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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

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Doe Bay Music Festival lineup getting better and better

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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.

But there's also a number of other Washington bands playing and have a much broader appeal and sound: The much-buzzed about pop purveyors Lonely Forest; old-world folk band Hey Marseilles; and rockers Friday Mile, whose drummer, Chad Clibborn, organizes the festival.

Here's the lineup, so far:

David Bazan

The Maldives

Hey Marseilles

Friday Mile

The Moondoggies

The Lonely Forest

Goldfinch

Spanish for 100

And here's two samples of what to expect from the festival. First, Dave Bazan playing "Please, baby, please," one of the songs planned for the new album:

And Hey Marseilles performing "To Travels and Trunks" off the band's eponymous album:

 
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