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Tiller’s Folly

6:00pm Sept 4th

Island Trollers Stage

A dynamic, well-seasoned and award-winning International Music Group featuring singer-songwriter guitarist Bruce Coughlan, multi-instrumentalist Nolan Murray and bassist Laurence Knight. Returning to the festival with their unique brand of songs and stories from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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Greg Murat and The Cool Wind

7:30pm on Sept 4th

Island Trollers Stage

A Northwest singer songwriter and guitarist who sings world influenced lighthearted Latin pop music that leaves audiences smiling and wanting more. He and his amazing friends in The Cool Wind will “sweep you off your feet to bring you to warm beaches of love.”

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The Beatniks

9pm on Sept 4th

Island Trollers Stage

They perform the music of the 60's, 70's and 80's with energy and passion. Capturing the essence of the music with charisma, chemistry and natural talent is why people all over the world are fans of the band.

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Dylan Jakobsen

 

6:30pm on Sept 4th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

He may be only 22 years old but you wouldn’t know it from his music. Though from Seattle, Dylan broke out of the mold and found himself as a Country Rock musician, telling the stories of people he encounters using vivid-imagery, harmonica & rockin' guitars for an unforgettable live show!

 

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The Mama Rags

 

8:00pm on Sept 4th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

They have already made a name for themselves with their debut single "Change You", produced by Grammy-nominated producer Don Gehman (R.E.M., Stephen Stills, Neil Young, John Mellencamp). Inspired by the great rock bands of the late-60s and early-70s, the band aspires to translate the vintage aesthetic of quality rock & roll to a modern-day audience.

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Tango Alpha Tango

 

9:30 on Sept 4th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

A rock n' roll band in every sense of the phrase, from their late 60's leanings, and raucous live sets, it's easy to imagine that they might find themselves out of place in today's musical climate. It's a band whose records and live shows demand your attention down to the finest detail.
There is urgency in this band that can't be ignored or passed off.

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The Dan Duval Trio

 

 

11am on Sept 5th

Island Trollers Stage

Playing since he was 10, Dan Duval has a degree in musical performance from WWU. Dan has a modern four mallet technique that is melodic and percussive. He reveals the vibraphone's unique jazz sound performing a mix of Latin, swing, and fusion standards plus original compositions. Jazz is perfect to set a mood.

 

 

 

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Namoli Brennet

 

1:00pm on Sept 5th

Island Trollers Stage

Dubbed "Among the best folk-rock artists in the country" by the Tucson Weekly. She's a breathtaking and moving performer, and her sweet, road-weary voice is as quick to deliver her wit and humor, as it is a turn of phrase. Among her influences she names Patty Griffin and Eliza Gilkyson, but she manages to carve out a vocal niche of her own using her sweet, edgy alto.

 

 

 

Broken Banjo

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2:30pm on Sept 5th

Island Trollers Stage

In the mid-sixties outside of Millington Tennessee, there was a smoky little coffee house that showcased an array of folk and blues musicians. That establishment was owned by Steve Lord, Deirdre’s father and called “The Broken Banjo”. It seemed the perfect name for this newly formed group from Whidbey Island - For Deirdre Fairfax, Larry Mason and Kevin Johnson, Island roots run deep.

 

 

 

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The Dodgy Mountain Men

Sept 5th 4:00pm

Island Trollers Stage

These boys sling a homebrewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock 'n' roll.

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Too Slim and the Taildraggers

 

 

5:30pm on Sept 5th

Island Trollers Stage

If Tim “Too Slim” Langford only played slide guitar, he would slither around most other blues guitarists and put a ferocious bite on their pride. However, as the sole six-string slinger, songwriter and lead singer of the power trio Too Slim and the Taildraggers, he is a total force of nature leaving musical tracks for others to try and follow. Now with 16 albums and countless gigs, he remains as untamed and menacing as ever.

 

 

 

 

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Rust on the Rails

 

 

7:30pm on Sept 5th

Island Trollers Stage

Rust on the Rails is a convergence of talented musical energies upon the Pacific Northwest. Formed in 2014 by roots-rocker Cody Beebe, Blake Noble, Tim Snider, and notable Seattle drummer Scott Mercado (Candlebox, Brandi Carlile,). Surging between the grit and power of the Seattle Rock sound and intricate world instrumental elements mixed with a soulful edge, ROTR defines itself as an indelible band, which stands out from all the rest.

 

 

 

 

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Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R.

 

9:30 on Sept 5th

Island Trollers Stage

Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) are an American rock n roll group based out of California. Lukas first picked up the guitar at age 11 to honor a promise he made to his father and was able to teach himself the craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs. Lukas is building his following the old fashioned way by touring year round and delivering high-energy performances to fans across the country. The band played on Neil Young’s record The Monsanto Years released on June 29th and in July toured with Neil Young in support of the release. Don’t miss this event in downtown Oak Harbor.

Photo credit Jim Eckenrode

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Lifeboat 14

11:00am on Sept 5th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

Returning to the 2015 Oak Harbor Music Festival line up after their stunning debut last year. 

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A’ Town Big Band

Noon on Sept 5th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

An 18-piece band with Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones and a Rhythm section, founded in January of 2013 in Anacortes, the "A'Town Big Band" is Skagit County's newest big band. Providing energetic melodies and rhythms as versatile as its members, the band plays everything from swing to samba, and ballads to blues. A'Town Big Band performs the music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Sammy Nestico, Bob Curnow, Buddy Rich, and more.

