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Panhandle Polecats at the Valley Bluegrass Festival

  • Valley Bluegrass Festival 1229 Burrell Avenue Lewiston, ID, 83501 United States (map)

The Panhandle Polecats

The Panhandle Polecats have gone from being just another cute family band to being the Top Dogs (er, ‘Cats) in the thriving Inland Northwest Bluegrass scene.
— Kevin Brown, Host of "Front Porch Bluegrass" on KPBX, Spokane Public Radio

Members

Jenny (Little) Marks - Vocals, Bass.
Hank Little - Vocals, Dobro, Harmonica.
Molly (Little) Wilbur - Vocals, Mandolin.
Austin Little - Vocals, Banjo.
Bonnie (Little) Campbell - Vocals, Guitar.

Bio

After spending their dull childhood in a hollow log eating beetles and crickets this young litter quickly rose to stardom in the Inland Northwest bluegrass scene and has toured throughout  the region performing everywhere from cow pastures, barns, garages, and parking lots, to television studios, bluegrass festivals, colleges, county fairs, and auditoriums. This quintet is made up of 5 siblings – 2 brothers and 3 sisters – who have established a reputation for good music, first rate picking, and a high energy, entertaining show. They are not a tribute or cover band, although their sound is deeply rooted in the classic sounds of Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and the Dillards, but they play their music with the same kind of energy and enthusiasm as those legendary artists did back when bluegrass was a new musical form. In every note they play, it is obvious that these five siblings love to play music even more than they love to fight with each other.

Watch and Listen:

The Panhandle Polecats performing Angelina Baker during the Aug 2010 Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival. This festival is held annually at Medical Lake, WA. Learn more about this talented family band of brothers and sisters at www.panhandlepolecats.com

The Panhandle Polecats performing in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho at Riverstone Park. This tune features Richard Eich (guitar), Bonnie Little Campbell (guitar), Abigail Wolfe (bass), Molly Little Wilber (mandolin), Austin Little (banjo).

The Panhandle Polecats bluegrass band joined by the North Idaho College choir

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