Grassblue is a 3 piece, Guitar Bass and Mandolin, that takes bluegrass and sort of turns it inside out.
Christopher Nunn is a Pacific Northwest singer/songwriter, guitarist, and viola player. He grew up among the driftwood and saltwater on Lummi Island where a supportive and loving community encouraged him toward the arts. By age 21 his viola had taken him to Carnegie Hall, where he performed with the late Charlie Haden, opening for Ornette Coleman. After returning from the east coast, he formed a rock band in Bellingham, WA called Crow Magnet, playing original music rooted in a rich vein of American styles including folk, country, and rhythm & blues. As a viola player, Christopher is also inspired by classical, old-time/bluegrass, and world music. Crow Magnet comfortably fuzes these realms and delivers an authentic, soulful sound with an emotional honesty that lives in the present. Christopher performs solo acoustic versions of these and other songs.
Chuck Dingée and Sharon Mayson’s beautiful vocals are what make Free Harmony unique and a treat to listen to. They formed the duo in 2017 and have been busy entertaining people in the Northwest ever since.
A founding member of Bellingham’s popular classic rock band The Walrus, Chuck has been singing and playing in the area for over 40 years. He has an eclectic repertoire of hundreds of songs from Gershwin to Beatles to Pink Floyd.
Having sung all her life, Sharon has an incredibly smooth voice and performs in local Northwest bands High Spirits and Pacific Twang.
Together they play an entertaining mix of songs ranging from the 60s to present, by artists like Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Indigo Girls, The Police, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, and many others. In March 2019, Free Harmony was opening act for the band America at the Tulalip and Legends Casinos in Washington state.
Havilah began her music career at the age of 6 when she began composing songs on an old piano given to her family by some friends. Heavily influenced early on by James Taylor, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Rolling Stones, The Police and a wide range of other styles, Havilah's songs immediately took on an identity of their own. Havilah's soulful and passionate vocal style would lead her to Interlochen Arts Academy and then on to Manhattan School of Music where she would train formally in both jazz and classical technique. Songwriting remained her true love and she soon left New York City for Seattle where she fronted pop-rock band Wish before picking up the guitar and moving on to a solo career of touring and recording. Havilah's first three albums were recorded in the Pacific Northwest where she fell into a tight knit community of artists and musicians. After a years of touring regionally and nationally for over a decade, Havilah moved to Europe in 2006 where she was warmly welcomed in Ireland, the UK and Mediterranean. She departed Barcelona wistfully in 2007 to relocate to the Live Music Capital of the World Austin, TX where she now lives. She has earned herself a steady audience and a respected name in a town where the caliber of musicianship is nothing less than stellar. "A High Wave" is a compilation of original songs inspired by a life of walking the road less traveled and expressing the deepest of thought and emotion through music.
“Havilah’s music moves across genres with ease, glancing against various facets of jazz, country, folk, blues, to stand alone as a thing in itself. Her phrasing is remarkable, syllables stretched slowly with elegance and laid down against and over each other like braids”- Scot Casey, What's Up Magazine
"Her songs fall in that country-rock area, but more like a singer-songwriter with country influences, with her voice a country-fried cross between Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow with a little Lucinda Williams grit." - Mac MacDonald, Monterey Herald
“Like the trapped butterfly that Havilah sings of, she has definitely found her hole in the screen. This album is sure to take flight and be lifted on the currents of smart lyrics and a wonderfully familiar soothing voice that can rock on a dime.” Lane Gosnay - The Bugle Boy / Founder
David Saba is a performing singer/songwriter from Vancouver BC. Inspired
largely by the very early singer/songwriters such as Hank Williams, Buddy
Holly and Roy Orbison, then onto the Beatles, Bob Dylan and leading into
Neil young, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Carol King, Tom Petty
and many others.
His style is primarily Folk, Folk/Rock, Country/Rock, Americana and
David has spent many years continually working on his songs and his craft as
a singer / performer of those very songs. Having performed in many spots
around the Vancouver area, The North West and California David is excited
to be bringing his songs and the performance of those songs to The Beach
Store at Lummi Island for the first time Friday , June 1, 2018.
The Groove Doctors with Deborah Hawley is a high energy Rhythm & Blues Band that includes original songs by guitarist and vocalist Les Browning, a true showman with a West Coast sound. The band features David Hawley on drums & vocals and Gary MacDonald on bass & vocals-the finest rhythm section in the Northwest. Deborah Hawley’s rich and soulful lead vocals are dynamic. They are a fun and exciting band!