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: Trudy Ostby, fiddle;
Terri Trick, piano; Clark Colahan, whistle and wooden
flute, Jon St. Hilaire, guitar,
Harvey Neuber, concertina, and Sharon
Contacts: Trudy Ostby,
541-938-7403; Terri Trick, 509-529-7356
· Ryegrass String 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
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
Performs traditional 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.
· Swing Set
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
firstname.lastname@example.org, Trudy Ostby Trudy and
Howard Ostby: email@example.com (541)938-7403.
· Walla Walla Vintage
Premier "Good Time" Rock & Roll Band. Members: Michael Ponti, Richard Monacelli, and
Nancy Monacelli. Playing the songs you know by heart!
Website: Walla Walla Vintage.
(...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