The Warren G. Hardings are a high-energy stringband from Seattle, Washington. Heavily influenced by America’s roots, folk and bluegrass heritage, they belong to a generation of young musicians that continues to evolve and adapt these acoustic traditions for the 21st century. The band has a deep affinity for the music of legendary bluegrass pioneers such as Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs, as well as the countless artists following in their footsteps who have helped progress the genre to the rich and diverse art form it is today. The Warren G’s draw on this legacy and contemporary influences, ranging from pop to punk, to create a live show experience that promises a foot-stomping party atmosphere and a good time for all. Whether ripping through old standards or performing original songs, the band strives to provide an infectious energy that gets the crowd moving.
The Rain City Ramblers are an exciting acoustic trio from Seattle, Washington. Featuring Forrest Marowitz (upright bass), Daniel Ullom (mandolin) and Jim Horbett (guitar), they trace the lines between bluegrass and country, jazz and folk, old-time and the blues, distilling their favorite elements of these traditions and blending them into finely-crafted songs.