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

11:40am PDT

The Bottlecap Boys
A Renegade Folk Quartet

Friday May 25, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The Bottlecap Boys are pure, insatiable energy. Guaranteed to lift your spirits, their infectious, boot-stompin’ folk captures the freedom and vastness of middle America with a city pace. A fiery praise for the ‘onward and upward’ fuels The Bottlecap Boys’ magnetic performances. Coming together from north, south, east, and west, the diversity of experience is reflected in the different textures of their songs

12:30pm PDT

Blue Star Creeper
Don't Fear the Creeper

Friday May 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Psych / folk / rock 5 piece original veteran band with a fresh sound. New full length concept album out called "Modern Mythology." Acoustic, electric, indoor, outdoor, on the grid, off grid. Reliable, flexible, capable. Review of our street performance at Folk Life 2011: “Kelly Blanchard might have skipped on the eye patch, but his orange jumpsuit, cowboy hat and goggles sure made up for it. Blanchard, lead vocalist and guitar player for Seattle's own Blue Star Creeper, stood out both visually and vocally, with a voice and presence that screamed "stop and take a listen, dammit." The psychedelic-folk-rock band also shined with its electric cello player, who was discreetly plugged into a concealed amp.” — Joe Williams, Seattle Weekly Link to article:

1:00pm PDT

The Humours: Ryan McKasson, Ashley Broder, Colin Cotter
Chamber-U2

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The Humours are an up and coming acoustic power trio centered around contemporary song, rock energy and the band's roots in traditional music. It features Ryan McKasson on fiddle, Ashley Broder on mandolin, and Colin Cotter on guitar and vocals. Their material spans from traditional Scottish dance tunes and newly composed instrumental arrangements to early American and original contemporary folk songs.

4:30pm PDT

The Parade Schedule
Matt Kinder and Friends

Friday May 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography I have been writing and performing songs for about six years. I grew up Indiana, and moved to Louisville, Kentucky when I was 18. I started writing songs and playing shows. A little over a year ago, I got a chance to open for my hero, Damien Jurado in Louisville. He liked my music and convinced me to move to Seattle. I've been here since June.

5:10pm PDT

Sebastian and the Deep Blue
Orchestral Dance Music

Friday May 25, 2012 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:20pm PDT

Levi Fuller
We are colossal.

Friday May 25, 2012 6:20pm - 6:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

7:40pm PDT

Led to Sea
Viola Driven Indie-Pop

Friday May 25, 2012 7:40pm - 8:10pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, In the Loop
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Led to Sea is the solo project of Seattle-based violist Alex Guy, who has toured as a string player and solo act throughout the U.S. and Europe with musicians such as Mirah, Laura Veirs, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and Jason Webley. Alex has also composed for and collaborated with numerous theater and dance groups in Seattle, including 5 years with the Degenerate Art Ensemble. Her viola driven songs merge classical, pop and experimental worlds, and her most recent record 'Into the Darkening Sky' has been described as ' one of the records that local music critics will mention in their top lists at the end of the year.'' (Seattle Show Gal). She is honored to be joined by some of Seattle's most talented string players including Jherek Bischoff, Paris Hurley and Maria Scherer-Wilson.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

1:00pm PDT

Shelby Earl
Songwriter from Seattle, WA

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, American Standard Time Show
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Named by Amazon.com the "#1 Outstanding 2011 Album You Might Have Missed," Shelby Earl's debut solo album, Burn the Boats (produced by John Roderick of The Long Winters and released in November 2011 on Local 638 Records), is an album of 12 indie-folk-rock songs with recurrent themes of reclaiming lost loves, reaching for the unattainable, and waking up one’s own life after a long slumber. Collaborators on the album include members of The Long Winters, Telekinesis, (former) Fleet Foxes, The Head and the Heart, SHIM, the Maldives, and more. Earl “burned the boats” to make this record. The resulting musical effort is, in her words, “a true reflection of where I’ve been and of where I’m headed.”

