Outer Orbit

6:15pm on Sept 2   

Funk Soul

Island Thrift / East Stage

 Outer Orbit is a funk soul collective featuring vocalist Sarah Clarke (Con Brio, Dirty Revival) and an all-star band, including Tyrone Hendrix (Prince, Allen Stone), Damian Erskine (Skerik Band, Peter Erskine), Peter Knudsen (Ghost-note, Mono Neon), Mike Elson (Swatkins, Blitzen Trapper), and Galen Clark (Anna Tivel, Sleater-Kinney). Outer Orbit brings original, burning soul and pocket-heavy funk while drawing on a range of influences from Sly Stone and The Meters to Aretha Franklin and Emily King.Outer Orbit is a funk soul collective featuring vocalist Sarah Clarke (Con Brio, Dirty Revival) and an all-star band, including Tyrone Hendrix (Prince, Allen Stone), Damian Erskine (Skerik Band, Peter Erskine), Peter Knudsen (Ghost-note, Mono Neon), Mike Elson (Swatkins, Blitzen Trapper), and Galen Clark (Anna Tivel, Sleater-Kinney). Outer Orbit brings original, burning soul and pocket-heavy funk while drawing on a range of influences from Sly Stone and The Meters to Aretha Franklin and Emily King.


7:45pm on Sept 2  

Blend of Mexican, Cuban and American

Island Thrift / East Stage

Locarno is the Latin project of JUNO Award-winning musician, Tom

Landa. Like him, the music is equal parts Mexican and Canadian. Tom was

born and raised in Mexico City and moved to Canada in his teens. In the

mid-90s, he formed the folk-roots band, The Paperboys, who have

been touring worldwide for over 25 years. Tom has always dabbled in

Latin music, and in 2005 he decided to immerse himself more into genre and

started working on material for an album. In 2006, he was awarded a

Canada Council Grant to study traditional Mexican music in Veracruz,

Mexico. Tom spent his days learning the jarana (an 8-string guitar) and

learning songs from the son jarocho repertoire. Upon his return to Canada,

Tom started working on what would be Locarno’s debut CD.

In 2009, Tom decided it was high time to make the album he had been

threatening to make. He joined forces with producer Joby Baker (Alex Cuba,

Adonis Puentes, Cowboy Junkies) and trumpeter Miguelito Valdes (Omara

Portoundo, Afro Cuban All Stars) who helped bring the album to life. In 2010,

Locarno released ‘Una Mas Y Ya Nos Vamos.’ The music was a mix of son

jarocho-inspired folk tunes with Afro-Cuban rhythms. The album went on

to be nominated for a WCMA and garnered rave reviews.

Since, the band has honed in on their sound and incorporated more of their influences, such as music from Columbia, African sukous, Mexican marimba music, Venezuelan joropo, and Brazilian forró music. Perhaps where the band shines the most is in the live shows, which feature Tom on jaranas and guitars, Kalissa Landa on violin, Robin Layne on marimba, congas, and timbales, Pedro Mota on guitar and vocals, JeanSe LeDoujet on bass, Liam MacDonald on drums, congas, and pander, Mark D'Angelo on trumpet, and Nick Rivere on trombone.

Duffy Bishop

9:15pm on Sept 2

Electric Blues

Island Thrift /East Stage

Duffy Bishop is a force of nature. Her music is steeped in the blues, and

her decades-long career has proven her to be a passionate performer

who defies any one label.

She has garnered multiple awards and is in the Halls of Fame for The

Washington Blues Society, The Cascade Blues Association, and the

Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

Duffy has opened for, or played with, such greats as Etta James, Ruth

Brown, Bonnie Raitt, and many more. Like the artists who inspired her,

Duffy’s charisma, authentic voice, and ferocious presence will send

chills down your spine and put a smile on your face.

Schmid & Guest

11:00 Sept 3

Celtic Instrumental

Island Thrift / East Stage

Cayley Schmid and Aaron Guest met at the Bellingham Farmers Market in 2009. Desperately jealous of each other’s busking success, they neutralized the competition and started a band together. This was the beginning of a decade-long musical partnership that descended into marriage. After the retirement of their band Polecat, Aaron and Cayley suddenly found themselves musically unsupervised by their bandmates for the first time. Together they play instrumental folk music on fiddle and piano.

