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About the Band
Clayton Kaiser

Guitar - Mandolin - Vocals

"Is this Maxican Music?"

Andy Lowe

Bass

 "Literally the only serious person in the band"

Kelly Erb

Fiddle - Vocals

"I love your bluegrass voice with a love like a possum on fire."

Nick McLean

Guitar - Vocals

"Pick come up on me again, dag-nabbit."

There aren’t many musical conglomerates that can boast like The Mighty Dreadful. Through hard work and determination, they have established themselves as one of Washington’s most prolific and dynamic bluegrass groups.

 

Founders Kelly and Clayton first crossed paths through craigslist and a mutual enthusiasm for all things country music. They immediately began hunting for gigs and other folks to play with. Their living-room recordings earned them a slot at the 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival, after which they were praised for their vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess. Their dedication to art landed them a premier spot at the Ocean Shores-based ABC Fest in February of 2016.

 

March brought the inclusion of Andy Lowe and Nick Mclean on the upright bass and lead guitar, respectively. Both are longtime friends and troublemaking companions of Clay, and as such, a natural fit. The newly arranged stringband has since recorded eight original songs, and a variety of covers. When not in the studio, the Dreadful combine to form a musical juggernaut on stage, captivating audiences with strong vocal harmonies and self-deprecating humor.

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