Shady Grove Folk Band

Shady Grove delights its audiences with a wide variety of fun and lively folk songs from the 1960s, including favorites of The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four. This all-acoustic group features strong three-part vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar, banjo, mandolin and upright bass.

Shady Grove album One More Town
The Seine
Corey, Corey
Tom Dooley
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Bay of Mexico
Reuben James
So Hi
Green Fields
Jamaica Farewell
El Matador
Chilly Winds
Gue Gue
Zombie Jamboree
Yellow Bird
Molly Dee
Recorded at Toolshed SoundLab~ Produced by George Rezendes~ Sound Assistant John Snelgrove

Visit CD Baby to hear clips of the songs!

To book the band, contact Don Fristoe

Based in Port Townsend, WA

"One More Song" is also available at:
Crossroads Music (2100 Lawrence St., Port Townsend)
Quimper Sound (230 Taylor St., Port Townsend)
Metro Bagels (1980 W. Sims Way, Port Townsend)
1012 Coffee Bar (1012 Lawrence St., Port Townsend)
Oak Bay Animal Hospital* (975 Oak Bay Rd, Port Hadlock)
*10% of sales at Hank Snelgrove's Oak Bay Animal Hospital
go into the Angel Fund for pets.

Shady Grove: One More Song


Mail $17 payable to Don Fristoe to:
Don Fristoe
2159 Victoria Avenue
Port Townsend, WA  98368


You might say Shady Grove was born in the '50s and '60s,
when four young kids first heard folk music.

Chet Rideout (5-string banjo, 4-string banjo, mandolin, vocals)
My early musical training was in violin and, in college, I purchased a mandolin. In 1974, in Indiana, I played mandolin and banjo in a folk duet, The Millrat and the Professor, and led folk sing-alongs at the Indiana Dunes. For several years, I was the lead in a barbershop quartet in Colorado. Now I'm excited to be performing 1960s' folk harmony with Shady Grove.

Larry Costello (guitar, vocals)
I was raised in a family of musicians and learned to play on my grandfather's guitar. Since the age of 5, I've been singing. I've been the lead vocalist in a wide of styles, including folk, rock and gospel. In the '60s, our trio, The Cavaliers, were dubbed "folk singing teen stars" by Bay Area press. No matter where I live, or what I do for a living, I'm always singing!

Don Fristoe (guitar, vocals)
At the tender age of 8, I met my first love—folk music. With the help of Mel Bay's books, a guitar, and some Beach Boy records, I learned the basics of the guitar chords. With no patience to learn rock, I hung up the guitar after a lost year in college. In 2008, a chance meeting with my new neighbor, Larry Costello, reawakened all the memories of those great years of folk music.

Hank Snelgrove (bass)
As a teenager in the '60s, I was part of the Colorado folk scene, playing guitar and harmonica. I did a very brief stint as a rock electric bass player. For the last 30 years, the acoustic double bass has been my instrument of choice. My musical tastes vary: folk, bluegrass, blues, jazz, Latin and Brazilian choro. I started out trying to play like Danny Thompson—and I'm still trying!

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2012 Concert Calendar

March 4, 2012
Shady Grove CD Release Party
5pm @ The Upstage Bistro

March 28
Recording for movie soundtrack

April 17
Seaport Landing

April 27
OlyCAP Volunteer Luncheon

June 1
Port Townsend Library Open House
@Mountain View Commons

June 5
Valley Tavern

June 10
Private Party

June 23
Port Townsend Farmers' Market

June 24
Chimacum Farmers' Market

June 26
Valley Tavern (Steak Night!)

June 27
Port Townsend Brewing Company

June 30

July 1
Private Party

July 18
Port Townsend Farmers' Market

July 24
Valley Tavern (Steak Night!)

August 4
Friends of Fort Flagler Concert

August 7
Valley Tavern (Steak Night!)

August 10
Jefferson County Fair

August 11
Jefferson County Fair

August 14
Sequim's Music in the Park

August 17
Clallam County Fair
4–5pm & 8–9pm

August 18
Valley Tavern
Old Fashioned Summer BBQ

August 19
Port Townsend Brewing Company

August 23
Trinity United Methodist Church
Candlelight Concert

August 26
Chimacum Farmers' Market

August 30
Port Townsend Concert on the Pier

August 31
Valley Tavern

September 9
Wooden Boat Festival
Main Stage

September 12
Port Townsend Farmers' Market


All songs licensed by Shady Grove:

One More Town 2:56 (J. Stewart****)
The Seine 3:04 (Irving Burgess********)
Corey, Corey 2:06 (Dave Guard****)
Tom Dooley 3:12 (D. Guard**)
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere 3:23 (Dylan PKA Bob Dylan*)
Bay of Mexico 2:55 (Dave Guard**)
Reuben James 3:11 (Woody Guthrie*********)
So Hi 2:31 (Reynolds, Shane, Stewart*******)
Green Fields 3:29 (Miller, Gilkyson, Dehr*****)
Jamaica Farewell 2:43 (Lord Burgess***)
El Matador 2:21 (J. Bowers, T. Burgess*******)
Chilly Winds 2:52 (Stewart Phillips*******)
Gue Gue 2:44 (Shane, Guard, Reynolds**)
Zombie Jamboree 3:05 (Conrad Eugene Mauge, Jr.******)
Yellow Bird 2:57 (Alan Bergman, Norman Luboff, Marilyn Keith**********)
Molly Dee 2:11 (J. Stewart*******)

*Dwarf Music **Beechwood Music Corp ***Shari Music Publishing Corp **** Unichappell Music Inc
***** EMI Blackwood Music Inc ******Cromwell Music Inc OBO Hollis Music Inc
******* Unichappell Music Inc OBO Atzal Music Inc ********Warner Bros Music, a Div of Warner Bros Inc
********* Universal-MCA Music Publishing Div of Universal Music Corp
**********Spirit Two Music OBO Spirit Services Holdings; Walton Music Corp


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