Greenbank musicians’ home burglarized


A pair of Greenbank musicians are reeling after their home was burglarized while they attended a popular music festival. Kristi and Keith O’Donnell had their home burglarized the evening of Sept. 22 while they were performing at DjangoFest Northwest, which took place Sept. 19 through Sept. 23 in Langley.

“It’s devastating,” Kristi O’Donnell said, not wanting to talk about the burglary. She referred to a posting on her website outlining what was stolen.

Burglars got away with instruments, recording equipment, electronics and personal items that included the ashes of O’Donnell’s mom.

The instruments stolen include a Heritage H575 Archtop Jazz Guitar, a Gibson Tal Farlow, a Heritage electric guitar, a Louden O10c acoustic guitar, an electric bass, and a ukelele.

Also stolen were a computer, hard drives, a mixer, microphones, amplifier and other items along with a collection of 25,000 songs plus original material.

O’Donnell is a member of Trio Nouveau, a jazz band that performs around the Puget Sound area. She left a message on the website to the thieves that they can return items by leaving them in the open shed with the green roof.

People with information about the stolen items should call the Island County Sheriff’s Office at 360-321-5111, according to the website.

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