Jacob Navarro

12:00 pm Sept 3

Singer Songwriter

Island Thrift / East Stage

Jacob Navarro is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based out of Anacortes, Washington, who you’ve probably never heard of, but people you have heard of know him. He has had a wide-ranging and eclectic career collaborating with the likes of Eddie Vedder, The Secret Sisters, George Schwindt of Flogging Molly, and banjo virtuoso Danny Barnes. His recordings can be heard on Sony Pictures, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Spike TV. Accompanying him on guitar is Navid Eliot, an accomplished guitar player and songwriter out of Portland, Oregon, whose original music can be heard with his band Bodies On The Beach.

The W Lovers

1:15pm Sept 3

Singer Songwriters

Island Thrift / East Stage

Fleur and Wesley Wood have made their mark on the live music scene all over the American West, playing over 100 shows a year since their inception in 2014. The sophomore album This Little Town, was produced by Ryan Hadlock (Brandi Carlile, The Lumineers) and was released June 2019. This Little Town made it to #1 on the Roots Alternative Folk Chart for three weeks, hit #8 on NAAC Folk Chart, was voted #2 album of the month on Americana Highways in July, and made several college radio top-10 lists across the U.S.

Broken Banjo

2:45pm Sept 3

Folk Americana

Island Thrift / East Stage

The Whidbey Island band, Broken Banjo, could be described as a folk/Americana vocal group, but that would not begin to describe the range of what this exciting trio delivers. Each member brings something special from their diverse backgrounds and influences. In the span of a few songs, Broken Banjo can move from a soulful ballad or jazz standard to a classic blues song. What makes them intriguing is their unique arrangements with three-part harmony. With Larry Mason on rhythm guitar, Kevin Johnson on lead acoustic and electric, and Deirdre Fairfax on guitar and lead vocals, the three creatively collaborate from their own perspectives and strengths to put a “Broken Banjo stamp” on each song. Their name was adopted from Deirdre’s father’s music and coffee house in the small town of Millington, Illinois, in the mid-60s. It seemed like a perfect namesake for the band that loves to share songs that span across genres and time.

L.A. Edward

4:15 Sept 3

Rock n Roll Band

Island Thrift / East Stage

A life spent in a large family, in a small California town, and on the road has given L.A. a voice and story that are authentic, powerful, and instantly endearing. Protégés of the Tom Petty camp, a radio DJ described the band’s sound as, “Eagles-esque brothers harmony, Stonesy guitar weaving, the melancholy of Jackson Browne, and the working-class optimism of Petty himself” (88.5FM). The band of brothers is no stranger to the national touring circuit, having made appearances at Bumbershoot, FloydFest, Pilgrimage, Kaboo Del Mar, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, and M3F, among others, sharing bills with genre legends The Beach Boys, First Aid Kit, The White Buffalo, and Jefferson Starship, riding a groundswell of new and established fans alike.

Miller Campbell

5:45pm Sept 3

Country Artist

Island Thrift / East Stage

Billboard-charting Americana artist, Miller Campbell, highlights her southern roots (Miller is part of the legendary Glen Campbell family) with a special new show. With praise from outlets like American Songwriter Magazine, she’s setting music alight, with notes that singe like embers flying up from Johnny Cash’s famed and fiery ring. Campbell has been named an American Songwriter “Daily Discovery” featured artist and a “Next Women of Country” by Women of Country, and she has garnered a Billboard “Heatseekers” award. She has a dedicated social media following of nearly 40,000 fans, is streaming in 19 countries, and has seen her Spotify numbers grow nearly 1000% since her latest record's release. Miller is poised and determined to add her own hits to the traditional American canon; from festivals and rodeos to country bars and honky-tonks, fans are giving themselves over to an act that writes from the heart and sings from the soul.  


7:15pm Sept 3

Soul Rock

Island Thrift / East Stage

Following his appearance on the XFactor USA with airing in 120 countries, LeRoy Bell gained fans all over the world who fell in love with his soulful vocal sounds and timeless style. He is one of the most distinguished artists to evolve out of the reality TV music/entertainment world.

In the years preceding the pandemic, LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends could be found touring with Huey Lewis and the News or Steve Miller up and down the west coast. They have had the pleasure of performing with Van Morrison, Fitz and the Tantrums, Train, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Etta James, Beth Hart, Joe Cocker, Al Green, Idina Menzel, Sharon Jones & The Dap King, Paolo Nutini, India.Arie, Erykah Badu, LeAnne Rimes, Joan Osborne, Michael McDonald, Suzanne Vega, Colin Hay, Mavis Staples, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, Charlie Musselwhite, and Los Lobos.


