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Brownsmead Flats will play Naselle Community Center this weekend

The Finnish American Folk festival will present this weekend a concert featuring Brownsmead Flats, a musical group specializing in what they call “Crabgrass” style music, a unique fusion of acoustic folk and bluegrass.

Focusing on tight and rich vocal harmonies, and composing many of their own original songs, Brownsmead Flats features musicians Dan Sutherland on hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and mandolin; Ray Raihala on banjo, guitar, and mandolin; Ned Heavenrich on harminica and guitar; John Fenton on bass; and Larry Moore plays mandolin, while occasionally providing “fancy footwork,” according to a press release sent to The Eagle.

“The Brownsmead Flats create a festive atmosphere where audiences are encouraged to participate by singing along and doing hand motions,” continued the release.

“The versatility of the group allows them to generate music for all ages!”

The Finnish American Folk Festival presents The BROWNSMEAD FLATS. Feb. 18, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. Naselle Community Center, 14 Parpala Road, Naselle, WA 98638. Call 360-484-3602. Donations will be accepted at the door; all proceeds will fund maintenance and upgrades for the Naselle Community Center. Check out the FAFF Facebook page and website at


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