Whidbey Concerts in the Park presents Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band

Jul 16, 2014
Courtesy of: Carrie Monforte The Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band will perform on July 17 at Community Park in Langley as part of a free Concert in the Park series.

Whidbey Island’s free Concerts in the Park series, which kicked off July 9, continues this week with the Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band.

The bluegrass band – a Whidbey favorite – will again perform on Batting Cage Stage at Community Park in Langley.

The Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band will be playing a nonstop set from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at the park at 5495 Maxwelton Rd. as the second show of the 2014 Concerts in the Park series, sponsored by the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District.

Here’s the remaining schedule for the concert series:

July 17: Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band (Bluegrass/Americana)


July 24: Po’okela Street Band (Reggae/Hawaiian Rhythms)


July 31: No concert

Aug. 7: Dirty Boy Lloyd (Rock & Roll)

The Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band will perform the plaintive sound of bluegrass, Americana music and a few surprises along with three-part harmonies, duets and solos.

All the favorite bluegrass instruments are there for this (mostly) Whidbey Island bluegrass band: Amanda Leisle on the mandolin; Ken Merrell brings that High Lonesome sound with his voice and guitar; country boy Dave Holley weighs in on his 5-string banjo and Dobro; and South Whidbey musical legend Alex Bonesteel makes his fiddle sing.

Southern girl Linda Rae Dobbs hails from Fidalgo Island and crosses the bridge every week to play bass with the band and sing vocals.

Visit www.cranberrybogbluegrass.com for more information.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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