The Bow Weevils are: top row left to right, Hatcher Cox, Ellie Davis, Rizley Cox; bottom row left to right, Ruby Neatherlin and Annie Davis (photo credit: Emily Teachout).

2017: The Bow Weevils at The Oly Old Time Festival

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Olympia’s Bow Weevils are returning to The Oly Old Time Festival, the site of their 2016 debut. Prior to forming The Bow Weevils, Ruby Neatherlin (bass, fiddle, washboard), sisters Annie (fiddle, songwriting) and Ellie Davis (fiddle, guitar) and brothers Hatcher (guitar, mandolin) and Rizley Cox (banjo, fiddle, mandolin) played …

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Winter 2018 Issue

A Complete History of The Oly Old Time Festival

A longer history, as told to OLY ARTS by festival founders In 2008, a group of people who enjoyed old-time music—music played with banjo, fiddle and other traditional stringband instruments—began jamming in Olympia homes. People played under the band name Grizzle Grazzle, with the inclusive motto, “We are Grizzle Grazzle and so are you!” This motto …

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2017: Oly Old Time Festival Schedule

Concert and Dance Schedule Thursday Night Kick-off Dance (2/16) 7pm – 10pm            South Bay Grange Band:            The REDS             Caller:           Carol Piening Saturday Family Dance (2/18) 2pm – 3pm            First Christian Church Band:           The Bow Weevils Caller:           Caroline Oakley Friday Night Events (2/17) …

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2017: Oly Old Time Locations

The Oly Old Time Festival is taking place in three locations around Olympia in 2017. – First Christian Church 701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia – South Bay Grange 3918 Sleater Kinney Rd. NE, Olympia – Arbutus Folk School Arbutus Folk School, 610 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia Check-In The Oly Old Time Festival requests that all attendees check in …

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