Night Music Series

Three Grandads and a Tenor & Brograss

Thursday, August 23 7:30 p.m.
Gubelman Theatre & Steele Memorial Garden

SJCT’s summer Night Music series marks its seventh year showcasing island talents in the intimate setting of our Gubelman Theatre and Steele Memorial patio garden.

Three Grandads and a Tenor 

The Three Grandads and a Tenor Quartet was started in January 2017 and has been singing a Capella and entertaining San Juan Island audiences ever since. On August 23 in the Gubelman, the Quartet will greatly expand its repertoire focusing on “The Many Faces of Romance”. The quartet features Farhad Ghatan as tenor, Nason Hamlin as lead, Doug Rowan as baritone and Merle Turman as bass.


Tashi (16) and Kaj  (14) Litch are brothers living on Orcas Island Washington. Their musical lives began with the local weekly Irish session along with Suzuki violin from the age of 5. Tashi was given his first mandolin at the age of 9 and began busking with it 10 minutes later with Kaj playing fiddle. They were spotted by Brandi Carlile and invited to play with her at Benaroya Hall to a standing ovation. Kaj added the guitar at the age of 9 and quickly fell in love with it. They have been lucky enough to study and play with many of their heroes, Liz Caroll, Chris Eldridge, David Grisman to name a few. They discovered Bluegrass through the music of Skaggs and Rice and this journey began. 

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