KPBX provided some relief from the effects of the Wind Storm with a FREE KPBX Kids' Concert Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. The Bing Crosby Theater's full power and heat attracted around 200 people to the event featuring one of Spokane's hottest Bluegrass groups, Brown's Mountain Boys.
Three members -- Mark Harding, Dan Gore and Kelly Bogan -- had played together for years in "Molly & Tenbrooks," and added the 'fiddle hotshot' Aaron Castilla to round out the quartet.
After their 2013 debut at the Newport Music Festival open mic stage, they got several invitations to perform, including the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival.
At the free KPBX Kids' Concert, the foursome will feature traditional Bluegrass songs and original compositions. In honor of the season, the Brown’s Mountain Boys plan to touch on the themes of family, harvest and thanksgiving.
Kelly Bogan is one of the most sought-after banjo and dobro players and instructors in the area. Dan Gore has played mandolin since his early years in North Carolina and has recorded with Tim O'Brien and Pete Rowan. Mark Harding has been a long-time presence on bass and guitar in many Inland Northwest bands. And Aaron Castilla — still in his teens — has been turning heads for the past decade with his amazing fiddle work.
The originally-scheduled group for this KPBX Kids' Concert will perform on April 2, 2016.