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Friday, May 25
 

9:00am PDT

13 Strings and a 2 Dollar Bill

A great old time duo from the West Coast. Toe tapping music fun!


Friday May 25, 2012 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508

11:00am PDT

Hamilton International Middle School Marimba
Marimba Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • Biography A vibrant and energetic group of 6-8th graders playing traditional music of Zimbabwe as well as original material. Great for dancing.

11:00am PDT

Autumn Electric
Exciting, Original Folk Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

11:00am PDT

Conjugal Visitors
FRAYED EDGES OF FOLK MUSIC

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JUG -- Jugband
  • URL
  • Biography These folks are hot musicians and great singers, and they aren't shy about putting it on display during explosive marathon sets of tightly woven arrangements and jazzy improvisation. Watching them perform makes you feel like you've stumbled into a free-wheeling living room jam session party, but the talent and polish soon shine through the laid back attitude.

11:00am PDT

Shillelagh Jack
Foot stompin' good times!

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Shillelagh jack was formed by a group of friends who are so good at having fun, that they felt obliged to include everyone! They play hard stomping Irish traditional music that brings out the "Rompous, head-butting, foot tapping, group chanting animal" in us all! Never a dull time when this group is around a good pint with good friends!

11:00am PDT

SBOC/Seattle World school
Celebrating student culture!

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Students come from all over the world to perform their native dance. They also where their native dress.

11:35am PDT

Hamilton International Senior Jazz Band
Senior Jazz Band

Friday May 25, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography This is the highest level of jazz ensemble at Hamilton International Middle School. There will be emphasis on stylistic considerations through the jazz idiom as well as improvisational practice and performance. This ensemble swings hard in the jazz tradition and interprets several styles of jazz including blues, ballads , latin and vocal compisitions.

11:40am PDT

Aarf!
Harmonies by the Pound

Friday May 25, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

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
  • URL
  • 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

11:45am PDT

Gin Creek
A musical tonic

Friday May 25, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Gin Creek has been together about 2 years, and has played in most of the top blues and roots music venuses in the Puget Sound area. All it members are veteran musiicians with extensive performing experience spanning multiple musical genres, including blues, jazz, rock, and country.

12:10pm PDT

Hamilton International Middle School
Vocal Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 12:10pm - 12:35pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography HIMS Vocal Jazz is in it's first year and is carrying on the vocal traditions of past generations. The groups reportroire ranges from classic blues and jazz and latin to The Great American Songbook and contemporary music. We are proud to represent the Seattle Public Schools music programs.

12:20pm PDT

Kingnik
Ukelele Dixieland Jugband Fun

Friday May 25, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JUG -- Jugband
  • URL
  • Biography Nikki and Curtis started playing the ukulele 10 years ago and performing at parties and coffee shops as a duo. Clark sat in with them 4 years ago and a trio was born. Chris joined them 1.5 years ago on the washtub bass and the current band was complete.

12:20pm PDT

The Summer Januaries
Fast and Fun Fiddle Tunes

Friday May 25, 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 CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography The Summer Januaries got their start busking the streets of Seattle, in the summer of 2011, playing Pike Place Market upwards of five days a week. Made up of two sets of musical and romantic partners, the band shoots little arrows of love to their audience in the form of ridiculously fast and fun fiddle tunes and songs. Fiddle player Rachel Sage was trained as a classical violinist at a young age, but was always drawn to fiddle music and more folk traditions. She has made these aspirations a reality for the past six years, learning folk fiddle tunes from a wide variety of sources, and busking and performing all around the Pacific Northwest.

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
  • URL
  • 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:

12:35pm PDT

Hamilton International Middle School Choir
Vocal Ensemble

Friday May 25, 2012 12:35pm - 1:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
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  • Biography Taught by Mika Armaly, Choir is open to all Hamilton students. Students will rehearse and perform a variety of choral music. There will be an emphasis on using solfege, sight-reading, developing aural perception (ear training), and basic music theory. While no audition is required for choir, students are expected to be highly motivated and reflect an advanced ensemble attitude. Choir will take part in many types of performances throughout the year including the Fall and Spring concerts.

1:00pm PDT

Little Wooden Wolves
Coy.

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Alex Coy recently moved to Seattle and carefully picked this band of crack Seattle musicians to help realize her musical dreams.

1:00pm PDT

Maplewood 5th & 6th Grade Orchestra
Edmonds Students Perform

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography The 5th & 6th grade orchestra students have been coming to perform at Folklife for about 17 years. The students love performing, visiting the festival and hearing other musicians play live. It is one of the best field trips ever.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

1:15pm PDT

KapKa Cooperative School
Spirited songs past & present

Friday May 25, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography For 23 years KapKa Cooperative School students have been singing folk songs, earth songs and community songs.

1:15pm PDT

Sly Mr. Y
High energy upbeat dance rock!

Friday May 25, 2012 1:15pm - 1:50pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Sly Mr. Y is a high energy classic rock dance band providing classic rock and pop from the 60's, 70's, and 80's with some newer stuff and originals thrown in as well. Whether you like to sit and listen, watch, get up and dance - this is your band. Sly Mr. Y is great for a party!

1:40pm PDT

Olo Kani
Vibrant Sounds of the Ukulele

Friday May 25, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • Biography Olo kani will be celebrating 9 years of existence in 2012. The Group is an off shoot of SUPA, Seattle Ukulele Players Association, focusing on traditional Hawaiian music and dance that most of the group members grew up with. Most members were born and raised in Hawaii and currently living in the Pacific Northwest. A diiversified Group that includes retirees and professiions in the medical, engineering, technical and real estate fields.

1:45pm PDT

Landlord's Daughter
Fiery Folk Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • Biography Landlord's Daughter has been playing as a group since 2006. Established in Seattle, we are focused on contributing to the local music scene with our high-energy performances of original folk-inspired rock music. We draw thick vocal harmonies and fiery violin solos from the folk music we love and infuse it into the rock idiom we grew up with.

1:45pm PDT

Maplewood 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra
Edmonds' Students Perform

Friday May 25, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography The 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra from Maplewood K-8 School has been performing at the Folklife Festival for 17 years. The students enjoy a chance to perform and hear others share their craft of music, dance, and art. This field trip is one of their favorites.

2:00pm PDT

Spruce Street School 5th Grade Ensemble
Exciting marimba sounds

Friday May 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Spruce Street School is an independent school located in downtown Seattle. These students have been playing marimba since kindergarten.

2:05pm PDT

Flying Blind Blues Band
Cool old time blues

Friday May 25, 2012 2:05pm - 2:40pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Flying Blind Blues Band is a group of 5 pilots that found each other during a recent fly-in. We have been performing now for a couple of years in the local area. We have played at the Arlington Fly-infor the last two years and are invited back again, as well as Positive Seattle. We have been invited back again this year. Darius Heggin is the promoter of Positive Seattle.

2:20pm PDT

Jori Chisholm
Great Highland Bagpipe Music!

Friday May 25, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258

2:30pm PDT

Blackbird RAUM
Anarcho-Cynicalism

Friday May 25, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979

2:45pm PDT

Columbia River High School Fiddle Orchestra
Large Group Fiddle Tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
  • URL
  • Biography The Columbia River High School Fiddle Orchestra has been entertaining folks in the spring of the last four years. It is made up of the schools string orchestra and a few friends. It is our opportunity to let our hair down and have some fun playing alternative styles of music.

2:55pm PDT

Sam Marshall Trio
Blues and Boogaloo

Friday May 25, 2012 2:55pm - 3:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography The Sam Marshall Trio is a progressive blues and boogaloo band. Their sound started in the roots of the blues and has grown to included elements of jazz, funk, and hip-hop. The trio creates a groovy backdrop that blends perfectly with Sam’s weathered voice and finger style/slide guitar playing.

3:00pm PDT

Truman Price
Old-Time Appalachian Music

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Truman has played fiddle most of his life and has performed at hundreds of events. He's also taught old-time square dances to about 14.000 children. His son Adam, born long ago in Union, West Virginia, is a splendid banjo player. website: trumanprice.com

3:00pm PDT

& Yet
Acoustic/Strings Indie-Folk

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography & Yet is an acoustic/strings driven indie-folk project from Seattle, WA. Fronted by singer-songwriter Dane Ueland, the band is a fuller realization of his deeply introspective and poetic performance. It began as a two-piece between Ueland and cellist, Maren Haynes, but has since grown to include Jonathan Steele (bass/vocals), Nathaniel Orwiler (percussion/vocals), Neel Datta (solo guitar/vocals) and Hillary Johnson (vocals/ aux. percussion). Dramatic tales of romance and religion are interwoven with a sound that aims to be as gentle as it is operatic with overtones of a prototypical folk-rock sound. Currently, & Yet is recording and working on their first full band E.P. entitled “A Bud Has Bloomed” which is slated for release in February of 2012.

3:00pm PDT

Hop Skip and Jump
All Original Music

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography Skip,Multi Instrumentalist and Composer Elena, Music Teacher and Instrumentalist Cary, Quirky Mandolin All original music

3:00pm PDT

Oran nan Carr
Scottish Gaelic Folk Group

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Highland Fling
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Stirring and texturally rich traditional Scottish folk music is the creative passion of this Seattle-area vocal and instrumental ensemble. Oran nan Carr began in 1998 when four members of Seattle's Gaelic choir, Seirm sang together as they carpooled to choir rehearsals. They entered the vocal competition at Mod Vancouver in 1999 and had so much fun, they've been singing together ever since, adding instruments, various singers and several awards along the way. The groups name is the Scottish Gaelic idiom for "cantata", which also means "songs of the car" when an accent mark is added to Car. Oran nan Carr prides itself on being one of precious few US ensembles performing primarily in the endangered Scottish Gaelic language. Website: www.orannancar.com

3:15pm PDT

LoveBomb Go-Go
Intergalactic Marching Band

Friday May 25, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography LoveBomb Go-Go was formed in Portland Oregon in late 2011. Band leader Mars Ponte gathered players from several Northwest ensembles to create a high energy, horn powered indie brass band featuring vocals and real time performance art.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

3:30pm PDT

Pandemic Steel Drum Band - Columbia River High School
Island Music and Mayhem

Friday May 25, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
  • URL
  • Biography The Pandemic Steel Band was formed at CRHS 4 years ago. Since then we have enjoyed making music for all kinds of folks.

3:35pm PDT

The Guy Johnson Band
Guy Johnson

Friday May 25, 2012 3:35pm - 4:10pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Visit the website for Bio
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3:40pm PDT

Cronan
Scottish Hot Jigs, Gaelic Song

Friday May 25, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Highland Fling
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Traditional Scottish Gaelic and Scots songs mostly learned from tradition bearers in Scotland. We've been playing and singing together since the mid-90's. Christina and Christian both play in Piper's Creek. Christian is a member of the Stout Pounders. Judith won the gold medal for Traditional Gaelic Singing in the 2001 Scottish National Championship.

3:40pm PDT

Mouce Manouche
Hard Swinging Old-time Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography We we're brought together by our love of the music of Django Reinhardt and hot club jazz, but have since branched out to explore a variety of early swing music, as well as our original compositions. We make our home in the U-district and Ravenna, playing swingin music for the rowdy, dancing crowds of Seattle's bars and farmer's markets.

3:45pm PDT

Terrible Buttons
Horror-folk from Spokane, WA

Friday May 25, 2012 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography If the music industry is to survive, it needs to start paying attention to bands like Terrible Buttons and remember that music is about self-expression, not salesmanship. Kent Ueland (lead vocals/guitar) and his fellow bandmates have managed to harness a piece of a dying art form. Not the three minutes of predictable radio drivel we have come to expect from talented people, but a close encounter with the human experience. In the case of Terrible Buttons (Spokane, WA/Plastic Horse Records, Northfield, MN), this experience comes from the heart of musicians who know that what they are trying to say is hard on the ears and aggressively challenging to the mind. Musical conventions are tools, not the entirety of songwriting, and the Buttons have managed to find truth through music at a young age.

4:00pm PDT

3 Play Ricochet
String Band Americana

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Long-time performers of traditional American music. One of use runs adult music camps. One of os flies airplanes. One of us builds guitars.

4:00pm PDT

Jeremy Burk
Americana meets Indie Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

4:00pm PDT

Northwest Scottish Fiddlers
Scottish Fiddlers and Friends

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The NW Scottish Fiddlers, originally formed in the 80's by Calum MacKinnon have been enjoying a revival since 2006 with a growing membership of fiddlers and friends. They play at events around the NW and sponsor an annual winter workshop featuring Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. The club is mostly based in Edmonds where they hold monthly meetings and they welcome new members interested in traditional Scottish fiddling.

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! :)

4:20pm PDT

Seumas Gagne & Friends
Gaelic songs, new and old.

Friday May 25, 2012 4:20pm - 4:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Highland Fling
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Seumas Gagne sings and plays new and original Scottish Gaelic songs and tunes on the Celtic harp. He has been performing and teaching in the Pacific Northwest for many years and is now producing his first solo CD.

4:20pm PDT

Sarah Christine
Positive Reggae, R&B and Soul

Friday May 25, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CB -- Caribbean-Reggae
  • URL
  • Biography Sarah Christine has spent the past 12 years honing her craft and evolving as an artist by performing throughout the West Coast and Hawaii both as a solo act and harmony singer with numerous artists and bands. Sarah Christine is driven by her desire to spread the message of peace positivity and natural awareness to a global audience. "My hope is to inspire people to remember that this life is a gift, and to embrace everyday as an opportunity to become the best versions of ourselves."

