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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

Friday June 21st
at the Laurelthirst Public House
w Sweet Bean Selene
and Miriam Hacksaw.
9 pm


Sunday June 23rd
at the Edgefield Brew Fest
Troutdale, Ore.
12-1:30 pm

Thursday July 4th
at Laurelhurst Park
w Johnny Franco & Real Brother Dom Variety Show
6-9 pm

Thursday July 4th
at Starday Tavern

Thursday August 1st
at Starday Tavern
9 pm

Saturday August 17th
at Skyway Bar & Grill
Crawdad Fest
12-2:30 pm

Thursday September 5th
at Starday tavern
9 pm

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 (
to our store on


Blue Flags & Black Grass has been performing in Portland and the PNW for over 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

Dumpster Joe - Res-o-phonic Guitar, Harps

Elwood Johncox - Upright Bass

Aaron Koch - Washboard

Jeffrey Reynolds - Fiddle

Andrew Alikhanov - Clarinet

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