Cort Armstrong


Backwoods Hucksters


Based in the Puget Sound area of Washington state, the Hucksters bring a slightly psychedelic twist to their American Roots songbag.  A blues band at its core, the Hucksters weave together bluegrass, country, folk, rock and country blues into a tapestry of music they call Mountain Blues.

Vocals, Guitar / Cort Armstrong
Vocals, Harmonica / Sean Divine
Fiddle, Vocals / Jon Parry
Bass, Vocals / Mick Nicholson
Drums / Tom Svornich





Jim Faddis, Cort Armstrong, Rick Meade and John Pyles collaborate in an acoustic quartet that puts singing at the forefront of their sound.  A very simple and distinctive instrumentation accompanies the band’s smooth vocal sound and brings the songs they perform to life.  Like a fine whiskey, FarmStrong’s sound is pure distilled country magic.

Vocals, Guitar / Jim Faddis
Vocals, Lead Guitar / Cort Armstrong
Vocals, Dobro / Rick Meade
Bass / John Pyles



Chicken Fried Swing

Cort Armstrong joins a local gypsy swing duo called Stringology to form Chicken Fried Swing, which fuses Django swing, popular standards, western swing, blues and ragtime into a celebration of guitars.  Eric Bogart (guitar) and Terianne Stratton (ukulele) brought their gypsy swing sound to the Olympic Peninsula from Miami, Florida.  The confluence of musical forces came about from Armstrong's long-time unexplored interest in the music of Django Reinhardt and Bogart's long-time love of country blues.  Stratton provides a finely woven canvas for the two guitars to paint on, and Armstrong throws in a few lyrics from time to time.

Vocals, Guitar / Cort Armstrong
Guitar / Eric Bogart
Ukulele / Terianne Stratton