The Wanderers and Tom Rawson to perform at the Grange

The Wanderers and Tom Rawson will perform lively folk music on Saturday, April 17 at the Orcas Island Grange Hall.

The Wanderers are the duo of Carl Allen and Bill Murlin. They feature folk songs from the 1950s to

today. They focus on good harmonies backed with well-blended guitars and banjo. They also specialize in the Columbia River songs by Woody Guthrie written in Portland, Ore. in May 1941. Their programs include Woody’s quotes, known and unknown songs, and stories about how the songs were written.

Folksinger Tom Rawson is the Northwest’s very own version of Pete Seeger.

“Armed with longneck banjo and other weapons of mass delight, Tom is a master of warmth and wit who loves to share his musical treasures with an ‘I know something you don’t know and you’re gonna love it too’ kind of smile,” say organizers.

Rawson will be accompanied by Lynn Graves (fiddle), Bob Morgan (guitar), and Ellen van

der Hoeven (penny whistle).

Join The Wanderers and Tom for an evening of humorous stories, user-friendly songs, and acoustic folk

philosophy. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $12.