ECR Tiny Stage Concert Series

Coming to the Tiny Stage in June

Killdeer String Band

June 24th @ 7:00 pm

This LIVE event has limited seating available (Covid-19 Phase 3 Indoor Gathering Restrictions apply) join us for a great night of music at the 420 Loft Art Gallery on our Tiny Stage or listen with friends and family at home, streaming to you live on Ellensburg Community Radio. Just click Live 365 at the top of this page, or say, “Alexa, play Ellensburg Community Radio” she’s a fan…what can we say.

Black and white photo by Rob Fraser

About the band

Formed in the foothills of the central Washington in 2016, the Killdeer String Bandis a four-piece instrumental acoustic group that performs a mix of original and traditional music, with a signature high-energy delivery. Playing a range of styles from Irish to gypsy, and Bavarian to bluegrass, they have focused on creating an honest blend of music the members love to play. With roots in traditional Celtic fiddling and classical violin, Jenny Humphrey contributes soaring melodies and dynamic swells. With a background in Turkish oud and Hindustani classical music, guitarist Josh Humphrey provides backing harmonies and melodic counterpoint. Comprised of brothers Jacob Gibbens on percussion and Justin Gibbens on upright bass, this rhythm section drives the group with their 20+ years of combined experience playing in a variety of rock and jazz projects.

While contending with the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Killdeer String Band focused on recording and producing their second full-length album, Wise Fools at Velvetone Studios with support from the Ellensburg Arts Commission. As restrictions continue to lift, they look forward to the opportunity to share songs from this studio project and other pieces from their repertoire. Whether it’s an Irish jig or an instrumental cover of Hey Jude, the Killdeer String Band explores the delicious sonic boundaries of traditional acoustic music.

“They were amazing, a perfect complement to the view!”

Mark Pickerel, musician, commenting on the Killdeer String Band at an outdoor event in the Cascade foothills.

“I did listen to your album with my wife over breakfast and we both thought it was very cool. Loved the Brexit arrangement too. When we heard the intro, my wife pointed out “Hey that’s Crazy Train!” – A stroke of genius :D”

Steve Owen, musician

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How to Listen on Mobile Device and Alexa

Go to iphone App Store or Android Play Store and search Live365 and download app on to your phone. Then you can listen to ECR on the go and never miss a show, event, or program again.

Ask Alexa to perform this task once “Alexa, ENABLE Live365 Skill.”
To listen say “Alexa, PLAY Live365”
You will then be prompted to pick a station say “PLAY Ellensburg Community Radio”

Who Are We?

Ellensburg Community Radio (ECR) is a local nonprofit radio station operated by a group of local citizens who want the community to come together and have fun. We want to share stories, music, news, and upcoming events and to celebrate the diversity and interesting characters who make up our town. We are all different, and that’s a very good thing.

ECR began its live internet radio stream in late October 2014 Our goal is to showcase our community’s diverse identity and provide a unique service of education, information, and entertainment.

If you’d like to help us achieve these goals, we invite you to get involved in a number of different ways. We’re currently looking for new members on our board of directors, and we are always seeking volunteers to work on a number of different committees. And if you’ve always dreamed of hosting a radio program, just let us know about your ideas, and we’ll get you started with your own show!

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