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CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

9:25pm PDT

the Curious Mystery
Desert surf and Darkeyed pop

Friday May 25, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Playing with Matches: K
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography A junkyard band with a heart of dirt, smoke, and wires; The Curious Mystery involves slowburn psych and garage experimentalism. Cool night air, Captain Beefheart, late night crawlers, native fowl, dinner, all over me, river blindness – these are some of the things the mysterians bide their time thinking about. The band’s K records debut, Rotting Slowly [KLP206], was released in 2009. Their follow-up full length, We Creeling [KLP225], hit in early 2011.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

1:55pm PDT

Carl Tosten
Singer Songwriter Guitarist

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:55pm - 2:20pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

3:00pm PDT

Music and Peace in a Conflicted World
With Barbara Dunn

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Barbara Dunn, PhD, LICSW, MT-BC is is an accomplished musician and an experienced workshop facilitator. She has a doctorate in conflict transformation and music and is also a clinical social worker and music therapist. Two CDs to her credit are "The Sparrow Takes Flight" and "You Are A Song."

3:30pm PDT

The Hive Dwellers
Contemporary Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Our Indoor Campsite: K
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Artists HIVE DWELLERS, THE Biography Photos Tour Press A biographical sketch: The streets of Olympia ring with that boot heels-on-cobblestone sound as the Hive Dwellers traverse the township east to west on way to their next musical adventure. Spawned in the late double-O decade by Calvin Johnson at the Dub Narcotic Studio, the Hive Dwellers is a band, a combo (as in combination) of disparate individuals who share a common love of rock’n’roll, library cards and railroad travel. The assorted cacophony of membership slides around, and currently includes Gabriel Will and Evan Hashi. Past members have included K.E. Sixx (The Vibrarians), Brian Weber (Dub Narcotic Sound System), Faustine Hudson (The Curious Mystery), Spencer Kelley (Wallpaper, Basemint), Karl Blau, Brett Lyman, Fred Thomas (City Center, Saturday Looks Good to Me), and Michelle Mae. When they emerge from the froth and frumble of their active bicycle-powered lives to make music, the Hive Dwellers emit a pelt of bright, shiny (NOW) with a love of pop music underground and it’s more vacuous mainstream distant cousins. Dance. Smile when you say that. Raw freedom dance. In 2009, the Hive Dwellers launched an expansive Pan-American tour seeing for themselves how it is to be a slave to the rhythm hive active; 2010 saw the release of “Get In” (KLP223). As the future unfolds into the conscious mind and continues to fade gently into the past, the Hive Dwellers are present tense, bearing witness to the maraca wilderness of the modern Basement State.

5:00pm PDT

Playing Bones
With Rick Fogel

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Rick Fogel is a distinguished hammer dulcimer performer, luthier and teacher. At festivals and venues across the country, Rick displays virtuosity in his performance of classical, traditional, Celtic, and original compositions.

7:00pm PDT

Tom Colwell & The Southbound Odyssey
Pete Seeger Sing Along

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Picked up the guitar at age 12, been playing and singing ever since. This is our 4th year leading this workshop, and we've pushed the space with upwards of 250-300 participants. It's great fun!

8:30pm PDT

Cottonwood Cutups
Raucous Rag Time

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography heavily influenced by bands such as Old crow medicine show, Lucero, The devil makes three, this trio formed as a campfire jam. Blending the things they like such as rag time blues, Bluegrass, and southern rock to form a catchy, good time feel that is better heard than described.

9:35pm PDT

Citizens Band
Anarcoustic Songs and Insights

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:35pm - 10:00pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Labor Program
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Together since 1984, Citizens Band formed to prove that good people making good music could create laughter, inspiration and social commentary all at the same time. Jim Hightower once remarked: "Dang, they're really good."
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:35am PDT

Bees in a Box
Twin Hurdy Gurdies

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography We met at a hurdy gurdy workshop in 1995. Somehow, we kept playing together. Our musical neuroses fit in a magical way.

