Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber


Country music variety show comes to the Red Bike

March 5, 2014 · 11:13 AM

The Pretty Good Opry — Vashon’s twist on an old-time country music variety show — is all about mixing comedy and music in three acts delivered in the format of a bygone country music radio show.

The Nilbillies call themselves an existential bluegrass trio, featuring Steffon Moody as lead songwriter, Kevin Almeida on stand-up bass and Andre Sapp country picking on the mandolin. Duo Finelli pairs up islander Luz Gaxiola with Molly Shannon from San Francisco. In the show, the two create and perform original vaudeville comedy playing their accordion and steel-bodied mandolin.

The Sweet Twangs is a classic country band influenced by the sounds of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. They play upbeat originals and classic country covers.

This free show opens at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike. All ages are welcome until 11 p.m. and then 21 or older only.

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