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) and 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.

Locarno


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 nineties he formed the Folk Roots band, The Paperboys, who have been touring world-wide for over 25 years. Tom has always dabbled in Latin music, and in 2005 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 Forro Music. Perhaps where the band shines the most is in the live shows which features Tom on jaranas and guitars, Kalissa Landa on violin, Robin Layne on marimba, congas and timbales, Pedro Mota on guitar an 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 proved 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!" 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.

Scotty Berg


12:00 pm Sept 3

Singer Songwriter

Island Thrift / East Stage


Scotty Berg, is 15 year-old emerging pop/country singer who industry executives compare him to fellow Canadian artist Shawn Mendes. To date, Scotty's Spotify streams have reached over 500,000 and he is played on multiple radio stations globally. Early on in his career, he has already performed in front of thousands at arenas, festivals, and charity events. Scotty’s infectious smile, powerful vocals and friendly demeanor make him a favourite with fans in person and through social media. Scotty’s soulful, yet powerful voice provides listeners with a mix of pop, country, and original songs.


Scotty Berg, is 15 year-old emerging pop/country singer who industry executives compare him to fellow Canadian artist Shawn Mendes. To date, Scotty's Spotify streams have reached over 500,000 and he is played on multiple radio stations globally. Early on in his career, he has already performed in front of thousands at arenas, festivals, and charity events. Scotty’s infectious smile, powerful vocals and friendly demeanor make him a favourite with fans in person and through social media. Scotty’s soulful, yet powerful voice provides listeners with a mix of pop, country, and original songs.



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 and hit #8 on NAAC Folk Chart. Voted #2 album of the month on Americana Highways in July and made several college radio top 10 lists across the US.

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.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, a small California town, and on the road has given L.A. a voice and story that is authentic, powerful, and instantly endearing. Proteges 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 , a “Next Women of Country” by Women of Country and garnered a Billboard “Heatseekers” award. She has a dedicated social media following of nearly 40,000 fans, is streaming in nineteen 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 and 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.  

LEROY BELL AND HIS ONLY FRIENDS


7:15pm Sept 3

Soul Rock

Island Thrift / East Stage


Following LeRoy’s appearance on the XFactor USA with airing in 120 countries, LeRoy Bell gained fans all over the world that 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 to perform 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.

Diggin Dirt


9:15pm Sept 3

Funk Soul

Island Thrift / East Stage


This seven-piece band emerging from behind the redwood curtain in Humboldt County, California, is skyrocketing through the west coast music scene. Shoveling out their own path, and consistently wowing audiences and filling concert venues, Diggin Dirt is no ordinary funk and soul band. Their sounds explode off the stage with a pure authentic energy, and once they

have you in their clutches, the relentless dance party does not let up. Their intoxicating and infectious sound is fueled by a blazing horn section, pulsating rhythms, and searing guitars, that when combined into one, have been known to entice even the shyest of wallflowers to start movin' and groovin. Tying it all together, is the band’s frontman, who is in possession of the pipes, charisma, moves, and natural-born-soul, and launches this ensemble into rarefied air.

Behold, as they layer humble influences of psychedelic rock, Motown soul, Afrobeat, and even reggae, atop a sturdy foundation of late 60’s inspired funk music. You might have flashes of James Brown or Sly and the Family Stone, Otis Redding or Tower of Power, but make no mistake that you are in the presence of spine-tingling originality.

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 US 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 as a result of their die-hard fanbase, Chinook Fest. 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


When Ayron Jones wrote the haunting lyric, “Got me on my knees / too much smoke, can’t breathe,” heard in his new single “Mercy,” he meant the words quite literally. It was August of 2020 when he penned the song along with 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. “I just felt like the line epitomized where we were in America,” Jones says. “It was like taking a telescope and giving people a perspective of America from an outsider and what it felt like to experience this time. It was a rough story about what was really going on here in this country—and particularly for me, as a Black man.” Full of charged lyrics and melodies, “Mercy” 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. Jones’ own personal story—from the streets of Seattle to full-blown rock star—is no less rough, yet also one filled with perseverance and determination. His parents both battled drug addiction, and at a young age Jones was taken in by his aunt and uncle. Money was tight, and Jones struggled to understand both his place in the world and how to overcome his tumultuous youth. Yet, these very elements became the fuel to drive his early career. Doubling down on his uniqueness with an album that harkens back to Jones’ beginnings, CHILD OF THE STATE is slated for release on May 21 via Big Machine / John Varvatos Records. “Having faced the abandonment I did as a child, and how that affected me in life, is really what this album is about,” he explains of the title. “It’s the triumph of overcoming all of that and still being that person. I’m the same kid looking for his parents, that longed for the love and support. A lot of people have faced adoption and abandonment, but it’s not really talked about as to how that affects people and I thought it was important to be a beacon of hope for those people. To stand for something and prove not everyone has to be a stereotype or statistic.”

