What it takes to be a working musician. 

Jason Parker wrote this great article about the "musical middle class" detailing what it really means to be a working musician. If such is your aspiration, you should definitely give it a read! !http://oneworkingmusician.com/what-it-really-means-to-be-a-working-musician/comment-page-1#comment-2104

Red & Ruby Coming Out Party! 

A big thank you to everybody who made Red & Ruby's Olympia debut at Plenty such a smashing success! And our apologies to everyone who wanted to get in but couldn't. Next time we promise a bigger venue!

RBTS win The Nortwest String Summit Band Competition! 

Exciting news! Red Brown & the Tune Stranglers, along with our good friends The Flat Mountain Girls, won the 2006 Northwest String Summit Band Competition! It was a first for the String Summit judges to award 1st pace to two bands and we couldnt be more proud than to share the winners circle with The Flat Mountain Girls. Look for upcoming shows together to celebrate our win at String Summit!

LaVon Hardison 

Had a lovely time at Traditions today as one of my favorite vocalists - LaVon Hardison - stopped by to sing a few tunes. What an amazing performer! There's a link to LaVon's calendar on my links page. I highly encourage you to go hear her sing - you won't be dissapointed.

Tommy Russell 

A big thank you to Tommy Russell, clarintetist extroidinare who joined The Tune Stranglers on stage last night. Not only was his horn playing out of this world, but his "scat" impersonation of Dick Cheny during Beautiful Texas was not to be missed!

Capital City Guitars 

My good friends at Capital City Guitars invited Red Brown & the Tune Stranglers to come play their stage last night for the post Procession of the Species Arts Walk madness. Had a great time bringing the Tune Strangler's corn out of doors to the streets of Olympia. Thanks Bob and everyone else at Capital City Guitars!


Had a great time playing swing tunes with Dave Lewis at the Roeder Home in Bellingham, Washington! It's a historic home that features weekly concerts in a lovely room that's just perfect for acoustic shows. We had more fun than folks should rightly have. Can't wait to do it again!

CD Release Party! 

Thanks everyone for joining Eliza and I at our CD release party at Traditions! It was a packed show and a very attentive crowd. In addition to Eliza's marvelous fiddling; Tommy Russell wowed everyone on Clarinet; Rich Sikorski lent his uke and vocal talents; Skuff Acuff kept steady time on the washboard and a smile on everyone's face; and Ben Bonham was his lovely entertaining self on steel. We had a great time! Thanks for coming (and purchasing so many CDs!)

CD Release Party! 

Eliza Welch & Vince Brown CD Release Party! Date: Saturday, April 22nd Location: Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave, Olympia, WA Reservation & Ticket Information: (360) 705-2819. Saturday, April 22nd, Traditions Café, in Olympia, WA, will host Eliza Welch & Vince Brown’s CD release party for their brand new CD “Eliza & Vince Play Variety Music”. The CD features the swing and old-time fiddle and vocal styling’s of Eliza Welch, fiddler with Red Brown and the Tune Stranglers and The Citizen…

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