NorthWest Western Swing Music Society
To encourage, foster and promote the preservation of America’s Western Swing Music
The NorthWest Western Swing Music Society  November2017

2015 Festival Highlights

REMEMBERING CHUCK HAYES, STEEL GUITAR MAN, Part 1 Pioneer of Western Swing, steel guitar man Chuck Hayes passed away December 10, 2015.  The following video is from the August  2015 NorthWest Western Swing Music Society Western Swing Festival that was held at the Auburn Eagles in Auburn, WA. On Sunday morning, before the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Chuck hosted a Steel Guitar Grand Jam, mixing musical examples with the history of the steel guitar.  Here is Part 1 of that performance. Chuck was the past President of the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest (WSMSS).   He played with Bob Wills in his early years, and developed into a great steel guitar player, vocalist and bandleader. Chuck was truly an Ambassador for the music he loved, tying the three Western Swing  societies together:  the Southwest, the Northwest and California.
REMEMBERING CHUCK HAYES, STEEL GUITAR MAN, Part 2 The NorthWest Western Swing Music Society joins the rest of the western swing community in grieving the loss of a dear friend and true pioneer of western swing, Chuck Hayes. Just days before his sudden death, we had finalized the edits on this video. it was promised that the video would be posted on Facebook as well as YouTube and the NWWSMS website.
NWWSMS 2015 Inductee Band Highlights Selections featured in this clip are Engine #9 and If I Could Come Back, sung by 2015 Inductee Terry Crouson (CA). The NorthWest Western Swing Music Festival and Hall of Fame Celebration is held annually in August.
NWWSMS 2015 Inductee Band Highlights Selections featured in this clip are The Day You Left Me and Bubbles in My Beer, sung by 2015 Inductee Ray Harrison (AZ). The NorthWest Western Swing Music Festival and Hall of Fame Celebration is held annually in August.
NWWSMS 2015 Inductee Band Highlights Selections featured in this clip are Route 66 and Honeysuckle Rose, sung by 2015 Inductee Mike Faast (WA). The NorthWest Western Swing Music Festival and Hall of Fame Celebration is held annually in August.