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Ethan J. Perry to kick off Bloedel’s Summer Concert Series June 25th
Bainbridge Singer/Songwriter Ethan J. Perry and his Remedy Band will kick off this summer’s Bloedel Concert Series Saturday, June 25th at the Bloedel Reserve: doors open at 6pm.
The beautiful grounds of Bloedel Reserve will be the setting for three concerts this summer with offerings for a variety of musical tastes. On June 25th Ethan J. Perry and the Remedy Band will bring their “Americana Indie Technicolor Jazz” style music to the Bloedel stage. Ethan is a Bainbridge Island singer/songwriter, and the band includes other BI talent. Expect high energy music with thoughtful lyrics!
This kick-off concert will also include the Seattle-based Duke Evers Band. They self-describe as “rip roaring, barn burning rock-n-roll sound with pop melodies that’ll make your toe shoot right out of your boot!”
Next up, the Dusty 45s, Seattle’s rockabilly, swing and jump blues band will perform on August 14. Melding styles ranging from Country Twang to Jump Blues and Surf to R&B, the Dusty 45’s also use Dixieland and jazz elements — another high energy band guaranteed to get fans on their feet.
The season will close in a more classical mode with quite a coup: on September 4th Dale Henderson, whom Yoyo Ma describes as “a very gifted musician and natural cellist” will perform Bach’s gamba sonatas at Bloedel with pianist William Chapman Nyaho.
Henderson initiated the Bach in the Subways movement in March of 2010. Since then it has become an international event, held every March to celebrate Bach’s birthday and raise appreciation for classical music. On March 22, 2015, Bach was played in public places in 130 cities, 40 countries, 6 continents.
The three concerts will be in different locations around the Bloedel gardens, where families are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the music. Wine and beer from Bainbridge Island Brewing will be sold on the grounds; guests may only consume liquor purchased on site.
Credits: BCB host Channie Peters; audio editor Tim Bird; publisher Diane Walker.