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 Thompson, fiddle.
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
· 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.
· 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
· Condor Conspiracy
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; 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.
· 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
cell is (509)301-9360/email: