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SS -- Singer-Songwriter [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

3:30pm PDT

Karin Blaine
Protest & Passion

Friday May 25, 2012 3:30pm - 3:55pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Folklife Veteran first performed in 1979. Devoted acoustic performer, songwriter and entertainer. Protest and Love songs for modern day living. Lately - heavy on the protest.

4:00pm PDT

Randi Coffman
Singer/Songwriter

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Randi Coffman, Singer/Songwritier Born 3/16/67 - Seattle, WA Singing since age 5 Wife and mother of 2 - Boy 11, Girl 7 Love singing and songwriting, collaborating with other musicians, poetry, nature, adventure. Enjoy singing, writing songs, drawing & graphic design, being silly with my husband & kids, and watching both kid and adult movies that make me think, laugh & cry. I had the great fortune to perform with Uncle Fuzzy's Jamshack Band in 2010. I have applied as a solo performer three times, without success...going to keep trying until you let me in. Hopefully, this is my year! :)

6:00pm PDT

Jonny Hahn
Hot Political Piano

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography I've been performing original music featuring songs of social commentary and political satire as well as instrumental piano pieces at Seattle's Pike Place Market for over 25 years. Prior to performing at the Market, I was in several rock bands featuring various, cheesy 40's rock and roll, as well as the music of the Grateful Dead. To hear sample of Jonny's music go to CD baby.com

6:30pm PDT

Jim Page
Songs Of Engagement

Friday May 25, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Jim Page was named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as “One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.” Having recorded 21 albums over the course of a 40-plus year career and written a mountain of songs Page is a force to be reckoned with. Originally a California native Jim Page has called Seattle and the Pacific Northwest “home” since 1971. His songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Michael Hedges, and Roy Bailey. He has toured in 13 countries including the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, most of northern Europe, and Taiwan. Renowned lyricist Robert Hunter says, “If Jim Page ain’t the bastard son of Woody Guthrie I’m T-Bone Walker,” and Bonnie Raitt says, “I'm a longtime admirer.” The late Utah Phillips said it best: “If you’re ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from.”

7:10pm PDT

J.W. McClure
Humor, clever lyrics, yodels and jazz chords!

Friday May 25, 2012 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Songwriter, yodeler, guitarist J.W. McClure has often been an opening act, MC and humorist on both coasts and is an award winning songwriter in national contests. Thaddeus Spae is a multi-instrumental musician's musician knowledgeable in jazz. Website: www.reverbnation.com/jwmcclure

8:20pm PDT

The Music of Grayface
ambient + singer-songwriter

Friday May 25, 2012 8:20pm - 9:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, In the Loop
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Cross-disciplinary artist and designer, Christopher Hydinger has been composing for guitar and voice since 1993. Past projects include ARKADE, Palodine, Death By Doll, Lady Krishna's Peppermint Lounge, Electric Chinese Orchestra. Current projects include The Music of Grayface, 3844, the antenna project and PB_TMOG. He also co-produces the quarterly Dance and Music improvisation-based performance series HERE/NOW and owns/operates the cross-disciplinary design and art making business, WakeCreateSleep, specializing in landscape design/gardening and graphic design. Christopher has received funding from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, the Bossak/Heilbron Cheritable Foundation and various private sources, has shared the stage with such acts as Low, Woven Hand and David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), has toured regionally and nationally, was honored to be the musician-in-residence at Punk Rock Yoga from 2004-2006 and has had his music featured in film, dance and theater works.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:35am PDT

Jim Houston
Jazz, Blues & Roots Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:35am - 12:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography I immerse myself in the history of jazz & blues tradition, combining the depths of nascent jazz, the drive of Delta blues and the deep roots of acoustic music, meshing traditions into finely written song material. Backed by finger-picked guitar on vintage and resophonic instruments, bottleneck slide, tenor banjo, ukulele, harmonica and vocals that range from a deep growl to a decent tenor.

12:20pm PDT

Annie Ford
Roots infused Country

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Barely a year old, The Annie Ford Band headed by Virginia native Annie Ford weaves together the sounds of pedal steel (Olie Eshleman), fiddle, viola, banjo (Annie), bass (Ivan Molton) and drums (Matt Manges) to paint a musically diverse and dynamic background for lyrically pleasing songs about wounded hearts and hopeful love Annie's authentically timeless voice swells in a soulful wail of emotion in sync with the skillful playing of the rest of the band. Their sound is a careful balance of American roots music and old country.

12:35pm PDT

Carly Calbero
Carly Calbero

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:35pm - 12:55pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Ladies First Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography At only 19 Carly Calbero has already received national, as well as local attention for her performances. Chosen by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 8 street performers in the country, Calbero brings her surprisingly big voice, sarcastic lyrics, and girl-next-door charm to the stage.

