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

June 9    5-7pm   Alberta Street Pub*              Portland, OR

june 15-17         steamboat jamboree                Olympia, WA

july 13  7-9pm   Strum Guitars                         Portland, OR

July 14   5-7pm   Alberta Street Pub*              Portland, OR

July 29    3pm     Gorgegrass                          stevenson, WA

aug 3-5               winlock pickers' fest             winlock, WA

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

Aug 30                Pickin' N Paddlin' FEST                 Bend, OR

Sep 8                  Artichoke Music                    Portland, OR


*All Ages



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