Bluegrass From The Forest

July 12 - 14, 2024

Produced by the Kristmas Town Kiwanis

Midwinter Bluegrass Celebration

Midwinter photo by Elisa ColucciaShake off the holiday blues with the return of the 9th annual Midwinter Bluegrass celebration!

Friday, December 29th, 2023 6:00 PM 9:00 PM at Shelton High School Performing Arts Center 3737 North Shelton Springs Road Shelton, WA, 98584 United States (Google map)

2023 band lineup will be posted soon. Runaway Train Bluegrass Band will help host this event. Tickets are $20 and available online or at the door. Kids 15 and under get in free! Refreshments are provided by donation.
This event is hosted by the Kristmas Town Kiwanis.

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Runaway Train, based in the South Puget Sound area, came to be in the year 2000 and has evolved throughout the years. They’ve performed through the Northwest for festivals, concerts and private events including all of the major area bluegrass festivals. They have a traditional sound but are not afraid to push the limits. They are host band for Shelton’s Bluegrass from the Forest.
Greg Linder – guitar, Kent Powell – bass, John White – mandolin, Doug Wenzen – banjo and special guest River Scheuerell on fiddle

 

Featured Bands

Runaway Train Bluegrass BandRunaway Train, based in the South Puget Sound area, came to be in the year 2000 and has evolved throughout the years. They’ve performed through the Northwest for festivals, concerts and private events including all of the major area bluegrass festivals. They have a traditional sound but are not afraid to push the limits. They are host band for Shelton’s Bluegrass from the Forest.
Greg Linder – guitar, Kent Powell – bass, John White – mandolin, Doug Wenzen – banjo and special guest River Scheuerell on fiddle.

 

Rank StrangersThe Rank Strangers
The band is named after the song “Rank Stranger,” which was recorded by Ralph Stanley in the southern gospel tradition. The oldtime meaning of rank stranger meant someone who was a complete stranger. In this tradition, our Rank Strangers band members are made up from a group of eighteen people from the Puget Sound area to form a five piece band. The members play in other popular regional bands and a different mix of five plays every Wednesday at the Pig Bar in Olympia. We’re honored to have these five pickers at our Midwinter event. Barb Collins – fiddle, John Pyles – bass, Tye Menser – banjo, Leif Halverson – guitar, Larry Gilliam – mandolin

 

Union City Council BluegrassUnion City Council Bluegrass Band
Union City Council Bluegrass Band
Based in Union,Wa area of Hood Canal, this band was recently created out of their love of traditional bluegrass and is sure to delight all!
Guy Demartino – guitar
Gwendolyn Taylor – fiddle
Donald Strand – Dobro (resonator guitar)
Martin Strand – bass
Greg Linder – guitar

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