Multi-instrumentalists, David Vaughns and Holly Swanson bring their unique style to some of your favorite songs with their band Swanvaugn. A duo born of the desire to carry lighter equipment to gigs; they play a mix of original songs, top 40s pop, the greatest hits from the 80’s and 90’s along with folk, country and oldies. Songs are given engaging make-overs with Holly’s strong vocals, guitar, piano, harmonium and ukelele work, with danceable beats from David’s percussive prowess.
Holly and David both have a background in the Bellingham music scene- Holly having led a jazz trio for many years, and David working with Ferndale High School’s marching band. Holly’s original album, “Love Tree” was release in 2012, and the two toured as part of HS band from 2011-2014.
Drea Gordon is a young, singer-songwriter getting her career started in the Pacific Northwest. She is known for her charming, acoustic pop music that will melt your heart. After releasing her Perfect For You - EP in March 2017 (dreagordon.bandcamp.com), Drea Gordon began planning a summer concert tour to promote her album. Beach Store Café is one stop Drea is beyond excited to perform at. For this performance, Drea Gordon will be joined by the incomparable Jack Wilson on drums.
HAWTHORN CREEK is Craig Olson and Lisa Letchworth playing smoky, sultry, swamp music, plus lots of Craig's original songs and some fun sing-along tunes. Craig's music has been featured on regional and international radio, an Italian car commercial, and the BBC. His 4 albums have collectively sold over 50,000 copies and he toured the east coast and Europe with the seminal Celtic-rock band Coyote Run.
Lisa is a classically trained vocalist who has sung professionally with both the San Francisco Symphony Chorale, and the San Mateo Masterworks Chorale. She has long since hung up the Opera horns, and now loves nothing more than singing some down-home tunes with Hawthorn Creek.
This time at the Beach store Cafe, they'll be joined once again by guitarist Johnny Dennis and Joe Marx on percussion. Looking forward to bringing you a little bayou, a little whiskey, and a great night of music!
Chuck Dingée has been playing guitar and singing professionally for over 40 years. His extensive repertoire of classic rock, folk-rock, and other tunes is quite diverse. His vocal power and musical abilities can wow big festival audiences and rock nightclubs, but he can also charm families at Farmers Markets or restaurants, or couples at weddings.
Chuck was inspired by the Beatles, who he saw in Chicago in 1966. He plays quite a few Beatles songs, including popular hits like She Loves You, All You Need Is Love, and Yesterday; Romantic love songs like Till There Was You, I Will, and In My Life; and fun rockers such as I Am The Walrus, A Day In the Life, and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
Chuck also plays a large selection of Paul Simon songs, such as Sounds of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and Me & Julio. Other artists Chuck covers include Cat Stevens, John Prine, Michael Franks, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, and Fats Waller. He can pull off Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by The Police, or Gershwin's It Ain't Necessarily So.