I had the honor of playing Doe Bay Festival this last weekend. I was already committed to hosting the amazing Conor Byrne Open Mic at the festival, but 4 days before I was schedule to leave, Kevin Sur asked me if I would be willing to play the festival. Aaron Stevens of Goldfinch recently became very sick and couldn’t play the festival. This was/still is VERY sad news, as Aaron is a huge part of the music community in Seattle and just all around amazing guy. But it allowed me to step up and try and honor him in his place. I am very glad to have been a part of the festival and wish everyone I know could’ve been there.
The open mic was off the hook. That’s the only term that comes to mind. Off the hook. From 3 sisters (6, 8, and 10 years old) singing a Jungle Book song, to Pickwick blowing the roof off the cafe a’capella style.. it was just a blast. Glad I could be this year’s host.
Everyone was there for our performance the next day. It was a hill full of beautiful people in a beautiful scenery, overlooking the bay and the San Juans. It was such a pleasure to play for such attentive and kind people. Loud applauses followed after every song and countless joyful “thank yous” after our set. Couldn’t have been a better way to kick off our weekend.
So glad I could be a part of it. I cannot wait for next year.
I think you should spend some time looking at these photos that the amazing Sarah Jurado took from this weekend.