Buttercup Lane members, from left, Dave Keyte, Diane Johnson, Mike Johnson and Rodger Bigelow will perform Tuesday for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Music Live at One series.

Buttercup Lane members, from left, Dave Keyte, Diane Johnson, Mike Johnson and Rodger Bigelow will perform Tuesday for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Music Live at One series.

Buttercup Lane plans musical trip for Music Live

SEQUIM — Organizers are pushing on with Music Live at One this month after snow postponed February’s show to May.

Buttercup Lane will perform at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. The half-hour concert is followed by camaraderie and dessert in the parish hall.

Tickets are $10. They can be purchased in advance at the church office from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays, or at the door. All proceeds go to local, regional and global concerns.

The four-piece band covers music from many genres ranging from classic rock to blues to country to jazz to swing. Members include Mike Johnson on ukulele and vocals; Diane Johnson on lead vocals and harmony; Rodger Bigelow on lead guitar; and Dave Keyte on the electronic wind instrument (EWI).

Buttercup Lane plans to take the audience on a musical journey from the 1920s to the 1960s covering several musical genres.

They’ll start with the early pop standard “My Blue Heaven,” followed by the western swing song “Choo Choo Ch’boogie” from 1946.

The quartet then will play folk and country songs “San Francisco Blues” and “A Good Woman’s Love” along with the rock ’n’ roll song “C’est La Vie.”

They’ll finish the show with the numbers “Baby What You Want Me To Do,” and “Just A Closer Walk With Thee.”

Diane Johnson has sung with various groups since the mid-1960s. She was with the Doodletown Pipers when they performed on several television variety specials and on “The Red Skelton Show.”

She also was involved in musical theater, appearing in “The Music Man” and “Oliver,” and she sang in an award-winning barbershop chorus in Bellevue and several barbershop quartets in the Seattle area.

Mike Johnson currently plays in two ukulele groups — Ukuleles Unite and the Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers and shares a unique sound with his acoustic/electric baritone ukulele at shows.

Bigelow’s roots derive from Pacific Northwest garage band-style he played as a musician since the early 1960s in Pierce County. Bigelow also has played lead guitar for the Buck Ellard Band and for the recently retired dance band Round Trip.

Keyte has been playing some kind of musical instrument since the age of 5 and switched from the saxophone to the EWI later in life. The EWI has about 50 programmed sounds to chose from, so whether Buttercup Lane needs an organ sound, a sax and/or a trombone, he can do it all on the EWI.

Music Live at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was founded more than 30 years ago as a musical outreach to the community.

The next show is classical pianist Anson Ka Lik Sin on April 9 and Heidi Fivash’s concert of classical Romantic era compositions has been rescheduled for May 14 as a celebratory conclusion to the Music Live season.

For more information, call 360-683-4862.

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