The Maldives, at last year's Doe Bay Music Festival.
For the Doe Bay Music Festival, it looks like second time is the charm. The very small, very folk- and country-tinged event made its first showing on Orcas Island last summer. In the course of one day, eight bands played to just a few hundred people. The Maldives, Tim Seely, and Left Hand Smoke headlined last year's festival, and those bands tended to attract their loyal, Tractor Tavern-frequenting fans (or so said Tim Seely.)
The lineup for this year's festival -- planned for August 14-15 -- is slowing growing, and at least one big name Seattle musician has signed on. David Bazan will be playing, touring in support of his upcoming release Curse Your Branches, out on Barsuk in September.