4:20pm PDT

The Priest and the Publicans
Gospel Bluegrass out of the box

Friday May 25, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography The core members have been performing together since the early 90's. We have played on stage at Folklife for over 12 years.

4:30pm PDT

Northwest Taiko
Japanese Drum Group

Friday May 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Northwest Taiko is a Japanese-American drum group striving to learn more about their cultural heritage through the traditional drumming artform of Taiko. Northwest Taiko began performing in October 1984 and is frequently sought after to entertain at a variety of community events throughout the the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Members come from a diverse background , some are of Japanese heritage, others have a blend of Asian as well as European/Anglo backgrounds but all with a common interest in playing and performing Taiko.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

4:35pm PDT

John Gothard
Songs of the British Isles

Friday May 25, 2012 4:35pm - 5:05pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography performances includes voice, guitar and English concertina, you might hear anything from sea songs and Child ballads to songs of Irish immigration

4:40pm PDT

Laughing Rose Duo
Fab Fem Vocals w/ banjo & uke

Friday May 25, 2012 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography We met playing old-time music and draw from the rich American traditional song repertoire, but we don't stop there. We write original tunes that speak to our love of jazz, pop, and indie rock as well as food, cats, past lovers, current lover, future lovers (the condition of the heart is an endless source of material), nature, and much much more.

4:45pm PDT

Accordions Anonymous
12 Steps to Accordion Awarenes

Friday May 25, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • URL
  • Biography Accordions Anonymous is the Northwest's first and foremost 12-step group for accordion awareness. They have been facing the music one note at a time since 1998, bringing their quirky brand of musicality and eclectic mix of dance tunes to accordion lovers everywhere.

4:45pm PDT

Brian Ledford and the Cadillac Desert
Americana Folk/Rock

Friday May 25, 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 CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Brian Ledford can’t bring himself to do the safe thing. Not content to do straight revival Americana he draws on his diverse musical roots and turns it into something rare these days—great, original songs. As informed by The Clash as The Flatlanders. At turns as lush as Lanois, or as direct as Cash.

5:00pm PDT

Calum MacKinnon and Friends
Scottish Fiddling Next Gen.

Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Highland Fling
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Calum is a well known Scottish fiddler who has performed at Folklife for close to 30 years including the 1985 Folklife Benefit Concert. The other young fiddlers are some of his premier students. Guinevere Saenger is a talented pianist and teacher recently arrived from California.

5:00pm PDT

Seattle Song Circle
Tribute to Silent Voices

Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle Song circle is a tradition dating to the Second Northwest Folklife Festival 40 years ago. A core group of folksingers decided that once a year was not enough, so Seattle Song Circle was born. We are a very loosely organized group of folks that gather most every Sunday evening to sing, harmonize, play along or just listen. The group varies in size from a half dozen to perhaps twenty, so the music we create together can raise the rafters. Instruments are welcome and vary from kazoo to folk harp. Much of the material is traditional, some is contemporary and quite a few have written their own as well. The sole intention is to share and enjoy one another's music and company.

5:10pm PDT

Professor Banjo
Old-time for kids and families

Friday May 25, 2012 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography Paul Silveria has a passion for sharing traditional music and dance with wide range of audiences. Paul is an old-time banjo player who covers a variety of intriguing Americana with a ready wit and engaging delivery. Most notably he plays for kids and their banjo-loving parents as Professor Banjo in a show that features sing-a-longs, dancing games, and more! Paul has also been calling traditional Square Dances with live music since 2002.

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)

5:10pm PDT

Adrian Xavier & Friends
Positive uplifting reggae

Friday May 25, 2012 5:10pm - 5:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CB -- Caribbean-Reggae
  • URL
  • Biography Adrian Xavier experienced a diverse spectrum of cultures and ways of life growing up on the west coast, traveling between Seattle and L.A. A internationally acclaimed Seattle-based musician, he has been performing and headlining events for over a decade, performing and working with many legendary musicians. Adrian Xavier makes dynamic original world music, blending elements of reggae, rock, dub, folk, hip-hop and more to create his signature sound. He is committed to being a voice for the voiceless, performing extensively for events that benefit the environment, indigenous peoples and youth organizations. His music crosses social cultural barriers and strives to provide a deeper understanding of our global community. Performing extensively at colleges, festivals and schools, Adrian Xavier has been able to inspire a broad range of ages and backgrounds.

5:15pm PDT

Molly Bauckham
Sweet, soulful harp and voice

Friday May 25, 2012 5:15pm - 5:45pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Molly has been playing the harp since 1998 and singing most of her life. She is of Irish and Scottish descent, and has always been drawn to the traditional music of her heritage. She works at Seattle's own Dusty Strings and is affectionately known as the "harp pixie".

5:25pm PDT

onefourfive
Georgian polyphonic folksongs

Friday May 25, 2012 5:25pm - 5:55pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography We sing ancient folksongs from the Republic of Georgia. Some of our members have been to Georgia multiple times to bring back these unique harmonies by studying with revered songmasters there. We started out singing a cappella folk music from multiple backgrounds and decided to focus solely on Georgian singing since its many regional styles are so diverse.

5:30pm PDT

Low Hums
Guided Meditation

Friday May 25, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Low Hums is a collective of musical friends. We've all played together for a really, really long time and crossed land and sea both here and there. The group started as a solo project for Jonas. Just making some recordings during the winter months, about the winter months, islands, woods, lightning, warm fires, and looking forward to the summer warmth... well kind of. 2009 found us playing lots of shows around seattle, the san juan islands, and eastern washington. 2010, we recorded our first full length record .. Due out Feb 25th 2012!

5:45pm PDT

Michael Connolly and Miller McNay
The Mandolin Casefiles

Friday May 25, 2012 5:45pm - 6:15pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
  • URL
  • Biography The Mandolin Casefiles is a duet featuring two of the Northwest's finest pickers sharing their interpretations of traditional and original instrumental tunes on the mighty mandolin.

5:50pm PDT

Diminished Men
Dark Cinematic Surf Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography Rock and roll band with eclectic influences ranging from Ennio Morricone to Omar Khorshid.
  • website

5:50pm PDT

Horace Pickett
Musical Story-Tellers

Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • Biography Horace Pickett brings a much needed energy to the stage that is lacking today. The audience will not forget a performance by Horace Pickett and will be singing along by the end of the night. With Deliberate Tone, Clever Construction, and Stand-Alone Musical Vignettes, Horace Pickett continuously creates Attention-Capturing Music, Glamorous Stage Theatrics, and an overall Memorable Performance.

5:50pm PDT

Robert Richter & Jessica Hitch
Engergetic folk rock blues

Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Featuring singer/songwriters Robert Richter and Dana Fontaine and fiddler Erica Liebert “Moonlight Mile” delivers a unique sound played with passion and energy entertaining audiences around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Their influences range from folk to blues to Celtic.

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

6:00pm PDT

Middlemarch
Music Scottish/English Borders

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Kat Eggleston is a well known singer/song writer. Wally Bell is from Morpeth, Northumberland, where he has been involved with the traditional music scene for decades. John Dally has been playing pipes for over 40s. He's appeared on CDs and published a book of tunes with NW piping history.

6:00pm PDT

Orkestar Slivovica
High Energy Balkan Brass

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Balkan Misfit Showcase
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Wandering the streets of Vancouver with battered and ancient instruments, appearing and disappearing into the night, and dressed in the highest fashions of your great-grandparent’s youth, with a bottle in hand of that delicate concoction which is half of the band’s name, everything they cross paths with becomes a Balkan wedding dance party, with tunes from Serbia, Macedonia, and other mysterious and distant lands, and like this sentence, the music runs on forever… .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

6:00pm PDT

The Warren G. Hardings
Bad President. Fun Band.

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Northwest Stringband Throwdown
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography "While Harding epitomized the vigor of the corn-fed farm boy, he was, in reality, a violator of reasonably healthy behavior. His only exercise consisted of desultory rounds of golf, fairly frequent love trysts, and at least twice-weekly marathon poker games. These card games were drenched in highballs, suffused with cigar smoke, and punctuated with copious expectorations of tobacco juice into strategically placed spittoons. While Harding and his cronies played cards and munched on roast beef sandwiches, the Duchess kept the whiskey flowing. These games often ran past one in the morning."

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)

6:30pm PDT

Geist & the Sacred Ensemble
spirit, mind, ghost

Friday May 25, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography "They convene the forces of original mud black and hooked roots planted deeply around the instruments. From there, traditional green fumaroles rise and the singer raises the arms to the sky while its voice is had by the spirits…" - Delicious Scopitone

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.”

6:40pm PDT

Loch Dhu
Energetic Celtic Music

Friday May 25, 2012 6:40pm - 7:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:45pm PDT

Nettle Honey
Old Time Influenced Hot Tunes!

Friday May 25, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Northwest Stringband Throwdown
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Playing high-energy acoustic music deeply rooted in Appalachian old time, Nettle Honey is at home playing tight sets of crafted original music as well as marathon busking sessions and late night square dances.

6:45pm PDT

Nu Klezmer Army
More "klezmer" less "army"

Friday May 25, 2012 6:45pm - 7:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Balkan Misfit Showcase
  • Genre EMO -- Jewish-Israel - MUSIC
  • Biography Nu Klezmer Army is a local group of musicians who have come together to play the traditional music of yiddish-speaking, easter-european Jews. We strive to keep this music alive and not adulterate it with too much Western or Modern influence. It is music that traditionally revolved around community events like weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, or funerals. Nu Klezmer Army features current ex-members of Circus Contraption, Slim Pickins, Illicit Jug Cartel, Bat Country, and God's Favorite Beefcake.

7:00pm PDT

Natalie Hall
Cellist

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:10pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Natalie Hall studies cello performance with Professor Toby Saks, working towards her Bachelors of Music at the University of Washington. She is the cellist of the Eros Piano Trio, the Sequoia Ensemble and the Quantum String Quartet, winners of the 2010 UW Chamber Music Competition. She is a member of the UW Modern Band coached by Professor Cuong Vu. Natalie performs with Macklemore, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the American String Project, the Degenerate Art Ensemble and the Seattle Rock Orchestra. Last month she performed a sold out show with Noah Gundersen at the Triple Door and on Nancy Guppy’s televised show, The Art Zone, with Kris Orlowski and the Passenger String Quartet. Natalie performed a sold out show at the Key Arena for the Bumbershoot Music Festival and at the Sasquatch Music Festival. She performed in Neil Welch’s Sleeper Ensemble which was released in November on the Table and Chairs record label. She has collaborated with slam poet Ken Arkind, saxophonist Tim Berne and bassist Scott Pingle of the San Francisco Symphony. Over the summer Natalie attended the School for Improvised Music in New York. In addition to Toby Saks, her mentors include Okkyung Lee, Heidi Lehwalder, Cuong Vu, Lori Goldston, Tony Malaby, Melia Watras and Ralph Alessi. Natalie regularly performs free-improvisation at Café Racer’s The Racer Sessions.

7:00pm PDT

Bash Brothers
100% natural

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Playing with Matches: K
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • URL
  • Biography Bash Brothers wanna toss a soup can on the campfire in your belly, float a burning log out into the lagoon. Top notch buddy comedy since 1997.

7:00pm PDT

Luc and the Lovingtons
Music that brings joy

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Friday Night Groove Party: Sponsored by by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography With a social emphasis on their music and the conscious infusion of the power of love, Luc and the Lovington's know that songs must be accompanied by action. Front man Luc Reynaud founded the band after his trip back from New Orleans where he was taking part in relief efforts to help the victims of hurricane Katrina. While there, he collaborated with some of the kids from the shelter he was stationed at and created the "Freedom Song". 5 years later, pop superstar Jason Mraz heard the tune and embraced it, covering the song on his performances around the world. Luc and the Lovingtons have toured worlwide from Europe to Africa and Chile. In Nov. of 2011 they released their second studio album "Send My Love", a world wide tour through the many facets of Love. 2012 will be the Love lift off, so hope you are along for the ride!

7:00pm PDT

Mark Johnson (Amateur Radio Operator solo)
High Lonesome Distortion

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, In the Loop
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Raised by wolves, then by his fine young son, Mark sings of far off places, filled with history and hope through a sepia toned microphone. He is one part of the band Amateur Radio Operator.

7:00pm PDT

The Wanderers
Sweet Songs from Yesterday

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Celebrating 53 years together, the Wanderers sing and play sweet harmonies on 1960's folk and Woody Guthrie tunes.

7:10pm PDT

Paul Hoskin
Contrabass Clarinet Solo

Friday May 25, 2012 7:10pm - 7:20pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Paul Hoskin investigates solo language. He has performed solo contrabass clarinet, one of the lowest reed instruments, for over 25 years.

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
  • URL
  • 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

7:20pm PDT

Celtic Fire
Wild Celtic Band - Fun Folk Music

Friday May 25, 2012 7:20pm - 7:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography We play fun Celtic music. Lots of humor, some off the wall songs. We love to entertain and have strong audience participation. Celtic Fire has played together for 15 years. Website: Acelticfire.com

7:30pm PDT

Smallface
Ghosts-Disembodied-Radio-Noise

Friday May 25, 2012 7:30pm - 7:45pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Aaron Otheim (Heatwarmer, Speak) and David Balatero (Operation ID, Song Sparrow Research) are frequent participants in Seattle's pop, rock and experimental circles. Both Otheim and Balatero help run the Cafe Racer Sessions and record label Table & Chairs. Smallface is a collaboration that draws on the duo's mutual background in classical chamber music and shared affinity for new and avant-garde music.

7:30pm PDT

Water Tower
Psychedelic Folk Ripping

Friday May 25, 2012 7:30pm - 8:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Northwest Stringband Throwdown
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography After 5 years on the road, 4 albums under their belt and multiple international tours, Water Tower has been brewing up a storm in the folk music world. The boys have collaborated live with members of bands like Frank Turner, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, the Red Stick Ramblers, and the Foghorn Stringband and shared the stage with acts like Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford and Sons, Wilco, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, and Woody Pines. They have toured extensively in both the USA and abroad, and performed live on the BBC, NPR, and RTE. Their all original sound is infectious and has spread far and wide to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Based in Portland, Oregon these young gents got their start busking on street corners playing traditional old time and bluegrass, eventually honing their sound as a solid dance band playing square dances and bluegrass festivals up and down the west coast

7:35pm PDT

Bucharest Drinking Team
An Eastern Bloc Party!

Friday May 25, 2012 7:35pm - 8:10pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Balkan Misfit Showcase
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Bucharest Drinking Team is a northwest conglomerate of modern Balkan musicians who have been loosely working together since 2009. They bring the party from the Eastern Bloc right to your door, complete with food, drink, dancing and music all night.

7:35pm PDT

Vradiazei
Beckoning Nightfall

Friday May 25, 2012 7:35pm - 8:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Underground Cascadian Folk: Sponsored by Hex Magazine
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
  • URL
  • Biography The realization that the darkest days are yet to come inspired us to abandon the use of electricity in our music. We express the anguish of the past, the desperation of the present, and the uncertainty of the future without it. When the world is left in ruin our sound will echo in the empty streets.

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
  • 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.

7:45pm PDT

Gregg Keplinger & Simon Henneman / WA
Energy Music

Friday May 25, 2012 7:45pm - 8:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Kelli, I have to track down a bio from Gregg. SHould I do this whole thing over or can I just send it when I get it? Sorry we are late on this thing and thanks for the link!

7:45pm PDT

Unite-One
Uniting One Person at a Time

Friday May 25, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Friday Night Groove Party: Sponsored by by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre CB -- Caribbean-Reggae
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle based band seeking to inspire social change through the communication of conscious music. With the support of international roots label Culture Yard Records and a foundation in Funk, Reggae, Blues, and improvisational Jam dynamics, Unite-One has rocked performances ranging from 100% Solar Powered outdoor concerts to headlining sets @ Seattle's own Nectar Lounge. This band stands for sustainability, innovation, Peace, and a love of pure harmony; keep a lookout for their 20 track debut album "Natural Wealth."

7:45pm PDT

Western Hymn
Northwest punk

Friday May 25, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Playing with Matches: K
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography Western Hymn are a three piece punk band from Olympia. They're latest EP, 'Out of The Way', was released on K Records.

7:50pm PDT

Prairie Dog Backfire
Kickin' Up Countrygrass!

Friday May 25, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Callin’ their style “countrygrass”, they’re kickin’ up bluegrass with country flavor and grassin’ up country songs on mandolin, stand-up bass, guitar, and banjo. A fair bit of the music is genuine original with each pardner singin’ lead and/or harmony. These four seasoned performers have been together since 2009.

8:00pm PDT

Tra le Gael
Montana Celtic with a flair

Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Tra le Gael is a Montana favorite that plays Celtic music ranging from sweet harmonies to driving, energetic reels. Their members off-stage talents range from veterinary medicine to civil engineering, with teaching and parenting in between. The variety of their arrangements, from traditional to contemporary, fits many a festive occasion. They have been featured at several Irish festivals in Montana, and will appear on the Montana PBS series “11th and Grant with Eric Funk” airing in March 2012.

8:10pm PDT

Kromer
Avant-improv Trio

Friday May 25, 2012 8:10pm - 8:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography Kromer is an acoustic trio of Saxophone, keyboards, and drumset playing original compositions. The music is tense, bizarre and beautiful with heavy influences from free-improvisation, jazz, and the local Table & Chairs music scene in Seattle.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

8:25pm PDT

Orkestar Zirkonium
Not Grampa's Balkan Brass

Friday May 25, 2012 8:25pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Balkan Misfit Showcase

8:25pm PDT

Polecat
Stomp Bluegrass Celtic Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 8:25pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Northwest Stringband Throwdown
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Formed in Bellingham, Washington in March 2010, Polecat has quickly established itself in the Northwest, with two records and over 100 shows in one year. Their unique instrumentation is comprised of Karl Olson (drums), Jeremy Elliott (electric guitar and vocals), Aaron Guest (vocals and 12 string guitar), Cayley Schmid (fiddle), and Richard Reeves (upright bass). This enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, and world music into their sound. There is a sense of mass appeal attached to Polecat for their unique take on roots music, as well as an acknowledged respect for their honest approach to where the music comes from. Aside from their self-titled E.P. and full length album 'Fire on the Hill', one of the best aspects of Polecat is their live show. Their music celebrates life, love, and good times, and it reflects on the faces of the players and their audience. Polecat has shared the stage with several nationally acclaimed acts, including The Infamous Stringdusters, The Hackensaw Boys, Trampled by Turtles, and The Moondoggies. More information including audio, video, schedule, and more can be found at www.polecatmusic.com

8:30pm PDT

Heaney, Parris + Rea Guitar Threesome
Improvisational Guitar Trio

Friday May 25, 2012 8:30pm - 8:50pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
  • URL
  • Biography Three of Seattle's most adventurous guitarists team up for wide-ranging instrumental improvisations touching on jazz, rock, experimental, and world music. Includes members of such acclaimed ensembles as Ask the Ages, Sunship, Moraine, and the Monktail Creative Music Concern.

8:30pm PDT

The Isotunes
Mm, mm good: Tasty music & fun

Friday May 25, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography In 2010 The Isotunes’ took audiences on a musical tour of the “Seven Deadly Sins”; this year they’re serving up cool jazz and other tasty tunes that have audiences saying “M’m, m’m good!”

8:30pm PDT

Alda
Pantheist Black Metal

Friday May 25, 2012 8:30pm - 9:05pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Underground Cascadian Folk: Sponsored by Hex Magazine
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography Alda is the musical and ideological coalescence of a group of friends who met and began making music with and amidst each other in the town of Eatonville during the early 2000's. We officially christened our project with the name Alda in the Fall of 2007 after having relocated to the city of Tacoma. Our sound is inspired by a variety of folk music traditions and Black Metal.

8:35pm PDT

Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets
Angelo Spencer K records

Friday May 25, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Playing with Matches: K
  • Genre EMG -- Greater Middle East-Northern Africa - MUSIC
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  • Biography Angelo Spencer was born in Brittany and grew up in the French Alps where he learned to ski at the age of two. At the age of four his life took a twisted turn for the best upon hearing the soundtrack for the film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. A music lover was born. Despite living only two hours from Italy, Angelo has never crossed the border. He blames it on his own stupidity. After playing in a handful of bands (including the Best/Worst band name ever “Johnny Cash is Dead”), Angelo Spencer moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 where he began playing as a one man band. After self-releasing a couple of albums, and a split 7″ with Tender Forever, Angelo recorded a single, “Music is My Sweat” (IPU121), for K with L’Orchidee d’Hawaï as his backing band. Soon thereafter Karl Blau recorded Angelo’s new record Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets (KLP216) at Dub Narcotic Studio with the help of Arrington De Dionyso and Clyde Petersen. It was the soundtrack of endless trails across mountains and deserts. Soon after that “L’argent” (IPU131), another 7″, came out. Ange was once again backed up by the brilliant musicians of l’Orchidee d’Hawai, and this time was recorded by the one and only Calvin Johnson! A bunch of tours later (one brought them all the way to Morocco!), World Garage (KLP235) was born, a perfect blend of music from the 21st century, traditional and futuristic at the same time. Recorded once again by Karl Blau at Dub Narcotic, this new album features influences from Moroccan chaabi, Bollywood extravangaza, wedding music from Egypt and pure traditional music from the Pacific Northwest rock scene. Songs on this album are celebrated in French, English and even Farsi.

8:35pm PDT

E-Clec-Ti-City
Rock & Blues New Gen. SoulRock

Friday May 25, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Friday Night Groove Party: Sponsored by by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography At the time, 18 year old Portland guitar player Samuel Eisen-Meyers was oblivious to the fact that just two years after meeting Hammond organ player Justin Smith, a family would emerge. Manifested by Eisen-Meyers, E-Clec-Ti-City is a band based in Bellingham, WA. While the majority of its members are still figuring out how to make it through college, there’s been time set aside for the progress of music. Driven by electric guitar, organ, drums and bass, with the addition of trombone and saxophone, a group of young adults with roots in very different corners of the musical world have come together, working to intertwine melodies and song structures fueled by heavy solos, poetic verses, and buttressed by emotion and passion.

8:40pm PDT

Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few
Celtic songs and tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 8:40pm - 9:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography 6th generation shakuhachi master-turned-Irish flute-player and singer Hanz Araki is the quintessential world Music musician. He has delighted audiences the world over and is featured on dozens of well-received recordings. Appearing with him are the radiant singer/fiddler Kathryn Claire, guitar-player extraordinaire Cary Novotny, and the incomparable Joe Trump on myriad percussion instruments.

9:00pm PDT

Burn List
Seattle's New Music Scene

Friday May 25, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Burn List, a new collaboration from Seattle’s scorching new music scene features trumpeter Cuong Vu, tenor saxophonist Greg Sinibaldi, keyboardist Aaron Otheim, and drummer Chris Icasiano. Marking the meeting of two distinctive generations of creative new music in Seattle, each member of Burn List have uniquely contributed their musical DNA to the city’s musical lineage. Having been on the forefront of the scene as established veterans, Vu and Sinibaldi each offer unique compositional approaches and styles that have helped shape the newest generation of musicians in Seattle. Icasiano and Otheim are, in part, products of those contributions and they form Burn List’s paired- down rhythm section combination of keyboard and drums pushing to create a new sonic approach to the music and group improvisation. Burn List’s unique interface with improvisation and original compositions draw from wide musical influences ranging from Ligeti to Albert Ayler to Aphex Twin to Meshuggah and many things in between. Siphoned through the band’s collective aesthetics, the music freely crisscrosses genres resulting in a new musical sound that is thoughtful, energetic, current and original.

9:20pm PDT

Molly's Revenge with Rebecca Lomnicky
Dynamic, acoustic, Celtic.

Friday May 25, 2012 9:20pm - 10:00pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography This high energy Celtic band is ten years old, having performed at prestigious events all over the the US, and as far away as China, Australia, and Scotland, and last year performed such a rousing set at the Northwest Folklife Festival that their 2011 set was included on this years official festival cd, "Roots and Branches". They are once again joined by Glenfiddich fiddle champion of Scotland, Rebecca Lomnicky.

9:25pm PDT

Lasher Keen
Medieval Psychedelic Folk

Friday May 25, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Underground Cascadian Folk: Sponsored by Hex Magazine
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • Biography The fantastical LASHER KEEN, a trio from Nevada City are mashing out their own sounds. Trad folk at its most dark, heathen intensity. Lasher Keen is the combined passions of those based on creating and reinventing myth into music. The tongues they sing in but tempt you to join in Yggdrasil rituals, masked rites, horned beasts, Fire Trolls, and massive kisses. At times the songs become tales, accentuated by the bellowing of horn and the hauntingly nostalgic chime of the Glockenspiel, their roots are deep and strong.

9:25pm PDT

Polyrhythmics
AfroFunk & WorldBeat Orchestra

Friday May 25, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Friday Night Groove Party: Sponsored by by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography Polyrhythmics is an all original 8-piece afro-funk and world beat orchestra comprised of some of Seattle’s finest rhythmic and melodic musicians. The music is a fusion of styles from all over the world, featuring unique, forward thinking arrangements, stellar improvisation, heavy grooves, and dynamic interplay. Polyrhythmics have quickly gained notoriety playing to packed clubs and festival crowds all over the Northwest. Their self-titled, and now sold-out EP released in 2010, has been charting on radio playlists up and down the west coast. After a year of further developing their distinct sound, the band recorded their first full-length album. The resulting “Labrador” is a 9-song powerhouse full of brooding dance grooves, and catchy layered horn melodies. “Labrador” was recorded at Sleng Teng Studios ,specifically for it’s vintage sound, and the recording process was very similar to their approach on the EP: “live” in one room, just like the greats of yester-year. “Labrador” debuted internationally on June 1st 2011 to critical acclaim and established a place at the ever crowded “funk” table for this fast-moving , powerhouse of a band. DJ’s worldwide, have been clamoring for a vinyl release from Polyrhythmics, and on 11.11.11 , the band is set to release their 1st 45rpm 7-inch record on the Kept Records label. This non-stop dance floor banger features special arrangements of the song “Imposter” on the A side , and the live show favorite “Klompton” on the B-side. Drawing from modern influences such as the Budos Band and The Whitefield Brothers as well as their original influences, Fela Kuti, and James Brown, “Labrador” is a shining example of the chemistry between these 8 talented performers and why, in a seemingly endless sea of new funk bands, Polyrhythmics is the band everyone is talking about.

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.

9:30pm PDT

Wally Shoup Quartet
Free Jazz, Free Improv, Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 9:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography American jazz alto saxophonist and painter. Based in Seattle, Washington since 1985, Shoup is a mainstay of that city's improvised music scene. Seattle Metropolitan named him one of the 50 most influential musicians in that city's history.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Fiddlie-I-Ay
Family Stringband

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Family Stringband Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle's Child
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Fiddlie-I-Ay is a family band, featuring sisters Ruby and Maggie Neatherlin. Ruby and Maggie have been growing up surrounded by Olympia's do-it-yourself old time music community and have played festivals, square dances, and benefits. Mostly, they aim to make everyone they meet smile and dance with their lively tunes and sweet harmonies.

11:00am PDT

Jonathan Kimball
Gotta Push Along...

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
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  • Biography Kimball's self-produced debut full-length 'Optimisms' is a clear example of the latest capstone on his journey through musical endeavors rich with harmony driven-vocals, entrancing melodies, and soulful, bluesy rhythms. “Jonathan Kimball is an artist with an almost inconceivable range of talent. He seems to know what style will have the most impact at exactly the right moment. With an Art Garfunkel meets Hank III sort of country feel, Kimball pushes us from ships to flights of stories that tell us what exactly he believes it takes to be alive.” -Train Wreck’d Society October 2011 Jonathan Kimball has been noted as one of the most progressively active young musicians in the Seattle area. Look for Kimball to continue spearheading his project on stages in the Northwest as he pursues the development of delicately crafted sounds sure to please the ears of music lovers abound.

11:00am PDT

Kevin McCormack
Irish Folk Singer

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Originally from Dublin, Kevin McCormack spent his music career playing drums in various different indie rock bands in Ireland until the summer of 2008 when he moved to New York City to indulge in his real passion; singing the ballads. McCormack's love of traditional Irish music started after hearing the voice of Luke Kelly from his fathers two Dubliner's cassette tapes in the car. Over the years McCormack collected an extensive repartoire of Irish folk songs from the the singing of the greats such as Kelly, Drew, Moore, Makem and Clancy. Currently touring extensively throughout the United States, McCormack is to start working on his first studio album this coming Spring. Kevin sings and plays guitar, 5-string banjo and bodran and is currently playing most gigs as a duo with Aaron Lowry on guitar and backing vocals. Known for his lively and energetic sets, McCormack's repertoire spans from the bawdiest of Irish drinking songs, down to the quietest of laments and love songs. No two shows are the same, though, of this you can be always certain; plenty of craic will be had by all...

11:00am PDT

Oldwailer
Too Pretty for the Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Have been playing music and singing for over 50 years. I play fingerpicked guitar, harmonica on a rack. Mostly old-time folk/blues music like Mississippi John Hurt.

11:00am PDT

Paul 'Che oke ten' Wagner
Native Flutist & Storyteller

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMN -- Native American - MUSIC
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  • Biography International performing, Award winning Native American flutist & Coast Salish Storyteller Paul "Che oke ten" Wagner weaves humor, wisdom and Native flute into traditional and contemporary stories.

11:00am PDT

Seattle Mandolin Orchestra
Mandolins of All Sizes

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
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  • Biography The Seattle Mandolin Orchestra has been delighting audiences with mandolin ensemble arrangements of folk, Italian, contemporary and classical tunes for over 30 years. Under the current direction of Dr. Joseph White, the orchestra regularly performs with internationally known mandolin soloists and local vocalist Julie Finch.

11:00am PDT

Tropical Montana Marimba Ensemble
Stir your soul, lift your feet

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
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  • Biography Our music has its roots in the polyrhythmic mbira traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. In 1985, we were the Grin and Bear It String Clan performing Irish and Old Time music at the NW Folklife Festival. There we encountered the marimba version of this music, caught the spark, and Tropical Montana Marimba Ensemble was born. We have been playing and learning ever since.

11:00am PDT

DJ Lady Jane
Fierce DJ Rocking 206 Stages

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 2:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Ladies First Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
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  • Biography Since 2004, DJ Lady Jane has been rocking the WildRose with ultimate tunes and has since gone on to tour the nightlife scene in Seattle. She is one fierce DJ that will get you up and dancing!

11:10am PDT

Verbal Oasis / Ladies First Collective Project
Spoken Word Artist

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:10am - 11:30am PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Ladies First Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • Biography Monique Franklin is a Activist, Poet, Artist, Scientist, and Mother. She is a native Seattleite who lives in Rainier Valley. Monique is a member of the African American Writer’s Alliance, and is published in their latest anthology “Threads”. She performs her spoken word under the pseudonym Verbal Oasis and is a highly sought after performance poet and event host. She is currently the host of MUEZZ INFUEZZION poetry Show 1st Thursdays @ The Scarlet Tree, Acoustic Accolades 2nd Thursdays at Lucid Jazz Lounge, and Co-host Afrodisiac Erotic Poetry Show Monthly. She is also a member of the Ladies First Collective which organizes a monthly showcase of women’s talent. Her first Album of live Spoken Word is due to be released June 14th @ Lucid Jazz Lounge and is entitled Acoustic Accolades vol. 1
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11:30am PDT

Fiddlin' Frenzy
Old time fiddle dance

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:30am - 11:55am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Family Stringband Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle's Child
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Fiddlin’ Frenzy is a pair of BC sibling phenoms who have taken the Western competitive Fiddle scene by storm, This fiddling and clogging duet performs Celtic and traditional music at many events across North America including Celticfest Vancouver, Northwest Folklife and the 2010 Olympics. They started to perform at the age of five and have composed since they were 7. They have also won first place in various categories at the BC Provincial and Grand North America fiddle contest, John Arcand Fiddle Fest (biggest one in west Canada), Kiwanis (classical) Music Festival and many other competitions in different provinces. As the Face of Abbotsford, they are proud to represent the arts and culture of the city and have released two CDs.

11:35am PDT

Dr. Maggie Bennett
Folklorist with Irish Harp

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Maggie Bennett has been a State Arts Commission "Folklorist in the Schools" for Washington and Idaho. She uses the Irish harp, autoharp, and mountain dulcimer to accompany her programs on "Lore, Legends, & Lyrics" of Winter and Spring Holidays, The Irish, Folklore of Many Lands, United States Folklore, and Follow Your Bliss. She is a respected author and holds a Ph.D. in Folklore from the University of Washington. An accomplished folksinger and storyteller, her programs are suitable for all ages, and she has performed widely for radio, television, schools, churches, clubs, festivals, senior centers, and through recordings. She is a retired teacher who has taught at all levels.

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.

11:40am PDT

Stephany Hazelrigg
Magic

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Ladies First Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • Biography Stephany Koch Hazelrigg is an engaging and empowering creative director, facilitator, cultural worker, and social artist living deeply & directly from her belief in the power of art to create space, healing, and change. Stephany’s disciplines and mediums are as multiple and mixed as her identities. She lives the poetry of her existence out loud; outside genres, disciplines, and binaries. Out of great necessity and with deep humility and gratitude, Stephany has been making poems, prayers, paintings, plays, drawings, dances, journals, stories, songs, beats, movement, rituals, and ceremonies along shorelines and mountaintops all throughout her lifetimes. From engaging and revitalizing keynote speeches and spoken word performances, to imaginative, intentional, and inspiring workshops, Stephany knits her inherent artistry for living and learning into all she creates. She is grateful to be here. In 2005 Stephany dreamed up, directed and co-produced an award-winning interdisciplinary empowerment project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes that artfully weaves popular education, social movement theory, experiential learning, storytelling, and radical praxis for transforming self and community. Stephany currently lives in South Seattle, WA where she inspires and incites creative and collective vision-into-action in her work with Social HeARTistry Educators the grassroots collective of art-for-justice facilitators and creators that sprung from the social justice theater praxis project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes. Stephany is an independently contracted artist, facilitator, consultant, educator, organizer and keynote presenter who works, plays, performs and creates with multiple community organizations and schools in the Pacific Northwest including; The Service Board, Arts Corps, Seattle Public Schools, The Nova Project, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Ladies First Collective, Voices Rising, WAPI, Solid Ground, YMCA, and Seattle Young People’s Project. Stephany Koch Hazelrigg is an engaging and empowering creative director, facilitator, cultural worker, and social artist living deeply & directly from her belief in the power of art to create space, healing, and change. Stephany’s disciplines and mediums are as multiple and mixed as her identities. She lives the poetry of her existence out loud; outside genres, disciplines, and binaries. Out of great necessity and with deep humility and gratitude, Stephany has been making poems, prayers, paintings, plays, drawings, dances, journals, stories, songs, beats, movement, rituals, and ceremonies along shorelines and mountaintops all throughout her lifetimes. From engaging and revitalizing keynote speeches and spoken word performances, to imaginative, intentional, and inspiring workshops, Stephany knits her inherent artistry for living and learning into all she creates. She is grateful to be here. In 2005 Stephany dreamed up, directed and co-produced an award-winning interdisciplinary empowerment project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes that artfully weaves popular education, social movement theory, experiential learning, storytelling, and radical praxis for transforming self and community. Stephany currently lives in South Seattle, WA where she inspires and incites creative and collective vision-into-action in her work with Social HeARTistry Educators the grassroots collective of art-for-justice facilitators and creators that sprung from the social justice theater praxis project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes. Stephany is an independently contracted artist, facilitator, consultant, educator, organizer and keynote presenter who works, plays, performs and creates with multiple community organizations and schools in the Pacific Northwest including; The Service Board, Arts Corps, Seattle Public Schools, The Nova Project, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Ladies First Collective, Voices Rising, WAPI, Solid Ground, YMCA, and Seattle Young People’s Project. Stephany Koch Hazelrigg is an engaging and empowering creative director, facilitator, cultural worker, and social artist living deeply & directly from her belief in the power of art to create space, healing, and change. Stephany’s disciplines and mediums are as multiple and mixed as her identities. She lives the poetry of her existence out loud; outside genres, disciplines, and binaries. Out of great necessity and with deep humility and gratitude, Stephany has been making poems, prayers, paintings, plays, drawings, dances, journals, stories, songs, beats, movement, rituals, and ceremonies along shorelines and mountaintops all throughout her lifetimes. From engaging and revitalizing keynote speeches and spoken word performances, to imaginative, intentional, and inspiring workshops, Stephany knits her inherent artistry for living and learning into all she creates. She is grateful to be here. In 2005 Stephany dreamed up, directed and co-produced an award-winning interdisciplinary empowerment project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes that artfully weaves popular education, social movement theory, experiential learning, storytelling, and radical praxis for transforming self and community. Stephany currently lives in South Seattle, WA where she inspires and incites creative and collective vision-into-action in her work with Social HeARTistry Educators the grassroots collective of art-for-justice facilitators and creators that sprung from the social justice theater praxis project The Naked Truth On Stereotypes. Stephany is an independently contracted artist, facilitator, consultant, educator, organizer and keynote presenter who works, plays, performs and creates with multiple community organizations and schools in the Pacific Northwest including; The Service Board, Arts Corps, Seattle Public Schools, The Nova Project, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Ladies First Collective, Voices Rising, WAPI, Solid Ground, YMCA, and Seattle Young People’s Project.

11:40am PDT

Puirt na Gael
Scottish Instrumental Quartet

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Puirt na Gael is a folk-band based in the Pacific Northwest that plays traditional Celtic instrumental music. Fast-paced jigs, hornpipes and reels in the Cape Breton style are typical, with melody leads being passed around between Borderpipe, Scottish Smallpipe, Fiddle and Guitar – with the odd flute and penny whistle contributing to tune sets from time to time as well. The band members are huge fans of Scottish music, and regularly participate in sessions with other Celtic music enthusiasts around the greater Seattle area. Aaron Malcomb plays Scottish Reelpipes, flute and whistle for the band, and has assembled many of the tune sets performed by the band. An accomplished Highland piper, Aaron lives in Bellingham, WA, and plays with the New Westminster Police Pipe Band in British Columbia. He also pursues an active competitive piping career in the circuit of Highland Games in the Pacific Northwest and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Brandy Driscoll plays fiddle with the band, and lives in Sedro Woolley, WA. Originally from Phoenix, Brandy is a very talented and energetic fiddler, well-versed in a variety of styles of fiddle music. She loves session music playing, and especially the Cape Breton style of Scottish tunes played at break-neck tempos! She will take the melody lead often in sets, but sneaks in beautiful harmonies all the time too! Skye Richendrfer plays Scottish Smallpipes and Reelpipes, along with whistle. He lives in Mount Vernon, WA, and has played Highland Pipes for over 40 years, and only recently has leapt into the trad music scene. As the Founder and Executive Director of the Celtic Arts Foundation, Skye is very involved in organizing Highland Games, producing concerts and instructional workshops featuring top pipers and drummers from the UK and beyond. Sue Truman lives in Seattle and plays guitar, and fiddle. What’s more, she keeps a continual Cape Breton Step Dance going with both feet during her playing! Sue’s been plugged into the greater Seattle music scene for many years, and just loves to play tunes and she’s a much sought-after accompanist.

11:40am PDT

The Sagebrush Sisters
Cowboy Harmony/Swingin' Fiddle

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography The Sagebrush Sisters will take you back to the western plains and then on to the old south, featuring vocal duo Mary Rondthaler and Allison Handler backed up by the sweet swingin' sounds of Kevin Healy's fiddle. You’ll hear cowgirl yodeling duets, the sweet harmonies of the Delmore Brothers, fun fiddle tunes for dancing and even Irving Berlin.

11:40am PDT

Wainwright Brothers
Boot Stomping Roots Music

Saturday May 26, 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 BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography The Pacific Northwest has become the birthing grounds of a new folk revival, and the Wainwright Brothers have stomped out their brand of this 21st century genre in the shaking of walls of concert halls and the dancing feet of crazed audiences.

11:50am PDT

Brandon Vance and Mark Minkler
Celtic Fiddle

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:50am - 12:25pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Brandon Vance, Two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and multi-instrumentalist folk and jazz musician Mark Minkler have been collaborating in the Northwest for more than a decade now, and have released a beautiful album called "Beyond the Borders," an intimate album comprised of both original traditional music rooted strongly in the Scottish and Irish traditions, while allowing subtle harmonic and stylistic influences from Jazz and Classical music to seep into the fabric.

11:50am PDT

Reggie Garrett & the Snake Oil Peddlers
Urban Acoustic Folk-Soul

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:50am - 12:25pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • Biography Reggie Garrett & the SnakeOil Peddlers are a mostly acoustic ensemble who perform an eclectic mix of music incorporating folk, blues, latin rhythms, gospel, jazz (and just about anything else you can think of). It has been dubbed “urban acoustic folk-soul” by the national music magazine Dirty Linen. The group has wowed audiences across the U.S. and Canada.

12:00pm PDT

'Jamtown' John Hayden
Family Music Fun

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography John Hayden and his company JAMTOWN™ celebrate a common love for music shared by all cultures in two important ways. First, he facilitates school, business and community events featuring hands-on participation with rhythm instruments. He is a pioneer in the field of accessible music technology that delivers a ‘shared experience’ to like-minded populations regardless of age or skill. John develops links between the personal music experience, group dynamics, organizational issues and important lessons such as multicultural awareness and diversity. But most of all, he delivers a remarkable session that will be remembered for years to come! His workshops have delivered in-the-moment musical excitement throughout the Northwest including those at the Experience Music Project Museum, Bumbershoot, Folklife, and WOMAD Music Festivals. His work with elementary and middle school children spans 13 years, with a focus on one-time multicultural, hands-on percussion events for classrooms and community gatherings. He has delivered multi-visit programs at Bertchi School in Seattle, Evergreen School in Shoreline, and Chestnut Hill Academy in Bellevue. And he is currently leading Parent/Child classes on Saturdays in Lake City at Jamtown! Second, Since 1995 John has created fair trade relationships with low-income artisans and co-operatives around the world for the purpose of importing musical instruments. JAMTOWN was selected to join the Fair Trade Federation in 1999 and served on the Board for three years. John has written and produced three artisan videos, group rhythm activity guides and a children’s album - included in the award winning JAMTOWN Junior Rhythm Pack. Also in 2006, Creative Child Magazine awarded the Sun Moon Star Drum with a Seal of Excellence.

12:05pm PDT

Blueberry Hill
Miller Family Bluegrass Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:05pm - 12:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Family Stringband Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle's Child
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography We are a family band, using all acoustic instruments, with family harmonies. Our music ranges from bluegrass, to folk, to Americana. We play some originals and traditionals, too.

12:10pm PDT

Maya Jenkins
Soul Tapping and Singing

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:10pm - 12:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Ladies First Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Maya Jenkins left her hometown of Seattle, WA and moved to New York City in 2000 to attend New York University to study jazz piano. From 2001-2005, Maya was a founding member of Savion Glover’s tap dance company, Ti Dii. Company credits include: the opening of the Cannes Film Festival (France), Jerry Lewis Telethon, 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, Nijinsky Awards (France), Beacon Theater (NYC) and "Improvography," Joyce Theater (NYC). Maya had the opportunity to collaborate with Reg. E. Gaines (writer of Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk). They presented "The Mongo Affair" at Summer Stage in Central Park and at Joe's Pub in NYC, with Miguel Algerin, a founding member of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Maya has also been a featured dancer on the musical recordings, James "Blood" Ulmer, No Escape From the Blues and The Yohimbe Brothers, The Tao of Yo. Maya currently resides in Seattle, Washington where she teaches tap dance and composes music. Maya is proud to be a part of Barbara Duffy & Company who performed at Tap City 2007 at the Duke Theatre (NYC) in July and at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA in October, 2007. She also played the role of Lorrell Robinson in “DREAMGIRLS” in August 2007. Maya is forever grateful to her family and friends for their love and support, with a special honor and blessing in her mother's memory. Thank you Mom for your spirit and eternal inspiration.

12:10pm PDT

The Marshalls
New and Old Songs and Tunes

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Roy and Chyrissie met at the NW Folklife Festival in 1980 when Mount St. Helen's blew! They've been playing music together ever since.

12:20pm PDT

All Strings Considered
Dulcimer Fiddle Mando Guitar

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography We are three music teachers that met to play at the farmers market and became a performing group! Tanya writes our original pieces, and we also play celtic, and american fiddle tunes.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

12:20pm PDT

The Whiskey Chasers
Keep It Rowdy

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography The Whiskey Chasers hale from all corners of the country but have come together in Eugene Oregon over music, whiskey, and a general desire to keep things rowdy. Driven by powerful two part harmonies, flashy and at times fancy instrumental performance, and a rich mixture of uniquely arranged traditional tunes and well crafted originals, the Whiskey Chasers have been bringing the out the rowdy in a wide variety of venues; from Mulligans Pub to the University of Oregon to the Oregon Country Fair.

12:20pm PDT

Michelle Dedman
Jazz tunes from the heart

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:55pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography Michelle Dedman has been singing jazz standards, blues, bossa nova, jump blues, and more in the northwest since she moved from Texas in 1987. She is known for her singing, but she is also a rhythm guitarist. An integral member in the vocal swing band "Beats Cookin'" for 9 years, she sang and played drums. In the early 90's, Michelle formed a folk/blues quartet and in 1995 came out with the CD "Meet Me Where They Play the Blues." She loves to sing songs from the1920's to the present day. While a member of “Bevy” (bevytheband.com), an all-woman ensemble from Olympia, Washington specializing in Latin-American and African rhythms and songs, jazz standards and music by local composers, Michelle added her vocals and rhythm guitar and ukelele. She now resides in Corvallis, Oregon.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

12:35pm PDT

Northwest Junior Pipe Band
Seattle's Only Youth Pipe Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:35pm - 1:05pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography We are a performance & competition youth bagpipe & drum band teaching bass, tenor and snare drumming and bagpipe to children ages 6-18. Based in Shoreline WA, founded in 1995 by Charlie McNeil to foster the love of traditional Scottish music in Puget Sound Youth. NWJPB traveled to Glasgow, Scotland in 2011 to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships where they took 5th place in their division.

12:35pm PDT

Hot Club Sandwich
Gypsy Jazz

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:35pm - 1:15pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography Hot Club Sandwich plays gypsy jazz.

12:40pm PDT

Hot Cider String Band
Fiddling, bluegrass and more!

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:40pm - 1:05pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Family Stringband Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle's Child
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Kelly started backing up Evan on fiddle with guitar for contests and then Elise started playing fiddle too and they played our first dance. Then they met RuthMabel at Fiddle Tunes and the rest is history! This is their 3rd performance at Folklife.

12:45pm PDT

Kaze Daiko
Youth Taiko Drumming Group

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Kaze Daiko is a performing group for youth in Seattle, WA, with strong ties to the local Japanese American community. Our members range in age from 9 to 20 years old. In Kaze Daiko, we strive to develop an appreciation of Japanese music and movement; to learn about Japanese and Japanese American culture, history and heritage; to help members develop and maintain a sense of identity, pride and self-confidence; to reach out to a broader community in support of diversity, tolerance and mutual education; and to foster a spirit of teamwork and unity of purpose.

12:50pm PDT

Skolkis
Fresh Nordic Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:50pm - 1:20pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • Biography Skolkis became a performing quartet in the autumn of 2010. We play great Scandinavian dance music with a fresh sound, high energy, and unique arrangements. Our love is to play for dancing, but we enjoy all kinds of audiences as well.

1:00pm PDT

Militant Child
From the People, To the People

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Ladies First Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Militant child: music from the people, to the people

1:00pm PDT

A Wee Bit Celtic
High Energy Celtic Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography A Wee Bit Celtic (formerly Irish Revenge) has been playing shows in the Seattle-Tacoma area for the past year, including Folklife in 2010, Summer Fest in Lakewood; Kent 4th of July and the Puyallup Fair. Band info at: aweebitceltic.com

1:00pm PDT

PK Dwyer
Cosmic American Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography A seasoned and respected artist, PK Dwyer prefers busking his original folk & blues to performing on the bar and club circuit. PK was one of the first to street perform at the Pike Place Market in 1970 and has made his living for years drawing crowds on street corners across the country. With more than 40 years of original material [and a new album] to draw from, expect a mix of unvarnished, but masterful guitar, soulful harmonica and homegrown lyrics.

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
  • URL
  • 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.”

1:00pm PDT

MCFiredrill
"It's miniburger time"

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:35pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • URL
  • Biography Firedrill is a wild and delicious mixed bowl of digital fruit. His light and catchy, sometimes zany tunes are sure to put a wide smile on your face!
  • website

1:00pm PDT

Jonathan Womack
Video performance for 8 Bit

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • Biography AV artist Jonathan Womack started visual work by building props and visual sets for a local band. He is a member of the music and visual collective “932″, the creative visuals director for the music label Nuearth Kitchen, and a visuals partner at Fred Wildlife Agency. His company, Jinx’ 75 Live Visual Studio, As a member of the Seattle video artist collective Videa, he was jointly awarded a city arts grant in 2010 for an arts residency space under the city’s “Storefronts” program. Performing under the name Jonathan Jinx, he has performed at Bumbershoot, Experience Music Project, Seattle International Cabaret Festival, He has played with artists such as John McMillion, Morgan Page, Zomby, Blondes, Tokimonsta, Carl Craig, DJ Craze, Z-Trip, Nice Nice, and ILL Cosby

1:05pm PDT

Hank Bradley, Candy Goldman & Bill Meyer
Southern String Band Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:05pm - 1:45pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography All of us have played southern string band music for over 30 years, and have lived in the South. We have performed there in local bands and contests of traditional music.

1:15pm PDT

The Onlies
Awesome Next Gen Musicians

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The three amazing traditional musicians have known each other since they were 2 years old, and have been playing together as a band for about 4 years. They are steeped in tradition, having studied with many of the masters in the US, but are also writing their own tunes.

1:20pm PDT

Big Rock Fiddlers
Hot Fiddle Music/ Cool Teens

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:20pm - 1:50pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography The Big Rock Fiddlers are an ensemble of string players from Horizon Middle School in the Central Valley School District. Under the direction of Eugene Jablonsky, they have performed an assortment of world fiiddle tunes at Folklife and in the Spokane area since 1992.

1:25pm PDT

Sean Connors
Kids dig Irish Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:25pm - 1:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Sean Connors is a dynamic 14 year old fiddler with a passion for Irish Folk music. Sean's roots are in Seattle where he lived for 12 years and studied under Isla Ross and Eliot Grasso. Now living in Southern Oregon, Sean regularly plays small concerts, dances and sessions.

1:30pm PDT

Lara Davis
Ladies First

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Ladies First Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography Lara Davis a Seattle-based musician, singer, and audio documenter. She is currently collaborating with Sam Wilder, an accomplished bass player, and Janet Trares, drummer extraordinaire.

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
  • URL
  • 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

1:30pm PDT

The Hilltones
High Mountain Rockabilly

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Rockabilly Round-Up
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • Biography high mountain sounds, bluegrass stylings, rockabilly sensibilities

1:40pm PDT

Early Humans
Fiddling Melody and Groove

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Hailing from Portland Oregon, the Early Humans emerged out of living room jam sessions. They explore traditional and unique Irish, Scandinavian and American tunes.

1:40pm PDT

Kevin Barrans
Beard & Banjo

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, American Standard Time Show
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Kevin Barrans of the Maldives is NW banjo player and Sacred Harp singer. He draws from many old American folk and religious tunes.

1:40pm PDT

The Original Pot Belly Boys
Delux Folk Rag Blues & Bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

1:45pm PDT

Electric Children
Party on , dudes

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:45pm - 2:20am PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • URL
  • Biography This one-man army of electric wonder surges energy throughout the room. No one can resist the dance-inducing conductivity of Electric Children.
  • website

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
  • URL
  • 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

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)

2:00pm PDT

Coty Hogue
Haunting Folk/Roots Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:25pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, KBCS Showcase
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • URL
  • Biography Coty Hogue grew up in Montana, but started playing out in Bellingham where she went to Western Washington Univesrity. She plays music based in the roots/folk genre that features guitar, banjo and fiddle and voice. Be prepared for a mix of traditional, contemporary and original tunes included unaccompanied vocals.

2:05pm PDT

Down the Road
Bluegrass, Old-Time, & Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:05pm - 2:40pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Bluegrass: Hot Pickin' & Harmonies
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Down the Road is a trio of bluegrass and American roots music veterans from the Snoqualmie Valley, Washington area that includes husband/wife duo Cathi and Gary Davidson on guitars and vocals and John Tubbs on mandolin and vocals. The band's music spans a range from old-time country and traditional bluegrass music through folk and contemporary bluegrass, with a focus on duet and trio harmony singing and clean, tasteful instrumental work, all performed in a relaxed, straightforward style.

