High and Lonesome was formed in 1985 and played all the bluegrass festivals throughout the Northwest. The band broke up at the end of 1989, but reunited in 1993 and were hired to play 3 shows at the very first Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival that year.
After another hiatus, High and Lonesome reunited and recently performed at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival last summer, 24 years after the last time they performed there. Earla Harding, founding member of the Wintergrass Blues Festival, recently said that High and Lonesome was one of the greatest local bluegrass bands ever.
The mix of music High and Lonesome will be doing will be solid as a rock classic bluegrass and traditional pre ’70’s classic country music. Islanders will recognize Tab Tabscott on dobro/pedal steel guitar and vocals, as well as John Schubert on guitar and vocals. They will be joined by Pete Martin on mandolin/fiddle, Al Hutteball on bass and Rich Jones on banjo/guitar and vocals.
If you love bluegrass, you’ll love this show! All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover.