BIMA is an association of independent musicians and music supporters working together to enrich and educate our community, by promoting local music of all genres, and providing musicians with professional development opportunities.

Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA and local area including Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties.

BIMA Members

Peter Ali

Performances/presentations using a variety of Native American flutes and some stories about them which also ties in to my diverse heritage of Yaqui/Spanish, Italian/& Berber as well as a story of inspiration using the flutes to get through cancer treatment and beyond.

Doug Allen

Doug's music incorporates elements of folk, blues and county music,
flavored by his distinctive guitar style.

Big Timber CD Cover

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Dianne Ardourel



The Atlantics

Dance, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and Classic Rock


Badd Dog Blues Society

Rhythm & Blues, Danceable and Fun
Off Leash CD   Howlin' CD



The East County's Favorite Party Band!


Rick Baunach

Bayshore Symphony

from Pops to Classical, and Beyond


Robert Sarazin Blake

What sets Blake apart from other songwriters is his ability to approach familiar strains with his speed strumming guitar style, wry humor, and superior narrative sense and sensibility.

Available CDs:

800-451-3873, 215-769-6269

Laurel Bliss

Country & bluegrass guitar & vocals. Concerts & workshops with Carol Elizabeth Jones

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Kim Bowman

Pianist/Singer - Jazz, Pop, Classical, Blues, Rock;
Piano Teacher (SCTM, NCTM) state and nationally certified,
member of Washington State Music Teachers Association Kim also sings with the Paul Sorenson Trio. Check out the band web site here


Dan Brooks

Guitar, Vocals, and Keyboards Band: Cosmic Sneakers

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Cabin Fever NW

Acoustic duo Dianne Bochsler and Tara Wolfe perform original and traditional
Americana-style songs, beautiful vocal harmonies with guitar and old-time banjo.

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Amber Darland

Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist


Gary DePiro

Pianist/Composer and Production Specialist.

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Dean Drake

Rock: Alternative Rock, Acoustic Rock, Soft Rock

Dusty Road String Band

Bluegrass Old Time and Celitic Fiddle with a bit of Mandolin Music. Check out the Dusty Road String Band in the following videos: Crawdad Song Lemonade Dance Cajun Fiddle Tune


Karen FitzGerald

Pianist/Composer: Contemporary New Age; Available for concerts, weddings, parties.

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Misty Flowers

Original Folk Rhythm & Blues Guitar and Vocals You can also find Misty on YouTube and Facebook.

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Marcia Guderian

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist: acoustic blues, swing, folk, pop, and light jazz. Available for concerts, parties

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James Higgins

Scottish and Irish songs and ballads, spook-acoustic folk rock and blues.

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Tom Hodge

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist: Soft, mellow songs to calm the spirit and stir the soul


Lightnin' Jimmy Carlisle

Musician singer songwriter, uke, guitar, various other instruments. Own compositioins, blues, modern folk, country rock


Marvin J

Marvin J's Music: Various Music Venues, Improvistional Piano/Hammond Organ, Easy Listening, Swing, Rock, Blues, Minor Tuning/Repair, Special Event Planner


Tim McHugh

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Piano: Folk, social justice, environmental and political issues

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Millie and the Mentshn

Klezmer, Folk, Broadway, Swing

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Kris Orlowski

Bob Paltrow

Bob Paltrow

Bob is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, graphic artist and web designer who is the essence of Bellingham's music scene. He has designed graphics for a large number of local CDs and creates his own flavor of music on keyboard and guitar, performing with a variety of bands and styles of music.


Jane Perkins

Classical violin and viola, available for lessons


Chad Petersen

Chad is the life of the party. He particularly enjoys jazz standards but can improvise a variety of music and is skilled with vocalizing instruments as well. His tools include guitar, accordian and voice.


Shibusa Sound

Erik Wallace is an experienced freelance audio engineer operating out of Bellingham, WA and owner of Shibusa Sound; a local audio production company. Shibusa Sound offers affordable solutions for everything from mobile recording to acoustic treatment/analysis. See website for examples and more details.

Adrienne Syvertson

Classical Cello, Hymns, Contemporary Soothing Music

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Emerging from the Shadows CD Cover

The Walrus

Classic and Original Rock Available for Parties and Special Events

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David Weiss

Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter: Acoustic, Rock, Latin, Jazz, Funk. Founder of BIMA.
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