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.

More in Entertainment

Fjord Fest to open two-day event on Saturday

The inaugural Fjord Fest, the festival formerly known as ShrimpFest,… Continue reading

Palindrome to host Jacobs-Strain, Beach on Friday

David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach will perform at 7:30… Continue reading

Jere Canote, left, and Bobbi Nikles will perform fiddle tunes, antique swing, blues and country songs at Candlelight Concerts on Thursday.
Nikles, Canote to perform at Candlelight Concerts series

Bobbi Nikles and Jeri Canote will perform at the… Continue reading

The Jefferson County Rhody Festival float moves along Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend during the 89th Rhody Parade on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Rhody parade

The Jefferson County Rhody Festival float moves along Lawrence Street in Uptown… Continue reading

Moving Pictures Festival accepting submissions

Peninsula College is accepting submissions for its 11th Moving… Continue reading

Bear Chashin, 4, wins his age 3-4 trike race during the Rhody Festival Kids Trike Races on Water Street in Port Townsend on Wednesday. The festival continues with a kiddie parade, hair and beard contest and bed races today, plus the grand parade at 1 p.m. Saturday and the Rhody Run at 9 a.m. Sunday. For a complete list of events, go to https://rhodyfestival.org. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Port Townsend pedalers

Bear Chashin, 4, wins his age 3-4 trike race during the Rhody… Continue reading

Forest bathing guide Ellen Falconer's picture of visitors to the Memory's Vault art installation at Fort Worden is among the photos in a new book. (Ellen Falconer)
‘Memory’s Vault’ to be celebrated by artist, poets

Two events this weekend in Port Townsend

Claire Ragland, left, and Isabel Elena Pérez are two of the artists who will discuss their work in a free talk about the "Lush Language" exhibit on Thursday. (Northwind Art)
Free artist talk to dive into ‘Lush Language’

Aquatint etchings, pastels on black paper, house paint on… Continue reading

Rhody Fest, plant sales highlight weekend events

The annual Rhody Festival in Port Townsend joins community plays and plant… Continue reading

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats to perform at Eaglemount Cidery

Rick Estrin and The Nightcats will perform at 7:30… Continue reading

Tickets on sale for Tarboo Indie Music Festival

Tickets are on sale for the inaugural Tarboo Indie Music… Continue reading