The husband wife duo of Shayne and Alane Watkins started playing in the bars before they were old enough to BE there. Shayne started playing lead guitar in the family band at age 12, Alane with a rock band at age 17 in Oregon. They joke about being told to go outside or stay on the bandstand during break. After 40+ years, and retiring from their day jobs, Shayne and Alane are easing into retirement. Shayne's sculpting is taking off and they have a lot of traveling to do. They'll be taking limited bookings of 2 hours or less per night after December 2023.
We will be joined by Bodie Dominguez on bass for a farewell dance at the Lewiston Elks Lodge on Saturday, November 18, 2023. We'd love to see all our loyal followers come out and dance to Beargrass on the LC Valley's best dance floor. Open to the public, no cover charge! 7-10pm
Over the years, a number of bands have attempted to use the name Beargrass. Since 2000, they've been joined by a variety of musicians but Shayne and Alane are the heart of the original BEARGRASS band.
Both Shayne and Alane have written numerous songs for their four CD projects, finding influence in the people and places they know and love. Passionately patriotic, with sons who have served in the military, they never fail to give a nod to the heroes who've kept this country free.
Many musicians are also artists and Shayne is no exception. He has been gaining exposure with his recent bronzes 'The Supper Trail' and "Hare Late for Dinner". He is currently working on a larger than life Bengal tiger for the new Lewiston High School. LHS Alumni wanted to do fund something wonderful for the new school and this tiger will be all of that! Check out all of the Beargrass art!
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