Keg and I Schedule, Fall 2021

Live Music with Jack Dwyer & Friends, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 5-7pm at The Keg and I.

Special Guest Lineup:

Oct 6 Jack Dwyer (mandolin, vocals) & Bobby Winstead (guitar, vocals): Bluegrass, Country, Old-Time

Jack & Bobby have been performing and recording together in various bands since they met in Portland, OR in the early 2010s.  Their duo performances are inspired by the brother duet tradition and feature close vocal harmonies and precise picking over a range of traditional and original old-time, country, and bluegrass songs.

Oct 20 Jack Dwyer (hollowbody electric, vocals) & Jonathan Doyle (clarinet) (Country, Swing, Blues)

Before he arrived in Port Townsend, Jonathan Doyle made music in Austin, TX, New Orleans, and Chicago, with numerous regional and nationally acclaimed performers, including Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel, and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, at venues like the Grand Old Opry, Austin City Limits, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Nov 3 Jack Dwyer (mandolin, vocals) & Jere Canote (guitar, big banjo, ukulele): Old-Time, Bluegrass, Swing

Jere Canote is one half of the Canote Brothers. Jere and his twin brother Greg perform a variety of American styles from fiddle tunes and country songs to novelty numbers and swing. Together they have performed on Prairie Home Companion, Gurten Fest in Bern, Switzerland, Bumbershoot, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and more.

Nov 17 Jack Dwyer (vocals, guitar) & Sue Thompson (vocals, guitar) (Bluegrass)

Sue Thompson is a noted bluegrass and roots-Americana vocalist, and a dedicated teacher whose Sing Harmony Now! method for learning to sing harmony by ear has won praise on three continents. She is also an accomplished flatpicker. Her recordings include the late Mike Seeger’s GRAMMY-nominated Third Annual Farewell Reunion and the Western Music extravaganza Tall Boots. Sue performs and teaches at festivals and workshops in Europe as well as in the US, Canada, and Japan.

Dec 1 Jack Dwyer (hollowbody electric, vocals) & Chris Miller (saxophone) (Country, Swing, Blues)

Saxophonist for The Revelers, Chris Miller has toured all over the U.S. and played as a bandleader and sideman with various other groups. He moved to the Peninsula last winter.

Dec 15 Jack Dwyer (banjo, vocals) & Phina Pipia (tuba): Americana, Swing, Bluegrass

Phina Pipia is a sousaphonist, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, writer, singer, magician, mentalist, dancer, and actor. Her original shows have been produced on the West Coast, NYC, and abroad. She is currently touring a solo music show, working as half of the double sousaphone duo, the Pipia Sisters, and as the co-creator and performer of mind-reading and magic show, The Psychic Dynasty.

Keg And I Schedule, thru Aug:

July 17 Saturday
Jack Dwyer & Sue Thompson
The Keg and I
Chimacum, WA

Aug 7 Saturday
Jack Dwyer & Jonathan Doyle
The Keg and I
Chimacum, WA

Aug 21 Saturday
Jack Dwyer & Phina Pipia
The Keg and I
Chimacum, WA

Last Stream (For Now)

Hey all,
May 20th will be my last weekly stream for a while. Thanks to everyone who has tuned in the past year! It has been pleasure to hold down the bandstand and play for you all during these strange times. Look forward to seeing you in 3D sometime soon. Keep an eye out for some spontaneous summer streams and maybe something regular again farther down the road. Also, I’ll be using my evenings to start work on some new albums. Join my mailing list if you’d like to hear about it all!

The Return Of The Gigs!

Hey all,
I’m thrilled to make the announcement that for the first time in nigh on a year, I have a gig! (A few in fact!)

I will be breaking the ice by performing a duo set with Jonathan Doyle at the Keg and I on April 3rd from 4-6pm. It’s their reopening, so please come by the back porch for some physically distanced socializing.

Check my schedule page for info on my other shows in April and beyond:


New Release: “Bear In A Beehive”

Hello friends! I am happy to announce the release of my latest album, a collection of original fiddle tunes, called “Bear In A Beehive,” available for stream and download on

I hope you enjoy, and I look forward to maybe someday picking one of these with you in the future!


New Release: Radio Music Theater Vol. 1

And now, Radio Music Theater!

I am excited to announce the release of my latest album, a collection of musical short stories, entitled Radio Music Theater Vol. 1.

Track Listing:

1 Overture
2 The Mailbox Trilogy – A strange story about my neighbor, his lady, and the postman.
3 A Denver Omelet – A man wakes up to discover he has no idea who he his, where he is, or where he came from… an omelet ensues.
4 The Tree And The Bird – An old tree makes a new friend.
5 Exit

Available now for stream and download at:

Two New Releases, Introducing Radio Music Theater!

I am happy to announce the release of two new original recordings, “A Denver Omelet” and “The Mailbox Trilogy.” They are both hybrids of narrative and song, something I’ve decided to call: radio music theater.

A Denver Omelet

A man wakes up one morning to discover that he has no idea who he is. An omelet ensues… (And three songs for your listening pleasure!)

Available for stream and download at:

The Mailbox Trilogy

A completely true story about my neighbor, his lady, and the mailman… Features three original songs!

Available for stream and download at:

Stay tuned for more radio music theater Jack Dwyer originals!

Thanks for listening,