1:30pm PDT

Katie and The Lichen
Pop-verisimilitudes/sister/pop

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Our Indoor Campsite: K
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography A 5 piece pop-verisimilitudes/sister/pop-verite, all female band. Playing ukes, and melodicas, guitars and drums, and more, they focus on the anti-pop-anti-folk aspects of the lo-fi music universe, this includes crunching class divisions and endorsing and eating feminism. They are unladylike. They are encouragable, endearing and effing adorable. katieandthelichen.bandcamp.com

4:45pm PDT

Truckstop Darlin'
A Sweaty Fist Pumiping Riot

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Truckstop Darlin’ comes out of the amazing music scene of the Great Northwest, more specifically, Portland, OR. Their self-titled debut album has been hailed as “raw and powerful” and their live shows are a sweaty, fist-pumping riot soaked in cheap beer and whiskey. These boys play honest, driving rock n’ roll and have been compared to The Drive-By Truckers and early Uncle Tupelo. [Read more]

5:30pm PDT

Sean Flinn and The Royal We
Popular Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979

7:00pm PDT

Fort Union
Atmospheric Urban Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Folk Redefined.

8:50pm PDT

Elk and Boar
Soul Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:50pm - 9:20pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, It Takes Two: Duos Showcase
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Elk and Boar is Kirsten Wenlock and Travis Barker, two individual artists who joined up in 2010 to create music that celebrates their vocal polarity and common loves. Thier first full length CD "Room To Start" released in March of 2011, is a soulful collection of emotional songs that hope and lament.

9:25pm PDT

Big Sur
Orchestral Country Indie Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Folk Redefined.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Golden Tree Story
5-piece Folk, Original music

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The Golden Tree Story is a 5-piece folk ensemble from Seattle, WA: it is a collaboration of 5 friends, performing original music by songwriter, Cynthia Marie, and new arrangements of traditional tunes.

11:00am PDT

Simple Monsters
The Hottest Indie Punk around

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Last year, Simple Monsters played all around the Seattle area. With their unique punk/indie sound Simple Monsters have been written up in The Stranger and the Seattle Weekly. They have played at The Crocodile, The Vera Project, Chop Suey and other superb Seattle Venues

11:35am PDT

The Winterlings
Northwest Indie Folk Frontier

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The Winterlings are an Indie Folk/Americana band based in Port Angeles, Washington. Their debut album, THE ANIMAL GROOM, hit #6 on the ROOTS MUSIC REPORT FOLK CHART and has been getting airplay on over 90 stations, nationwide. Their song "Take Give" was the 3rd most played song on Sirius/XM Radio's The Village in March (2011). KBCS, Bellevue, named THE ANIMAL GROOM as one of the 10 BEST OF 2010. The Winterlings have performed at many festivals, including CMJ’s Music Festival in Manhattan and Northwest Folklife in Seattle.

11:45am PDT

For the Birds
Alternative/Indie Group

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The official alternative/indie group of For the Birds began collaborating their musical ideas in October of 2010. The group plays often and willingly. They are close friends with a passion for melancholy tunes that're liable to keep feet tapping and smiles abundant.

12:20pm PDT

The Gloria Darlings
Fresh Angelic Harmonies

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography 2011 NW String Summit Band Competition Finalists; These young ladies have been a band for 3 years. They got their start playing on the streets of Pike Place Market and have been growing writing original music, touring, getting radio play, and singing beautiful harmony ever since!

12:30pm PDT

Speaker Speaker
Pop/Punk Power Trio

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Established in the Fall of 2004, Seattle trio Speaker Speaker generated a quick and substantial buzz within the Seattle music community. Their 3 song introductory EP, Again & Again & Again, earned them regular rotation on the influential KEXP 90.3 and airplay at over 150 more college and public stations across the country, peaking at #147 on the CMJ Top 200. As a result of the exposure, they ultimately were nominated for Seattle Weekly's Best Pop Band of 2006 and were also voted by the community as the winners of The Stranger's Big Shot competition.

1:00pm PDT

Led to Sea
Viola Driven Indie-Pop

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents: Original Music Inspired by Dr. Seuss
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Led to Sea is the solo project of Seattle-based violist Alex Guy, who has toured as a string player and solo act throughout the U.S. and Europe with musicians such as Mirah, Laura Veirs, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and Jason Webley. Alex has also composed for and collaborated with numerous theater and dance groups in Seattle, including 5 years with the Degenerate Art Ensemble. Her viola driven songs merge classical, pop and experimental worlds, and her most recent record 'Into the Darkening Sky' has been described as ' one of the records that local music critics will mention in their top lists at the end of the year.'' (Seattle Show Gal). She is honored to be joined by some of Seattle's most talented string players including Jherek Bischoff, Paris Hurley and Maria Scherer-Wilson.

