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The Weavils

Bluegrass Band from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Though they're based out of the rainy Pacific Northwest, The Weavils have sure tapped into the sunshiney spirit of American roots music. On their most recent album, Starlight reel, their music channels the many strains of Americana, from the rapid-fire picking of bluegrass to the old-time stringband tunes of Appalachia, and from the country twang of Jimmie Rodgers to the engaging songwriting of Tom Waits and John Prine. This is folk music done right, the kind of music you'd be proud to bring home to your parents (just mind the furniture if they're actually playing in your parents' house). And that's because The Weavils are essentially a circle of great friends, brought together by a love for hot picking, cool tunes, and getting audiences on their feet. It's the same love that's driven folk bands since time immemorial, and it's this love that shines through on their new album, Starlight reel, and during their live performances.

Each member of The Weavils–all six of them–are prodigious multi-instrumentalists,pulling down an instrument list that reads like they're planning to open their own music shop.Mark Steudel (fiddle, mandolin, guitar,banjo, harmonica, vocals) heads up the band with his fiery fiddling, adept at both bluegrass solos and the tricky brinksmanship of his own original tunes. Lead vocalist and washboard player dave Grout has a rich baritone honed from years in choirs, and a mean hand on the washboard, bringing this old instrument far from its washerwoman roots. Mark Myers came out of the Bay Area bluegrass scene (playing with the likes of Vassar Clements) and brings that kind of well-honed precision to his dobro, steel guitar, and harmonica playing, cutting in and out of the tunes with perfectly aimed solos. Rhythm guitarist and harmony singer PeTe Thorn and bassist Mike Karbowski have the chords that tie the rest of the band together, wrapping up the music in a rock- solid framework. Finally, GreG Lawless is the heart and soul of the group, an Irish left-handed banjo-picking lawyer who absorbs the brunt of all folk music jokes in the band. With six members and many years of combined experience in American roots music, it's no wonder that the Weavils are known for their fiery live performances.

On stage and in the studio, The Weavils weave their way through a maze of influences, never losing sight of the roots that inspire them. It's all tied together by the essence of the best jam sessions: the relaxed fun of making great music with great friends. The Weavils don't polish off the edges of this music, instead they revel in the rough and rowdy nature of roots music, tied to the past but not beholden to a stuffy interpretation. Their music is vibrantly alive, hooting and hollering its way into a new age.
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Had a blast having The Weavils perform at my wedding this summer. Pleasant, personable and accommodating, everyone at the wedding enjoyed dancing to the tunes. They played our first dance song live and we wouldn't have had it any other way. Guests have been commenting about how much fun the music was, and I'm very grateful to The Weavils for making our special day so memorable. Keep rockin on Mark and friends!

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The Weavils’s Response:

Hi Andrew, All of The Weavils are so pleased that we met your expectations. In short, we also had a huge blast. We have done a number of weddings over the years, and I'm sure I can speak for all of us that yours and Samantha's was the most fun for us of all of them! The great energy and enthusiasm fed back to us by you and your guests certainly was a big help to our performance for you, and is a welcome reminder as to the main reason we love to play music for wedding parties such as yours. You, your families, and your guests are truly class acts, and we were honored to play for you and wish you all the best in your lives together. Mark Myers, for The Weavils

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The Weavils made my birthday incredibly special. I can't recommend them enough! They are truly professional yet fun and they add an incredible energy to any get together. Can't wait to have them back next year because they were a huge hit with the friends and neighbors!

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Everyone loved having The Weavils play at our wedding reception. The guys in the band are great bluegrass musicians and really easy to work with. Their music really made our party special. I definitely recommend hiring them for weddings and other events.

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2017
Aug
12
Wedding Reception
Enumclaw, WA
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Aug
14
Wedding Reception
Snohomish, WA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2015
Jun
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
Bainbridge Island, WA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Dec
6
Wedding
Seattle, WA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Aug
9
Wedding Reception
Federal Way, WA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2013
Oct
5
Wedding Reception
Coupeville, WA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Please note The Weavils 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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