Emma Hill- Oct 1st @8pm
Emma Hill, along with musical partner Bryan Daste (in a recent cover story, The Anchorage Press called him “the David Rawlings to Emma Hill’s Gillian Welch”), will be bringing their brand of loping, intimate Americana with an indie edge to venues across Alaska and the rest of the US in support of their new album, The Black and Wretched Blue.
Pat Hull- Oct 2nd @8pm
Pat Hull is a singer and songwriter from Connecticut; he is currently based out of Chico, CA.
Pat Hull's lyrically and vocally charged songwriting "goes in the direction of gently reinventing the genre rather than obeying its exhausted axioms"
Anne-Marie Sanderson- Oct 5th @9pm + 6th @8pm
Anne-Marie Sanderson is a British singer-songwriter, currently based in Portland, Oregon. Propelled by an inquisitive mind and a sense of adventure, Anne-Marie has charted the globe… sort of. From carving a niche for herself amidst the hustle and bustle of London’s folk scene, and busking her way through France, to yodeling for a spell in the Swiss Alps, she now finds herself in Portland, where people are quite friendly and seem to enjoy her strange accent as well as her songs.
Ben Fisher- Oct 12th @9pm + 13th @8pm
Ben Fisher was born clutching a copy of Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited on cassette. Through his middle and high school years, he was ridiculed for listening to John Prine and Joan Baez instead of Nelly and Lil’ Jon. After being hit in the face with a baseball, and consistently being picked last for recess football games, he stopped playing sports and decided that a less aerobic past time was better for him, so he picked up the guitar. On any given day, you may be able to find him busking for loose change in front of the UW bookstore or at the Ballard Farmer’s Market. Chances are, you’ll mistake him for a homeless person.
Naomi Hooley & Rob Stroup- Oct 17th @8pm
Marinated in the 1970's and cooked to piano pop perfection. With the vocal clarity of Neko Case, Hooley's vocals will command your attention almost as much as her driving piano that mirrors the audacity of a young Elton John or a velvet-flocked, furious Carole King... Not just another girl on a piano.
The Don of Division Street- Oct 19th @9pm + 20th @8pm
The Don of Division Street delivers Americana-soaked pop songs with heart, integrity, and plenty of wisdom and is the musical project led by longtime Portland, OR musician Matt Cadenelli. Weaving together musical styles from Wilco to Nick Lowe to The Kinks to Neil Young, the Don of Division Street’s sounds feature song-centric, melodious vistas aligned with insightful lyrical musings.
GreenhornBluehorn- Oct 26th @9pm + 27th @8pm
GreenhornBluehorn is a Seattle-based four-piece with a big sound capturing its city-town stomping grounds. Haunting hooks on acoustic guitar are woven with the swaying layered syncopations of the Antal brothers’ harmonies. Altogether makes for some anthemic tunes to boot stomp to.
The Defibulators- Oct 29th @8pm + 31st @8pm
The Defibulators (not defibrillators) hail from Brooklyn, New York’s thriving indie scene and they’ve developed a funky, rootsy, out-of-control sound that’s all their own. The six-man, one-woman band blends bluegrass, country, honky tonk, rockabilly, Dixieland jazz, punk, and maybe a touch of anti-folk into an intoxicating, good-time mélange that’s guaranteed to slap a smile on your face.