9:15pm Sept 3

Funk Soul

Island Thrift / East Stage

The internationally touring Kalimba

The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire

Provides an experience so satisfying it transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard these unforgettable songs. Reproducing the infectious grooves created by EWF’s late founder Maurice White, Kalimba pays homage to Maurice with its exciting stage and lighting production. The show authentically replicates the signature high notes of Philip Bailey, the thick vocals harmonies of Maurice and Ralph Johnson, along with the grooving bass lines of Verdine White.

Playing at some of the most prestigious and historic theaters, music festivals, state fairs, corporate events and functions, casino’s, along for opening for such artists as the ‘Village People’ at the 2020 Dubai Expo.

Adrienne Root

Kick Brass

Danika Kloewer

Second Line

Teen Talent Showcase

12:00 Noon Sept 4

Island Thrift / East Stage

Adrienne Root

Adrienne Root is a senior at Oak Harbor High School. She has been playing guitar since the age of 10 and has been singing since she could speak. She’s musically inspired by the Beatles and Taylor Swift but enjoys listening to and playing a variety of music. Her other hobbies include running for the Oak Harbor High School cross country and track teams, hiking, and reading. 

Kick - Brass

Kick-Brass is a local teen brasshouse band with five members, with Mya going into 8th grade, and Colton, Ethan, Jake, and Oliver going into 9th grade as of this coming school year. What is brasshouse? A mix of high-energy and soulful music pulled from a variety of musical genres, played with wind instruments and a whole lot of love! What started as three friends playing music from their favorite artists in a garage at sleepovers soon blossomed into an official team playing at school events and even restaurants! You can catch them around town at venues like Orlando’s Southern BBQ, or out busking in local parks! They are all stoked to bring the music to Oak Harbor!

Danika Kloewer

Danika Kloewer is a 14-year old Oak Harbor local music artist and an upcoming freshman. Danika previously performed for Oak Harbor Music Festival Teen Talent Showcase last year. She has recently released her single “Headphones” (available in all digital platforms) last May of this year and has been performing locally in various events such as “Busker’s on the Corner” by Oak Harbor Mainstreet Association & “Waterfront Wednesday” by the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association, as well as Whidbey & Coupeville Farmer’s Market. She loves music and writing songs, playing her guitar & ukule, and also playing the piano. Apart from music, she enjoys arts, crafts, baking, playing video games, and loves playing volleyball. Her music progress over the year has given her much inspiration to work harder and motivation to pursue her love for music. She’s thankful for every opportunity she is given and really grateful for the support of family, friends, and the awesome local community.

Second Line

We are Second Line, an Oak-Harbor based, four piece rock band. Julia Litvachuk on Rhythm Guitar and Lead Vocals, Maggie Litvachuk on Bass and Ukulele, Asher Frazure on Lead Guitar, and Will Gray on Drums and background Vocals.Our band formed right as COVID shut down our school, all local music venues, and pretty much all of our social lives in 2019. We retreated to our music rooms and wrote over 50 original songs since then, and we are not slowing down. We are thankful for the Navy ordering our families to Whidbey Island, and bringing this band together.Music is more than a hobby for us, it has shaped who we are today, and where we are going in the future.

Country Lips

2:00pm  Sept 4

Country Pop

Island Thrift /East Stage

Swamped in pedal steel, country guitar and piano Seattle-based eight-piece Country Lips bring energy and authenticity to the table, huge thanksgiving dinner helpings they are too. Some tunes may be a quirkier than you expect but it only adds to the fun as one bright and breezy tune is stacked on top of the next.

Cody Beebe and The Crooks

3:30 Sept 4

Country Rock

Island Thrift / East Stage

Cody Beebe & The Crooks are a Northwest country staple and have been around the block a time or two, touring through 30 U.S. states and 7 European countries over the span of ten years. In the past few years, family and personal matters took them off of the road and out of the recording studio. In the summer of 2018, they started writing new music and went into the studio to record, just as the Covid-19 pandemic was taking hold of the world. But they were not deterred, and a new record is set for release after their five-year hiatus.

Known for their progressive-rock take on country music, they have found themselves playing Watershed at the Gorge three times, opening for notable acts all over the country, backing Nashville recording artist Austin Jenckes, and even starting their own festival---Chinook Fest—as a result of listening to their die-hard fanbase. With a new-found energy and fresh songs, the band assures “you really ain't seen nothin' yet.”  

