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The String Conspiracy

Thursday & Sunday evenings

Richard Thomasian began playing the guitar at age 13 in Fresno, California. It was just a hobby until 1972, when, at 21, he decided to make a career out of it. Early influences were Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Animals, The Byrds and others of that time. Thomasian has been playing music up and down the West Coast for 50 years. He has focused on jazz of all eras but also enjoys blues, rock, funk, country, folk and reggae.

Dave Quinton began playing the guitar when he was 15 years old, in South San Francisco. His first paying gig was the Seattle Public Market in 1975. Since then he has played in numerous band encompassing many styles of music including bluegrass, country, jazz, blues, and rock. He transitioned to electric bass in 1978 and later to stand up bass, along with continuing to play guitar. Dave also enjoys creating and singing harmonies.

Chelsea LaFey is a classically trained vocalist from the East Coast. Transplanted to Oregon in 2009, she began singing and playing ukulele at the American Legion in 2018 where she met Richard and Dave. She now sings an eclectic variety of music with them as The String Conspiracy, and also sings jazz with various people around the North Coast. In addition, she is the vocalist and band leader for Chelsea LaFey & the Salt Shakers, a little big band playing jumpin' dance tunes from the 40s.


Wes Wahrmund

Fridays & Saturdays in the Dining Room


Thistle & Rose

Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday

A mix of soft folk ballad, contemporary Americana, 60's-to-80's pop rock, and some hot-lick blues.

Ecola Creek String Band, at The Bistro, Cannon Beach Oregon. Photo by Trav WIlliams, Broken Banjo Photography.

Ecola Creek String Band

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday

Three long-time musicians and friends, each of whom have had long lives and other bands before joining forces to emphasize bluegrass standards, stylish originals, sweet vocals, and complimentary instrumentals. Dave Quinton on bass fiddle or bass guitar, Randy Weese on guitar or mandolin, and Bill Gaylord on 5 string banjo or baritone banjo.

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