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"Pickled Okra"

Seattle , WA
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LOCATION

612 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA US 98117 (map)

PHONE

206-854-3678

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

If Pickled Okra’s special brand of Americana music can be described with words, one might say “old-school, porch-settin’, sing into a can-style bluegrass”. If you ask them, they might... Read more
If Pickled Okra’s special brand of Americana music can be described with words, one might say “old-school, porch-settin’, sing into a can-style bluegrass”. If you ask them, they might call it “ham and cheese grass”. Either way, their music is full of ideas borrowed from old time fiddle tunes, jazzy delta blues, pop, rock, reggae and funk as well, for a sound that is timeless yet modern in it's own quirky way. It’s kind of like stepping back in time, but with indoor plumbing. This group - made up of two married couples, all characters in their own right - is undeniably charming, and undeniably entertaining. Not to mention pretty darn talented.

Please feel free to contact us today! Email us at pickledokraband@gmail.com or call us (206) 551-1915. Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Acoustic, Country, Dance, Folk, Strings
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
fancy old-time think "O-Brother Where Art Thou"
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
yes
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
1 hour
How much space do you usually require?
10' x 10' min (more would be better - 10' x 15' with our PA)
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
very small wooden sign
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
no
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
yes
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
we like meals - and can either eat beofre or after (or during a quick break) We try to keep people engaged by not taking too long of a break
Do you play recorded music during your break?
we can -yes
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Since both Todd and Gary both play mandolin and guitar they can easily stand in for each other if we need to play as a trio. Todd plays bass when Paisley is not available.
What is your overtime rate?
we usually leave it up to our host to give us what they think is fair
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
yes - we go with the standard IRS allotted $.50 a mile for gas - and if there is a ferry of course we include that as well. We are flexible about sleeping arrangements, so we often camp or stay in a guest room when available.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$200 for anything over $1000 ($100 for a shorter less involved show)

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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about having Pickled Okra as our wedding band! They were very professional, learned a new song for our wedding (which they nailed by the way, acapella, even!), they were friendly, heartfelt and simply wonderful to have as part of our wedding! We cannot recommend them highly enough. Oh, on that note, they have a diverse range of songs they play from Led Zeppelin to Stand By Me - so don't worry about it being a bluegrass-only band for your wedding guests. And they can read the crowd perfectly. - Jennifer & Matt, Cama Beach State Park, November 2013
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Kacie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
These guys are AMAZING!!!! They helped make our wedding such a memorable night. People were dancing on the floor before dinner was even served and there were smiles all around. They were also wonderful at being in contact before and after, which was so helpful during the stress of the big day.
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Oh Pickled Okra! We hired the band for our wedding ceremony and it was probably one of the best decisions we made. They added that special vintage/romantic touch we hoped for. They have a HUGE list of great classics, current songs and their own medleys that bring a smile to your face. Guests had nothing but positive things to compliment the band. They put their own spin to each song and especially LOVED walking down the aisle to their version of Pachebel. Not only do they sound great, they look the part and you can tell they truly LOVE what they do. Our only regret is hiring them for only 1.5hrs! Thank you for making our dream wedding come true! Hire them!
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Natalie
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Pickled Okra absolutely made our wedding unique and special! I had a great experience in professional dealings with them, and enjoyed getting to know them! All of our guests loved the bluegrass/folk feel.
They learned songs that were new specifically for our event. This made our event feel even more important. Prior to the event, Todd was attentive to all of our questions and desires. They met with me well prior to the event to discuss how everything worked, and I told them what my desires were as well! It was a natural fit for our wedding.
They were timely and even stayed long into the night for the folks having an extra good time!!
We can't wait to follow Pickled Okra at local venues!
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Micah
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Pickled Okra was the PERFECT choice for our wedding welcome BBQ. We could not have been happier with everything they did - they showed up early, played great music, were charming and fun to be around, and all of our guests absolutely loved them. I highly, highly recommend booking them for your next event, whatever it is!
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Teresa
Wedding:
9/28/2012
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"Pickled Okra is an AMAZING Band! They are a group of talented , Fun , entertaining and truly nice people! I had never heard of them before Sept. of 2012. While helping our daughter make plans for her upcoming wedding , I asked her what band she had chosen? Being in the music industry , I knew she would probably book a big name band. To my surprise the entertainment would be a band I'd NEVER heard of.....! My daughter assured me they were wonderful. The nite of the wedding I was introduced to the Band , they really dressed the part and I couldn't wait to hear them! Everyone was completely blown away at their talent and Huge variety of song choices! While trying to visit with family members and guests almost every conversation went to "WOW!!...they are awesome!" Its hard to explain how cool it is to hear *Led Zeppelin , *Pink Floyd and The *Grateful Dead preformed by these Bluegrass Masters! They are sooo FUN to watch and listen to! There is nothing too big or too crazy for PO to take on , they are fearless , and the result is by far one of the most entertaining Bands I've ever seen! Our daughters wedding was Beautiful and very special , and the music/entertainment was unforgettable! It doesn't matter if your 5 years old or 85 years old........ You will LOVE "Pickled Okra!!!
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Peter
Wedding:
8/11/2012
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We got married at my in-laws' house in Chelan, Wash., doing most of the planning out of state. I contacted Pickled Okra, sight unseen, based on their videos and online reviews. From the getgo, they were responsive to my questions about scheduling, costs and equipment. The high degree of professional service continued right through the day of the wedding. They showed up right on time and followed our instructions on parking, setup, timing and all the other logistical details that go into moving that many vendors in and out of a small space in such a small time frame. I mention all these details because they become all-consuming on the days leading up to the event. But the real reason to hire Pickled Okra is the music. We had a motley crowd, not all bluegrass fans, and I'd bet every one of them complimented us on the music at one point or another. The group sounded fantastic and has a very long list of great tunes in their playbook. Any band that can pull off "No Woman No Cry" -- with a mandolin, at a wedding -- and leave the guests singing along at the end of the night is well-worth hiring.
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Whitney
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Pickled Okra was the best choice we made during our wedding planning! Paisley & Todd are the absolute best and were so easy going, they completely took the stress out of that portion of the planning. We had a very laid back ceremony & reception; we literally only gave them a few specific songs to play and from that, they totally got our style and played a killer set. If your looking for that old-school twang with a modern twist, these guys are as good as they come!
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Mel
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I have seen this band at two other venues and they are absolutely THE best. I never thought I would have a live band at my wedding but after seeing their energy and sheer love for music and a good dancing crowd I just had to have them. They bent over backwards for us even though they already had other commitments they came through! Wonderful down to earth people... what a steal! I could go on all day.... THE BEST!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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While I didn't hire PO for my wedding, they did a terrific job playing at our Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival. Everyone from kids to folks in their 50's had a blast listening to their original new-grass songs and classic rock songs made twangy. I highly recommend them for any event.
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"Pickled Okra" responded with the following comments:

Thanks! so nice of you to say so :) We had a great time at the MB festival
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
These folks are so good at what they do! Making feel good, foot-stomping music. They will lift your heels and your hearts!

Paisley, Tood, Alyse, and Gary are some of the nicest people to ever serenade you. Just prepare yourself - Paisley's bound to lay down a couple of humdingers (just smile and laugh!)
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