The Lincoln Theatre presents an evening of Folk Stomp Americana from
Wild Rabbit, The Blackberry Bushes, and Renegade Stringband.
This evening promises to be a warm winter night of celebratory music as we welcome the return of Skagit Valley's prodigal sons (and daughters) formally known as Br'er Rabbit.
Though all four members of Wild Rabbit 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 the style they call folk-stomp Americana. The group revamps classic string band instrumentation with homespun percussion and the unique integration of six-string ukulele and cello.
The Appalachian Mountains are the oldest mountains in the world, and the Mississippi River is the most musical river ever known. Jes Raymond and Jakob Breitbach may have met in the rainy bottom of the Puget Sound, but their music is vibrantly infused with the essence of the homes they wandered west from. The Blackberry Bushes draw from these deep roots of American traditional music to create a playful and resonant sound with both twang and sophistication.
Renegade Stringband plays hard driving bluegrass on stages and in the streets. Their repertoire runs the gamut from original ballads to covers of songs by the Black Keys, Woody Guthrie, Tom Waits, and Ella Fitzgerald. From their base in Portland, Oregon, the band has been touring the west coast since 2010.
Festival Seating Tickets: $16 adults: $14 seniors & students: $12 for children 12 and under with $2 off for Lincoln Theatre members.