Lavender Farm Faire Weekend Entertainment at the Farm
We hope you were able to join us for the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, which is the third weekend in July (July 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2012). Not only is the Farm Tour at Purple Haze a great time to enjoy the beautiful rows and rows of lavender, but there is also some really fantastic entertainment on our stage!
Here is the list of musicians that will be performing for us this year during Lavender Weekend!
12:00 a.m. Dukes of Dabob-Dixieland Jazz
2:00 p.m. Open Country Joy-Funk/Jam Band/Rock
4:00 p.m. Geoffrey Castle-Electric Violin
11:30 p.m. Dukes of Dabob-Dixieland Jazz
1:30 p.m. Hot Club Sandwich-Jazz Band
3:00 p.m. Open Country Joy-Funk/Jam Band/Rock
4:30 p.m. Geoffrey Castle and Band-Hendrix Experience-Electric Violin
1:00 p.m. Open Country Joy-Funk/Jam Band Rock
2:30 p.m. Hot Club Sandwich-Jazz Band
4:30 p.m. Geoffery Castle-Electric Violin
There is nothing like sipping a Lavender Margarita or maybe a glass of Olympic Cellars Lavender Wine while sitting on the lawn and just enjoying the wonderful music.
Here is a little bit more about the musicians that will be playing at the farm this year.
DUKES OF DABOB Swinging dixie, traditional jazz and blues. Half the members of this 8-piece group are (retired) music teachers. We tried to add up the years of music experience in the band but came up with an irrational number. This band will make your foot tap.
GEOFFERY CASTLE Solo electric six-string violin. You may have seen him with the Children of the Revolution, the Coats, Andre Feriante, and the Guarneri Underground, and recently at Seven Cedars here in Sequim! One man, one violin. Doesn't sound like much does it? It doesn't, that is, until you experience what happens to one violin in the hands of violin wizard Geoffrey Castle. Originally from New York City, with credits that include film, television, a multitude of recordings and Broadway stage performances, Castle makes the Northwest his home and launching pad for a ground-breaking show that combines acoustic and electric violin and the best in modern stage technology. Castle brings the violin into the new millenium with his custom six-string instrument - drawing out the sound of cellos, violas, violins, and a rich textural palette of grooves and tones usually associated with electric guitarists like Bill Frisell or Jimi Hendrix. Founder of Guarneri Underground, and member of the flamenco-rock powerhouse Children of the Revolution, Castle has established himself as one of the most diverse fiddlers in the Northwest. Castle's music draws from a deep well of influences that span the globe. Fans of Celtic music, modern classical composers like Steven Reich and Philip Glass, and fans of Middle Eastern, African, Country and Rock and will find familiar points of reference during the performance, which Castle graces with humorous anecdotes drawn from a lifetime of performing all over the world.
HOT CLUB SANDWICH Hot Club Sandwich brings its unique character to the acoustic swing and Gypsy jazz pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Adding original compositions, light hearted vocal numbers, clever arrangements and elements of Latin American acoustic music, HCS creates its own voice. Collectively and individually, Hot Club Sandwich draws from a diverse musical background encompassing many parts of the acoustic music globe. ~Ray Wood has played the guitar professionally for over half a century and has performed around the world. He plays everything from bebop to do-wop and has toured with acts such as The Coasters, and the Louvin Brothers. As one of the most revered guitarists in the Northwest, Ray is a regular instructor at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and the Wintergrass Academy. Guitarist Kevin Connor arrived in the Pacific Northwest as a spotted owl hooter and quickly became involved in Seattle eclectic music scene. ~Kevin enjoys singing standards and contributing compositions to the band. He also plays the Cuban tres guitar and is founder and co-director of the SuperSones, a Cuban Son septet, and performs regularly with Michael Horowitz and the Djangomatics. ~Greg Ruby is thoroughly immersed in the North Americas Gypsy jazz scene. For years, he was the driving guitar rhythm behind the internationally acclaimed Pearl Django and has performed with jazz greats Howard Alden, Frank Vignola and Patrick Saussois. In 2003 Greg authored the Pearl Django play-along vol. 1 music book and is currently working on a transcription book of the music of Oscar Aleman for Djangobooks.com. Greg holds a degree in music from Cornish College of the Arts and teaches guitar in the Seattle area. ~Bassist James Schneider is an acoustic roots musician. In addition to upright bass, James plays banjo and guitar and performs regularly with the old-timey hot jazz group The Tune Stranglers. He is also a Humanities Professor at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA. ~Matt Sircely is an innovator among a new generation of mandolininsts. As a teaching assistant at both the Mandolin Symposium and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Matt has worked alongside revered musicians such as David Grisman and Paul Anastasio. In addition to his solo work and collaborations in American roots music, Matt recently toured with Margot Leverett and The Klezmer Mountain Boys. As a music journalist, Matt has published articles and photographs in The Fretboard Journal and Strings magazines. ~Tim Wetmiller is one of the region's most adventurous young violin improvisers. Rooted in both Swing and Folkloric traditions, Tim travels every year to Mexico to study with some of the country's greatest violinists, including the late great Juan Reynoso and Angel Tavira. Tim also performs with the Latin American roots music band Los Flacos and the bluegrass band Dysfunction Junction.
A big THANK YOU to all of our fabulous musicians!
HOW TO REACH US
Purple Haze Lavender Farm and Store
The Gift Shop at the farm is now OPEN Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays!
Located at: 180 Bell Bottom Rd in Sequim, WA 98382
Farm Store Hours:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm (May hours)
The Downtown Store is open daily-so if you are visiting us during the week-enjoy a walk around the farm and then come down town and do your shopping!
Purple Haze Lavender Downtown Store
WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR 'ROUND!!
We have LAVENDER ICE CREAM available still!
Located at: 127 W Washington St
Sequim WA 98382
Downtown Store Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9 am.-5pm.
Toll Free: 1-888-852-6560 Local Calls: (360) 683-1714 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lavender & Herbs de Provence Mustard
In addition to the Herbs, there's a whole lot of mustard, garlic and micro-brew. All with a slight eye-watering finish. I don't see how it can get much better. 10 fl. oz.