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Elena Delisle-Perry: Guitar, Vocals

Elena Delisle-Perry

 

Elena DeLisle-Perry is a guitarist and music teacher who lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.  Elena spent her formative years in Sonoma County, CA, studying jazz in school and playing in Bluegrass bands such as the Skiffle Symphony and The Tanglefoot Quartet.  She holds a B.A in Jazz guitar.  

Elena has worked extensively with fiddler Paul Anastasio on his project to save and bring back to life the incredible music from Tierra Caliente, Mexico.  She plays Calentano music in the group
Paul Anastasio & Fire of Tierra Caliente. In addition to performing several times a year, they periodically leads jams and teach workshops.

In addition to the Go Outside and Playboys, Elena also plays in Toulooloo, a traditional Cajun dance band.  She teaches private lessons and preschool and elementary level music classes.  Elena also owns and directs Shoreline Music Together, a family music program.

 


Adam Bratman: Steel Guitar, Vocals

Adam Bratman: steel guitar

 

Adam Bratman hails from New York originally, but has called Seattle his home for the last 25 years. Cutting his teeth playing in punk rock bands, Adam was the guitarist for 90's Sub Pop band Sick and Wrong before being drawn to Country Music and the steel guitar.         

Adam has played and traveled with artists Knut Bell, The Hank Williams Revue, Latigo Lace and backed classic Rockabilly artists Robert Gordon, Paul Burlison, Joe Clay, Ray Campi and Candye Kane. Most recently Adam has been playing with live karaoke band Karaokegrass, where audience members get up and sing karaoke hits with a live Bluegrass band. Adam is known for playing the rare Bigsby steel guitar,coveted by the original swing steel players of the 40's and 50's. Damn nice guy. Buy him an IPA when you see him.

 


Taylor Kent: Upright Bass, Vocals

Taylor Kent: bass

 Taylor Kent is an active performer and educator in the Northwest.  Hailing from Portland, OR, Taylor has resided in the Pacific Northwest his entire life.  In the greater Seattle area, he can be found performing in a variety of musical settings, including orchestral, and traditional jazz and folk music.

As a freelancing musician, Taylor regularly performs with numerous swing, dixieland, and bluegrass ensembles around the greater Seattle area, including Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band, Dave Holo's Hot Four, and Falty and the Defects.  Additionally, Taylor has participated in national and international tours and continues to travel on a regular basis, performing at venues all over the country.

He currently holds a position with the Spokane Symphony, a post he has held since 2010.  In 2012, he served as a guest faculty artist at The Seasons Festival in Yakima, WA.  Taylor attended the University of Washington where he studied under Barry Lieberman.  

 


Pete Martin: Electric Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocals

Pete Martin: fiddle, mandolin

Pete Martin has been called a "national class mandolin and fiddle player" by the Portland Oregonian and “an impressive multi instrumentalist" by SPBGMA Bluegrass Music News.  Playing fiddle, mandolin, guitar and tenor guitar he has performed and recorded with many Northwest artists. 

Pete is a former National Adult Fiddle Champion and has placed in the top 5 at the National Mandolin Contest. He writes a regular instructional column for Mandolin Magazine and has authored 14 instructional books on mandolin and fiddle playing. 

 

Pete is a full time private lesson teacher in Issaquah and Seattle and gives lessons via Skype all over the world.  In addition to the Go Outside and Playboys, Pete currently plays Bluegrass with The Neighborhood Boys, High and Lonesome and Jazz with the Pete Martin Trio.

 

Information on his publications, recordings and music lessons is available at www.PetimarPress.com and www.Jazz-Mandolin.com

 

"Pete Martin is an impressive multi instrumentalist" 

          Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association 

(SPBGMA) - Bluegrass Music News

"Pete Martin is a national class mandolin and fiddle player"

          Portland Oregonian

"What really makes the bands (Skyline Drifters) work extra special is addition of instrumental passages that blend the fanciful flight of jazz and western swing with the solid, right on the money beat of bluegrass.  Mandolinist Pete Martin does especially well at this, and deserves a compliment for approaching this type of material with his own invention."

          Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

"One of the best mandolinists and fiddlers in the northwest"

          Vashon (WA) News