1:50pm PDT

R.X. Bertoldi
R.X. Bertoldi

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:50pm - 2:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography R.X. "Bob" Bertoldi is a Seattle area native and an accomplished singer/songwriter. Songs and lyrics from his self released debut CD, "Stronger not Bitter" have won and placed in national and international songwriting competitions. The Roots Music Report had the following to say about his debut CD: "R.X. Bertoldi presents Folk plus Roots/Americana the way it was meant to be and he does it all on a shoestring. R.X. plays all the instruments, including acoustic and slide guitars, drums, harmonica, and percussion. No vocal tuners, no big production just great sounding music..." R.X.'s songs are available on iTunes and at cdbaby.com. His live sets are a mix of (mostly) original and cover tunes that leave fans of Acoustic Blues and Roots/Americana well pleased. http://www.rxbertoldi.com

3:50pm PDT

Rob Kneisler
Finger-style Singer/Songwriter

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:50pm - 4:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, Living Green Show
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Rob’s song, “Common Jeans” won Second Prize and took the “Peoples’ Choice Award” at last year’s Tumbleweed Music Festival Song-Writing Contest in Richland, Washington. Not bad, considering that he’d never tried entering a contest before that. Originally from the state of Michigan, Rob was extremely active musically in his earlier years, performing in venues all around the Great Lakes Region. But then there was a relatively quiet decade or two where Rob didn’t get out much and could frequently be found hunkered over a guitar in a dark room trying to figure out how guys like Bruce Cockburn, Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges managed to do what they did. Now that this is mostly out of his system, Rob is back out in public again doing what comes naturally: learning, writing, laughing and accurately playing far more Bruce Cockburn tunes than one would ordinarily expect an individual to know. Still, Rob is somehow managing to find a good balance, so long as it involves finger-style guitar playing – ranging from his own tunes to songs from an astoundingly wide variety of artists.

4:50pm PDT

Rob Marcus
Soulful Acoustic Rock

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:50pm - 5:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Rob Marcus offers a fresh sound that touches on a remarkable array of influences. Inspired by his travels abroad, his music incorporates elements of folk, rock and world beats. As a self-taught musician, Rob Marcus’ unconventional melodies satisfy a desire for the new, while his introspective lyrics explore themes both intimate and universal. His seductive vocal style is complimented by the weaving of traditional instruments with modern sounds, creating a smooth and rhythmic experience. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Rob has been surrounded by a thriving music scene from an early age.  He has traveled abroad extensively, always with a guitar and the goals of making new friends, creating new music, and making a difference.  During his travels he has been involved in international aid, teaching, guiding, and sustainability efforts.  The songs on his new self-titled EP were written or inspired while working and traveling throughout Southeast Asia immediately following the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. While Rob still loves performing solo in intimate settings he feels right at home in larger venues backed by a full band.  He is currently celebrating the release of his EP, performing throughout the Northwest and working on a full-length album.

5:00pm PDT

Emerald City Songwriter Circles
With Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tai Shan, Vince Martinez, Steve Wacker

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Emerald City Songwriters Circle

7:30pm PDT

Alicia Amiri
Dark Classical Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, It Takes Two: Duos Showcase
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Born and raised in Seattle, Alicia plays dark classical guitar ballads with pretty lo fi vocals.

7:35pm PDT

Nina Laboy
Workers Who Sing

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:35pm - 8:00pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Labor Program
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Nina Laboy is a graduate of Fordham University School of Drama and the NYC American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has a long list of credits performing Latin Jazz, folk and musical theatre. She is a social justice activists who has performed for many community events.

7:45pm PDT

Kris Orlowski
Folk-Pop five piece
http://www.krisorlowski.com

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Folk Redefined.
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography The Seattle based singer/songwriter Kris Orlowski’s folk-rock and indie-pop sensibility draws comparisons of Paul Westerberg and Elliot Smith. Kris is continuing to rise in the northwest with breakout 2011 with a surprise appearance at Doe Bay Festival, and debut appearances at Bumbershoot and at the acclaimed new Northwest music festival, City Arts. With the four piece band he recently released a new four song EP “Warsaw”, that has been receiving a lot of attention.