2:10pm PDT

Kendl Winter
Contemporary Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Our Indoor Campsite: K
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Kendl Winter is a dreamer of dark clouds, has a drawer stuffed full of stolen socks, and picks banjo and guitar like a hillbilly in the Ozarks. Born in Arkansas and based in Olympia, Washington, Kendl performs as a solo artist with a loop pedal, guitars, banjos. She twists those instruments into captivating melodies, crossing into the realm of country music. Kendl writes and plays with various touring bands from the Pacific Northwest, including the Blackberry Bushes, the Pasties, Southern Skies and It’s All Gotta Go.

2:10pm PDT

Marshall Scott Warner
Rockabilly

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Rockabilly Round-Up

2:15pm PDT

Seeing Blind
Breaking the "Rules" Since '02

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Seeing Blind is an avante garde indie rock folk band hailing from Seattle, WA. Featuring female vocals & acoustic cello, Seeing Blind has been performing their unique blend of rock, blues, jazz and folk for over 10 years, sharing the stage with such acts as Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlilie and more!

2:20pm PDT

HomeGrown Old time
Toe tapping music with heart

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography As a group we have performed for the Tillamook music fest, Monmouth 4 of July, Hop fest , Monmouth music in the parks, Independence music in the parks, Rogue Brewery, Other private parties.

2:20pm PDT

Waterbound
Blazing Mando/Autoharp

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography From their beginnings at a Victory Open Mic, Waterbound has been a unique (as in the only mandolin/autoharp duo anywhere!) presence in the NW music scene. Steve and Mimi demonstrate their abilities to take the traditional and twist it something completely new. They demonstrate just what can be done with this most unusual of instrument combinations. They have played from Fort Langley to Florence and Tukwila to Tumbleweed.

2:25pm PDT

Lonesome Shack
Haunted Boogie

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, American Standard Time Show
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Lonesome Shack is a blues and boogie duo from Seattle. Ben Todd started the band 9 years ago in New Mexico and Kristian Garrard joined up a few years back. Their music is good to dance to.

2:30pm PDT

Laura Love
A Lady and her Bass

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, KBCS Showcase
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Long time political activist and musician in Seattle. Now Occupying herself full time with OccupyOakland in California. singer/songwriter/recording artist, Laura Love

2:30pm PDT

Les Chattes Creole
Cajun/Creole dance music trio

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle gals who love the Creole sound. Learned it from visits to Louisiana, from old recordings, and from the Louisiana musicians who have visited the Pacific Northwest.

2:30pm PDT

Snail People
Good Green Family Folk Fun

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, Living Green Show
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography Snail People is a multi-instrumental, multi-genre and multi-hairstyle touring music duo for kids and families. Re-imagined classics and creative originals encourage slowing down and looking around. Mindy Dillard is Mindy Snail. When she slowed down at age 27, she realized she was actually 5 foot 7 inches tall (not 5'6) and that she does not like escargot. Eric McEuen is Eric Snail. He enjoys being bald and playing guitar. He likes taking long walks and looking for snails.

2:40pm PDT

Live Animals
"We are all live animals"

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:40pm - 3:15pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • URL
  • Biography Born and raised in Seattle, Live Animals is a chiptune DJ duo breathing life into the party wherever they go. These boys are the beating heart of the Northwest 8-bit underground.
  • website

2:40pm PDT

scobot
Live VJ performance

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:40pm - 4:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography Professional VJ performing in and around Seattle for past 7 years.

2:50pm PDT

Roy Kay Trio
Rockabilly and Early Country!!

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Rockabilly Round-Up
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography The Roy Kay Trio has been performing for the last nine years with the original line-up. We have played internationally in ten different countries and released five full length albums. We love what we do and it shows!

2:50pm PDT

The Softies
K records recording artists

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:50pm - 3:20pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Our Indoor Campsite: K
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography The Softies recorded 3 albums for K records between 1995 and 2000. After an 11 year break we have come together again.

2:50pm PDT

The Howdy Boys
Hot Honky Tonkin' Bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:50pm - 3:25pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Bluegrass: Hot Pickin' & Harmonies
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography We play the music we love from the early days of Bluegrass and mix it up with Honky Tonk, Old Time Country, and original songs and tunes. Founded in 2008, The Howdy Boys is a meeting of the minds; four musical brothers, picking with the passion and energy to make the music sound as though it was written just yesterday.

3:00pm PDT

Tom Lewis
Songs & Humour of Sea & Shore

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Maritime Showcase
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • URL
  • Biography Full-time, professional, international touring performer of songs and stories; often (nut not exclusively) pertaining to the sea, ships and sailors.

3:00pm PDT

Prozac Mtn Boys
Keeping PNW safe for bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography The PMBs have been keeping the PNW safe for bluegrass for over a decade. Someone has to do it. If not us, who?

3:00pm PDT

NighTraiN
Choo Choo

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:35pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography The women of NighTraiN were brought together as a concept band for an original stage play production called “Hot Grits.” In a process that was projected to take nine months, the women were assigned their instruments which they had to learn, write songs and begin gigging in the Seattle underground music scene in preparation for the play. The Band and music were very well received. Being very diverse in experience, age and backgrounds, the original women developed a profound friendship and connection in the music and decided to reunite after the stage play ended and formed NighTraiN. NTN offers a fresh take on the punk/funk/soul genres. Their sound is a heavy engine hum formed by the blunt bass rhythms of Selena "No Pick" Whitaker‐Paquiet. It is a heart beat held steady by the percussive stylings of Taryn "Hot Legs" Dorsey. It is dark heat strummed from the guitar of Nicole "Christ Child" Peoples and accompanied by the steam whistle wail of Rachael F. NTN is locomotive punk!

3:10pm PDT

Carl Allen
Woody 20 Grow Big Songs

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:10pm - 3:40pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, Living Green Show
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography Carl has been entertaining children for over 50 year with Woody Guthrie's kids songs and other kids favorites.

3:10pm PDT

Cliff Perry & Laurel Bliss
Old Pals Sing Old-Time Songs

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:10pm - 3:40pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, KBCS Showcase
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography No bio attached. Cliff and Laurel are long-tijme Folklife participants. Ask them for bio info.

3:10pm PDT

Denver
The Best Band Around!

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:10pm - 3:45pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, American Standard Time Show
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography this ramshackle allstar country outfit formed just over 2 years ago in portland oregon.. the boys are from all different parts of this wide country and when they join together... it a shit fest the likes has never been seen!

3:25pm PDT

Kids Get Hit by Buses
Hybrid Chiptune Electronica

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:25pm - 4:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, Next 50: VJ and Chiptune
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography Kids Get Hit by Buses (KGHB) is one of four groups selected by Gabe Hayward per request of Celene Ramadan in collaboration with Folklife coordinators Kelli Faryar, Jacob Stone, and Paige Ervin, for the proposed "Chiptune Showcase" in the EMP SkyChurch May 26 from 1pm-4pm. KGHB was a semi-finalist in the EMP Sound Off 2009, performed at Folklife the same year, and helped coordinate the Folklife Chiptune Showcase in the Skychurch in 2010. KGHB has been performing live in venues all over the Pacific Northwest for over 7 years now, and always put on a wild show to get the crowd dancing. They use a hybrid of electronic instruments, live vocals, and retro video game consoles to create a truly unique experience complete with costuming and stage antics!

3:30pm PDT

Silangan Singers
Filipino Folk & Love Songs

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 3:50pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Music Performance, Filipino Showcase
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • Biography Formed in 2004 specializing in beloved Philippine Kundiman and Folk Songs.

3:30pm PDT

The Great Sanger and Didele
Seamen of the Inland Empire

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 3:55pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Maritime Showcase
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • Biography For over 15 years, the "Tillesquat Two-oh" have been annoying audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest. Famed on both sides of Interstate 84, they represent the best of the worst of the finest of satiric maritime music. And they like Twinkies (tm).

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
  • URL
  • 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.

3:35pm PDT

Dysfunction Junction
Bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:35pm - 4:10pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Bluegrass: Hot Pickin' & Harmonies
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Dysfunction Junction plays traditional bluegrass.

3:40pm PDT

Sour Mash Hug Band
Klezmer & Hot Jazz Cabaret

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography A cabaret band that combines virtuosic central European violin technique with 1920s/30s jazz and Yiddish theatre, the Sour Mash Hug Band evokes an era that never quite existed. Paris in the 30s, Harlem in the 20s, New Orleans in the 90s, its hard to say. The band is especially known for their original tunes reminiscent of Kurt Weill and Danny Elfman. The band started in Eugene, OR 10 years ago as an old-time band with the classic line-up of claw-hammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, and bass. After a couple years in Eugene they took to the road, and toured the country by bike, freight train, hitchhiking, and a broken down old van. This took them to San Francisco, Bellingham, New York and finally to New Orleans which became their home away from home. For the past five years the band has split their time between a quiet spot by Lake Merritt and a couple of less quiet shotgun shacks in New Orleans, while spending summers in Romania and Hungary studying the music they love. Being exposed to many varieties of music in their travels the musicians have developed a unique cabaret style drawing on New Orleans jazz, muzica lautareasca, and Yiddish theatre.

3:50pm PDT

Nancy K Dillon & Friends
Okie Roots Americana Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:50pm - 4:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, KBCS Showcase
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Nancy K. Dillon wears her Oklahoma roots on her sleeve, and looks to the road for her inspiration. This is music for traveling down Route 66 to the whine of car wheels on blacktop. This is music born from the American West, from the long distances between dusty towns, and from the rough-hewn folks living along the highway. This is true Americana.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

3:50pm PDT

Dyslexic
Seattle Based Hiphop Artist

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:50pm - 4:25pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Robert Reed was born backstage at the Apollo Theater in 1986, delivered directly into the curtains, and presented on stage immediately. He showed an early talent for lyricism, in fact rapping inside the womb, kicking dope beats from within his mother. Since his emergence, he has continually honed his musical skills and lyrical flow, all while working to overcome the personal challenge of being dyslexic. Able to entertain in any context, Dyslexic lives for the thrill of performing and vibing with a crowd.

4:00pm PDT

Jon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat
Canadian Traditional, Shanties

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:25pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Maritime Showcase
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • URL
  • Biography Performing ay Folklife since 1975.

4:00pm PDT

The Sumner Brothers
Indie-Roots

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography In the words of Bruce Springsteen, “nothing feels better than blood on blood”. The Sumner Brothers know this in the most intimate of ways; they make music together. They are a partnership and they are friends, and they are a band. The trust shared between front-men Brian and Bob Sumner is a trust that is hard to come by. Their first release In The Garage, became an underground sensation charting in the top 10 for Folk/Roots/Blues on Canadian College Radio. With a fired-up fan-base and a sprawling tour schedule, the Sumner Brothers released their Self Titled Debut in 2008. Recorded on Galiano Island, surrounded by wildlife and fueled by BBQ and beer, the brothers created a true alt-country gem. The album placed in The Province Newspaper’s 2008 top ten list and Herohill.com’s top 20. In 2010. The brothers released a follow-up to their popular underground record In The Garage entitled In The Garage II - Your Last Chance. The collection of live cuts and impromptu collaborations was featured in Slowcoustic’s top Canadian records of 2010 and received 4.5 stars from Americanrootsuk.com. The brothers much anticipated sophmore release, 'I Love You, Smile' will soon have a confirmed release date.

4:10pm PDT

The Disco Cowboys
Disco Done Country

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography Take one part Bee-Gees, one part Hank Williams and you get the outrageously fun troupe, THE DISCO COWBOYS! The Northwests most fun outlaw country disco band plays the disco era hits in cowboys style! Haven’t heard of them yet? Well, then your in for a real treat. Throw on your favorite cowboy hat, slide into an old pair of boots, grab a dancing partner and giddyap to Folklife and see THE DISCO COWBOYS! ---- We have a lively stage presence and always put on a good show. We gig around the northwest and would love the opportunity to play Folklife. If we were accepted I think that the Fountain Stage (Nortwest of the fountain) would be a reasonable stage for us. Bars love us and that stage is close to a beer garden. OK, you caught me. We like beer gardens too...

4:20pm PDT

Convergence Zone Bluegrass
Bluegrass, etc.

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:20pm - 4:50pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Two years ago the rainy convergence zone left little to do outdoors - so like a northwest salmon run, musicians migrated indoors to create music.

4:20pm PDT

Runaway Train Bluegrass Band
Hot Bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Bluegrass: Hot Pickin' & Harmonies
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography All members have played in bands for many years - this formation of Runaway Train is 4 yr old. All members are from South Sound, all sing lead and harmony. We are host band for the annual Bluegrass from the Forest festival in Shelton, WA. Luke won the 2008 Rockygrass banjo contest and is sponsored by Ome banjos.

4:30pm PDT

Spanaway Bay
Songs From the Rocky Shores

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:30pm - 4:55pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Maritime Showcase
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • Biography Kent and Carol Mesford have been active members of the maritime music community for over 15 years. They have performed in various different groups, but their first love is the singing of traditional chanties and forebitters both in concert and aboard the schooner Adventuress.

4:30pm PDT

Joy Mills Band
Indie Americana and Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, KBCS Showcase
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Established songwriter Joy Mills branches out from her band, The Starlings, to release a new album of solo material exploring the ethos and modern myth. Backed by a full band (electric guitar, pedal steel, bass and drums), she continues on and past Americana to blend her storied songs with compelling and captivating melodies.

4:30pm PDT

Riley and Johnny
Raging Father, Shredding Son

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, Living Green Show
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Riley and Johnny are a father-son duo that has been playing together for over a decade, featuring fun, fast, and well-played music from all over the place. Johnny plays with the jazz band Zazou. Riley plays with the trad band the Onlies.

