Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Naselle Community Center hosts band Brownsmead Flats

April 21st, 3:00 p.m.

Naselle Community Center

14 Parpala Road, Naselle, Wa. 98638

$10.00 for tickets

The Brownsmead Flats are a wonderful, popular group from Astoria. They play acoustic music that may be best described as “Crabgrass” with a folk/bluegrass style. The band has a strong focus on vocal harmonies and several of their numbers are composed by members of the group. These numbers reflect living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. A variety of instruments are played by the 5-member band. Dan Sutherland is featured on the hammered dulcimer, fiddle and mandolin. Ray Raihala picks the banjo, guitar and mandolin. Ned Heavenrich, the leader of the group, plays harmonica and guitar. John Fenton keeps the band together rhythmically with his bass, and Larry Moore rounds out the group with his expertise on mandolin and occasional fancy foot work. The Brownsmead Flats create a very festive atmosphere where audiences are encouraged to participate by singing along, doing hand motions and even participating in dances taught by the group. The versatility of the group allows them to generate music for audiences of all ages! Their tight harmonies and enjoyment of making music creates a festive experience for audiences. The year 2024 marks the 40th anniversary of the Brownsmead Flats making music in public. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear the group perform. See you on Sunday, April 21st beginning at 3:00 p.m. Feel free to sign up on our website: You may also contact Barb Swanson at 360-484-3602 for more information. Kiitos!


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