Concerts for Kids – Friday, July 8 at 11am with The Canote Brothers

Centrum’s popular Concerts for Kids series begins this Friday at 11:00 AM in the Fort Worden Chapel with Fiddle Tunes favorites the Canote Brothers.

The Canote Brothers have been entertaining young and old alike for more than three decades at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and across the Northwest.  Identical twins Greg and Jere Canote bring their genetically matched voices and unique brand of country humor to everything they do.

The Canote Brothers’ old-timey sound includes folk, jazz and novelty tunes from the`20s and`30s, as well as their own vintage-inspired original music.  The brothers originally became known for their stint on “Sandy Bradley’s Potluck,” a National Public Radio show – the 13 years they spent performing on the show helped expand their repertoire. “We’d do songs, plus we’d do skits and stories. It made us explore a lot of different kinds of material,” Greg says. “Having to do the radio show, we found some beautiful gems of vintage jazz and swing from the`30s and`40s, just beautiful numbers that got lost, but we got to find them again.”

In concert, the brothers play up the full effect of their sounding and looking alike, with little tricks like passing a guitar pick back and forth between their identically creased foreheads. And though the pair doesn’t exactly tell “jokes” on stage, the Canote Brothers’ concerts are known for their infectious humor.

Kids (ages 3 and up) are admitted FREE, and adult tickets are just $5.00 – all tickets are available at the door only.

The Concerts for Kids series continues on August 5 with a performance by Seattle multi-instrumentalist Lauren Sheehan, performing music from her vast American songbook.

All concerts take place at 11:00 AM in the Fort Worden Chapel.  For more information, visit, or call 360.385.3102.


Centrum thanks the Congdon-Hanson Family for their support of youth programs.