The Cascadia Folk Quartet plays an exquisite and versatile blend of modern folk music. Sharing a love of music in the folk tradition, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson, Lawrence Huntley and Chip Cohen have performed and toured together for many years. They call Oregon's Willamette Valley home.
The Quartet provides a memorable evening of superb music presented with wit and charm. Traditional and original songs with harmony vocals are accompanied by hammer dulcimers, guitar, fiddle and bass.
Audiences are delighted by their dynamic instrumental arrangements. These fellows are confident performers who quickly put an audience at ease. Drawing on a wealth of experience entertaining throughout the West, the band delivers an energetic and inspired concert performance.
Cascadia Folk Quartet plays a unique fusion of traditional and modern music featuring the strong hammer dulcimer playing of Mick Doherty and Lawrence Huntley, with the big rhythm guitar style of Kevin Shay Johnson, and the playful fiddling of Chip Cohen.
Taking full advantage of the percussive possibilities of the dulcimer, combined with solid guitar and fiddle work, the Quartet is able to deliver a rich variety of music. They can rip up a breakdown with the best of 'em or serve up the sweetest melody with all the trimmings. Not to be overlooked, Kevin's voice is on the band's biggest assets. The guy has definitely got a set of pipes!