2016 BANDS

Locally, fresh and colorful!  We take pride in the music booked at Astoria Sunday Market with all but two bands playing 100% original music!

Bar-K Buckaroos (July 10)
Get your Buck on with this hot Buck Owens band.  All Buck, All the time.  Should be a twangy good time!

Richard Bean (October 2)
Richard is performing a solo show this year with a tribute to Neil Young.

Blue Pickup Bluegrass Band (August 21)
Blue Pickup rolls into the Sunday Market in September playing their own brand of traditional bluegrass music, featuring tight 3 part vocals and blistering instrumentals on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and upright bass.

Brownsmead Flats (May 8 & July 3)
Original, witty, irreverent Folk music in their special ”Crabgrass style”

Castle Town (July 24)
You’ll enjoy this Celtic rock folk band as they play familiar cover tunes as well as upbeat Celtic folk!  Their music is family friendly and fun.  www.reverbnation.com/castletown

Chihuahua Desert (June 5)
Chihuahua Desert brings its unique and gritty South-By-Southwest sounds to our market for the first time on June 5th. Based in The City of Roses, they have performed their borderline fiesta music for more than a decade on the dusty trail of the High Desert West — N. Nevada, N.E. California, Central and S.E. Oregon.

Double J and the Boys (June 12 & August 7)
Everyone loves this foot-stomping folk/country band, with a mix of classics and funny originals, energetic fiddle tunes and real live yodeling.  Look for Double J and the Boys on Facebook.

Floating Glass Balls (September 4)
The Floating Glass Balls is a lively string band that jumped the fence, ran off to unlikely places and brought music back for their coastal friends.  This is a happy mix of Appalachia and Bayou Tech by way of Jamaica, Amsterdam and Astoria.  They call it Beachgrass.

Jazzatti-Tude (July 17)
Jazzatti-tude is a three piece jazz group playing traditional and popular jazz around Oreon’s North coast.   Jazzatti-tude has been together about a year and consists of Bob Brook on Guitar, Doug Proctor on Keyboards and Clint Smith on Bass.

Na Rosai (June 19)
This is a Portland based traditional Irish music band joining us for the first time at the Market. They lay upbeat acoustic traditional Irish tunes and songs on fiddle, flute, pipes, and bouzouki.

Greg Parke (May 15 & June 26)
Bringing his popular mix of soulful ballads and feet-tapping dance music to the Market again this season!  He is featuring his own original tunes this season.

Ray Prestegard (September 11 and October 9)
Ray plays a 1930 banjo made in Chicago and a dobro guitar made in Portland . He Sings contemporary songs like Wagon Wheel and David Grey’s Babylon to the 60’s Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and old traditional songs from the blue hills of Kentucky.

William Scriven (July 31)
Solo Sophisticated Soul! Will Scriven (aka Chillonious) is a one man, one voice, one guitar sophisticated music machine.  Funky, sophisticated electric rhythm accompanies smooth, mellifluous singing.

Sedona Fire Band (September 25)
The Sedona Fire Band is a 7-piece ensemble from the North Coast that plays a fusion of world, folk, rock and blues. They are an eclectic group of musicians that span several generations. They are currently recording their 3rd CD of original songs, Into the River. To experience more, check out their website, www.sedonafiremusic.com

Steel Wool (August 14)
Described as harmony powered acoustic world folk-rock, this is an upbeat and happily serious band.  Steel Wool is danceable, all-original folk-rock fun!

Swing Cats of Astoria (August 28 and September 18)
Swing Cats is a four-piece ensemble of coast musicians playing jazz -swing era, standards, and progressive; bossa nova; blues; and an occasional rock and roll piece.

Tenor Guitar Gathering with Tom Molyneaux (May 29)
Each year we bring to the Market one of the groups performing as part of the annual tenor Guitar Gathering.

Thomasian Trio (May 22)
The Thomasian Trio offers up a big heaping helpin’ of jazz, blues and original music



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