The bluegrass band Mountain Honey is scheduled to open the Washington Bluegrass Association’s 2019-2020 season with a concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Museum.
“Mountain Honey bases their traditional sound on harmonies between Greg Stone and Linda Leavitt driven by Mike Stahlman’s banjo and Dee Johnson’s bass, albeit with a little less ‘twang’ than is sometimes associated with bluegrass,” according to a news release from the Bluegrass Association. “Although they only made their WBA debut in Toledo last summer, the band features four longtime figures from the northwest bluegrass scene, including two musicians who’ve previously appeared in Chehalis with other bands.”
The Portland-based band is full of seasoned musicians. Singer-guitarist Stone has taught and performed bluegrass for 20 years. Leavitt, on mandolin and guitar, is a vocal instructor at Oregon’s Taborgrass Festival and Stahlman played banjo at the Veteran’s Memorial Museum last summer with regional band Sunny South.
Johnson, on bass guitar, is also a member of popular band Whiskey Deaf.
Tickets include free admission to the museum and free refreshments are available during the intermission. For tickets and more information, call WBA president General Cothren at (360) 520-4524.