12:55pm PDT

Hannalee
Harmony-Laden Acoustic Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:55pm - 1:25pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Blending the sounds of traditional folk music with elements of dark, neverland whimsy, Hannalee creates a unique music strange and familiar at once. Fidelia Rowe, Michael Harley & Anna-Lisa Notter sing in warm three-part harmony that wraps the ear like its favorite childhood blanket and sends it off to bed to dream enchanted dreams.

4:50pm PDT

John Palmes
Go Lemmings, Alaska Folk Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:50pm - 5:15pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography "Don't call me a singer/songwriter!" John Palmes is an Alaskan folk musician who plays a mix of traditional folk music and songs he makes up from everyday experience. “I’d rather sing with people than for people. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on songs that we can sing together.” “I am a singer. Singing is the most powerful way to communicate. It makes you want to dance, it gets you at a very basic emotional level and it has an intellectual part too. I use my instruments, guitar, fiddle and mouthbow, to support my voice. I want to use my voice to say important things and to support other voices.” “I am a folk singer: My songwriting is something that happens as I think about the things around me. I write songs when I’m walking, driving or running my fishing boat. I sing along with the engine and add the thoughts that are going through my head. Otherwise, I collect and sing folk songs both ancient and modern that help me say what I feel.” John is known for his innovative playing of the mouthbow, the world’s first stringed instrument (Google “mouthbow”). His album, Mouthbow:Small Voices was featured on National Public Radio. John’s songwriting and his song “The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack Pachelbel” was featured on All Things Considered in the “What’s in a Song?” series. John performs regularly at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, and the Fisher Poet’s Gathering in Astoria, Oregon, and is the musical director of the Tlingit Gospel Singers, singing traditional hymns in the Tlingit language. In 2003 and 2005 he played at the Australia National Folk Festival, and in 2007 John played at the Cygnet, and Georgetown Folk Festivals in Tasmania. He has been on the board of the National Jew’s Harp Festival held in Bay City Oregon. “ I am an entertainer, but I want to reach my audience in a more fundamental way. I want them to be different people when the set’s over, with new ideas and new ways of using music in their own lives.”

6:30pm PDT

A. E. and the I.O.U's
Wacky Relevant Original Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • Biography Original songs that make funny and sometimes more serious observations about our world. Influenced by Tom Lehrer, John Prine and others, their style encompasses folk, rock, country and even a little reggae.
 
Monday, May 28
 

3:15pm PDT

Ben Fuller
Northwest Folk Artist

Monday May 28, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Ben Fuller is the lead singer for the band China Davis. He is very active in the Northwest music community as a leader of Music Giving Back, an organization that organizes fundraising efforts through music in the Puget Sound. He also organizes the 253Heart Music Festival in Tacoma, WA each year.

3:35pm PDT

Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles
Quiet Time Soul

Monday May 28, 2012 3:35pm - 4:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Shana Cleveland is a songwriter and artist who plays most often with the Curious Mystery. This band is a mellower side, playing songs for a windy morning or at night with no lights on or on a slow day at the beach.

4:00pm PDT

The GI Coffee House
With Jim Page

Monday May 28, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Jim Page - California native, been in Seattle since 1971, calls it home. Legalized busking in 1974, made 21 albums.

4:20pm PDT

Zebra Mirrors
Contermporary Folk from Bremerton

Monday May 28, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:00pm PDT

Gabriel Mintz
Gabriel Mintz

Monday May 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

7:25pm PDT

Brian Buller
Celtic-Inspired Folktronica

Monday May 28, 2012 7:25pm - 8:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, The Wind Down Show
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
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  • Biography Brian Buller is an American vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter, and arranger based in the Pacific Northwest. He is a World music enthusiast and finds much inspiration in a wide variety of sounds - both traditional and contemporary - from around the globe. An avid experimentalist, his passion for pursuing musical hybrids is displayed on his debut album The Riverbank Faerie- a collaborative effort created with producer and instrumentalist Ryan Eston Paul, and a curious convergence of styles and genres most notably Celtic, Folk, and Electronica: Celtic-Inspired Folktronica.