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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 / Kaden Hurst




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

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catch the wayves

march 9 6-8PM    Mississippi Pizza*+           N Portland, OR

March 9 . 8:45-10 Al’s Den* SW Portland, OR

w/ Austin Quattlebaum

april 3 8pm White Eagle n portland, OR

w/ Eric Leadbetter

april 6 7-10PM Whelan’s Irish pub* SE portland, Or

April 13 6-8PM    Mississippi Pizza*+         N Portland, OR

May 11 TBA Bridgetown Bluegrass Fest Portland, OR

May 11 6-8PM    Mississippi Pizza*+           N Portland, OR

july 27 Private Event -Wedding

Sep 14 Private Event -Wedding


+All Ages



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