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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Switchgrass to Sasayama

Sunday concert will raise funds for Japan trip


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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers got in on the fun and clapped along with Switchgrass Delta members when they performed at the Walla Walla Veterans Home Grand Opening in Feburary. (l to r) Kaleb Kuykendall, Robert Walsh, Rodgers, Emma Philbrook, Chris Philbrook.

WAITSBURG – Local youth bluegrass band Switchgrass Delta will join with other local talent in a fundraising concert at the Plaza Theater in Waitsburg on Sun., April 23 at 4 p.m. Funds from the concert will help pay for the band's upcoming trip to Sasayama Japan in October.

Switchgrass Delta is part of the Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Project (TVAMP). Band members include: Emma Philbrook on mandolin, Chris Philbrook on banjo, Robert Walsh on standup bass, and Kaleb Kuykendall on fiddle.

The band has performed at gigs and fundraisers all over the Touchet Valley, including the Seneca Food...

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