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 'Fats' McGuire - Vox, Banjo, Resophonic Guitar
Jason 'Dr. Sass' Reichart - Resophonic Guitar, Vox
Susanna Low-Beer - Fiddle, Vox
Elwood Johncox - Bass
Aaron Koch - Washboard
Previous Members n Good Ol' Stand-bys
Darren Moore - Bass
Tim 'Eugene Jeans' Long - Washboard
Dumpster Joe - Vox, Resophonic Guitar, Kazoo
Josh McLaughlin - Washboard, Cornet
David Gerow - Fiddle, Mandolin
Hans - Fiddle, Vox
Shawn 'The Duke of' Northrup - Vox, Guitar
Brien 'Bobo' McMullen - Bass
Allen Clayton - Guitar, Bass
Mary Mack - Vox, Banjo, Ruckus
Lowell John Mitchell - Jug
Places we've played aside from the street...
Oregon Country Fair
Clinton Street Stomp
Jelly Roll Jamboree
Fight Church T.V.
2014 '13 Northwest FolkLife Fest - Seattle, Wash.
2014 Cascade Wildlands benefit Square Dance
2014 Crawdad Fest, Skyway BBQ
2013 Cascadia RagTime Rendezvous JugBand Jubilee
2013 Portland CockTail Week
2013 Portland Cinco de Mayo Half-Marathon
2011 Mountain Stomp
Hollywood Theater for Eco-Film Fest
Bangladesh Benefit at Portland Insite Meditation Center
W.O.W. Hall opening for HillStomp
Sam Bond's Garage opening for Two Man Gentlemen Band
Black Forge Coffee House - Pitsburgh, Penn.
Murphy's Tap Room - Pittsburgh, Penn.
Braceland - Edinboro, Penn.
Axe & Fiddle - Cottage Grove, Ore.
Trillium Cafe - Hood River Ore.
Clinton St. Theater
Stock & Barrel
Al Forno Ferruzza & the Elixir Lab
Pub at the End of the Universe
Woody Guthrie, Baby Gramps, Mississippi Sheiks, Memphis Jug Band, Gus Cannon and His Jug Stompers, Mississippi John Hurt, Bessie Smith, Django Reinhardt, Skip James, Dock Boggs, Dave van Ronk, Uncle Dave Macon, Holy Modal Rounders, Leon Redbone, Conjugal Visitors, Crow Quill Night Owls, Gallus Brothers, Dunghill Rooster Strutters, Dumpster Joe and His Jungle Juice Jug Blowers, Rollin' Joe Jordan