The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Music at the Grange


April 13, 2017

Diana Zimmerman

Kerrie McNally sang a song she had written for her friend, the late Stan Thacker, at a multi-generational music program last weekend at the Skamokawa Grange.

The Skamokawa Grange became a venue for live music on Saturday, an event that members hope to make a regular occurrence at the hall.

Diana Zimmerman

Jeff Blackburn on drums, and Erik Friend, far left, used Craigslist to find the final three members of their indie rock band, Russell Clementine.

Wahkiakum High School students Ayesha Ahmed and Novella Hokkanen opened the show, performing solos. Then Brent Davis of Portland sat down and sang a set of original songs, along with a couple of covers. Kerrie McNally of Skamokawa, accompanied by local musicians Erik Friend on the mandolin and Jeff Blackburn on the drums, sang several numbers from her catalog. Finally, Russell Clementine, an indie rock band made up of three musicians from Portland and two locals, Friend and Blackburn, took the stage.

There will be an open mic at the grange this Friday, April 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $1 or a can of food for a local food bank.

Photos by Diana Zimmerman.


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