest to their traditional inspirations, yet charge up their sound with a raw edge of gritty enthusiasm conjured from their years of street performing. The Tallboys consistently deliver exciting stage performances and hard-driving dance tunes. Talented vocalists, The Tallboys all share the singing, and their harmonies create a beautifully authentic old time sound. The instrumental line-up begins with Joe Fulton, from Iowa, who has been playing since boyhood. His impressive fiddling leads the melody. Charlie Beck, from Indiana, plays both clawhammer and three-finger style banjo and brings over a decade of musical experience to the band. He is also a talented songwriter, creating several original compositions. Longtime musician John Hurd, from Oregon, lays down that driving bass foundation essential to The Tallboys’ rhythm. Charmaine Slaven, from Montana, fills out the sound with solid rhythm guitar and is one of the finest buckdancers on the west coast. She also has the unique ability to dance and play guitar simultaneously. Together, they blend the attributes of each instrument and vocalist, creating a cohesive sound. Performing since 2003, they have released four albums, with "Rubber Dolly" being the most recent. The Tallboys have received outstanding reviews and press from many well-respected authroties in the music industry. The band has received continuously increasing airplay nationwide, and has recently been featured on Puget Sound Public Radio KUOW 94.9FM and KBCS 91.3FM Community Radio. The Tallboys have been featured at numerous music festivals in the including the NW Folklife Festival, String Summit (winners of the 2004 band contest), Pickathon Roots Music Festival, Portland Old Time Gathering, San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival, Berkeley Old Time Convention, Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival, Fremont Solstice Fair, and many others. A grassroots independent band, The Tallboys have strong ties to the community, and donate several annual performances for local nonprofit fundraising events. Additionally, they have been instrumental in developing Seattle’s local old time music community by organizing a monthly square dance at the Tractor Tavern, a weekly old-time jam at Conor Byrne Pub, and non-profit community resource website, www.oldtimeseattle.com.

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