Cascadia Old Time Music Celebration

Sat, Aug 9, 10-9, 2014

Tallboys, part of the Old Time Music CelebrationCascadia brings a new, unique event to the Methow Valley on Aug. 9 with a day-long Old-time Music Celebration, featuring Seattle’s Tallboys String Band, widely recognized as among the premier educators and performers of old-time music in the Northwest.

The celebration of traditional American music begins with workshops held on the grounds of Shafer Historical Museum in Winthrop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Conducted by the Tallboys, the workshops will provide instruction in guitar, banjo, fiddle and mandolin.

From 3-4 pm workshop participants will perform pieces they learned, followed by a free exhibition performance by the Tallboys.

At 7 pm Cascadia’s Old-time Music Celebration moves to TwispWorks, where the Tallboys will play at and call a square dance open to the community.

The Tallboys were founded in 2003 and perform fiddle tunes and songs from the late 1800’s through the 1930’s. In addition to performing, each band member is a music teacher.

Their members include Charlie Beck, an avid songwriter and versatile musician (banjo, fiddle, guitar and vocals) with three albums of his own; Charmaine Slaven (rhythm guitar, vocals, flat foot dancing, square dance calling); John Hurd (bass, vocals, fiddle); and John Fulton (fiddle, vocals). A popular and highly regarded band, they perform frequently in Seattle, Victoria, B.C. and beyond, and have a busy performance schedule through January 2015.

DATE: Saturday, August 9th, 10am-9pm. COST: $20/workshops CONTACT: Cascadia, 509-997-0222