9:30pm PDT

Teacher Teacher
Ozzy meets Woody Guthrie

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, It Takes Two: Duos Showcase
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Local singer/songwriter Carl Faucher (Foe-shay) has teamed up with vocal acrobat Rebbeccah Emanuel. Forged from folk and metal, this dynamic duo will rock the house and the cradle. Teacher Teacher has a Facebook page.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:40am PDT

Stanley Greenthal Ensemble
New Songs and Breton/Balkan Gems

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography With his latest CD, First Song, songwriter and instrumentalist Stanley Greenthal stretches musical borders from Celtic Scotland and Brittany to Greece and the Balkans. With soulful fluidity, he sings and plays a constellation of strings: guitar, bouzouki, laouto, (Greek and Turkish lutes). On stage he is joined by his wife, Kip Greenthal for harmony vocals and percussion on frame drum and Christos Govetas on clarinet and oud. website. www.stanleygreenthal.com

12:20pm PDT

Tyler Stenson
Award-Winning "Elegant Folk"

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Born in Lander, WY and raised in Oregon, Tyler Stenson (30) is a bold singer/songwriter that draws profound influence from his roots in the humble West. His music is tightly crafted and reminiscent of a pining Western poet; straightforward yet elegant at its core. As front man and songwriter for his former bands Lander and Rhetoric Tuesday, Stenson played the Northwest college circuit throughout the early 2000s but soon put band-oriented rock-n-roll to rest and tackled the burgeoning Portland scene as a solo artist where he was twice-named the “Songwriter of the Year” by the Portland Songwriters Association in 2007 and 2008, the “Best Male Artist” at the 2011 Portland Music Awards and has recently opened for famed rocker, Chris Isaak, at the Oregon Zoo. Stenson has learned one thing through his decade of experiences and performances at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles: lyric is King. Stenson’s music is just that – words paired with notes that sum up the human existence and endlessly inspire his train of followers that find a piece of themselves in the sincerity of his words.

12:55pm PDT

Tori Marsh
Acoustic Act from Old Fire House

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:55pm - 1:20pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Pop 425 Show: Old Firehouse Teen Center
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Tori Marsh is a young musician inspired by all, who plans on embracing her world through music and lyrics. Tori is a performer often found at the Old Redmond Firehouse Teen Center.

1:00pm PDT

Aaron Zig
Emerging Seattle songwriter

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 SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Formerly of the Seattle band Weightless, Aaron Zig has rebirthed his solo career in 2011 with the release of his first E.P. in 4 years, Heaven Never Left Us. Landing slots at The Bushwick Book Club, Conor Byrne, and a monthly showcase at The Benbow Room, 2012 promises to be a bright year for an artist devoted to the craft of songwriting. Often compared to Devendra Banhart, Iron & Wine, Paul Simon and Elliot Smith, Aaron Zig carries an audience with just his voice and the guitar, weaving intricate melodies with big choruses. Most importantly, every song is honest and direct, allowing audience and performer to engage in a true musical moment.

1:00pm PDT

Tai Shan
Seamstress of Melodies

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 SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Tai’s clear, Joni Mitchell-like voice has been featured in international film series such as Tales from Patchwork Farms, TV shows like ArtZone, and has performed at regional venues such as the Triple Door, the Moore, Folklife Festival, Benaroya Hall and has toured throughout the US. Seattle City Arts magazine describes Tai Shan’s music is like “hugging a total stranger—kind of awkward and totally wonderful.” Grammy Nominee Jovino Santos-Neto calls her a “Seamstress of Melodies,” and Earshot Jazz winner Randy Halberstat states “She will ambush you with her compositions and unique guitar voicing.” Tai Shan has shared the stage with Washington’s Governor Gregoire when Tai performed her environmental song, “Tiny Planet.” The song was later featured in the HBO documentary The Search for Turtle Island. . Lately she as been working with the National Wildlife Federation to protect migrating wildlife in Yellowstone National Park by donating the proceeds of her next EP 1000 Miles to Yellowstone. Visit www.TaishanMusic.com for details.

1:00pm PDT

Wes Weddell
Singer, Songwriter, Citizen

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 SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle singer/singwriter Wes Weddell has toured the Northwest and points beyond for the last ten years. He also founded and runs Puget's Sound Productions, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to creating community live-music spaces. His latest release is "By the Side of the Lake."

1:30pm PDT

Maddy Hebard
Old Fire House

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Pop 425 Show: Old Firehouse Teen Center
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Maddy Hebard is 16 years old, has been performing locally for only 6 years. She started out doing school performances, and when she was in 10th grade, began playing open mics at the redmond firehouse and other small places. Maddy occasionally plays shows with her other band at Studio 7, The Vera Project, etc. Maddy is looking to put a small group of people together for her solo project and would really love to take it to the next level. She loves to play and sing folk rock/indie, but also loves to sing old school metal. Maddy is very excited to hopefully be playing this festival, and cant wait to meet a ton of other people who share the same passion in life.

