Rivertalk & Spoonshine


World Beat, Reggae, and popular music, crisp horn arrangements, energetic and great for a night of dancing!

It’s Chris Terrell’s birthday!!! And what better way to celebrate than getting the community together down at The Heart of Anacortes for some music by local favorites Rivertalk and Spoonshine.

Recommended donation: $10. Half of the proceeds will go to the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts.

Rivertalk started out as a drumming circle around 1990 in Skagit County and the Bellingham area. Little by little instruments started coming out of the woodwork and the band evolved and flowed – like a river – to the band it is today. For many years they were a star attraction at the Rexville Grange, near LaConner.

Spoonshine is an Americana band out of Anacortes, Washington. Their songs blend folk, rock, bluegrass, country, and punk. It features the songwriting of Jacob Navarro (Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo and Vocals) and William Cook (Upright Bass, Guitar, and Vocals), Matt Hermstad on drums, and James Moffitt on guitar. Jacob Navarro’s mandolin playing can be heard featured on the Eddie Vedder song “Better Days” for the movie soundtrack “Eat Pray Love”. Spoonshine has just finished a soon to be released album with acclaimed producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Cat Power, Pearl Jam, REM, Tragically Hip, Into The Wild soundtrack, Soundgarden). Spike TV featured 12 original compositions written by Jacob Navarro and William Cook on several episodes of “Half Pint Brawlers”. They have recently signed a publishing deal with 26f, run by George Schwindt of Flogging Molly acclaim.

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