"Seattle's Slowest Rising Folk Group"  -  since 1980

Celebrating Our 34th Year in 2014!

(Visit our  Myspace page for upcoming appearances and to listen to our music:)

(To see a link to Peter's one-man show, "Pete: The Songs & Times of Pete Seeger", which will be performed this Memorial Day Weekend at the 2014 Northwest Folklife Festival, click the following link:)

Clallam County 

  • About the Band

    Pat McIntyre - Guitar, Vocals       

    Peter McKee - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals

    Judy Oerkvitz - Guitar, Percussion, Vocals

    Jim Douglas - Bass, Vocals  

  • Discography/CDs 

    • "Slow Rise"  
      • Songs include:    Hard Groveling*, The Lucky One, Quit Your Low Down Ways, (Man Down) In The      Alley,  I've Just Seen a Face,  Me and Walter Mitty*,  Tenting Tonight,  We'll Stay Here,  Early Snow, Spats and a Cane*,  I'll Wear a White Robe,  Just to Think*,  You Are My Sunshine,  and  Save The Last Dance for Me.  (* = Clallam County Originals)
                   The reviews of  "Slow Rise" are rolling in!:   

"Hey, thanks for a perfect version of Early Snow. "- Tom Paxton, after listening to our CD  "Slow Rise",   which includes a cover of his song  Early Snow.  (See photo, below)

 "I am honored that you guys would like to include my song on your CD." - Eric Gibson of The Gibson Brothers,  author of the song "We'll Stay Here". 

                                         [Well, yes, we are loosely interpreting the term "reviews".]

  • "Singing For The Fun" ,  Live Album 
      • Songs include:   Help Me Now, Cure Your Mid-Life Crisis*,  Singing For The Fun,  Judy's Song*,  Just Because*,  Hard Side of Love*,  Pastures of Plenty,  Drift on the Wind*,  Page That No One Reads*,  Moon Pie*,  Polly Von,  Louise,  Zen Gospel Singing,  Muddy Boggy Banjo Man,  Let's Go Kill The Landlord*,  Ready For Love.  (*= Clallam County Originals)

Our CDs are  available for $15.00,  plus $2.00 per CD for postage within the US. 
To order by mail, just send us a check, cash or money order
  with your order and mailing address to:  
Peter McKee
6725 Jones Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA  98117 
Our email address is
  • Photos of Clallam County 

Clallam County - 2007

 The band -1996


First Folklife appearance - 1982

    Founding members Pat McIntyre and Peter McKee

    First public performance,  at "Port Angeles Arts in Action" -  July, 1980 

  • Upcoming Gigs

    • Monday, May 26, 2014 - NW Folklife Festival - 7:30 - 8:00 PM, Fisher Green Stage

    • (More gigs are being added, so check back again)

    • (If  you would like Clallam County to play for you or your event, please drop us a note!)

We are always eager to perform for worthy causes, left-leaning fund-raisers, folk venues, fun parties and other gatherings throughout the Puget Sound area and beyond.  If you have an idea for the next Clallam County performance, we would love to hear from you.

                   Tom Paxton receiving a copy of Clallam County's CD

                   "Slow Rise" at The Triple Door, Seattle, October 5, 2007

Pete Seeger signing Peter's banjo at Seattle Folklife Festival,  1997


 Photos from Clallam County's performance at Seattle's celebration of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday celebration - "For Pete's Sake - Sing",  May 3, 2009: 

(Photos by Jean Sherrard)


Grand Finale at Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration, May 3, 2009

 For bookings and concert information, contact us in Seattle, WA at: or (206) 789-5282
(Last Updated 5/1/14)