2:00pm PDT

Jim Page
Songs Of Engagement

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Next 50: KRAB Radio Show, Presented by Jack Straw Productions
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Jim Page was named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as “One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.” Having recorded 21 albums over the course of a 40-plus year career and written a mountain of songs Page is a force to be reckoned with. Originally a California native Jim Page has called Seattle and the Pacific Northwest “home” since 1971. His songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Michael Hedges, and Roy Bailey. He has toured in 13 countries including the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, most of northern Europe, and Taiwan. Renowned lyricist Robert Hunter says, “If Jim Page ain’t the bastard son of Woody Guthrie I’m T-Bone Walker,” and Bonnie Raitt says, “I'm a longtime admirer.” The late Utah Phillips said it best: “If you’re ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from.”

2:00pm PDT

Jamie Fiano
Old Fire House

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:25pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Pop 425 Show: Old Firehouse Teen Center

2:35pm PDT

Whitney Ballen
Dreamy, Folk, Love Songs

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:35pm - 3:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799

5:00pm PDT

Baby Gramps
Rags Jazz Blues Throat Singing

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

5:00pm PDT

Emerald City Songwriter Circles
With Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tai Shan, Vince Martinez, Steve Wacker

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Emerald City Songwriter Circles

5:20pm PDT

Eleanor Murray
Olympia, WA Warble-Songbird

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:20pm - 5:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Olympia, WA, warble-songbird Eleanor Murray weaves songs from ferns and yarn. Music that is like looking into a glittery glass terrarium; each track is a miniature world of fog and trees. Her new release, “Oh Thunder” is an album of country-folk dreams to make you swoon for a forest. It pushes the boundaries of “folk,” eager to explore new and majestic territories. Eleanor’s music teeters between the careful crafting of a folk song to full band explosions, with drums, violin, bass, and electric guitar accompanying the ride. “It throws you through loops; one moment you think you have Eleanor Murray figured out, but then she shows you that she’s not an easy catch. You cannot draw a square around her and call it good – she is undefinable.” – Fensepost

5:55pm PDT

The HeartRocks
The HeartRocks

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:55pm - 6:25pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography flora and sarah became fast friends at cornish college of the arts several years ago, and just recently made the brilliant realization they need to sing their quirky serious folk/pop songs together.

6:30pm PDT

Danny Trashville
Americana

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, The Acoustic Lounge
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Danny Trashville grew up in the music-rich environments of rural Oklahoma and Nashville, Tennessee where he learned to value traditional music styles amid the innovation of some of country music’s greatest legends. His performance career began as lead guitarist with various bands before deciding to focus on writing his own material as a solo performer and vocalist. Drawing on his country roots, Danny has found a solid outlet for his own guitar pickin’ vision of Americana with songs spanning barroom tales, cultural satire, and introspective journeys. He released his self-titled debut album in 2009 and spent the next year bringing his music to a growing fan base at over 250 shows. While scaling back live performances in 2011, Danny has been working on finishing material for his next album.

7:00pm PDT

Robert Sarazin Blake
Bellingham Songs and Story

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Subdued Stringband Jamboree
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography For over 10 years, Blake has been touring the US, Canada and Ireland. At his home in Bellingham, WA he organizes local music festival The Subdued Stringband Jamboree.

7:00pm PDT

E.T. & the Boy
Super Short Leftist Songs

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music Performance, Voices of Occupy hosted by David Rovics
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography I work as a union organizer with hospital workers in Oregon. I grew up in Seattle and I've never missed a Folklife.

7:00pm PDT

Jim Page
Songs Of Engagement

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music Performance, Voices of Occupy hosted by David Rovics
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Jim Page was named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as “One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.” Having recorded 21 albums over the course of a 40-plus year career and written a mountain of songs Page is a force to be reckoned with. Originally a California native Jim Page has called Seattle and the Pacific Northwest “home” since 1971. His songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Michael Hedges, and Roy Bailey. He has toured in 13 countries including the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, most of northern Europe, and Taiwan. Renowned lyricist Robert Hunter says, “If Jim Page ain’t the bastard son of Woody Guthrie I’m T-Bone Walker,” and Bonnie Raitt says, “I'm a longtime admirer.” The late Utah Phillips said it best: “If you’re ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from.”

7:00pm PDT

Nina Laboy
Workers Who Sing

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music Performance, Voices of Occupy hosted by David Rovics
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Nina Laboy is a graduate of Fordham University School of Drama and the NYC American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has a long list of credits performing Latin Jazz, folk and musical theatre. She is a social justice activists who has performed for many community events.

