Okie Doke Band
Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun, Country, Folk, Rockabilly, Songwriter, Western, Western Swing
Okie Doke has been warming hearts around the Northwest with their variety of Country Music since 1975. Many times folks have come up after a concert to say, "I didn't think I liked Country Music, but I sure enjoyed your show!" Of course those who know they DO like country music have thoroughly enjoyed it, too!
Okie Doke has played all sorts of Festivals, Community Concerts, Corporate Events, Weddings, Hog Roasts, Family Reunions and such over the years, along with TV and Radio, and they've made a few recordings. The most recent features the guys as they opened for Asleep at the Wheel at the EMP's Sky Church in Seattle, where Tony Thomas from KMPS (who introduced them) remarked about how "up" and "fun" the show was afterwards. But hey, they can jerk a tear once in a while if it's appropriate, too! They've also opened for Dan Hicks, David Bromberg, Flo & Eddie and Reba McEntire, plus frontman Marc Bristol has opened solo for Jerry Jeff Walker, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Marchall Tucker Band, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Dave Van Ronk, Glenn Yarbrough, Tom Chapin and others. From Western Swing to Bluegrass to Honky Tonk and even Jug Band Blues as well as original country songs Okie Doke has got about everything in the way of Classic Country music.
Featuring guitars, fiddle, dobro, accordion, washboard, banjo, mandolin, piano, jug, harmonica, this group can also slim down to a duo or trio for smaller budgets or spaces. Each player is a multi-instrumentalist, and also there are 3 different singers, which includes yodeling and some harmony vocals!