Looking back on 2015, we're thankful for every single time we got to see your smiling faces at Rhythm & Rye, or a grange hall, or one of the many festivals and benefits where we got to share music with you. And we're especially thankful for our Northwest stringband community and the success of the very first Steamboat Stringband Jamboree! We're going to keep working this year to make it a destination for Americana music lovers in the region.

We're kicking off more big plans for 2016 right away THIS THURSDAY! We think Olympia has been hungry for a regular Americana music night for a long time, and we're teaming up with KAOS Community Radio and Cascadia Homebrew to make it happen! First Thursday = BREWGRASS at Cascadia Homebrew! Our first lineup is pretty amazing - Oly favorite Kendl Winter will play a set, and so will our Seattle buds The Warren G. Hardings!

In other news, tickets are now available for our trio show at the Gig Harbor Boat Shop. Plus we're making our Laurelthirst debut in Portland with The Aeroplane Band, which features an all star lineup playing some good ol John Hartford! And The Student Loan returns to Rhythm & Rye!

Happy new year y'all!!

We added a few new cool shows in the next few months we wanted to let you know about! Come out to the Union Square Deli, or benefit some great programs at Eastside Urban Farm & Garden next weekend! If you love music at Rhythm & Rye, come meet Corey Doerscher and a great mando/fiddle duo, Daniels & Baker as we pick all night long! If you're up Tacoma way, come see us with Barleywine Revue or check out the Oly Mountain Trio at the Gig Harbor Boat Shop! If you're down south, come to the Laurelthirst!

Thanks for your support!

After a great summer, settling in for October means grange halls, harvests, and hometown shows! We'll kick off the month as the featured band at the Adna Grange hall jam. Next weekend we're welcoming Bellingham's Polecat to Rhythm and Rye! And before the month is out we'll keep the Steamboat Stringband Jamboree spirit alive with a harvest party at the Prosperity Grange Hall!

Meanwhile, we're celebrating one year since we released our Kickstarter-funded bluegrass concept album White Horse. Thanks to everyone who made it possible! To commemorate the anniversary and celebrate the artists and writers who contributed, we've made the ENTIRE 68 PAGE BOOKLET available for FREE download from our website!

We've been so busy enjoying (and founding!) summer festivals we've had no time for this computer stuff!

Seriously, the first annual Steamboat Stringband Jamboree was completely awesome, and if you need proof, THERE'S VIDEO!! We can't wait to do it again next year! And we just got back from jammin all night at last weekend's Northwest String Summit!

Now we're hittin the road to Long Beach this weekend, settlin in for some great hometown shows in August, and heading out for a Columbia Gorge brewery weekend in September!

And we've got a cool new merch item available on Bandcamp - Oly Mountain Boys trucker hats! Available in royal blue, navy blue, green, black, red, and purple! Throw in a few Bluegrass is Sexy stickers while you're at it!

 

We just wrapped up a huge celebration of Rhythm and Rye's first year with Hillstomp, plus a night of back-to-back sets at the Capitol Food and Wine Festival and the Olympia Acoustic Festival. And we say, let the festivities continue!

  • Tye and Josh, plus special guest Joe Capoccia of the Pine Hearts, are bringing Olympia bluegrass north to Juneau, Alaska to perform at the Alaska Folk Fest
  • Olympia Artswalk will be a blast as always, and more so this year as we get to open for the great Tony Furtado at Rhythm and Rye!
  • The Steamboat Stringband Jamboree is now right around the corner! Two days of music from 17 of the very best string bands from the Pacific Northwest playing at the cozy and historic Prosperity Grange Hall in Olympia, WA. When purchased in advance, tickets are $15/person for Friday May 8th, and $20/person for Saturday May 9th (prices are $5 more at the door). More information, including the schedule, the full lineup of bands, and links to pre-purchase your tickets online, at: www.steamboatstringjam.com
  • We'll be closing out a special bluegrass showcase on Saturday night at this year's Folklife!

