Northwest of Nashville

The Bluegrass Situation Presents...

Northwest of Nashville

Jenny Anne Mannan, The Mae Trio, The Brad Keeler Trio

Tue · July 25, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$7.00 - $10.00

Northwest of Nashville
Northwest of Nashville
A monthly Americana showcase and variety show features local Spokane musicians from a vast array of American genres celebrate the music culture of country, soul, old-time, folk, bluegrass and so much more. All hosted by multi-instrumentalist and critically acclaimed songwriter Jenny Anne Mannan.
Jenny Anne Mannan
Jenny Anne Mannan
Northwest native Jenny Anne Mannan began her musical education at a tender age, touring with her family’s bluegrass band, The Bullas, and garnering awards at fiddle contests along the way. In 1998 she moved to Nashville with her brother Luke Bulla, where the pair co-founded a band and became fixtures in the Nashville bluegrass scene. Jenny Anne toured with country songwriter Paul Overstreet, and was often a guest of artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Chris Jones, and Jim Lauderdale. Since her return to Spokane, WA, where she currently lives with her husband, author Caleb Mannan and their 4 children, she has released a solo record, Saints and Sinners, in addition to lending fiddle and vocals to Irish band An Dochas. She has been a recurring guest of Sean and Sara Watkins on their critically acclaimed show Watkins Family Hour and has played with John Cowan at the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Her songs have been recorded by John Cowan ("Little Match Girl", Comfort & Joy) and Sara Watkins ("Lock & Key", Sun Midnight Sun). Jenny Anne’s music pays homage to her bluegrass roots as she chronicles the westward journey of a generation, a family, and a sound, in a style all her own. She is an American Songstress.
The Mae Trio
The Mae Trio
Melbourne’s The Mae Trio return with their unique contemporary twist on folk music with their sophomore album, Take Care Take Cover, set for release April 2017.

Their debut album, Housewarming earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year and saw them tour Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Edmonton Folk Festival, Canada, and Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia.

The trio comprising of Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukulele, guitar and vocals), sister Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals), grew up steeped in music. Elsie and Maggie played in their family band and spent their childhood going to music festivals and camps, choir rehearsals and concerts while Anita with her classical pianist mother and folk enthusiast father, grew up playing in orchestras, string quartets and jazz ensembles.

When Maggie and Elsie asked Anita to play the cello on an album they were recording with their family band in 2011, little did any of them know they were embarking on an adventure which would change their lives, and see them throw in the towel of their regular jobs/degrees/lives.

The trio decamped to Nashville Tennessee to record with producer and engineer Erick Jaskowiak (Crooked Still, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, The Waifs). The album features guest performances by The Stray Bird’s Maya De’Vitry; Darrell Scott, The Time Jumper’s Jeff Taylor; Victor Krauss; Jano Rix; and Kai Welch. Speaking of the recording experience Maggie says“The day after we arrived we got snowed in for four days in the third highest snowfall in Nashville on record. As three Australians who have never been snowed in anywhere this was a huge thrill! The slightly isolated location of the studio also gave us the space and peace to record something that was sincerely and completely ourselves.

Take Care Take Cover is releasedon April 13th 2017 and the trio are set to tour North America this summer.
The Brad Keeler Trio
Brad Keeler is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, composer, and interpreter of Vintage Music. Either solo or with the Brad Keeler Trio, featuring multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Linda Parman and bassist/vocalist Jim Pittman, he can be seen and heard at the Inland Northwest's premier cultural events including ARTFEST (2011,2014 Browne's Addition, Spokane), ART ON THE GREEN (2012,2013,2014,2015Coeur d'Alene, ID), the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival (2014 Medical Lake), the Lewiston Valley Bluegrass Festival (2014), the Spokane Fall Folk Festival (2000-2014), the Manito Park Concert series (2013,2014, 2015, 2016 Spokane), the Sutton Park Concert Series (2015 Cheney) and the Deer Park Summer Concert Series (2015, 2016 Mix Park) as well as numerous other venues and events. His multi-instrumentalist artistry (flatpick & fingerpick guitar slide guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, violin, piano, bass, washboard and more) can be heard on the numerous self-produced recordings he has released since 1997. You can also find Brad Keeler solo or with the trio on youtube and audio and video samples at
If you like your roots music played acoustic, you've come to the right place!
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201