OYSTERVILLE — The summer music vespers program at the historic Oysterville Church has long been known for its ecumenical spiritual messages and its eclectic music presentations. The service on Sunday, July 5, promises to be right in line with that tradition.
In response to the question about what they’ll be singing, Judy Eron of Double J and the Boys says, “Sure, we’ll yodel — wait till you hear Janet and Charlie yodeling. But we’re going to sing a French song that will leave you thinking you’re at a Paris café. And a Spanish song that comes with its own translation. Oh yes, and a tango! We’ll sing a song with a little Yiddish in it, too. And, of course some good ol’ country. Wahoo!”
“Janet and Charlie” refer to Janet Clark (on fiddle and mandolin) and Charlie Watkins (on accordion). Eron, the group’s spokesperson plays guitar and is the writer of many of their original songs. Bill Clark (the other of the boys-with-an-s) will not be with them this time around. “Other things are grabbing at his time,” says Eron.
The presiding minister Sunday will be Pastor Tom Elkins of the United Ocean Park Methodist Church. Suzanne Knutzen will serve as organist and Oysterville native and resident Susan Holway will give the Oysterville Moment. The hour-long service begins at 3 p.m.