The Shed Players

The Shed Players...

A number of years ago people started gathering at  the Shed here in historic Snohomish, WA. to play a little music. It wasn't long before interest grew in being a "Shed Player" and the fun has never stopped. We enjoy playing stuff that makes us all smile. We just can't think of a better way to have fun with music! We're available for hire - and have a great time playing festivals, concert shows and local farmers markets, fairs and parties around the Northwest. Check out The Shed Players website for schedule and booking information.

Find out more about all of The Shed Players in their BIOS:

Dave Douglas:

Leader & founding member of The Shed Players, Dave has been playing acoustic guitar and harmonica for decades. This was useful during his forty year career in education, primarily in progressive schools that encourage and support hands on learning. He believes children learn best when offered the opportunity to be actively involved in the learning process while taking ownership and responsibility for the outcome. Playing, writing and performing songs with, and for children played a significant role in his teaching and administrative careers. In the early 1990's he collaborated with his long time friend, Rod Ashton in the recording and production of a CD of many of the children's songs he had written during his time in the classroom.

During his teaching career he worked with age groups from elementary through high school with the majority of time teaching younger students. Those elementary years included teaching social studies, history, language arts, math and technology as well as the teaching of middle school students, primarily in science and technology. Over the years he coached in a variety of sports at the middle and high school levels. His career also included a number of years in school administration.

Devin Rice:

(Composer/Producer/Musician/Engineer & Multimedia Artist). Devin started playing music at the age of 8, banging on an old player piano. Since the “player” parts no longer worked, he was forced to press the keys himself. Later he picked up the acoustic guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and a variety of percussion instruments. He also picked up the saxophone but fortunately put it right back down again.

He has been composing and recording since about 1979, creating music for film, TV, dance, and theatre. He also toured for several years in Europe and the U.S. with a Florida-based blues band.

In 2010 he (with guitarist Erin Aas) won ZMR’s “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year”.

Devin has also been working in recording studios since the early ‘80s, and currently owns Daylight North Studio in Lake Stevens, WA, presiding there as producer, composer, arranger, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, photographer, graphic designer, etc., etc. (He can also make a decent cup of jo).

Keith Bakke:

long time bass player who performed as part of the nationally known award winning, "Wired" blues  band from the Pacific Northwest.