Ayron Jones

5:30pm Sept 4

Gritty Rock

Island Thrift / East Stage

Guitarist & singer Ayron Jones, whose songwriting is filled with raw emotion, is the new sound of Seattle. The gritty, genre-blending artist is an amalgam of the incredibly rich history of the city from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana. Cultivating a robust following in the Pacific Northwest, cementing himself as a Seattle name, and earning the embrace of the city’s musical royalty—including Duff McKagan, Mike McCready, and more—his independent rise allowed him to hone his creative vision before signing with Big Machine/John Varvatos Records on the next step of his musical and creative journey. His debut single “Take Me Away” cemented that vision and chart-topping success, hitting Top 5 at Rock Radio and setting the bar for singles to come, including his latest, “Mercy.” Jones penned the song last summer alongside Marty Frederickson and Scott Stevens, and by that point, during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, the whole world appeared to be on fire. The song, full of charged lyrics and melodies, strongly captures a collective consciousness of the time. It is also, though, underscored by a vision of hope and endurance: through it all, we persevere. As Jones continues his ascent in the Rock World he also continues breaking barriers. As he explains, "Being black in the rock industry, I was forging a path into establishments and onto tours that had not previously embraced an artist like me. But the one thing that always changed minds and spoke for itself was the music.” His reach now extends well beyond Seattle, playing alongside such acts as Run DMC, Public Enemy, Rahkim, Jeff Beck, Theory of a Deadman, Robin Trower, and Spearhead, as well as opening for iconic acts such as Guns ’N’ Roses at the Gorge and B.B. King plus notable festival performances, including SXSW, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot.

Simple Minded Symphony

6:00 pm on Sept 2

Groovey Indie Ska Punk

Peoples Bank / West Stage

Simple Minded Symphony is a 6-piece ensemble with a heavy, groovy sound profile. Forming in Oak Harbor, Washington, in 2010 and now operating in Seattle, the band provides their own spin on indie ska-punk by way of driving rhythms and thoughtful horn melodies. Although in constant pursuit of musical boundaries, SMS’s goal remains the same: get the people movin’.

Countryside Ride

7:30 pm on Sept 2

Honky Honk Classic Country 

Peoples Bank / West Stage

It's more than just fashionable fools donning cowboy hats and bolo ties—the music of classic country has also been in the throes of a pocketed resurgence. Indie musicians in their 30s have started paring down their layers, adding pedal steel, and discovering folks like George Jones, Buck Owens, and Merle Haggard—songwriters who did more with less. The johnny-come-latelys would do well to take a gander at Countryside Ride, who aren't old-timers, but spot-on, honky-tonk preservationists capable of teaching a master class. The Clark County, Washington, group knows what it takes to make a great bar band; for a decade they've played mostly covers with easy, ego-less finesse and aplomb. From the plunking stand-up bass to the swinging, minimalist drums to the crisp, plucky Telecaster twang to the love-sick croon and hootin' hollers, Countryside Ride is as timeless and sturdy as their vernacular.

Too Slim and the Taildraggers

9:15pm on Sept 2

Blues Rock

Peoples Bank / West Stage

Tim “Too Slim“ Langford is a monster guitarist and unabashed blues rocker whose influences run the gamut from Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddy King, Duane Allman, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Robin
 Trower. He is a prolific singer/songwriter whose songs have now yielded an impressive 13 studio Too Slim and the Taildraggers albums, 2 solo albums, and several live CDs all on his own Underworld Records imprint. Too Slim and the Taildraggers are Tim “Too Slim" Langford on guitar/vocals, Zach Kasik on bass/vocals, and Jeff “Shakey” Fowlkes on drums/vocals.

High Desert Heat is the latest giant step in the evolution of their contemporary blues/rock sound that has been described as “straight whiskey blues with a Southern-rock beer chaser.” High Desert Heat charted 11 times on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart in 2018 and was nominated for Best Blues/Rock album at the 2019 Blues Music Awards. High Desert Heat is also featured in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville. Their previous release, Blood Moon, was nominated for Blues Rock Album of the Year at the 2016 Blues Blast Music Awards and was voted Blues Rock Album of the Year at the 2016 Jimi Awards. Blood Moon reached #6 on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart in 2016. The 2014 release, Anthology, was vote #1 Blues Album of the Year by Blues Matters Writers Poll in 2015. The 2013 release, Blue Heart, rose to #3 on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart and was nominated for Rock/Blues Album of the Year at the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards. Shiver (2011) was nominated for Rock/Blues Album of the Year by the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards.

Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ high-energy blues rock has been thrilling audiences for years. The band’s ever-evolving musical direction cannot easily be classified into any box or category. Tim “Too Slim" Langford has received Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame awards by three Northwest blues societies, as well as more than 40 regional and national music awards. Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ music has also been featured on MTV’s series The Real World and Road Rules. After 30 years of knocking it out of the park on recordings and stages across the world, Too Slim and the Taildraggers shows no sign of slowing down.

Handsome & Gretyl

11:00am on Sept 3

Upbeat Folk Pop Duo

Peoples Bank / West Stage

Handsome and Gretyl have created an earthy folk feel crossed with an imaginative jaunt of pop—a sweet and tangy piece of wild berry pie. This duo draws from real life, delivering optimistic though realistic lyrics, seasoned with the chill of snow, the sea breeze, and the hope of tomorrow’s sunrise. 

Kelly Shirey

12:30pm Sept 3

Folk Rock Singer Songwriter

Peoples Bank / West Stage

Kelly Shirey is a folk-rock singer/songwriter who performs all over Washington State. His music and his performances show an appreciation for all musical genres and his lifelong love of music. Kelly's music is a study in raw passion and down-home acoustic rock, mixed with a bit of blues and modern pop.

Lonely Together

2:00pm on Sept 3

Pop Hip Hop

Peoples Banks/West Stage

Lonely Together is an alternative pop/R&B duo from Bellingham who reaches listeners with their catchy melodies, genre-blending sound, and all-inclusive message that can be appreciated by all ages and walks of life and is particularly recommended for fans of artists like The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, and Blackbear. SAFE TRVLS is the lead vocalist and producer/engineer of the duo, Rosie is a keyboardist, songwriter/vocalist, and Tyler Tueber is the guitar player. 

Nathaniel Talbot

3:30pm on Sept 3

Farmer Singer Songwriter

Peoples Bank / West Stage

It’s a busy life for songwriter and farmer Nathaniel Talbot, who runs an organic vegetable farm and seed company on Whidbey Island. When not out cultivating onions using his solar-powered tractor, he’s inside cultivating songs that are rooted in the earth and American traditionalism.

He was raised in the wooded foothills southeast of Portland, Oregon, where the big firs and wide farmscapes of childhood made a life-long impression on his songwriting. “The natural setting imprinted on my sense of self and populated my brain with the imagery and storylines that would later manifest in my songwriting.” He began learning piano at age seven, started a punk-rock band at thirteen, and quickly thereafter began steeping himself in guitar-driven sounds of Kelly Joe Phelps, Elliott Smith, Bill Frisell, and other Pacific Northwest heroes. Over the next 15 years, Talbot honed an approach to songwriting and storytelling, driven by his complex, yet delicate, fingerstyle guitar work, which has earned him a distinct place in the northwest folk scene.


5:00pm  Sept 3

Alternative Indie Rock Band

Peoples Bank / West Stage

Asterhouse is a Seattle-based, alt-rock band featuring John Thornburg, Russ Thornburg, and Julio Posada. The trio blends alt rock, indie, and pop into a style that is entirely their own. Asterhouse’s introspective lyrics rest on top of exciting and lush soundscapes. Their new record, Soul Vs. Skin, is now out. Their new single, "All Kinds Of Satan," has been receiving airplay on KEXP, a prominent radio station in Seattle.


6:30pm Sept 3

Whidbey Island Garage Rock Band 

Peoples Bank / West Stage

PETE The Band are guys who enjoy playing the music they grew up with in a way that celebrates the idea of playing in a band as an art form available to anyone who cares to participate for any or no reason at all at any level. Named after Pete Jacobs, the legendary owner of the Doghouse Tavern in Langley, Washington, Pete The Band is a quintessential northwest blues rock garage band playing covers for fun and getting pretty good at it.


8:00pm  Sept 3

Eastern European Folk Rock

Peoples Bank / West Stage

Mbrascatu uses a cross-pollination of numerous influences, including spaghetti Westerns, immigrant dance music of Eastern Europe, psych rock, and folk to create a unique blend of sounds. Along with bands like Calexico, Devotchka, and Gogol Bordello, they infuse modern indie music with a global flavor. Mbrascatu was formed in 2010 in Portland, Oregon, by singer-songwriter and guitar player Andrea Algieri. They recorded their debut album, Mbrascatu (self-titled) in 2012, followed by Tempo in 2014, Elementi in 2016, and Tutto Cambia in 2021.

