2005 Bluewaters Bluegrass Festival, Medical Lake WA
Photos from Sunday by Brad Sondahl

The day started off with open mic featuring a lot of fine local talent. This group called itself Route 395.

These folks were from Castlegar B.C.

The crowd this year was the largest yet.  I guess there were about 200 people there Sunday.

The final open mic-ers were the Panhandle Polecats from Rathdrum, Idaho,
with Pat Foster on the bass.


Big Red Barn got a lot of rhythm into tunes like a reggae version of St. Anne's Reel.
A new CD  is incipient.

Broken ValleyRoadshow from Montana featured smooth vocal harmonies.

Hit and Run Bluegrass showed the polish of a touring band with hot licks, from Colorado.


A few old and young were dancing on the green.

The "almost house band" Jack Straw from Portland played for the 4th time in the festival's 4 year history.
A new record turnout helps ensure there'll be a fifth festival next year...

To the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association homepage.