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Harmonica Pocket

Nala Walla and Keeth Apgar perform as The Harmonica Pocket. Photo: Jeff Eichen

The Harmonica Pocket has a new album, and we are all invited to the parties!

Watch video: Popular local band to celebrate "Sing Your Song" with album release parties.

The Harmonica Pocket is releasing its fifth album and inviting families to join the group for two musical celebrations.

“Sing Your Song” is an album made for and about families.

The first single, “One Two I Love You,” is officially being released Friday, Oct. 15. It is a joyous song that combines counting and love. Singer-songwriter Keeth Monta Apgar credits son Montana for essentially writing it when he was 4.

“One day Montana said the words, ‘One, two, I love you,’ and I thought, ‘Excuse me, that’s a song!’” Apgar explained.

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The vocal trio on the recording is made up of Keeth Apgar, his wife, Nala Walla, and their son, Montana Apgar, now 10.

The complete Sing Your Song album will be released Oct. 20. Harmonica Pocket records in an off-grid studio on Marrowstone Island using solar energy. It is acoustic with guitars and ukuleles augmented by upright bass, sometimes horns, drum kit, and — of course — harmonicas. Also, guest musicians often join in.


Harmonica Pocket new album cover

Harmonica Pocket album release parties:

Here are the two chances to sing, dance and celebrate the new album:

12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 630 Water St., Port Townsend. Outdoor show; pay what you can or wish. Details here.

10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, 9131 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5 for kids, $10 for adults via Brown Paper Tickets.


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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 15-year-old girl.