Thursday, April 6th - The Crow Quill Night Owls

For the first time ever in Arcata, the Sanctuary is proud to present The Crow Quill Night Owls, an amazing jug band from Port Townsend, WA. Their songbook and style is an homage to the old, weird Americana music of the 20's and 30's, and we have good reason to believe there will be some serious dancing at this performance.

The Crow Quill Night Owls were formed in 2007 by musician / 78 Collector- Kit "Stymee" Stovepipe, and tenor banjoist/ vocalist- Windy City Alex.

The group plays a mix of early blues, jazz, tin pan ally pop songs, ragtime, jug band, and hillbilly music from the 1920's and 30's. They also put their love of old silent films, comics, and bizarre cartoons of the past into the original artwork they create for their albums.

In the style of the Memphis Jug Band, they have a pool of musicians they draw from for gigs, recording dates, and tours, so you can often hear some of the best underground musicians of this style in their band.

The band has toured with the belly dance group "The Indigo" in their "Le Serpent Rouge" variety show, performed as part of Baby Gramp's band, Kit "Stymee" Stovepipe has opened for blues legend Honey Boy Edwards, as well as surf legend Dick Dale, and Los Lobos. The band has also toured with and recorded two albums as the Garden of Joy Jug Band with Maria Muldaur.

Both Garden of Joy albums featured Kit "Stymee" Stovepipe as the main guitarist, playing with John Sebastian, David Grisman and Dan Hicks. The first of the two was nominated for a Grammy!

They've played from west coast, to east coast on street corners, at festivals, in rundown bars, house shows, big concert halls, and down in the subways of New York.

They've been performing strange and familiar early American Music on makeshift and traditional instruments, since as early as 2001, and have recorded 4 albums as the Crow Quill Night Owls.

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