By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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PORT ANGELES — Abby Mae Latson and Dillan Witherow, those Port Angeles-bred sweethearts, will bring their brand of folk and rock up to the stage high above the Next Door gastropub, 113 W. First St., tonight.
Abby Mae's band, known as Witherow, will appear alongside Bre'r Rabbit, a popular group from Bellingham, and there's no cover charge on the 9 p.m. show.
The Witherow lineup is modified a little from previous gigs: Latson will sing and share the keyboard and electric and acoustic guitars with Dillan, while Jason Taylor handles bass and drums and newcomer Sean Burton makes an appearance on bass.
“It's going to be a really fun show,” Latson promised, adding that Next Door's play space is highly unusual.
“I have to tell you, I really love that stage,” she said.
“Looking up from the floor level, you think that someone could fall right off of it, but it's not like that. You step out onto the stage, look into the audience and you can see everyone on the floor looking back up at you.
“A band doesn't usually get the opportunity to see every person in the audience from a birds-eye view.”
Bre'r Rabbit, a two-woman, two-man band specializing in “folk-stomp Americana,” was voted Bellingham's Best Band in 2013, and has a new album out called “The Wild North.”
The group will start this evening with about an hour of music, and then, Latson predicted, Witherow will ascend to the platform around 10 p.m.
For more about the bands, see www.Brerrabbitmusic.com and www.Witherowmusic.com, and for details about Next Door, phone 360-504-2613.