1:40pm PDT

Edmund Wayne
Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

2:20pm PDT

Nathaniel Talbot
Fingerstyle-Driven Indie Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography “Nathaniel Talbot’s high-register croon floats lightly over complex, plucky melodies and lucid tempos with an ethereal, ghostly vibe that meshes perfectly with the music’s forlorn, yet aggressive and ambitious, sound.” Willamette Week, Portland At the ripened age of 28, this Oregon-grown tunesmith is newly celebrating his 16-year anniversary of song-writing. With influences ranging from the traditional sounds of Kelly Joe Phelps, Doc Watson, and Gillian Welch to the more contemporary Iron and Wine, Sufjan Stevens and Elliott Smith, the music represent a unique synthesis of old-time picking and the indie here-and-now. Nathaniel combines furious, finger-style guitar work with thoughtful, melodic vocal lines to create a sonic experience that is truly fresh and memorable.

3:00pm PDT

Cumulus
Fuzzy Indie Pop

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:35pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Artist Home Showcase
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Cumulus is the project of singer-songwriter Alexandra Niedzialkowski. "We spent many foggy morning with her bedroom EPs, endeared by her sweet lyrics and impressed with her catchy hooks. Now backed by a full band of some serious heavy hitters, Cumulus’ puts on some of the most polished indie pop shows in Seattle...Cumulus’ songs are whip smart, a little sad and insidiously charming ." - Abbey Simmons (Sound on the Sound)

3:15pm PDT

Exohxo
Eight-piece Chamber Pop/Rock

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography "Exohxo are a chamber-pop band you should know about; they're experts at combining orchestral strings, forceful guitars, and poppy melodies into something at once catchy and erudite." - Paul Constant, The Stranger

3:30pm PDT

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra
Indie Contemporary Alt Roots

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:30pm - 4:05pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Emerging as on of Canada's most exciting young multi-genre roots band, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra's faithful underground following has expanded to National awareness and has seen them playing festivals and stages across Canada and The U.S.! 2011 has had a lot of surprises in store for the band with no town to call their home. After attending the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis Tennessee this February (where their unique style of cross genre contemporary folk peaked interest from festivals and venues across the US and Canada) the band surprisingly had to cancel their spring recording session and tour at the very last minute. But with new music bursting from the seams, it took very little time to reschedule a more creative session for June 2011. The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra spent the month of June in a tiny cabin on a farm, with no electricity....on a secluded island...together...always together....(...!) creating, merging, and once again melding with expertise, their version of gypsy-roots-grass. For those of us waiting with baited breathe to hear TMO's newest recordings, there is a 5 song EP in the works with a widening sound that binds the country-roots feel and harmonic storytelling of “The Blanche Album”, with the Roma and Afrrican inspiration that the band is known for from “The Double EP”, and as always, is firmly grounded in traditional and roots music. The EP will be released for promotional use only, featuring this years festival hits “The Otter Song” (“Shine”) and “Mountains On Fire”, as well as a new recording of “Home On The Water”, which has been quoted by one young fan as being “the song of our generation”. With an absolute truth to their music that is immediately recognized by audiences, The EP sees TMO experimenting with purposefully plodding and visceral rhythms, described as “like a heard of elephants being held back tight with reigns”, interwoven with elemental break downs, jazz flourishes, and often unadorned, but striking vocals . The ballads have a nostalgic, romantic appeal and a developing mastership of group vocals and 3 part harmonies. It is as the band says, just a blueprint of the next album, to be recorded in January, 2012. The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra's previous release "The Blanche Album" (2009) was quoted as “that most rare of records: a studio CD that manages to capture the fun of their high-energy onstage performances. They refer to their music as gypsy-ska-folk-grass, and unlike most other bands with eclectic roots like this, they actually pull off the different influences." Devon Leger, Victory Music Review (Seattle). The album pays homage to their beloved piano-carrying touring bus, complete with pot belly stove, hard woods floors, ( and a front seat tied in with rope) that died on the banks of Logan Lake, BC. Although nothing could take her place, upon realizing the free time that comes with being able to be on time for a gig if travelling faster than 35km an hour, TMO has found a new love for their speedy 15 passenger 'lead top hat' Started as a jam band in a Victoria BC's open mic, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra have consistently followed the demands of their fans, taking them from a 4 month tour in Europe in 2008, and national tours in 2009 and 2010 that garnered much recognition, wining 2010 Monday Magazine “M” award for Most Promising Local Band, and performing showcases at NXNE, Folk Alliance, and this year at OCFF. These travels have also developed the bands collection of 13 typewriters, 3 pairs of riding boots (found in abandoned houses in the prairies), two shaving kits complete with shoe polishers, a fountain pen, numerous pocket watches, 25 golden deblumes, and 13 hay pennies.... TMO has been honoured to share the stage with the likes of Oka, Delhi to Dublin, Hanson, Jon And Roy, Railroad Earth, Maria In The Shower, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Carolyn Mark, Geoff Berner, David Francey, CR Avery, Fish and Bird, and Miss Emily Brown. In addition to touring summer festivals and the North American music circuit, TMO also regularly donates their time and music to community events, fundraisers and awareness campaigns as well as consistently bringing fresh new bands in from the Pacific Northwest and across Canada to Vancouver and Victoria BC. TMO 's past dates can be found under 'shows'. For booking contact info@ttmo.ca