Adrian Xavier

9:30pm Sept 3

World Reggae

People Bank / West Stage

Adrian Xavier has been influenced by a diverse spectrum of music while growing up in Seattle, finding early inspiration in the music of local heroes like Jimi Hendrix, Digable Planets, and Nirvana. He has performed and recorded extensively with original members of Heart and reggae legend Clinton Fearon, and has shared the stage with many groundbreaking artists like Macklemore, John Legend, Sly and Robbie, Sean Paul, Michael Franti, Sheryl Crow, and many others. Adrian Xavier's music is a tasty brew of original reggae with elements of rock, soul, and more.   

Kyle Haun

11:00am  Sept 4

Classically trained pianist

People Band / West Stage

Pianist Kyle Huang has been studying piano for 10 years under the instruction of Anna Vavilova, Dr. Sasha Malikov, and Leon Bernsdorf. He has won countless awards in Canada and the United States. Outside of piano, Kyle enjoys playing sports and cooking.

Andre Feriante

12:30pm  Sept 4

Classical, flamenco, contemporary guitarist

Peoples Bank / West Stage

With four decades of performing and recording, award-winning virtuoso guitarist Andre Feriante has left his musical mark on the classical, neo-flamenco, world music, and fusion scenes. A cross-over artist in the vein of Yo Yo Ma or Sting, his performance program represents a bold but fluid musical fusion, featuring music from Bach to Leonard Cohen, flamenco improvisation to jazz standards, Americana to World Music, and even poetry.

Born in Naples, Italy, Feriante is a world renowned virtuoso musician who plays 43 instruments, among them the Spanish guitar, harp guitar, ukulele, harp ukulele, nylon string banjo, charango, oud, saz, shamisen, ruan, and sitar. He has studied with great artists and has performed all over the world. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Feriante has released 14 albums, has hosted “La Guitarra,” on Classic King FM 98.1, has presented on the TEDx stage, and directs the Whidbey Island Guitar Festival and Seattle Guitar Night.

Rik Wright

2:00pm  Sept 4

Like Jazz but not

Peoples Bank / West Stage

Like jazz, but not. Rik Wright is an award-winning guitarist known for his genre-bending performances—worldbeat one minute, rock the next, a touch of jam band and back to the core of jazz. Blending forward-thinking arrangements with a solid groove that listeners can tap their toe to, his Fundamental Forces quartet has an undeniable allure that has propelled them all the way to the top of the public radio charts.

Wright has taken his love and passion for the guitar to just about every corner of the Pacific Northwest, performing at Bumbershoot, Northwest Folklife, Bite of Seattle, and enumerable other community and arts festivals throughout the region. He has placed four albums in the Top 10 of both the Roots Music and CMJ radio charts, including a #1 spot on the CMJ Jazz chart.

Rik has been honored with numerous awards, including both an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for “Best Alternative Jazz Group” and as one of Seattle Weekly's "Best of Seattle" jazz performers. His efforts have been generously supported by 4Culture, the Seattle Public Library’s PlayBack program, and the Jack Straw Foundation. Rik is listed in both the Arts Northwest on Tour and the King County Touring Arts rosters, which are juried directories of the Pacific Northwest’s very best performing artists.

Birch Pereira and The Gin Joints

3:30pm  Sept 4

Jumpy Blues, Early Jazz, Vintage Soul

Peoples Bank / West Stage

Born out of a love of the early years of swing, Americana, and rock n roll, Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks, and roadhouses. Fans, critics, and deejays have delighted in front man Birch Pereira’s old soul tenor voice and his versatile upright bass playing, along with the high caliber of musicianship from each member of the Gin Joints.

Hot Club of Troy

5:00pm Sept 4

Gypsy Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Django

Peoples Bank/ West Stage

The Hot Club of Troy, a leading purveyor of the style and music of Django Reinhardt, presents a bevy of swinging and funky tunes for your groovin' enjoyment. Featured are tunes ranging from the great swing age to Django’s greatest hits, soulful Stevie Wonder songs, and Troy Chapman’s originals. You’ll want to get up and dance at this show—a grand finale of the Oak Harbor Music Festival 2022!

Guitarist, and eponymous band leader, Troy Chapman is joined by superb vocalist Molly Felder, flying-finger guitarist Keith Bowers, the bass theory of Kristi O’Donnell, and the supreme drum skills of Mickey Grimm.