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Double your musical pleasure in Olalla in October

Two live shows bring bluegrass and 50s retro tunes to the community hall

October is music month in Olalla with not one but two concerts at the Community Hall.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Downtown Mountain Boys bring their special brand of bluegrass to townl.

The “Boys” are a five of the best bluegrass musicians in the Northwest: Paul Elliott on fiddle; Don Share, guitar; Terry Enyeart, bass; Dave Keenan, banjo and Tom Moran on mandolin.

“Each of these fellows should be considered a master of their instrument,” said Nolan Pepperdine, organizer of the concerts at the hall. “And together they have a great sense of how to play a tune in a way that just fits perfectly. You’d be hard pressed to find a tighter bluegrass band.”

The show is a bit of an extension of Olalla’s very popular Bluegrass and Beyond festival that celebrated its 24th anniversary this past August. “Our theme for the festival is ‘Kick the City off Your Shoes,’” Pepperdine said. “The Downtown Mountain Boys will give everybody a chance to shake off anything that’s left on our boots.”

On Saturday, Oct. 24 it’s time for something completely different. Canadian singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson makes a return appearance to Olalla to launch his new CD “The Presley Sessions Revisited.” It’s a collection of his interpretations of songs by Elvis, Roy Orbison and other greats from the 1950s-70s.

Both events begin with an all-invited potluck at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. Suggested donation is $15-$20 at the door. Proceeds are split between the musicians and the Olalla Community Club (to purchase a decent sound system for the hall).

The community hall is located at 12970 Olalla Valley Road in Olalla.

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WHAT: Clubhouse Concert with the Downtown Mountain Boys bluegrass band

WHEN Saturday, Oct. 10 – potluck at 6pm; music at 7pm

WHERE Olalla Community Hall – 12970 Olalla Valley Road, Olalla

COST Suggested donation $15-20

INFO email or visit


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