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Blue Flags & Black Grass

We had a great time in Alaska!


Fairview Inn - Talkeetna, AK


Mountain High Pizza Pie - Talkeetna, AK

Upcoming Shows

Thurs March 12th

w Mad Mike (MDC NRF)

& Dumpster Joe

Starday Tavern

SE Foster
9 o'clock


Tues March 17th

St. Paddy's Day

w Francis Motherwort

Alberta Street Pub



Thurs March 19th

w the Knitpickers & Cat Bird Seat
White Eagle

8 pm

March 27th-29th

Spring Art Fair

w Baby Gramps

Roseburg Ore.

Thurs April 9th

w Hairy Mary & the Barrys

Starday Tavern

9 pm

Tues April 14th

w Left Coast Country



Sat May 9th

Bridgetown Bluegrass Fest

Portland, Ore

Thurs May 14th

w the Sweet Old Souls

Starday Tavern


May 22nd-24th

Trapper Creek Bluegrass Fest
Trapper Creek, Alaska

Sun May 31st

Mountain High Pizza Pie

Talkeetna, Alaska

7 pm

June 5th-7th

Granite Creek Pickers Retreat

Palmer/Fishhook Alaska


We have t-shirts and backpatches for sale!  Email us at


Our New Albums is out and available to purchase as either download or Compact Disc!! Follow the link (

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Blue Flags & Black Grass has been performing in Portland and the PNW for nearly 10 years. This past summer, BFBG had a great adventure playing around Alaska. You can typically find Blue Flags at summer festivals such as NW Folklife, Oregon Country Fair, Sh'Bang, Cascadia Rendezvous and other events. Blue Flags has been hosting jug band workshops for kids and adults alike. In February,  Blue Flags released their latest album, Sweet Dee's Kitchen.

Blue Flags & Black Grass is a combination of many flavors of acoustic American Roots Music.  With the instrumentation of Banjo, Res-o-phonic Guitar, Fiddle, Washboard, Kazoo and Upright Bass, Blue Flags emulates the String Bands of the 1920s and ‘30s. Their typical gig will blend Ragtime, Viper Jazz, Country Blues, Old-Time, Jug Band and Bluegrass. As well as performing classic standards and dusting off hidden gems, Blue Flags also features original songs by Flip ‘Fats’ McGuire.

Flip McGuire - Banjo, Res-o-phonic Guitar, Kazoo

Jason Reichert - Res-o-phonic Guitar, Harps

Elwood Johncox - Upright Bass

Aaron Koch - Washboard

Jeffrey Reynolds - Fiddle

Andrew Alikhanov - Clarinet

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