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Giants in the Trees at the beach

Long Beach SummerFest showcases Wahkiakum-based pop band

Photos by ROB HILSON

Published on July 10, 2018 2:19PM

The self-described “old-school pop music” group Giants in the Trees played a free concert at Veterans Field in Long Beach on Saturday afternoon, July 7. Grays River resident and former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic, right, leads the group, who met each other at a Skamokawa Grange event in 2016.

The self-described “old-school pop music” group Giants in the Trees played a free concert at Veterans Field in Long Beach on Saturday afternoon, July 7. Grays River resident and former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic, right, leads the group, who met each other at a Skamokawa Grange event in 2016.

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Lead vocalist Jillian Raye delivered a powerful yet elegant vocal set to Long Beach fans.

Lead vocalist Jillian Raye delivered a powerful yet elegant vocal set to Long Beach fans.

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Generations of Nirvana fans flocked to Veterans Field in Long Beach to see the band Giants in the Trees on Saturday afternoon.

Generations of Nirvana fans flocked to Veterans Field in Long Beach to see the band Giants in the Trees on Saturday afternoon.

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Giants in the Trees lead guitarist Ray Prestegard got a kick out of his performance on Saturday afternoon at Veterans Field.

Giants in the Trees lead guitarist Ray Prestegard got a kick out of his performance on Saturday afternoon at Veterans Field.

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Left, Krist Novoselic hasn’t played with many other bands since Nirvana. Giants in the Trees is his first local musical project. The band members sometimes characterize their music as Americana with a mix of classic country.



Right, lead vocalist Jillian Raye delivered a powerful yet elegant vocal set to Long Beach fans.

Left, Krist Novoselic hasn’t played with many other bands since Nirvana. Giants in the Trees is his first local musical project. The band members sometimes characterize their music as Americana with a mix of classic country. Right, lead vocalist Jillian Raye delivered a powerful yet elegant vocal set to Long Beach fans.

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Sandra Summers and Wyatt Tuttle of Seaside danced at the Giants in the Trees show in Long Beach on Saturday afternoon.

Sandra Summers and Wyatt Tuttle of Seaside danced at the Giants in the Trees show in Long Beach on Saturday afternoon.

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Lead vocalist Jillian Raye listened intensely to Ray Prestegard’s exquisite bottleneck slide guitar solo.

Lead vocalist Jillian Raye listened intensely to Ray Prestegard’s exquisite bottleneck slide guitar solo.

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