Barn Owls @ The Tractor with Chatham County Line

So are you wondering when we’re ever playing in Seattle again?  Here’s your chance to see the Barn Owls live in Seattle, at one of our favorite venues in town.  We met the fellows of Chatham County Line, hailing from Raleigh, NC, while in Spokane for the Bluewaters Bluegrass Festival this past summer, and we are excited to be opening up for their set on Sunday, Oct. 23rd in Ballard at the Tractor Tavern.  Come say hello, and get your tickets here!! Hoo!


Dare to Be Square West, November 11-14

D2BS is coming to town!! Early Bird Registration ends Oct. 1, so get your tickets soon! Brittany is coordinating the work trade, and Kate is coordinating the housing for out-of-towners, so get in touch with us for more info on those opportunities.

Register yourself at, and join in for a weekend of music and dancing.  Also register to vote, duh!

Highlights include a Friday night dance played by yours truly, 7:30pm, Saturday/Sunday workshops and evening dance/concert, and a Monday Stragglers Brunch + Tractor dance. Venues include Leif Erikson Hall, Fremont Abbey & the Tractor Tavern. All details to be found at, including registration and work trade opportunities.

Here’s a draft schedule for the Barn Owls’ involvement during weekend:
Evening Public Dance, 7:30-11pm w. Susan Michaels calling
10:30-11:45AM – Barn Owls playing for workshop w. Susan Michaels calling
1-2PM – Stringband 101 Workshop
 2:15-3:15PM – Fiddle Workshop w. Brittany, Singing Waltzes w. Hanna, Kate, & Katy
10-11:15AM – Dance/calling workshop w. Susan Michaels calling
2:15-3:15PM – Dance/calling workshop w. Bill Ohse calling
3:30-4:30PM – Callers’ Practice Session


50 Years of Folk – Seattle Folklore Society (Fiddle Workshop)

Are you a roots musician/appreciator and would like a *free* opportunity to jam, attend workshops, sing, and dance in your Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood?  Coming right up….An all-day Free Folk Festival and evening Showcase Concert to celebrate the Seattle Folklore Society’s 50th Year!

Brittany Newell of the Barn Owls will be hosting an old-time fiddle workshop featuring the fiddling of Kenny Baker starting at 12:00 on Saturday, 9/17.  Stop by and say hello!

Check out more details and a schedule for the day here