Pickled Okra

Bluegrass Band from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Meet PICKLED OKRA: old-fangled, new-fashioned music - If Pickled Okra's special brand of Americana music could be described, you might call it "old-school, porch-settin', singin' into a can-style bluegrass". If you ask them they'll tell you it's "ham and cheese grass". Either way this duo (and sometimes trio) 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 old time fiddle tunes, jazzy delta blues, pop, 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). It's 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 The Northwest Folklife Festival, the Wild and Scenic Music Festival in Leavenworth, the George Wa. Bluegrass Festival, Ollala Bluegrass and Beyond, The Darrington Bluegrass festival (open mic), and Wintergrass.

Always eager to play, they like to keep busy doing weddings, farm parties, corporate and city events, pubs, cafes, and farmer's markets. They love to perform, and no matter how small or big the venue, they always make folks feel like they're guests right there on the front porch of an old mountain cabin (with indoor plumbing). Please take a look and a listen, and we hope you'll acquire a taste for Pickled Okra!

We love playing weddings and hate to say we have a favorite, because they're always really fun to be a part of - but yea our favorite wedding? Brandi Carlile and Catherine Shephard 2012

---- here's what Brandi had to say about us ......
There's a really, really beautiful bluegrass band coming up in Washington state right now. They're called Pickled Okra and they're absolutely fantastic. They play bluegrass instruments beautifully; they hover around one microphone and have a sound that's virtually timeless. My favorite thing about their sound is they don't actually know how cool they are. There's something about that, the fact that they don't know that, that makes them really pure. Like, there are hipsters walking all over the streets of Portland right now trying to dress like these people, and they just wake up everyday and look like that.
... "Brandi Carlile" 9-2012

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I cannot say enough good things about having Pickled Okra as our wedding band! They were very professional, learned a new song for our wedding (which they nailed by the way, acapella, even!), they were friendly, heartfelt and simply wonderful to have as part of our wedding! We cannot recommend them highly enough. Oh, on that note, they have a diverse range of songs they play from Led Zeppelin to Stand By Me - so don't worry about it being a bluegrass-only band for your wedding guests. And they can read the crowd perfectly. - Jennifer & Matt, Cama Beach State Park, November 2013

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We absolutely loved Pickeled Okra. They are such a group of professional and talented individuals. Our guests loved them as well, the music selection was varied and fun. Additionally they are incredibly flexible and easy going with day of wedding madness. Knowing I had a lot on my plate, Todd also kept in touch periodically to make my life easier. Not once did I have to track him down to figure out a plan. We will definitely be going to see them play elsewhere in the future and hopefully hire them again sometime!

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You guys rocked the house with your personalities and music! Everyone is still talking about you guys and hope you will be back to play at the Red Dog again. Thank you for making the party a success! If anyone is looking for a band that will knock it out of the park hire Pickled Okra!!! Thanks again!!

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2019
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Manchester, WA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Olalla, WA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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5
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Please note Pickled Okra will also travel to Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Port Gamble, Suquamish, Edmonds, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Bremerton, Kingston, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Redmond, Everett, Port Orchard, Renton, Indianola, Silverdale, Woodinville, Keyport, Vashon, Issaquah, Olalla, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Hansville, Kent, Mukilteo, Seabeck.
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