THURSDAY / FEB. 20 / TEN DEPOT STREET

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Known as the BC Ramblers, (for Brandt, Boyer, Champe and Cobler,) the band plays traditional Bluegrass music.  The BC Ramblers have played together for several years (sometimes as a 5-piece group with a fiddle,) at various events around the Northwest.

The band members are Duane Boyer and his son, Jason (Brandt) and¬†daughter, Holly (Cobler) and Brett Champe, who is also a¬†second-generation bluegrass player. ¬†(His father is Rollie Champe, a¬†fixture in the Northwest Bluegrass scene.) ¬† ¬†Boyer started playing¬†Bluegrass as a student at Eastern (Then known as EOC), and has been¬†teaching guitar and banjo at the college since. ¬†His son Jason, on¬†guitar, was bitten by the music bug several years ago at a Bluegrass¬†festival; although he had grown up around the music, it wasn’t until¬†he was an adult that he decided he needed to learn to play. ¬†Holly, in¬†contrast, has been playing virtually all of her life, and plays bass¬†with the Ramblers, although she plays several other instruments as¬†well. ¬†Brett Champe is also a multi-instrumentalist, ¬†but primarily¬†plays mandolin with the BC Ramblers.