The music schedule for Tour de Terrace’s main stage at the Evergreen Playfield is out.
Among the bands are Sly Mr. Y featuring Mountlake Terrace’s Chris Yates on vocal and guitar. Sly Mr Y is a high energy, classic rock and pop band performing songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The band has been together since 2005 and still consists of all original members. They have performed at venues like the Bite of Seattle, local summer concert series and casinos. They have performed at the Tour de Terrace every year since they joined together and will be at Tour de Terrace at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 25
Other performers include:
- Greg Murat is Northwest Singer Songwriter who has played many times in many places. He is also a shell shocked veteran, a husband, a papa, a friend and a grandpapa with a nylon string guitar, a voice for singing and a heart and mind that remain forever on some beach somewhere.Murat plays original light hearted latin jazzy reggae pop, rock and ballads. He will be joined by Scott MacGougan (Lead Guitar and Vocals), Jimmy Culler (Bass and Vocals) and John Matthews (Percussion).
- Ashley Duran, a Traditional Boogie Woogie & Blues pianist and singer, plays an array of fun, “feel-good” music. She has a unique repertoire of original songs in the style of delta blues, New Orleans jazz, barrel house boogie woogie & zydeco. Her band, Ashley Durant and the Delta Beat consists of keyboard, upright bass, drums, washboard and mandolin.
- Medicine Hat was formed in 2012 by Bryan Olson. The band’s name was inspired by the town of Medicine Hat in Alberta Canada. The small town nestled in the southeast part of the province was a popular tour stop for many top bands in the 70’s and 80’s. Olson himself traveled to Medicine Hat on tour and had always thought it would make a great band name. After his visit he set the wheels in motion and went about gathering top notch musicians to bring his idea to fruition. The band plays a wide range of originals and cover songs from popular to obscure, but all with a distinctly unique twist.
- The Chris Eger Band is lead by guitarist/vocalist Chris Eger displaying versatile, inspiring guitar work and powerful tenor vocals. A bonafied “quadruple threat,” Eger is a multi-instrumentalist, sensational vocalist, accomplished songwriter, and kick-butt showman. Eger is backed by bassist and father Randall Eger, who has over 35 years of live performance experience. Drummer, Mark Clark, is a veteran of the Northwest music scene, playing with the likes of the New Deal Rhythm Band and the Chryslers. Clark brings a solid, funky foundation to the group.
- The Hipsters is comprised of four talented vets of the local scene (Jason Starkey, Craig Cessna, Tod Hobart, Jess Hamilton) this group is geared to get the floor packed and pounding. Dedicated to the art of music and full contact dance rock, each player brings a skill level and energy that is sure to get you into the right mood for a night to remember.
- Scott Lindenmuth is a guitarist with few boundaries. Whether performing with his contemporary instrumental group the Scott Lindenmuth Group, playing jazz standards and originals with the Scott Lindenmuth Trio, or performing as a solo classical guitarist, Lindenmuth is expanding his reputation as a cutting edge composer, creative and intuitive improviser, and master technician. A master of many styles Seattle guitarist Scott Lindenmuth is one of the few guitarists in the world today that can easily transition from jazz to electric blues, classical to rock, funk, and fusion displaying fluid technique and virtuosic ability in all genres.
- Little Bill and the Blue Notes perform good old rhythm and blues music. After his recording of “I Love An Angel” became a national hit record, he was packaged as a “West Coast Fabian” and toured with such artists as the Ventures, Bobby Vee, the Fleetwoods and (the real) Fabian. After a brief period in the spotlight, he returned to the Tacoma area where he carved out his niche as a working blues musician, playing every kind of gig imaginable, inspiring a multitude of amazing stories. In the Northwest blues community, he’s won practically every kind of “blues award” that would be available to him – best male blues singer, favorite blues band, entertainer of the year, Northwest legend, and so many other awards that it’s damned near impossible to keep track of ‘em all.
- Geoffrey Castle in concert will forever change what you think is possible on a violin. With a career that includes concerts from Iceland to Beijing, and everywhere in between, Castle combines crowd pleasing showmanship with dazzling technical skill to create a show that is truly unique. Castle takes special delight in doing songs by guitar heroes like Hendrix, Clapton, Santana, and the Stones, and blending this music with Irish songs and strong originals, with the help of his All-Star Band
Friday Night (July 25)
8:30 to 11 pm Sly Mr Y