Wondering who those acoustic music groups are?
a listing of some local bands
· Wednesday Night Band
Contra dance band which plays for WWFAM
dances and has also performed on Main
Street in Walla
Walla and at dances and
parties in Pendleton, La Grande, and Tri-Cities. Members: Malinda Pankl, fiddle; Trudy Ostby,
fiddle; Terri Trick, piano; Clark Colahan, whistle
and wooden flute; Mary Ann Gilpatrick, guitar.
Contacts: Trudy Ostby, 541-938-7403; Terri Trick,
· Ryegrass String Band
Bluegrass band which has been performing in the area for 20 years.
Members are: Glenn Morrison, bass and vocals; Jon St. Hilaire,
guitar and vocals; Jerry Yokel, mandolin and fiddle; Trudy Ostby,
fiddle; and Bruce DeLeonard, banjo and vocals.
Contacts: Trudy Ostby, 541-938-7403; Jon St. Hilaire, 509-522-0168
· Bards of the Moor
Traditional Irish band which has performed
at concerts, weddings, parties, and dances in the area for 10 years. Members
are: Jon St. Hilaire, guitar; Jerry Yokel, mandolin,
banjo and fiddle; Trudy Ostby, fiddle; Julie Yokel,
vocals and bodhran. Contact: Jerry and Julie Yokel,
509-525-2506 or Trudy Ostby, 541-938-7403
· The Reel Fling
Traditional Scottish band which performs at
the Athena Caledonian Games, for weddings, concerts and parties. Members are:
Malinda Pankl, fiddle; Kevin Stauffer, guitar; Trudy Ostby, fiddle.
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Most of the tunes, performed by Malinda Pankl,
violin, Kevin Stauffer, guitar, and Trudy Ostby,
violin are originals by Pankl.
Contact: Malinda Pankl, 509-525-5056
· The Blarneycats
Traditional Irish band which has performed
at dances, weddings and parties for several years. Members are: Larry
Dickerson, accordion, concertina, mandolin, mandola,
whistle, flute; Jon St. Hilaire, guitar; Trudy St. Hilaire, fiddle (541-938-7403) and Laura Hall (509)525-4555, cell is (509)301-9360 , bodhran, bones and vocals. Contact: Larry Dickerson
· Kevin Stauffer and Friends
Performs a variety of soft rock, folk and
pops music with vocal harmonies. The band has performed on Walla Walla's Main Street series and the Walla Walla
Farmer's Market. Members are: Kevin Stauffer, guitar; Wendy Peterson, piano and
vocals; Sally Schafer, vocals and guitar; Bob Schafer, bass; Howard Ostby, drum and percussion; Trudy Ostby,
fiddle. Contact: Kevin Stauffer, 509-529-0199
· Feels Like Home
Performs folk and soft rock music. The band
has performed at Walla Walla's
Farmer's Market and at parties and area events such as the Waitsburg
Chili Cookoff. Members are: Mike Johnson, guitar and
vocals; Trudy Ostby, fiddle; Mike Peterson, bass;
Howard Ostby, drum; Louis Valiente,
percussion. Contact: Mike Johnson at Walla
· Jon St. Hilaire and Trudy
A guitar and fiddle duo performing original
and traditional music of different styles, including Irish, bluegrass, swing
and jazz. Contacts: Trudy Ostby, 541-938-7403 or Jon
St. Hilaire, 509-522-0168
· Condor Conspiracy
music from the Andes in South
America. The band has performed at
concerts, coffeehouses, etc. in the area for several years. Members: Clark Colahan, pan pipes and vocals; Larry Dickerson, Charango; Victor Trejo, guitar and vocals; Trudy Ostby, violin; Howard Ostby,
drum. Contact: Clark Colahan, 541-938-2035.
Dickerson, fiddle, Irish flute, whistle, mandolin, mandola,
bouzouki, concertina, accordion, uillean pipes; Jon
St. Hilaire, guitar; Jerry Yokel, mandolin, banjo,
fiddle Joe Corvino, bouzouki, bodhran,
Contacts: Larry email:
email@example.com, 525-6570; or Joe
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 529-8567.
Trudy Ostby, violin; Phil Lynch, 8 string guitar and
vocals; Jon St. Hilaire, guitar and vocals; Howard Ostby, conga and vocals; Jerry Yokel, mandolin, harmonica
and vocals; Laura Hall, percussion and vocals. We are a "string
swing" band, playing Gypsy Swing, Texas
Swing, Jazz Standards, some songs in other languages,
Latin tunes, Dawg Music (or "New
Acoustic"). This is great dance music for any age group.
Contact numbers: Laura Hall (509)525-4555, cell is
email@example.com, Trudy Ostby Trudy and Howard Ostby:
Premier "Good Time" Rock & Roll Band. Members: Michael Ponti, Richard Monacelli, and
Nancy Monacelli. Playing the songs you know by heart!
Website: Walla Walla
· Bing Bang
(...as in "Walla Walla bing bang"...)
includes Phil Lynch (playing a resonator guitar), Jerry Yokel (playing a
variety of instruments), Laura Hall, and Jon St. Hilaire.
Contact: Laura Hall (509)525-4555, cell is