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SmallTown Strings at Wild Eye 10.1.23

SmallTown Strings are a brother and sister duo, Caroline and JayJ Carlile, from the small town of Curlew, WA, accompanied on stage by their dad, Jay Carlile. They play Americana, Country, Rock and Bluegrass, performing both covers & originals. They are currently on their first nationwide tour.

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SmallTown Strings at Wild Eye 10.1.23
SmallTown Strings at Wild Eye 10.1.23

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2023, 5:00 PM PDT

Wild Eye Pub, 535 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA

About the event

SmallTown Strings are a brother and sister duo from Curlew, WA who are accompanied on stage with

their dad, Jay Carlile, and occasionally their cousin, Josephine Hanseroth. They are the niece and

nephew of multi-Grammy award winner, Brandi Carlile, and have experience playing everything from

private shows, festivals, breweries, to being on the main stage with their aunt at multiple venues like Red

Rocks, The Gorge, and Wolf Trap. They play Americana, Country, Rock and Bluegrass, performing both

covers and original songs, and they will blow your socks off with their charisma and talent!

Caroline Carlile is 16 years old and in addition to the banjo, which she started playing at 9 years old, she

also plays the guitar and piano, and writes her own music. Her brother, JayJ Carlile, is 13 years old and

plays guitar, bass, mandolin and fiddle. He also collaborates with their songwriting and at 11 years old,

with the inspirational advice from Allison Russel who said that “music is a healer,” wrote the song

“Leftover Sentences,” about his personal experience with anxiety. Jay Carlile has been writing music with

his family since his youth and accompanies Caroline and JayJ on several of their songs. He will be joining

The Judds tour for the second time this coming fall.

SmallTown Strings began their first nationwide "Ramblin Tour" this June, starting on a side stage at their

aunt’s Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend festival in Florida. The next stop they played in front of 2,000

fans at Cave B Winery, during the Echos In The Canyon/Joni Jam weekend at The Gorge. From there

they traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to play at The Musician’s Corner, and then on to North Carolina,

Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey and back to their hometown of Curlew, Washinton, where they

recently co-hosted the third annual Kettle River Music Festival. They are currently en route to Montana,

North Dakota, Minnesota and Colorado. The last leg of their tour starts the end of September at Easy

Street Records in Seattle, Washington, then down to Oregon and through California, including a show at

the famous Hotel Café in Los Angeles. And - their Nevada County debut will be at Wild Eye Pub!

Tickets start at $15 for this event, *but if you're able, please consider adding a few bucks to your ticket purchase. This helps us to feed and pay the band better, and helps us keep going. Thank you for your support of all the artists and events we bring to our indoor and outdoor stages!


Wild Eye Pub offers freshly crafted food from local and organic sources, and a full bar with regional brews, wines and spirits, and nightly entertainment in a comfy 'supper club' style with an easy vibe.

*Reservations recommended!*  You can make reservations online at time of ticket purchase: let us know if you want a table for dining and show, or just need seats for the show. 

This event is presented on our large creekside dance area, in supper club style. Table service of food and drinks is offered throughout the show. For this event, doors open 30 minutes in advance. 

Keep your seats or table for the entire show. Thank you for supporting live performing artists!

Carpooling is STRONGLY encouraged! Pub has parking. Plus, extra public parking is at corner of Mill & McCourtney, a 2-minute walk. And up and down French Ave, across the street from Pub's front door. Thanks for being considerate of our neighbors.

Questions? 530-446-6668 or


  • SmallTown Strings 10.1.23

    Tickets for Smalltown Strings 10.1.23! These tickets are specially priced as "pay what you can," starting at $15/each. Thanks for adding on a few extra bucks if you can. It helps us feed and pay the band better! xoxo No need to print! Your purchase puts your name on our guest list.

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