7:00pm PDT

Ukulele Kaeley
She Sings and Plays Her Peace

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music Performance, Voices of Occupy hosted by David Rovics
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography From her experiences listening to conservative voices in Eastern Washington to her life-changing work filming and recording voices from post-conflict countries like Rwanda and Bosnia, Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm uses her voice to think out loud through music. Art and activism go hand in hand for this band.

7:10pm PDT

Robert Meade
Soulful Americana

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, The Acoustic Lounge
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Has been touring and performing original compositions for 2 years, performing in the 19 states surrounding his home base of Eugene, Oregon. He's performed last year (2011) at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas and earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah (2012). This summer he is releasing his first solo album.

7:50pm PDT

Aaron Zig
Emerging Seattle songwriter

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, The Acoustic Lounge
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Formerly of the Seattle band Weightless, Aaron Zig has rebirthed his solo career in 2011 with the release of his first E.P. in 4 years, Heaven Never Left Us. Landing slots at The Bushwick Book Club, Conor Byrne, and a monthly showcase at The Benbow Room, 2012 promises to be a bright year for an artist devoted to the craft of songwriting. Often compared to Devendra Banhart, Iron & Wine, Paul Simon and Elliot Smith, Aaron Zig carries an audience with just his voice and the guitar, weaving intricate melodies with big choruses. Most importantly, every song is honest and direct, allowing audience and performer to engage in a true musical moment.

8:30pm PDT

Drew Piston
Music for a Burnt Down House

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, The Acoustic Lounge
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Originating form Northern Idaho, Piston quickly learned to conceal his panache and wicked insight behind a facade of normalcy but to this day is unable to mask his inexplicable appeal to buzzards and other scavengers of the animal kingdom.

9:30pm PDT

zach davidson
zach davidson

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Singer/songwriter/founder of legendary cult bands Vendetta Red and Sirens Sister Zach Davidson's ethereal voice, and incendiary lyrics both haunt and inspire. Truly an artist's artist.
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Alex Krynytzky
Alex Unplugged: Old Man Music

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Unplugged from anything he has done in public before. Started with Ukrainian ethnic tunes, church and classical music. The 1960's folk revival enhanced the mix.

11:00am PDT

Jess Lambert
Seattle Singer/Songwriter

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography (I was scheduled to perform last year and had to cancel shortly before the festival due to the diagnosis of a cerebral aneurysm. I have since been treated and hope to experience Folklife 2012!) Music is in her blood. Jess Lambert may not come from a background or family of musicians, but it's in her blood just the same. Growing up in a religious family she was forbidden to listen to secular music through most of her childhood. Feeling a deep love and hunger for music she listened to anything she could get her hands on. As a teenager she longed to make music and tried piano lessons, but it didn't stick. Instead she found an outlet through poetry and wrote constantly. A strong urge to create her own music returned after moving out of her parents’ house and finding inspiration in new found music and artists like Damien Rice and Dave Matthews. She was given a guitar as a birthday gift and started learning to play. As soon as she could play a few chords she started writing songs. Lyrics came easily thanks to years of scribbling down poems in notebooks. After a few years of learning, writing, posting some songs on the internet and a hand-full of open mics, Jess played her first gig at High Dive-Seattle in October of 2009. Since then Jess has opened for indie artists Dawn Mitschele, Jeremy Messersmith and Parker Ainsworth. In November of 2010 she released Only If Love Remains, a five song EP she recorded with a friend. In April of 2011 after months of struggling with horrible headaches and facial pain, Jess was diagnosed with a large cerebral aneurysm. All upcoming shows were canceled, including her spot in the 2011 NW Folklife Festival and Jess decided to take a break from her music for the spring and summer to focus on her health and treatment of the aneurysm. In August she had surgery for the placement of a newly FDA approved stent called the Pipeline Embolization Device. She hopes to return to playing live shows sometime in the Fall of 2011 and plans to begin recording a second EP! Only If Love Remains is available at live shows and by digital download at jesslambert.bandcamp.com

11:45am PDT

Betty and the Boy
Heirloom Artisans

Monday May 28, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Betty and the Boy originally started as a modest duo with a solid belief in performing original music compositions. Meeting in a small town in Montana and relocating their music to Eugene, Oregon, Bettreena Jaeger and Josh Harvey combine their contrary influences to write and perform their minimalistic melodies on street corners and stages across the Northwest.

12:20pm PDT

Ben Fisher
Busker, Bellower, Songwriter

Monday May 28, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography 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.

3:45pm PDT

David Maloney
2011 Grammy Nominee

Monday May 28, 2012 3:45pm - 4:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)