Jones was 13 when he first picked up the guitar that belonged to his friend—one that he began visiting more frequently just so he could spend more time with the instrument. Recognizing his raw talent, his aunt and a neighbor eventually gifted him guitars, and all the while he taught himself to play, picking and strumming until the strings felt like a second skin. “I had a lot of conflicting emotions about my identity and my childhood,” explains Jones, “and until I found the guitar, I didn’t have an outlet. Writing and playing became a channel to express everything that I had been feeling, and then it just became my obsession.”

That self-sufficient tenacity continued to buoy Jones when, at the age of 19, he began releasing music independently. His talent and diligence earned him opportunities with iconic artists such as BB King, Guns N Roses, Janelle Monae, and many more; he forged a path to continuously widen his audience, and broke barriers as a Black artist in the Rock industry. Jones tells “in the early days, we would walk into clubs and be treated poorly because we didn’t look like the usual Rock band; but, after leaving the stage we had won over the hearts and minds of the crowd. We knew that we were doing something to open the door for other artists like us, not just in Seattle but across the world. Fast forward to today, and Seattle has become a Black rock city - prominent Black artists are leading the scene. I’m proud to have endured the hardships and challenges that I did as a performer, in order to open the door for those coming next.”

Jones cultivated a robust following in the Pacific Northwest, 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, and the partnership with Big Machine / John Varvatos Records was the next step in his musical and creative journey. Jones explains: “Had I stayed 



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, WA in 2010 and now operating in Seattle, WA, 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.“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 CD’s 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 in 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 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 that reaches listeners with their catchy melodies, genre-blending sound & all-inclusive message that can be appreciated by all ages and walks of life. Recommended for fans of artists like The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, and Blackbear. SAFE TRVLS, is the lead vocalist & producer/engineer of the duo, and Rosie is a Keyboardist, songwriter / vocalist & 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.


Asterhouse


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. Asterhouses’ 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.

Peter Donovan


6:30pm Sept 3

Songwriter, Musician, Story teller

Peoples Bank / West Stage


Peter Donovan is an astute musical storyteller. His perceptive songs span genres and feature narratives based on both real-life and fictitious characters, written with a contemplative heart. After finding success and a dedicated fanbase with Seattle’s All The Real Girls and his side project The Rose Petals (alongside Elijah Ocean), Donovan returns in 2022 with his first proper solo album, This Better Be Good.

His previous releases spun expertly-crafted character sketches that earned plaudits from Paste Magazine, Consequence of Sound, American Songwriter, and more. With This Better Be Good, Donovan spreads his wings, combining the plaintive soul of indie rock, the heartfelt sincerity of Americana, and the stirring studio pageantry of ‘70s singer-songwriters, drawing them together to explore more intimate depths.

This Better Be Good is Donovan’s most personal effort yet; a loose concept record about the ups and downs of an ultimately doomed romance between two people. The songs are more reflective than bitter; more nostalgic than sad. It’s an album about learning and growing from lived experiences and reflecting on past failures in the interest of future successes. Donovan has managed to create an album that is sonically nostalgic and modern at once, both soul-stirring and dripping with heartache. It’s a roadmap of his past seen through fresh eyes, and a triumphant first step in this new chapter.


Mbrascatu


8:00pm  Sept 3

Eastern European Folk Rock

Peoples Bank / West Stage


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


Adrian Xavier


9:30pm Sept 3

World Reggae

People Bank / West Stage


Adrian Xavier has been influenced by a diverse spectrum of music 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 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 Canadaand 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 4 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


To step into the soundscape of Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is to have your fingers on a veritable radio dial. With deep sonic roots in virtually every style of mid-20th century American music - from americana to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll - the versatile Seattle-based band offers a rangy dial’s worth of songs for audiences who want to sock-hop in poodle skirts one minute, rock out to hot guitar licks the next and later hug their honeys under the stars as a car stereo plays into the night.

Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints are a popular Northwest band who perform extensively on the West Coasts of the US and Canada with recurring gigs in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles as well. In 2016 their first album, Dream Man, won Earshot Jazz Society’s "Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year" and in 2017 & 2018 Birch was nominated as "Vocalist of the Year". Their second album "Western Soul," which features western-tinged jazz and soul originals, was released in March 2018 and received enthusiastic reviews from No Depression, PopMatters, JazzIs and steady airplay on a diverse array of stations in the Northwest and beyond, including KEXP, KNKX KBCS, WVPR, KBOO and many others.

Featuring front man Birch Pereira’s “old soul” tenor voice and his skilled bass playing, the Gin Joints offer captivating arrangements of well-crafted originals and well-chosen covers. The band features skilled and versatile musicians who share the same love of the American song traditions and the desire to offer fresh interpretations. Whether as a trio or with the addition of a pulsating horn section, the band will take you on a sonic tour of great music. Tune in, fasten your seatbelts and prepare to be transported.










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 to 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.