Musical duo, Squirrel Butter, will perform Saturday evening at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center as part of the ongoing Concerts in the Woods series. — Submitted.

Musical duo, Squirrel Butter, will perform Saturday evening at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center as part of the ongoing Concerts in the Woods series. — Submitted.

Squirrel Butter to perform in Coyle

The ongoing Concerts in the Woods series continues this Saturday with the musical duo.

COYLE — Although they’re a musical duo, audience members can expect to hear more than two instruments Saturday during the Concerts in the Woods series.

Musical duo Squirrel Butter will perform Saturday evening at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center as part of the ongoing series.

The duo consists of Charlie Beck on banjo, fiddle and steel guitar, and Charmaine Slaven on guitar and fiddle. Both sing.

“I am very pleased to introduce Coyle to our next duo, Squirrel Butter, who I have known mostly from their previous project, The Tallboys,” said Norm Johnson, Coyle concerts founder.

The Tallboys were “a very active Seattle string band that led Square Dances at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard, as well as being a regular at the Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival,” Johnson said.

“Charmaine and Charlie are excellent musicians who understand the music they present. They are the real thing.”

The performance is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the community center, 923 Hazel Point Road.

Admission by donation

Admission to the all-ages show is by donation.

Complimentary cookies and coffee will be offered at intermission.

Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jug band and blues artists from the late 1800s through the 1950s, according to www.squirrelbutter.com.

Beck and Slaven started performing together after meeting at a music festival in 2005, according to their biography.

Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore historic American musical genres while adding their unique perspective to these traditions and threading these influences into their original compositions, according to the duo’s website.

Squirrel Butter has performed on “A Prairie Home Companion,” a syndicated radio variety show that is most often heard on public radio stations across the nation.

The group’s most recent album is “Chestnuts.”

The community center is located at the southern tip of the Toandos Peninsula and is operated by the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District with help from area residents.

For more information about the duo, visit www.squirrelbutter.com.

For more about the center, see www.coyleconcerts.com.

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