Julie & the Wayves


For booking and other inquiries: julieandthewayves@gmail.com



Julie & The Wayves is a 5-piece, progressive bluegrass band, based out of Portland, Oregon.  Centered around the songwriting of Julie Schmidt, a confluence of hard-driving bluegrass and masterful composition and arrangement sensibilities delivers a sound that is both powerful and elegant. Timeless tones within a modern, artful structure, that incorporates genre-bending subtleties without sacrificing what their instrumentation suggests they are: a bluegrass band.   


Vocals, Guitar / Patrick Connell

Vocals, Fiddle / Julie Schmidt

Vocals, Banjo / Jon Meek

Vocals, Bass / Rob Wright

Vocals, Mandolin / Martin DeGroot




Turn your face to the sun  

Turn your back on the shadows spun

Turn from fear of the other one  

Turn to hope for everyone


Catch the WaYves

aug 3-5               winlock pickers' fest             winlock, WA

aug 11  12-1       KBOO 50th Anniversary*         portland, or

Aug 11   5-7pm    Alberta Street Pub*              Portland, OR

aug 12  7-7:45    Strumfest PDX                        Portland, Or

Aug 23  9pm        Alberta Street Pub                Portland, OR

                               w/ The Two Tracks

Aug 30                Pickin' N Paddlin' FEST*                 Bend, OR

Sep 8    8-10       Artichoke Music                     Portland, OR

Sep 22  6-8         Mississippi Pizza*                   Portland, OR


*All Ages



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