Pickled Okra is on extended hiatus. We will not be booking any more shows until further notice... We love you guys and we'll certainly let ya know when we're back at it but for now the plan is to stay off our elbows for at least 6 months to a year ... In the meantime we'll be off resting our weary bones... We'll miss you all of course! Happy 2016!
old-fangled new-fashioned music
They have a special appeal, partly because they dole out “Pickled” versions of pop/rock tunes (by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Bob Marley, to name a few), but also because of their playful antics, single mic choreography, dressing in early appalachian finery, and being, as one fan put it, “like raw milk - no BHT”.
They’ve gained recognition in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for their performances, having appeared at such venues as....
Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, WA
Wild and Scenic Music Festival in Leavenworth, WA
George Washington Bluegrass Festival in George, WA
Wintergrass in Bellevue, WA
Ollala Bluegrass & Beyond Festival in Ollala, WA
Newport Music Festival in Newport, WA
Lights of Christmas, Warm Beach, WA
Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA
Crocodile, Seattle WA
Triple Door's Musiquarium, Seattle WA
ACT Theatre, Seattle, WA
Third Place Books, Seattle WA
Rollin’ Log Tavern, Issaquah , WA
Northwest Center Derby, Seattle, WA
Magnusson Community Center, Seattle, WA
Four Lakes Fall Festival, Issaquah, WA
Clothes for Kids, Bothel, WA
Bellevue Library, Bellevue, WA
Private Event Venues
Tierra Retreat, Leavenworth, WA
Guemes Island Resort, Guemes Island, WA
Robin Hood Village, Union, WA
Wallace Falls Lodge, Gold Bar, WA
Kiana Lodge, Poulsbo, WA
Rock Creek Gardens, Puyallup, WA
Alderbrook Resort, Union, WA
Sole Repair, Seattle, WA
Flying Horse Ranch, Cle Elum, WA
Vessel Wines, Woodinville, WA
Oak Knoll Farm, Friday Harbor, WA
Roche Harbor Resort, Friday Harbor, WA
Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA
Skip Rock Distillery, Snohomish, WA
- Teresa Carlile - 9/28/2012 Brandi Carlile's wedding, Enumclaw, WA
"Pickled Okra was absolutely AMAZING! They arrived on time...set up...and got to work! The crowd really loved their energy."
-Katie H. 5/4/2012 - Fundraiser in Seattle, WA
"You guys rocked the house with your personalities and music! Everyone is still talking about you guys and hope you will be back to play at the Red Dog again. Thank you for making the party a success! If anyone is looking for a band that will knock it out of the park hire Pickled Okra!!! Thanks again!!"
- Jennifer F. - 10/22/2011 Red Dog Saloon Birthday Party, Maple Valley, WA
"We loved having Pickled Okra play our Dept of Family Medicine picnic. They arrived on time and in style and were super friendly and wonderful. Excellent musicians too, playing MANY of my favorite songs, even without request, they just "get it." I really enjoyed their music as did everyone at the party and I will seek them out for my future listening pleasure, thank you!"
- Amanda H. - 8/16/2011 Company picnic, Seattle, WA
"I booked Pickled Okra for a Industry Networking and BBQ event. They were absolutely awesome to work with! A very talented and professional group! Everyone raved about them!! I highly recommend them and will be looking for a chance to hire them again!"
- Lorrie S. - 7/15/2011 Corporate function, Seattle, WA
"Thank you for coming into the Cloudview Farm/community and sharing your talents and energy with all of the 'Co-creators' and Guests therein assembled. It was just a magical night for me and everyone is still abuzz with what a fun time was had! I, personally, can't thank You enough!!! That fine line of energy exchange between Entertainers and Entertainees seemed to vanish and a higher plateau was reached! Everyone wants you back next year, again! Thanks for helping co-Create a wonderful experience for ALL"
. - Jim Baird - 8/22/2011 Cloudview Farm Community event, Royal City, WA
"Pickled Okra exceeded my wildest hopes in all aspects of their contribution to our celebration. They were professional, friendly, accommodating, wildly entertaining, and FUN! Our guests, a number of whom are musicians, were blown away and asked for their business card. We will recommend them highly and certainly will book them again in future!"
- Jan M. - 4/28/2011 Private Party, Mountlake Terrace, WA
"Husband and wife team Todd and Paisley Gray...prove that old-time bluegrass is not the property solely of those who have assimilated it from an early age in it's spiritual heartlands."
- David Innes - 7/11/2012 Rock & Reel Magazine, UK
"This rootsy team plays with verve and sings with glee, and their bubbly style will have you humming right along"
. - Gwendolyn E. - 1/30/2011 Seattle Weekly Magazine
"...their delightful old-timey look at life produced a harvest of original songs filled with bouncy rhythms, intriguing lyric juxtapositions, and a sense of humor that tickles the senses. Yummy!"
- Brenda - 5/7/2012 California Bluegrass Association