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Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”

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PETE

4:30pm on Sept 5th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

The short days of winter produce garage bands all over the Northwest, and Greenbank WA is no exception. PETE is a truly local garage band of friends who get together to play the songs they loved when they were young.

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Joy Mills Band

3:00pm on Sept 5th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

With influences from early American music, they engage audiences of all stripes with their upbeat roots tunes, lyrical ballads and soulful country songs. They will be touring Europe this fall in support of their upcoming third release. “Organic country…both delicate and edgy… For the lo-fi country enthusiast.” (Maverick Magazine)

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Scotty Jay

6:15pm on Sept 5th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

A hip-hop artist from Oak Harbor, his big break came in the summer of 2014 when he opened for Juicy J and his fan base has been on the rise ever since. He strives to bring more attention to his city and all it has to offer. In January a sub label of Sony signed him to a distribution deal to help expand his fan base and promote his debut album "iamscottyjay". This kid has a bright future ahead of him.

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THE FAME RIOT

6:30pm on Sept 5th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

The two brothers are at the forefront of a shift in musical style and culture. Drawing influence from the last 4 decades of rock, pop, electronica, disco and everything in-between. Is not a band; it’s a religion.

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Robbie Walden Band

8:00pm on Sept 5th  

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

The intensity of singer/songwriter Robbie Walden is evident in everything he does, including the recording of his latest album "Robbie Walden Band", a collection of originals blending Texas Red Dirt and Spaghetti Western with his native Pacific Northwest Rock and Country sounds. With influences such as Randy Rogers Band, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Gary Allen, Walden's Music pleasantly surprises listeners with his distinctive, unexpected vocals and poetic, vintage outlaw songwriting that expresses his inner strength, dedication, witty sense of humor, and personal heartbreak.

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The Tarantellas

 

11:00am on Sept 6th

Island Trollers Stage

Playing the "Legendary favorite Songs of Italy". With acoustic instruments and vocals their sound evokes the sunny skies and love for life of the Italian culture. The melodies and rhythms are irresistible for young and old alike.

 

Taliah Black.

Octavia Prosser

Them Johnson Brothers

Suzanne Kaltenbach & Raymond Paraiso

Logan Clark

Tyler Schneider

Harbor Fusion

Teen Talent

1:00pm on Sep 6th

Island Trollers Stage

Taliah Black

Logan Clark

Octavia Prosser

Them Johnson Brothers

Suzanne Kaltenbach and Raymond Paraiso

Tyler Schneider

Harbor Fusion

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Mark Lewis Cool Jazz Trio

3:00pm on Sept 6th

Island Trollers Stage

Mark is a master of the saxophone and flute, author of 1,700 compositions and recorded and produced over thirty albums. In Europe, he played and taught improvised music in several music conservatories. Living in San Francisco he recorded a Top 40 jazz album and often subbed in for Stan Getz. He currently lives in the Northwest, tours internationally and has a fall music project recording in NYC.

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Janie Cribbs and the T.Rust Band

4:45 on Sept 6th

Island Trollers Stage

From Whidbey Island, a tight outfit with stunning seductive vocals, sizzling slide guitar and a foot tappin' rhythm section. Playing a mix of originals and some unique blues standards. Feel the groove of "Smokin' Hot Blues, Roots, Folk 'n Soul" all broadcasted on the frequency of Love!

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Jelly Bread

6:30 on Sept 6th

Island Trollers Stage

Fronted by the mind-blowing drummer Cliff Porter and Dave Berry on guitar. “Four musicians and four musical styles converge” “Just as its name portends: music that hits the spot. Not too sweet or funky or loud, but when it hits, there is no hiding the contented smile.” – Jackson Hole News&Guide (June 24, 2015)

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Kelsey Sprague

11am on Sept 6th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

Do not miss this singer songwriter from Seattle. With only her voice and an acoustic guitar she manages to convey everything beautiful and simultaneously desperate about the constant mist, relieved by the occasional spike of sunshine.

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Clint McCune

Noon on Sept 6th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

A gifted troubadour, entertainer and world changer rooted in the rich tradition of folk and rock & roll. Clint, lights up the stage with an integrity that comes from his unflinching honesty and unabashed belief in humanity. “In Like A Lion” is the current release available now.

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Nathaniel Talbot

1:30pm on Sept 6th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

With influences ranging from prodigious guitar pickers such as Doc Watson, Leo Kotke, and Kelly Joe Phelps, to the more soulful folk poetry of Elliott Smith, Gillian Welch, and Paul Simon, the music represent a unique synthesis of old-time picking and the indie here-and-now. Nathaniel combines masterful finger-style guitar work with thoughtful, melodic vocal lines to create a sonic experience that is truly fresh and impactful.

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Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band

3:00pm on Sept 5th

Penn Cove Shellfish

Some toe-tappin’ fun and the plaintive sound of bluegrass and Americana music plus a few surprises in three-part harmony, duets and solos from this Whidbey Island band.

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Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

4:30pm on Sept 6th

Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

Internationally acclaimed songwriters have been winning over audiences from Alaska to Amsterdam with exceptional vocal harmonies and compelling lyrics. Mandy’s pioneering electric guitar work is not to be missed. Their latest album, Maritime recently charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months.

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Adrian Xavier

6:00pm on Sept 6th @ Penn Cove Shellfish Stage

Deeply influenced by music from around the world, Xavier found his calling as a musician and artist in his earliest years. He has collaborated with notable local and international musicians, from the original members of Heart to members of legendary reggae groups Soul Syndicate and The Wailers. His music crosses social and cultural barriers, reaching a broad range of ages and backgrounds with his original positive and soulful reggae sounds.