3:45pm PDT

Dude York
Seattle, WA Teenpop Trio.

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:45pm - 4:20pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979

4:00pm PDT

The Horde and the Harem
Chamber Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The Horde and the Harem's brand of intricate Folk-Rock however, has proven that it is possible to amass a large following in a short time. Within less than a year of their formation, they've headlined every major venue from Seattle to Arizona. Creating music that is driven by four-part vocal harmonies and melodic guitar fills, combining over a precise rhythm section and anchored into place by the weight and grace of the piano, The Horde and the Harem's style results in thick layers of melody that infiltrate your senses, lodging themselves in your brain and cursing you with their inherent catchiness. Be it at festivals, such as South by Southwest, Capitol Hill block party, and Northwest Folklife, or at premiere venues all over the west coast, the Horde and the Harem bring an energy to every live performance that makes their act second to none.

5:30pm PDT

BOAT
Sloppy Pop

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

7:45pm PDT

Robert Deeble
Robert Deeble

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Ball of Wax Show
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography "Robert Deeble (born 1966) is an American singer-songwriter originally from Long Beach, California, now based in Seattle.[1] His recordings have been noted for their orchestrated arrangements, a subtle and minimalist style of production, and lyrical content.[2]" Robert's first album, Days Like These, featured a duet with folk heroine Victoria Williams on the song Rockabye. Subsequent recordings included such music industry veterans as Rachel Blumberg, Melissa Hasin, Anna-Lynne Williams and Stephen Hodges (musician). Robert has toured throughout the US and New Zealand and has shared bills with such artists as: Low (band), Ida (band), Songs:Ohia, Pedro The Lion, Sam Phillips and Over the Rhine.[3][4] from Wikipedia...

8:35pm PDT

The Foghorns
Mavericks of Anti-Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Ball of Wax Show
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Anti-folkers The Foghorns began in Brooklyn in 2001 with Bart Cameron bringing songs written in Wisconsin to New York for various strange performances, mainly with the help of Brooklyn bluegrass band The Cobble Hillbillies. When Bart moved to Iceland in 2003 as a Fulbright Fellow, he revamped the band and toured Iceland using the moniker. In Iceland, Bart released a bucket and guitar folk album, So Sober. The band, still with bucket percussion, performed across Iceland including performing twice at Iceland Airwaves, at Innipukinn, and more than a 100 other performances across the island. In 2006, Bart moved to Seattle, Washington. With Katie and Rich Quigley, the band recorded "A Diamond as Big as the Motel Six" in 2009. The tour that supported that CD took the band to Iceland, England, Scotland, Denmark and Sweden, along with a 42-stop cross country US tour. In 2011, The Foghorns released their seventh full length CD, and it is their first full-length LP on vinyl. The lineup is: Bart Cameron, Jason Kopec (a converted taiko drummer performing on pots, pans, and sometimes drums), and accordionist/ pianist Peter Colclasure, along the BUCKET OF BOURBON CHOIR (Colin J. Nelson, Matt Ploszaj, David Rossman, and Laurel Hoffman).

