With members drawn together from all across the Salish Sea by a mutual love of traditional music and knitwear, Sweater Weather String Band blends old-time, honky-tonk, Celtic, and indie rock influences into a style that has been likened to “the frolicking of sheep before a thunderstorm.” Formed from a series of jams and impromptu gigs, the band quickly developed a wildly danceable sound that’s been heard at festivals, folk dances, and bars throughout the Northwest.
Personnel (clockwise from top left):
Adam Amr Drums & Percussion // Rico Vinh Banjo, Vocals Colin Schmidt Bass // Joey Gish Fiddle, Vocals Collin McAvinchey Mandolin // Will Jevne Guitar, Vocals
"Sweater Weather String Band performed numerous times at Sisters Folk Festival ’23 and brought great energy, skilled musicianship and a whole lot of fun.
They were integral in connecting with our community and sharing generously their love of string band music, community dances and performing live.
Very well received!"
~ Brad Tisdel, Creative Director, Sisters Folk Festival
"Sweater Weather String Band is awesome! Among the best music happening on the Olympic Peninsula. Always a crowd pleaser. These guys rock the house."
~ Danny Milholland, executive director of The Production Alliance
Direct Support and Co-Bills:
Yonder Mountain Stringband, The Lowest Pair, Jacob Joliff Band, Golden Shoals, Holy Locust, Sammy & Nadine, Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs, Ramblxr
Subdued Stringband Jamboree
Bellingham Folk Festival
Bellingham Celtic Festival
BAMF (Bellingham Arts and Music Festival)
Sisters Folk Festival
Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts
Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
Sequim Lavender Festival
Get Up in the Cool, April 5th, 2023