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. 

www.jackdwyer.com/jack-dwyer-bobby-winstead

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.

www.jonathandoylemusic.com

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.

www.canote.com

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) & 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.

www.jonathandoylemusic.com

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.

www.phinapipia.com

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:

Schedule

2020 Spring Update

Hey all,
Hope this update finds you off and running into your new year. Seems like this winter just flew by, but I have been busy with lots of music and we know what they say about time flying… So anyway, here’s what’s up:

New Album

This January I released a brand new album, recorded last year with good friend and usual suspect Bobby “Boom-Chuck-Norris” Winstead. It features seventeen old-timey duets and is called To The West. It’s currently available exclusively on Bandcamp, check it out:

https://jackdwyer.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-west

YouTube Channel

In the last few months I’ve uploaded a bunch of new videos to my YouTube Channel, including original songs, performance demos, practice sessions and more. Check it out, and if you like what you see, please consider subscribing to my channel over at:

http://www.youtube.com/jackdwyermusic

Now, I wouldn’t trade the life of a performing musician for anything, but once a YouTube channel reaches 1,000 subscribers it is eligible to monetize its videos and earn money when people watch. Not that I’m exactly aiming for YouTube stardom, but as they say, “every penny counts!”

New Videos

Here’s one I uploaded today… I wrote this song years ago and everyone always asks me which CD it’s on, and I always have to try and explain why I haven’t recorded it yet, so I’m very proud to present to you the first ever (and by no means last) recorded release of “The Devil’s Lullaby” and “The Dance of the Dream Eaters:”

Also worth checking out, new Jack Dwyer Trio videos:

And my new bluegrass project:

Spring Shows

Visit my schedule page for all show listings, but here are some highlights:

I’ll be performing at the Juan de Fuca Festival this Memorial Day Weekend.

I’ll be performing in a production of Always Patsy Cline at the Key City Public Theater in Port Townsend. The show runs every Thursday through Sunday, all April and through the first weekend in May. Get your tickets here: https://keycitypublictheatre.org/

I’ll also be down in Salt Lake City for a week in May, so keep an eye out for a possible show or two there.

And of course, Mondays at the Keg and I are still going strong:

Mailing List

If you would like to receive this post directly to your inbox, you can sign up for my mailing list. I send out four emails a year (once a season) with updates on all my recording and performing projects. Write to jackdwyerlist@gmail.com and let me know if you’d like to join.

That’s all for now… hope to see you soon.

Thanks,
Jack

December at the Keg and I

This month at the Keg and I:

December 3rd – Bobby Winstead (Louisville, KY)

December 10th – Kian Dye (PDX, via Bainbridge Island)

December 17th – Jere Canote (PT)

December 24th – Jonathan Doyle (PT)

December 31st – N.Y.E. Matinee Countdown!  Bring in the new year early!