9:25pm PDT

Heatwarmer
Ball of Wax Performers

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Ball of Wax Show
 
Monday, May 28
 

2:00pm PDT

Stellarondo
Astral Art Folk from Montana

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:35pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Stellarondo emerged in Missoula, Montana during winter 2010 when Caroline Keys-- a regular in the NW old time stringband community-- responded to a challenge by writing and recording an album of original music during the month of February. Keys' project quickly evolved to include a full band of stalwarts from diverse corners of Missoula's music scene. Stellarondo's lush, dreamy alt-folk debut was recorded by Adam Selzer at Type Foundry and Scenic Burrows in Portland, OR in September 2010. Since the band's debut CD release tour in February Stellarondo has served as Artists-in-Residence at a rural school in central Montana, scored a locally-written short play, worked with Missoula Writing Collaborative to set poems of 4th & 5th graders to music. Stellarondo is currently collaborating with writer Rick Bass "scoring" pieces of his short fiction.

4:15pm PDT

Impossible Bird
A duo that will shake your bones. Hello.

Monday May 28, 2012 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Former members of The Senate, songwriter Nick Drummond and violinist Tyler Carson have re-grouped and are wowing audiences across the Northwest, through Canada, and around the world. Their unique sound and infectious onstage chemistry is not to be missed.

4:25pm PDT

Pufferfish
Welcome to Math Country

Monday May 28, 2012 4:25pm - 5:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Pufferfish released their debut album 'Hello Zero' in 2006. It caught the attention of DJs at KEXP, and after some solid airplay was voted in the top 100 albums of 2006 by KEXP listeners. Their second album, Swell, was released in 2009, and they're currently at work on their third. Pufferfish's sound has been described as eclectic country or freak folk, and their music is curious and playful, turning a tiny toy piano into a clanking train, or a distorted thumping bass drum into a distant heartbeat.

5:50pm PDT

Eric Apoe and They
American and Indie Roots Music

Monday May 28, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Eric Apoe · vocals and guitar The experience of Eric Apoe is a walk through a cinematic time capsule, his lyrical masterworks chill the soul and enlighten the mind. Comparisons to Tennessee Williams, Johnny Mercer, Mark Twain, Hank Williams, Dickens or Dylan are as appropriate as Billie Holiday, Eric Burden or Bob Marley. A Seattle born songwriter, composer and musician, with a genre blending musical aptitude that spans Jazz, Symphonic, Rock and Folk. Apoe spent a number of years touring with Cajun Fiddler, Doug Kershaw, developing a lifelong passion for American Roots music. As a staff writer for Chappell Music, Apoe co-wrote and worked alongside Tim Harden (If I was a Carpenter, Reason to Believe, Misty Roses), and Ron Davies, (It Ain't Easy, recorded by David Bowie). He also gained support and encouragement from two music industry legends, Tom Dowd and John Hammond Sr. To date Apoe has released 5 CD’s with his band ‘Eric Apoe and They’ and is working his 6th album, along with producing a Pacific North West tribute to Ron Davies, due out in the spring of 2011. Currently, Apoe is writing with Saar Liven, an Israeli singer/songwriter and producing a CD for Tommy Dean, a young Seattle songwriter who is wise beyond his years. Eric Apoe’s years of dedication and craftsmanship are clearly hewn into his pieces, with an ever adapting style and constant refinement that speaks to the heart of a true musician and rings in the soul of the listener. With poetic force and humorous paradox, Apoe is a Leonard Cohen for the Age of Unreality. Eric Apoe regularly performs in the Seattle area.

6:00pm PDT

Honora
(In the works)

Monday May 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Vera Reception: Reconstructing Tomorrow

6:45pm PDT

Let's Get Lost
2nd Greatest Band in the World

Monday May 28, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Seattle indie rock band has been mining dusty record bins for that sweet vintage sound. Playing around town for the last 2 years has helped craft their timeless sound.