All-acoustic concert planned next month

In the intimate setting of Kettle Falls’ historic Woodland Theater, guitar slinger Alex Ashley of Bellingham will take the stage for an evening of original roots music and storytelling on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Opening the show will be The Powers, a dynamic five-piece indie folk troupe from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

“Artists like The Powers and me have found a niche in the rural American music scene,” says Ashley, who spent several years in the Colville area. “We can roll into town with songs no one has ever heard of and still find a welcoming audience that’s starving for good music. The music industry has shifted into such a beautiful place; I call it ‘the New 1960s.’ Audiences are legitimizing independent artists more and more these days, and that’s a neat change to watch.”

“We have the pleasure of being invited to small towns often,” adds Dan Powers. “What we find is that we fall in love with the people in those places. We meet so many great new friends every time we play. We are honored that Kettle Falls has called to bring our music to them. And we can’t wait to sing our songs for the fine folks who come out.”

The local music scene is pleased to bring Ashley and The Powers to Northeast Washington.

“We are very excited to be bringing Alex Ashley and The Powers to Stevens County,” added Jory Fields of Yonder Mountain Music and Untamed Studios, who are producing the event. “We hope to make events like this a regular thing and bring back some great music to our area.”

Tickets are on sale now for $15 and are available online at or either of the artists’ websites. Doors open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m.