Beargrass is the husband-wife team of Shayne and Alane Watkins. They have a strong background in classic country and can keep the dancers on the floor all night with a delightful mix of two-steps, cha-chas and waltzes. For many of their gigs in the LC Valley, they team up with Bodie Dominguez on bass. It's a rollicking good time!
In addition, they charm the coffee house and festival crowds, blending folk, country and bluegrass with strong harmonies and Shayne's intricate mandolin and guitar work. They've been called the best country dance band in the valley by KRLC DJs. Radio stations as far away as Chicago have been playing their music. They have been performing since 2000 all over Idaho, and in Washington, Oregon and Montana for fairs, rodeos and dances. Let BEARGRASS take you back to when music was good, clean, FUN!
Bodie Dominguez and Beargrass:
If you've been out dancing to Beargrass this spring of 2019, you've probably noticed Bodie Dominguez playing bass. Bodie is a long time friend and a much admired fellow musician. He has many irons in the fire so to answer many questions, no, he hasn't joined Beargrass permanently. We have so much fun together that it is an open invitation for Bodie to play whenever and wherever he can. He'll be busy this spring with studio work, a possible PBS documentary on the Corridos, the story songs of the Latino History in Idaho. Amazing music and stories. Check out his facebook page!
BEARGRASS is a DUO!
Well, for the past few years, BEARGRASS had an all country line-up. 2017 marked the end of our work as a 4 piece band. It seems like a good time to make some changes so BEARGRASS returned to working as a duo. We'll play country dances and use our drum machine for those. And we'll be playing more concerts, fairs, coffee shops and festivals with originals and folk/bluegrass and country songs. We'll miss the full 4 pc sound but we'll be traveling more and scheduling will be more flexible. Watch for Kendall in other country bands around the area. He's bound to be in demand for his pure clean country drumming!
WANIGAN AND BEARGRASS TEAM UP!
We've always loved the great historic ballads that Wanigan writes and every time we play the Valley Bluegrass Stage together, we talk about doing a joint performance. Well, sometimes you just have to DO IT! So on Feb 25th, 2017, we will be bringing you an evening of story songs and ballads, some originals, and some we've hand-picked for their historic legends of the Northwest. You'll hear some stories you didn't know and some songs about incidents you may have heard in passing. We'll pass the songwriting torch back and forth between Wanigan and Beargrass. You're sure to be delighted!