But what a glorious one it has been! We played at 5 weddings (with 5 more to go this fall) attended 13 music festivals and performed on stage at 7 of those festivals (8 if you include Wintergrass), and while the majority of our gigs this summer were in Washington state we also managed to make it to 5 other states as well; Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Massachusetts and Maine. If there were ever a time when Pickled… Read more
old-fangled new-fashioned musicIf Pickled Okra’s special brand of Americana music could be described with words, you might call it “old-school, porch-settin’, singin' into a can-style bluegrass (with a twist)”. If you ask one of the members of the band they’ll tell you it's “ham and cheese grass”. Either way this group made up of two married couples (all characters in their own right), is undeniably charming and entertaining - not to mention pretty darn talented. Yes they know their bluegrass licks and aren’t afraid to show ‘em off, but their music is full of ideas borrowed from other genres, like irish fiddlers, jazzy delta blues, rock, reggae and funk as well, for a sound that is timeless yet modern in it's own quirky way. It’s kind of like stepping back in time, but with indoor plumbing.
They have a special appeal, partly because they dole out “Pickled” versions of pop/rock tunes (by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Bob Marley, to name a few), but also because of their playful antics, single mic choreography, dressing in early appalachian finery, and being, as one fan put it, “like raw milk - no BHT”. They’ve gained recognition in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for their performances, having appeared at such venues as....
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