History House of Greater Seattle Presents
A John Nordstrand Production

 Music in the Sculpture Garden
 A Summer Concert Series

Every Sunday, 2-4pm
June through July  

A free concert in our covered outdoor Sculpture Garden
Come and listen to some of Puget Sound's best acoustic musicians!
Families Welcome!
Donations & Tips Appreciated

History House of Greater Seattle
790 N 34th Street Seattle WA 98103
Contact John Nordstrand
206 675-8875

Music in the Sculpture Garden
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June 3, Sun 2-4pm
Stanley & Kip Greenthal / Watch The Sky
Stanley & Kip Greenthal

With mastery of guitar and bouzouki, Stanley Greenthal performs a compelling mix of original songs and fresh arrangements of instrumental music from Brittany, Scotland, Ireland and the Balkans. Self-taught on guitar since the age of 14, and later on the bouzouki, he has explored world folk music cultures, traveling widely through England, Scotland and Ireland, where the traditional players and singers in the rich Celtic musical heritage profoundly influenced him. Stanley will be joined by his wife Kip for this performance.

Musician's Website
Stanley Greenthal - www.stanleygreenthal.com


Watch The Sky
Bodhran, Dumbek, Percussion,Whistle, Guitar

Their music is Celtic, sea songs, music hall and original. "We love to bring great old songs to life and to bring new ones into our world."

Musician's Website
Watch The Sky- www.watchthesky.net

Jan Elliott-Glanister (center), Chris Glanister (Right) and Joe Wagner (left).

June 10, Sun 2-4pm
Kevin Jones / Ron Wiley
Kevin Jones

Kevin’s original lyrics are well crafted, and his guitar playing is world class. His voice is powerful, gutsy, gracious and pure. Kevin is a touring musician and has shared stages with national acts such as John Hiatt, Roseanne Cash, Bruce Cockburn, Joan Baez, Laura Love, Marc Cohn, Michael Tomlinson, & Catie Curtis.

Seattle Weekly, Roberta Cruger
"With a voice and lyrics to match the sweet strains of his guitar, Kevin could be Seattle's version of Jackson Browne".
From Seattle Weekly, reviewing Kev’s CD “Hester St.”

Musician's Website
Kevin Jones - www.kevinjones.net


Ron Wiley

Ron Wiley is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player that lives and plays in the Pacific Northwest. Ron has recently reconnected with some of the best musicians in the Northwest. His old friend and band mate, Bill Leach, one of the best guitarists in the region, and Kevin Jones, one of the Northwest's best singer/songwriter/musicians, can be seen at certain gigs with Ron through the year.

Musician's Website
Ron Wiley -


Ron Wiley

June 16, Sat 10am-Noon, 2-4pm
Victory Music Day in the Sculpture Garden

Victory Music Day in Fremont

Celebrate the Summer Solstice in Fremont
10am - 11am
Percy Hilo & Friends
11am - 12 Noon
Tentatively: Down The Road
12 Noon - 2pm
Fremont Soltice Parade
2pm - 3pm
The Cleftones
3pm - 4pm
Musician's Website
Victory Music - www.victorymusic.org
Victory Music logo
June 17, Sun 2-4pm
The Whateverly Brothers
Whateverly Brothers
Chris Glannister / Matthew Moeller / Dan Roberts
“Homemade three layer harmonies with instrumental frosting!”

The Brothers have performed for many years as solo artists and members of obscure folk groups across the Pacific Northwest. Now these three talents are together as the Whateverly Brothers. The music world will never be the same! “It’s a blending of the finest traditions of vocal harmony.” Drawing from a rich and varied musical history, The Whateverly Brothers harken to the folksinger tradition that: “No musical style is sacred”. Weigh anchor! Raise the glass! Sing along!

Whateverly Brothers

June 24, Sun 2-4pm
"Songwriters in Seattle" Showcase

"Songwriters in Seattle" Showcase

Songwriters in Seattle is a non-profit organization consisting of Greater Seattle area songwriters and musicians who meet regularly for songwriting and recording workshops, performance showcases, marketing/business advice, general networking, and more!