4:40pm PDT

Eastern Sunz
Intellectual Hip Hop

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Independent Music Award winners Eastern Sunz have been creating dynamic, thought provoking music and touring for over a decade with their unique sound referred to by CMJ Magazine as “intellectual hip hop”.

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
  • URL
  • 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]

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
  • URL
  • 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

Piper Stock Hill
Folk songs of Newfoundland

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:25pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Maritime Showcase
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • URL
  • Biography Ron and Larry have played in many bands over the years, and Kelly is a relative newcomer to the stage. After a return visit to his birthplace of St. John's, Ron began organizing a band to spread the music of the Rock to the Pacific Northwest. Together they have been performing old, new and original folk songs of Newfoundland in the greater Seattle area beginning in early 2011.

5:00pm PDT

Seirm
Scottish Gaelic Songs & Tunes

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Seirm is the main musical porgram of Slighe nan Gaidheal, Washington's Scottish Gaelic language and cultural society. The group began in November 1996 as a 4-part a cappella choir in order to participate in Mod Vancouver 1997, where it won the Sons of Scotland shield for mixed choirs. Seirm continued to compete and win honors at Mod Vancouver until the biennial Gaelic singing competition ended in 2007. Seirm changed formats, adding tradition- friendly instruments to accompany songs and play tunes fosr Scottish ceildh dances. Seirm performs at various Scottish aand community events, promoting interest and awareness of the Scottish Gaelic language, music and song tradition. Website: www.slighe.com

5:25pm PDT

Dirty Scientifix
True Artists Of The Grid

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Yze, ORB, Mozes Lateef, accompanied by producer/deejay EarDr.Umz True artists of the grid via Seattle, Washington. We got that Potent Antidoap for sick souls energy low we got that let go stress relief medicine flow ~ Dirty Scientifix

5:30pm PDT

Broadside and the Handsome Cabin Boys
Maritime Madness

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:30pm - 5:55pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Maritime Showcase
  • Genre MT -- Maritime
  • Biography With a hundred years of combined experience on stage, the talents of the Phinney Ridge Rum Runners, Spanaway Bay, and Pint & Dale haver converged to bring you maritime madness at it's finest. We'll provide the mayhem, you sing on the chorus!

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

5:30pm PDT

Vince Mtz. & The Great Blue Yonder
A Seattle-based Americana Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Vince Martinez is a Seattle-based americana singer/songwriter originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Vince and his band, The Great Blue Yonder, have been performing in and around Seattle for the past two years and have increasingly been receiving recognition for their engaging live performances and honest, straightforward music. Vince and the band’s latest album, Northwest by Southwest, features original music inspired by Martinez’s New Mexican roots, as well as his recent Pacific Northwest experiences. Vince is also a member of the Seattle chapter of the Bushwick Book Club, a group of musicians that read books and perform original music based on the reading. The Bushwick Book Club has been celebrated in the Seattle Times and the Stranger. Vince has released two full length albums: the debut, self-titled Vince Mtz. & The Great Blue Yonder in 2008 and the more recent Northwest by Southwest in 2010. Both albums have received glowing reviews from the Northwest’s acoustic music society, Victory Music, calling the first album “a record to be experienced and absorbed, not just listened to.” After the latest recording Victory stated that “Martinez and his band show a lot of promise” and to “go see Vince when he passes through”.

5:40pm PDT

Wu Ziying
Chinese zither (guqin) soloist

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:40pm - 6:10pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • Biography Wu Ziying is a master of the guqin 古琴 (Chinese seven-string zither) and pipa 琵琶 (Chinese four-string lute). He studied with the 20th-century’s foremost Chinese masters of these instruments. Of particular influence on him were the great guqin players: Wang Jiru 王吉儒,Wu Jinglue 吳景略, Zha Fuxi 查阜西, Sun Zongpeng 孫宗彭, Xu Lisun 徐立蓀, and Gu Meigeng 顧梅羹. Wu Ziying was a professor of traditional Chinese music at Shanghai Normal University and the Director of the Shanghai Qin Association. From 2001-3, he was a Visiting Artist in Ethno-musicology at the School of Music, University of Washington. He is a 2006 and 2010 recipient of the Jack Straw Artist Residency in Music. Wu Ziying resides in the Seattle area where he teaches, performs, and repair instruments.

6:00pm PDT

Burgundy Pearl
Old Meets New, Voices Fuse

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:25pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Peggy Sullivan and Ron Dalton perform a mix of mongrel Americana music as an acoustic duo. Audiences pay attention to their tightly interwoven voices, their superbly-blended harmonies, and clean, alluring guitar arrangements. From 20s-30s old-time blues to contemporary folk-pop with swing-jazz overtones, Burgundy Pearl performs a tasteful variety of genres reflecting their own unique stylings. Both Peggy and Ron enjoy the art of songwriting and composition, while embracing their musical traditions to spice up a performance with both the old and the new. Each brings musical expression and experience to this collaboration, in a successful merging of song and soul.

6:00pm PDT

Brian Oberlin
Solo Swing Mandolin

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Brian Oberlin is the found/director of the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and the River of the West Mandolin Camp.

6:00pm PDT

Reilly and Maloney
What Can We Say?

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:00pm PDT

The Braxmatics
Funky Seattle Dance Party!

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, The Soul of Seattle: Sponsored by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Get ready for a Funky Seattle Dance Party, you name the place, we bring the funky bass to rock your face!

6:10pm PDT

Orkestar Slivovica
High Energy Balkan Brass

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:10pm - 6:50pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Wandering the streets of Vancouver with battered and ancient instruments, appearing and disappearing into the night, and dressed in the highest fashions of your great-grandparent’s youth, with a bottle in hand of that delicate concoction which is half of the band’s name, everything they cross paths with becomes a Balkan wedding dance party, with tunes from Serbia, Macedonia, and other mysterious and distant lands, and like this sentence, the music runs on forever… .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

6:20pm PDT

House of Tarab
Arabic Music Ensemble

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:20pm - 6:50pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:35pm PDT

Gary Lee Moore
Gary Lee Moore

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:35pm - 7:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography National Champion Senior Division fiddler, Washington State Champion fiddler. North Cascades Champion fiddler, NW Regional Senior Division champion fiddler. I play fiddle, guitar, tenor guitar, and banjo. Oklahoma/Texas style fiddling done very nice.

6:40pm PDT

North of the Black Sea
Voice and Ukrainian Bandura

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:40pm - 7:10pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • Biography Multi-talented instrumentalist Roy Torley and vocalist Joan Gaustad began performing as North of the Black Sea in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s. They moved to Oregon in 1989 when Roy was accepted into the graduate program in geology at the University of Oregon at Eugene, where he obtained his PhD in 1998. They currently live in Gresham, OR. Roy studied the 55-stringed Ukrainian bandura with Victor Kytasty, son of Hryhory Kytasty, renowned Ukrainian bandurist, composer, and director for many years of the musically and historically significant ensemble, Taras Shevchenko Bandurist Chorus. Roy is an outstanding exemplar of the "North American" bandura tradition, which preserved and developed playing styles, repertoire, and types of instruments that were suppressed in Ukraine under Soviet rule. Roy also performs a variety of non-Ukrainian music on the bandura, from Renaissance court dances to movie themes. Vocalist Joan Gaustad has studied classical and folk voice for many years and has performed in sixteen languages, ranging from English (Gilbert and Sullivan) and Latin (Mozart's Requiem) to Turkish and Georgian. Her specialties are Ukrainian, Russian, and Transylvanian-Hungarian folk vocal styles. Joan sang for several years with the Oakland, California-based Danica Balkan Chorus, and she performed with San Francisco's Khadra International Folk Ballet for ten years as dancer, singer, musician, and vocal director. She has taught Balkan, Hungarian, Russian, and Ukrainian folk singing workshops at the Willamette Valley Folk Festival, at the Northwest Folklife Festival, and at conventions of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America.

6:45pm PDT

Kef
Balkan Dance Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The word "Kef" refers to that spirit and energy shared by a group of people in celebration. It is a state of being, an intangible quality approaching ecstasy, often engendered by musical experience. Kef is a Turkish concept and term that has become naturalized across the Balkans throughout the former domain of the Ottoman Empire. That same cultural force left an indelible mark on the music of Balkans. Today, Slavs, Roma and a multitude of other ethnic groups – even Americans – play and dance to music that is an amalgam of Turkish influences and indigenous regional styles. Kef, the band, has been performing for dancers and listeners, weddings and exhibitions, dance halls and crowded eateries, festivals and outdoor markets, since 2007. Its music is a sampling of the regional genres found across the Balkans, from Bulgarian wedding music to Serbian brass band, and from 1960s radio-style orchestrations to melody/drone-based village music, all interpreted through the lens of their unique instrumentation.

6:45pm PDT

Kissing Potion
SEA's 1st Ladies of Funk &Soul

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, The Soul of Seattle: Sponsored by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography Echoing the battle cry of Funk Diva Sharon Jones, "You've Got to FEEL it", Kissing Potion brings funk & soul to life, with a full horn section that brings new meaning to the phrase "FUNK YOU!", and a rhythm section whose groove will move you from your soul down to your toes! Kissing Potion has been a long time in the making. The original concept was a ten member strong, all-female funk group, but... then we met a few folks of the male-persuasion and couldn't resist asking them to join our lady-laden lair of FUNK. Dirty, gritty, smooth, pretty....as long as it's funky!

6:55pm PDT

The Valley Four
Americana Vocal Quartet

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:55pm - 7:25pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography We're good friends who have a good time singing together! We enjoy sharing lively Americana vocal traditions - folk, gospel, doo wop & more.

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.

7:00pm PDT

RebelMart
Folk Punk Americana Irish

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Folk Rebellion Show
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography RebelMart is the Brooklyn-to-Seattle band fronted by music veteran Scott M.X. Turner. Mixing rock, folk, reggae, Irish, country and punk, RebelMart's live shows -- whether in punk clubs or coffeehouses -- are ragged, energetic affairs. RebelMart's newest album, Amalgamated Saboteurs Local 21, was released on October 5 2010 on Velocidad Maxima Recordings. "[E]ncompasses Americana from the 7 train to the Dust Bowl" -- Steve Wishnia, The Indypendent.

7:00pm PDT

The Cumbieros
Come dance with us! ESO!!!!!!!

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The Cumbieros are a cumbia band from Seattle, WA that started in the spring of 2011 and have grown to 9 members (3 Chileans, 1 Brazilian and 5 Americans) to date. Featuring such instruments as guitar, violin, accordion and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional cumbia with ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music that originated in Columbia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to help spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us! ESO!!!

7:05pm PDT

The Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit Show
Spoken Word Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:05pm - 7:30pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Labor Program
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography Poet and storyteller Chris Chandler is as hilarious and entertaining as he is provocative and rabble-rousing, delivering vignettes about politics and modern culture with the fire of a Baptist Preacher. His appearances are insightful tales of a world gone slightly mad, accompanied by a wide variety of musical styles. He has performed on thousands of stages across North America, working with such legendary figures as Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Mojo Nixon and Ani DiFranco. The late great Utah Phillips called Chris "the best performance poet I have ever seen."

7:05pm PDT

Smalltime String Band
Old-Timey Family Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:05pm - 7:40pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Raisin' A Ruckus: Old-Time Bands
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography We are a family band who loves playing music together. Our musicality blossomed of the kids desire to play and perform. Mom and Dad have enjoyed the adventure. We have been playing as a band for about 4 years and have loved every moment of it.

7:15pm PDT

Amir Beso
Balkan Flamenco From Sarajevo

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:15pm - 7:45pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography One of the most prominent guitarists in his native Bosnia. During the war, he kept performing his music in besieged Sarajevo until he was seriously wounded and airlifted out of the country.

7:15pm PDT

O'Carolan's Corner
O'Carolan Most of the Time

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:15pm - 7:45pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Four Seattle musicians who -- to our benefit -- can't get enough of late-17th/early-18th century composer, Turlough O'Carolan. It is rumored, however, that they will, on occasion, play music of other composers. The group features Mary Grider, multi-instrumentalist and arranger, who for years has led an Irish jam on Sundays at Fado downtown. Lynn Graves, on Fiddle; Phyllis Baker on concertina and penny whistle; and Bob Morgan on guitar.

7:20pm PDT

Te Fare O Tamatoa
Te Fare O Tamatoa

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:20pm - 7:50pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

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
  • URL
  • Biography Born and raised in Seattle, Alicia plays dark classical guitar ballads with pretty lo fi vocals.

7:30pm PDT

Septimus
Blues Funk Reggae

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:30pm - 8:05pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, The Soul of Seattle: Sponsored by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • Biography Septimus has been together since 1970,have recorded over 75 songs,Cd Five Minutes To Rock The House,part of The Wheedles Groove Band

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.

7:35pm PDT

Floating Crowbar
Traditional Irish Music and Song

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:35pm - 8:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Floating Crowbar plays a high energy mix of irish instrumental music and songs from traditional and contemporary sources. Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and musical interests, they bring together their common passion for Irish music, good humour, mutual respect and friendship in to a show that will be enjoyed by all.

7:45pm PDT

Cordaviva
Afro-Latin Dance Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Cordaviva is a 9-piece powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, afrobeat, funk, and various latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion. The members of Cordaviva have performed at such notable Seattle venues as Sasquatch Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door Mainstage, Showbox, Neumo’s, Tractor Tavern, and ACT Theatre. Cordaviva’s influences stem from musical legends such as Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, Guinea’s Bembeya Jazz, and Congo’s Franco & TP OK Jazz, as well as the Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds of Caetano Veloso and Mongo Santamaria.