Let's start off with a big thank you - for voting White Horse one of the Top Ten Northwest Albums of 2014 in the Northwest Music Scene readers' poll!

And then let's get straight down to marking your calendar for all the great shows we have coming up. We're collaborating with some great musicians you won't want to miss!

Speaking of the Jamboree, we've got new bands (Blackberry Bushes! Country Banana Split! Crow and the Canyon! Max's Midnight Kitchen!) New poster! New website! A new Twitter feed! And a new partner (Rainshadow Arts)! Check it out!

Get your tix soon - this event will sell out!

 

It's been a memorable year, and we want to close it out in a big way before we up the ante in 2015!

First things first - we'd like to see White Horse voted one of the Top Ten Northwest Albums of 2014 in the Northwest Music Scene readers' poll! If you agree, it takes only three clicks to vote! You can find our name waaaay at the bottom of the list. Voting closes December 12th! Thanks!

Closing out 2014, we've added a new December show, at Robin Hood Pub (December 20). Looking forward, we've got a run of Tacoma shows to start out the new year, and we'll be joining The Student Loan Stringband (February 28) and Hillstomp (March 21) back home at Rhythm and Rye! And biggest of all, The Oly Mountain Boys and the Pine Hearts are teaming up to bring some of the biggest names in the West Coast stringband scene to the Prosperity Grange Hall in Oly for a two-day Steamboat Stringband Jamboree (May 8-9)! We're looking for sponsors to help fund the event - contact us if interested! 

Happy holidays, see you in the new year, and as always, thanks for your support!

It's been a whirlwind White Horse release month, and it culminated with a great Artswalk show at Rhythm and Rye. Meanwhile, White Horse reviews are turning up in our hometown South Sound Weekly Volcano and as far off as the UK's Folkwords! More to come!

We've got great shows coming up, some in familiar places and some brand new! Like this Friday (November 7th), when we start the night at Cassava in Longview for First Friday Music, and end by closing the show at ol' Rhythm and Rye with The Lowest Pair and The Love and Stress Compound! We're also honored to be a involved in some great happenings in the South Sound community this coming month. For Veteran's Day (November 11th), we'll join the celebration of the 125th anniversary of Washington's statehood at the Washington State Capitol by performing one of Washington's state songs, "Roll on Columbia!" And on November 15th, we get to be part of the opening of the Tacoma Art Museum's "Go West" exhibit!

Keep an eye on the shows page for more!

P.S. Are you kicking yourself for not getting your hands on an Oly Mountain Boys t-shirt during our Kickstarter campaign? Good news - a few extras in limited sizes are available through our Bandcamp page! Once they're gone they're gone, so grab one now! And perhaps a copy of White Horse to give as a gift...

 

A short and sweet update!

White Horse has been released!

Read about it on Foxbeard Music! Or No Depression! Or Prescription Bluegrass!

Order the box set on CDBaby! Download it on iTunes! Stream it on Spotify or Soundcloud!

 

Thank you to each and every one of you who backed us on Kickstarter, have encouraged us over the last year of making this very special album, and who attended our very special pre-release concert and reading with the Washington State Historical Society! More shows still to come!

 

It's finally real - and in our hands! (Thanks to you!)

We spent our Labor Day weekend signing and shipping over 150 box sets to our Kickstarter backers. And so far they like what they hear! We've heard lots of compliments about the music and the accompanying written material. Now we're getting ready to release it all to the rest of the world.

White Horse will be available to buy on our website through CDBaby on September 25th. Between now and then, we'll be working with Sue DuMond to get White Horse out folk and roots DJs, reviewers, and YOUR favorite radio station - let your favorite bluegrass DJ know they should request a copy from us!

 

Shows

  • Dec 31
    Dillinger's,  Olympia
     
  • Jan 26
    Matchless Brewing,  Tumwater
     
  • Feb 1
    ABC3 Music Festival,  Ocean Shores
     
  • Feb 2
    ABC3 Music Festival,  Ocean Shores
     
  • Feb 3
    ABC3 Music Festival,  Ocean Shores
     

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