Performers include: Bill White, Marypat Faraone, Chris Klimecky, Kimberly Newland, Gary Milici, Val D'Alessio, Roo Forrest, Jean Mann, Chris Mitchell, Steve Church, Erin Jordan

Musician's Website
Songwriters in Seattle - www.meetup.com/SongwritersInSeattle/

Songwriters in Seattle
July 1, Sun
History House is closed for the 4th of July Holiday

No Concert

July 8, Sun 2-4pm
Michael Guthrie / Carolan's Corner

Michael Guthrie

Seattle’s Michael Guthrie provides us with more than just an eclectic mix of folk, blues and jazz. Whether commenting on US foreign policy or talking about relationships, Guthrie’s passion for his fellow man shines through. His guitar playing is superb throughout. Michael's performances are both entertaining and thought provoking.

Musician's Website
Michael Guthrie

Michael Guthrie
Carolan's Corner
Lynn Graves, violin; Bob Morgan, guitar; Mary Grider, hammered dulcimer; Phyllis Baker, concertina & whistsle

Carolan's Corner plays mostly instrumental Carolan tunes on hammered dulcimer; fiddle; whistle; concertina; and guitar.

Turlough Carolan, also known as Turlough O'Carolan,[1] (Irish: Toirdhealbhach Ó Cearbhalláin; Irish pronunciation: ['t????e?l???x o? 'caru?l??a?n?]) (1670–25 March 1738) was a blind, early Irish harper, composer and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition. He was the last great Irish harper-composer and is considered by many to be Ireland's national composer. Some of Carolan's own compositions show influence from the style of continental classical music, whereas others such as Carolan's Farewell to Music reflect a much older style of "Gaelic Harping".

July 15, Sun 2-4pm
Burundy Pearl / Matt Price
Burgundy Pearl
Peggy Sullivan & Ron Dalton
BURGUNDY PEARL is Peggy Sullivan (Smoke Creek, Smelter Rats) and Ron Dalton (Singer/songwriter, The Dalton Gang, Old Dogs - New Tricks): A vocal duo that blends old and new styles into a perfect vintage. They call it Cocktail Folk.

Musician's Website
Burgundy Pearl - www.burgundypearl.com

Burgundy Pearl

Matt Price

Matt Price doesn't have the patience to write a screenplay. But give him 3:55 and both your ears and Matt will weave a tale as deeply textured as a classic novel or as intricate as a film noir masterpiece. You'll walk away with images that will stick for a lifetime. And a nearly-full tub of popcorn...

Musician's Website
Matt Price- www.notechoice.com


July 22, Sun 2-4pm
Percy Hilo / The Lost River String Band
Percy Hilo
Percy Hilo & Friends


Percy Hilo has been a songwriter/singer/song collector/folklorist in the Northwest for over 30 years. He has performed at coffeehouses, festivals and many worthwhile benefits and community events. His original songs in American Folk stylings have been published over 30 times and sung 'round-the-world. He believes in sing-a-long, tempering social concern with humor. History House will be a perfect setting for Percy's Community feel.


The Lost River String Band
"Hanging Chad" Van Dam, stand-up bass
"Sleepy Joe" Rodriguez, mouth harp & small percussion
Joe Calhoun, guitar & vocals

The Lost River String Band plays folk, country blues and bluegrass, and they play it proudly. Two of three members are professional buskers, based at and residing in Pike Place Market. They play a lot of street markets in the summer. Lost River String Band sings songs about moonshine and rascals you wouldn't want your daughter dating.


July 29, Sun 2-4pm
THE Other Band / Hounds@Bay
THE Other Band
"Pop-Folk with Blues Attitude"

THE Other Band is three singer-songwriters and a bassist consisting of veteran musicians James "The Emergency Folksinger" Nason on vocals and guitars, Kathe "Little Mama" Davis on vocals, guitars and mandolin, Paul "Logic Man" Sandoval on vocals, guitar and percussion, and David "Professor Ooh" Pengra on fretless bass. If it's listening pleasure you're after, it doesn't get any better than the powerful harmonies, always interesting and often moving lyrics, and tight instrumentation of this all-original quartet.

Musician's Website
THE Other Band - www.THEOtherBand.org



Jim Nason / Steve Peterson / Larry Baumgartner

3 guys born wrong

1 common mission since childhood...
-To associate themselves with something, anything that would make girls want to talk to them
- To play Guitar ...
and now finally they're old, old enough
- To play the blues (they sure are)

Victory Review, Peggy Sullivan
"Three men, three hats, three shades of howling and growling."

Musician's Website
Hounds@Bay - www.houndsatbay.com

Hounds At Bay



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