~ Bluegrass from the Salish Sea ~
Established in 2014, The Mighty Dreadful have performed numerous events throughout the Pacific Northwest including weddings, corporate events, parties, festivals and more. They've released two full length albums and have opened for such acts including Billy Strings, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Dustbowl Revival, Ganstagrass, Grant Farm and more!
The current Dreadfuls are Kelly Erb, vocalist/fiddler, Nick McLean, vocalist/guitarist, David Owens, vocalist/guitarist, and Jimmy Hall, vocalist/bassist.
The musical collaboration between Kelly and former Dreadful member Clayton Kaiser fostered the groups greatest assets: writing and arranging with an overdose of humor. With a lively set list of hundreds of well loved standards, instrumentals, and originals, The Mighty Dreadful provides a dynamic performance with audience engagement and lots of humor.
We are happy to provide a P/A system if needed.
What do our fans have to say about us?
"This past August we had the Mighty Dreadful String Band play at the Bannock County Bluegrass Festival. The band put on a wonderful show and was very well received by the audience. Their musicianship, singing and harmonies were superb. We would not hesitate to hire this band back again for the BCBF and I am hoping they apply to play at the 2018 Darrington Festival. If you hire The Mighty Dreadful String Band you will be amazed and
so glad you did." - Diana Morgan Promoter for the Bannock County Bluegrass Festival in Pocatello, ID and Darrington Bluegrass Festival in Darrington, WA
"To be perfectly honest, it was their name that got me interested. I love self-deprecating humor. And, it's all the better when a band who calls themselves “dreadful” is anything but. Coming all the way to us from Seattle, Washington, The Mighty Dreadful brings Kelly Erb on fiddle and vocals; Clayton Kaiser on mandolin, guitar, and vocals; Nick McClean on guitar and vocals; and Andrew Lowe on bull fiddle. I want to see a bull fiddle, I'll tell you right now. Refreshing vocal melodies and instrument work. My parents loved this kind of music and they would have approved of The Mighty Dreadful – they sound authentic and real old timey; not some ginned up type of grass. Which is fine! Don't get me wrong. But personally, I found this band to be especially genuine. They play reworked oldies and quality originals." - Julie Eaton Salem Weekly News