The Stumbling Blocks


Violin, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Accordion.


From Washougal, Wa, nestled in the shadow of Mount Hood along the mighty Columbia River hail The Stumbling Blocks! Formed in 2019 this four-piece Irish Folk & Americana ballad group consists of Rhythm Guitar (David Ross), Lead Guitar (Ryan Terry), Bass Guitar (Jesse Kennedy) and Drums (Matt Zarzana). Whether you fancy high energy pub songs, heart-rendering ballads, historical narrative tunes or inspired originals The Stumbling Blocks bring it all to the table! Audience engagement, soaring guitar and fiddle solos, soothing harmonies, and a dedication to selecting, “songs worth the sing’n,” all make the Stumbling Blocks a favorite among pubs, wineries and other music venues throughout the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Plans are in the works for the group to record their first album in the fall of 2021 so stay tuned! ~ Slainte Mhath

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 14 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
39 years


Gordon Lightfoot, Stan Rogers, The Dubliners, Christy Moore, The Pogues, Flogging Molly, The Corries, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, The Clancy Brothers, Planxty, Paul Brady, Mumford and Sons, Mark Knopfler, Paddy Reilly, Sammy Walker, Hank Williams

Members Of Band

David Ross - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Songwriter
Ryan Terry - Lead Guitar acoustic/electric, Backup Vocals
Jesse Kennedy - Bass, Backup Vocals
Matt Zarzana - Drums


Past Events

Join us at the beautiful Moulton Falls Winery for a drink and some great tunes worth the sing’n! We with be playing from 5:00-7:30pm on the outdoor stage. We will be a duo for this show so it will be an all acoustic show perfect for a warm evening and great glass of red. See you there. ~ Slainte

The Stumbling Blocks will perform from 6-9pm PST.

The Stumbling Blocks will perform from 6-9pm PST.