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WEEKEND WROCK | Bluegrass, the blues and a potent blend of bluesy bar rock
The Great American Duet: Anne and Pete Sibley
7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. All ages, $10 at the door.
Anne and Pete Sibley have been called "one of the sweetest, most soulful and hauntingly beautiful duets in the business."
Their cadence is soothing. Their harmonies, enchanting. Their songs resonate.
But what's more is the sound of honesty and essence of Americana, exuded through their instrumental simplicity and soulful sensibilities.
Armed with little more than a banjo, a guitar and the power of acapella, the traditionally influenced husband-and-wife duo travels the country from their homebase in the mountain town of Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Norm Johnson, the man behind the music at Bainbridge Island's Pegasus Coffeehouse, said he's been trying to land the duet on the island for years.
Following a summer full of festivals — still buzzing from landing first prize in National Public Radio's 2009 Great American Duet Sing-Off this past spring — the Sibleys come to Kitsap Oct. 2 on the second stop of a brief Pacific Northwest harvest tour.
Bluegrass fans unite.
The New Old Stock and Summer's End
7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Moondogs, Too, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. 21+, No cover
A week after returning from tour with Mike Herrera and Tumbledown, Jack Parker and the Trotland brothers — Harley on drums, Marshall on bass, Jack on lead guitar — will be back on the Kitsap stage under a different name, celebrating summer's end at Moondogs, Too, Oct. 3.
They join Chebon Tiger in The New Old Stock.
It's the last outdoor concert of the season at Moondogs.
Three of New Old Stock's four members played together at the beginning of the decade as The Chebon Tiger Band, and a different three have been playing with Tumbledown and Rocky Point All-Stars since.
They say this new band sounds like "all of the bands we've ever been in put together."
I say it sounds like the blues.
The Herbert Friendly Trio
With Pivot Point and The Pain Factory. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5 at the door.
There are few local bar bands quite as potent as Bremerton's Herb Friendly Trio.
The blue collar three-piece delivers an unapologetic dose of pure bluesy bar rock. Matching wicked chops with whiskeys on the rocks, with Pivot Point and The Pain Factory, Oct. 3 at Winterland.
"This one goes out to all the tattered souls wasting away in the lost and found," HFT's song "The Outsider Blues" begins. "Unable to accel or even accept all the money-grabbin and power-flexin' ... All I can say is move over and make room for one more."
ALSO CHECK OUT: Victor Cutoff at the Charleston Oct. 2, Lemolo at the Global Bean Oct. 3 and next week, Portland's Mike D and the Loyal Bastards with Klementine at Winterland, Thursday, Oct. 8. See a full Concert calendar in this week's 'Time, Date, Place' and at www.myspace.com/whatsupkitsap.