The Blackberry Bushes- February 1st @7pm
The Blackberry Bushes are a bluegrass group who draw from these deep roots of American traditional music to create a playful and resonant sound with both twang and sophistication
Luke and Kati - February 2nd, 3rd + 4th @7pm
Kati Claborn and Luke Ydstie met in 2008 and have been playing music together most days since. While much of that time has been focused on more official projects (Blind Pilot, Hook and Anchor, Alialujah Choir, The Hackles) the pair has gradually accumulated a body of work that finds it's home in the sparser setting of two instruments and two voices. Songs are written by one, the other, or both, and the resulting spectrum finds cohesion in thoughtful arrangements and the strong delivery of two harmony singers well accustomed to each other's voices. While the music is generally in the neighborhood of folk and country, the instrumentation is often guitar and banjo, and the duo usually remains a duo, the approach frequently varies if a differing inclination prevails or a friend stops by to sit in. What does remain a constant is lovely, unpretentious music from people who love to play together.
Too Long Sparks - February 5th @7pm
The eerie and terrifying beauty of an electrical transformer exploding in a lightning storm was the inspiration for Migi Artugue’s musical alias Too Long Sparks. It is a suitable moniker for a project which builds dark, ambient pop songs with beautifully discordant guitars and ukuleles, looping layers of live and found sounds, while Migi’s expressive tenor lilts from narcotized falsetto to the occasional unfettered roar. You can definitely detect a bit of punk influence when you listen to Too long Sparks. Migi started playing in punk bands in the Bay Area in his early twenties, landing gigs opening for the Didjits, the pre-Rancid UK Subs, Fitz of Depression among others. A return to the Pacific Northwest brought new influences and ideas about the conventions of songwriting and the blurring of genre boundaries.
Too Long Sparks is from Portland, Oregon.
Dedric Clark and the Social Animals-February 6th + 7th @9pm
Dedric Clark combines his smokey voice with ruggedly intimate songwriting, lush melodies and sunny harmonies, making for an unforgettable expirience that you don't get with every Americana rock band.
Fernando - February 11th + 12th @7pm
This is a new chapter in Viciconte's ever-evolving musical trajectory, a career marked by creative integrity and an almost painful honesty which attracts fans from high and low that still believe in the redemptive power of rock and roll. And 'that voice'.
Ian McFeron- February 13th + 14th @9pm
Ian McFeron’s writing has been compared to Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Ryan Adams. Over the course of a decade-long independent music career, he has gained a loyal following and attracted media attention stretching across the Atlantic. He currently tours in support of his 7th album Time Will Take You, recorded in Nashville, TN with Grammy nominated Producer/Guitarist Doug Lancio and members of Ryan Adams band The Cardinals.
Ghost Towns - February 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th + 19th @7pm
Through the intermittent use of trumpet, accordion, violin and banjo, Ghost Towns infuses western elements of folk rock and americana with darker sounds from Eastern Europe. The songs alternate between the joyous and the melancholy, but are always anchored in the rain-drenched, earthy sensibility of the Pacific NW, a la Elliott Smith and Modest Mouse.
Edmund Wayne - February 20th + 21st @9pm
"Harnessing The Mood of Andrew Bird And The Magnitude of Radiohead, Edmund Wayne's Brand Of Alt-Folk Is My New Favorite Thing" ~ Seattle Weekly
Jaime Wyatt - February 22nd + 23rd @7pm
Jaime Wyatt is a striking figure who walks the Earth with an old soul. Her repertoire tells stories of heartbreak and redemption, delivered by a voice that is both rich and magnetic. Comparisons are frequently drawn to Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks and at times she has been anointed a female Tom Petty. Wyatt is a dynamic performer, dually noted as a powerhouse singer and stellar guitar player, sailing between vintage 60's and 70's rock 'n roll anthems and heartfelt ballads of love and confusion.
The Winterlings-February 27th + 28th @9pm
With songs as vivid as feature films, Seattle alt-folk trio The Winterlings take listeners on unexpected journeys through flooded barns and cedar forests, chemistry labs and ferries crossing Puget Sound. Featuring male and female lead vocals and 3-part harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars, ukulele, violin,
banjitar, and percussion, The Winterlings build bonfires of sound to dance and dream beside.