7:45pm PDT

Lone Madrone
Foot Stompin Roots Swing

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Folk Rebellion Show
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Lone Madrone really knows how to bring the house down. They have described their music as Foot-Stompin' Acoustic Bliss... but since 'foot-stompin' can describe 70% of Portland bands, let me elaborate: Personally, I think they have a really eclectic approach - it's a bit western-tinged, alt-country / Folsom-Prison-Blues-vibed charm with harmonic moments of Beatle-esque magic. They have severe mojo and the talent to stand out from the plethora of bands out there. Their songwriting is thoughtful to a fault, every note and word is perfectly written, but their edges are loose and wild and their live shows feel like spontaneity took its top off and flashed your granny.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

7:50pm PDT

Liberty Bay Trio
Sweet Folk Harmonies

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography All attended Occidental College in L.A. Bill & Jeff have played together off and on for over 40 years. Cathy is International Autoharp Champ (2005) and has got us singing trios again. http://britellandlimback.com

7:50pm PDT

Highball Whistle
All-lady rollickin' Old-Timey

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:50pm - 8:25pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Raisin' A Ruckus: Old-Time Bands
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography We are Highball Whistle – the double whistle a train makes when it’s leaving the station (toot tooooooooot!). Highball Whistle is about old-time music revelry, singing harmonies, switching and sharing instruments, and channeling Salyer and Woody Guthrie. Our band philosophy can be summed up in the lyrics of Guthrie’s ‘Hard Traveling’ (given some poetic license). I’ve been riding them flat wheelers, I thought you know’d I’ve been riding them dead enders, way down the road Highball Whistle, pulling out the station, got no plans or a destination I’ve been havin’ some hard traveling, Lord And *that* is the essence of Highball Whistle – no plans, no destination – just music for the sake of loving the music, whiling the time away, and hanging with good friends. We come from very different backgrounds but have formed a sweet chord together.

7:55pm PDT

Karsangjamtso (Karjam) Saeji
Heartfelt Tibetan Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:55pm - 8:25pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Karsangjamtso "Karjam" Saeji is a singer from Amdo Tibet, he was raised as a nomadic herder of yak and sheep about thirty mountainous miles from the town of Machu. While still in high school he was recruited by the ground-breaking and widely-known Gannan Tibetan Performing Arts Troupe. From 1991 to 2007 he was a full-time member of their company, performing as a dancer and increasingly a singer. In 2007 he moved to America where he has been pursuing a solo career. In 2007 he released his first solo CD, Pilgrimage and in 2011 he recorded the long-awaited follow-up, Tibet in my Heart.

8:05pm PDT

David Rovics
People's History in Song

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:05pm - 8:30pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Labor Program

8:10pm PDT

Kin to Stars
Urban Folk Pop Super Duo

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:10pm - 8:40pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, It Takes Two: Duos Showcase
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography After years of performing as solo indie musicians, Scott Andrew (guitar, vocals) and Jerin Falkner (piano, vocals) have joined forces to co-write songs about rooftop dancing, buying the moon, and being alright with life.

8:20pm PDT

Spare Rib and the Bluegrass Sauce
Foot Stompin' Groove Grass Fun

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:20pm - 8:55pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography We've been together for five years, played all over the State, and enjoy making people happy with our music. For the most part, we met in Cliff Perry's bluegrass class , got a new guitar player last year, pretty much it's all fun all the time.

8:25pm PDT

Little Big Band
Native Funk

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:25pm - 9:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, The Soul of Seattle: Sponsored by TheSunBreak.com

8:30pm PDT

Brother Noland
Brother Noland/ Mystical Fish

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Brother Noland has been credited as the father of "Jawaiian" music and has been instrumental to the development of modern Hawaiian music.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

8:30pm PDT

Kermet Apio
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • Biography He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and now lives in Mountlake Terrace. He is a full time comedian but enjoys playing Hawaiian music.

8:30pm PDT

Rum Rebellion
Irish Pirate Folk Punk

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:05pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Folk Rebellion Show
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography Rum Rebellion has been playing shows since 2006. We have played folklife four times since 2007. We have released three albums, including a 2011 release called "Blackwater". We have toured the US four times and have our biggest tour yet planned for summer 2012.

8:35pm PDT

Pretty Little Feet
Old-Timey Duo

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Raisin' A Ruckus: Old-Time Bands
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Pretty Little Feet is an acoustic music duo based in Bellingham, Washington. They play old-time song and tune, a wide-ranging repertoire of selections from the traditional canon and artists from the bygone days of radio up to the present, as well as some of their own originals. Between the two of them, Matt and Allegra have released five full-length albums and have been included on three compilation albums, two by major record labels Righteous Babe Records and Shut Eye Records. Their newest recording, Through Oak and Ash, was released in June of 2011.

8:35pm PDT

Smokey Brights
Finger Pickin' Ramblers

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Folk Redefined.
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography The original intention was to make a record. After years of touring and recording with the brash and energetic garage punk outfit The Whore Moans, songwriter Ryan Devlin had notebooks full of material that just didn’t fit: folk tunes that sounded more like the Bob Dylan and Paul Simon he grew up on; finger picking ramblers and Nashville style ballads. The songs kept playing through his mind, insisting he find an outlet for them. A year before Smokey Brights would play their first note together, Devlin sought out the musicians whose talents he wanted to help him realize these persistent songs: Jim Vermillion and Nick Krivchenia had been playing bass and drums together every week for the past five years for upwards of twenty hours—just the two of them—working on tight syncopations, in time signatures that read like long division. Their efforts had been under the names Armed with Legs and Kill Kill Orchestra. To have one in a band was to have the other, like brothers, or house players in an old soul studio. The duo agreed to try some songs out with Devlin, and work began in the summer of 2010. Mike Kalnoky was best known for his angular lead guitar lines in What What Now, the DIY Seattle art-punk band. Though, if you’d ever had the chance to see his old outfit Thunderbird Motel, you’d know that Mike can play the blues—the area where his musical roots truly reside. When Devlin asked him to sit in on a rehearsal with a yet un-named trio, it all came together. Mike’s bright Telecaster bends sounded like a young Mike Bloomfield, weaving through the melodies, bringing the twang that brought it all back home. In the first week of 2011, they got down to business and made the record that had been spinning through Devlin’s mind for years. The result was a sum of their parts: some rock, some blues, some R&B, some twang. By the time the boys released “Can’t Rightly Say,” they were already filling up clubs, playing festivals, and even garnering some national attention. The songs and Devlin’s efforts have found their outlet, and the boys in Smokey Brights have been more than happy to oblige.

8:35pm PDT

Seattle Labor Chorus
15th Anniversary Special

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:25pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Labor Program
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography The Seattle Labor Chorus was formed in March, 1997 for a performance at the Northwest Folklife Festival with Pete Seeger and several other well-known folksingers. Since then, the chorus has performed for the King County Labor Council, Washington State Labor Council, and many local unions, as well as in concert with such luminaries as Utah Phillips, Anne Feeney, Si Kahn, John McCutcheon and Charlie King.

8:35pm PDT

Solidarity Notes Labour Choir
Vancouver's Labour Choir

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:25pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Labor Program
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography formed in 2000, the Solidarity Notes Labour Choir has song countless times in support of the struggles of working people around the world. Based in Vancouver BC, they've been to Cuba, Washington, San Francisco, and all over British Columbia. They've produced two CDs, had many other successful ventures, and are always growing

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
  • URL
  • 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.

9:20pm PDT

The Bad Things
The Seamy Underbelly of Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:20pm - 9:55pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, Folk Rebellion Show
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography The Bad Things mix Eastern European Folk, Klezmer, Ska, Americana, Polka, Sea Shanties, and Punk with their dark sense of humor, drunken sentimentality, and classic sense of Vaudevillian showmanship to create a "seamless and delirious live show."

9:20pm PDT

Wheedles Groove
Seattle 70's Funk Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:20pm - 9:55pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049

9:20pm PDT

The Tallboys
Full-bodied Old Time

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:20pm - 10:00pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Raisin' A Ruckus: Old-Time Bands
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Based in Seattle, Washington, The Tallboys are a four piece old time string band well-versed in traditional fiddle tunes and mountain songs. They stay honest to their traditional inspirations, yet charge up their sound with a raw edge of gritty enthusiasm conjured from their years of street performing. The Tallboys consistently deliver exciting stage performances and hard-driving dance tunes. Talented vocalists, The Tallboys all share the singing, and their harmonies create a beautifully authentic old time sound. The instrumental line-up begins with Joe Fulton, from Iowa, who has been playing since boyhood. His impressive fiddling leads the melody. Charlie Beck, from Indiana, plays both clawhammer and three-finger style banjo and brings over a decade of musical experience to the band. He is also a talented songwriter, creating several original compositions. Longtime musician John Hurd, from Oregon, lays down that driving bass foundation essential to The Tallboys’ rhythm. Charmaine Slaven, from Montana, fills out the sound with solid rhythm guitar and is one of the finest buckdancers on the west coast. She also has the unique ability to dance and play guitar simultaneously. Together, they blend the attributes of each instrument and vocalist, creating a cohesive sound. Performing since 2003, they have released four albums, with "Rubber Dolly" being the most recent. The Tallboys have received outstanding reviews and press from many well-respected authroties in the music industry. The band has received continuously increasing airplay nationwide, and has recently been featured on Puget Sound Public Radio KUOW 94.9FM and KBCS 91.3FM Community Radio. The Tallboys have been featured at numerous music festivals in the including the NW Folklife Festival, String Summit (winners of the 2004 band contest), Pickathon Roots Music Festival, Portland Old Time Gathering, San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival, Berkeley Old Time Convention, Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival, Fremont Solstice Fair, and many others. A grassroots independent band, The Tallboys have strong ties to the community, and donate several annual performances for local nonprofit fundraising events. Additionally, they have been instrumental in developing Seattle’s local old time music community by organizing a monthly square dance at the Tractor Tavern, a weekly old-time jam at Conor Byrne Pub, and non-profit community resource website, www.oldtimeseattle.com.

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.

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.

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
  • URL
  • 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
 

11:00am 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
  • URL
  • 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

Celt Check!
Full Frontal Harmony

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Celt Check! has been together for about 7 years, performing, primarily, at Highland Games & Renaissance Fairs, with a few pub gigs thrown in here and there.

11:00am PDT

Dan and Molly Tenenbaum
Old-time music sibling style

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Dan and Molly listened to folk music records as children. Dan used to sit on an autoharp and pretend to drive it, and Molly liked to sing Joan Baez songs out the car window while riding in the back seat. Soon they fell in love with old time music and have been playing it ever since.

11:00am PDT

Humours of Hawthorne
Irish

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography The players' musical stars crossed at various sessions and tune learning opportunities in Portland, Oregon, including Artichoke Music, on Hawthorne Boulevard, where Dan Compton shares tunes. Mary Carey most recently hails from Atlanta Georgia, where she performed with Father O'Reilly Ceili Band and the Ballybeg Ceili Band and active Comhaltas. Nancy and Mark Roberts have performed with various small groups including Swanky Ceili and Furriskey's Lament and served on Portland Ceili Society's Board. All members are a part of the Green Apple Jam band, and Steve Rapalus can be found playing with The Cat Food Band at East Fork Cellars and IrishTown in Vancouver.

11:00am PDT

Mariachi Huenachi
Mariachi

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Mariachi Huenachi:www.whsmariachi.com The Wenatchee School District’s Mariachi Program has over 300 students district wide. Mariachi Huenachi is the advanced mariachi music class at Wenatchee High School and has earned a reputation as the best high school mariachi group in the State of Washington. Last year the group performed at over 40 events and festivals including games of the Seattle Seahawks,Mariners and Sounders, and at Chivas de Guadalajara games, Washington State University, University of Idaho, the Seattle Space Needle , Folklife Festival, Experience Music Project and for Governor Gregoire. In summer of 2009, Mariachi Huenachi shared the stage with the renowned group Los Tigres Del Norte

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
  • URL
  • 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

11:00am PDT

Sing with Señor
Music for learning Spanish

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography Sing with Señor music teaches the basics of the Spanish language through simple lyrics and infectious melodies. We have developed our songs for not only teachers and students, but for parents and children to enjoy learning or teaching the language in a fun and creative way.

11:00am PDT

The Irish Pipers' Club
Irish music, Irish pipes

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

11:00am PDT

Ranger and the 'Re-Arrangers'
Gypsy Jazz featuring Violin

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine). Their tight rhythm section features a hand drummer, giving the music a bouncy swing and accentuating the joyful interplay between the two soloists. The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django & Grappelli, Brazilian choros, and Ranger's unique originals.

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
  • URL
  • Biography We met at a hurdy gurdy workshop in 1995. Somehow, we kept playing together. Our musical neuroses fit in a magical way.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

11:40am PDT

Cathy Britell
International Autoharp Champ

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
  • URL
  • Biography Cathy has performed and taught all around the US and Great Britan, and has won the International Autoharp Competition in Winfield, KS as well as a number of others. She is known for her lyrical autoharp style as well as clean and fast picking on old-time fiddle tunes, traditional and popular composers. She plays and sings in a number of old-time and folk/rock groups, but right now she wants to show you what an autoharp can do by itself.

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
  • URL
  • 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

11:45am PDT

Boka Marimba
Dance Music of Zimbabwe

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Boka Marimba is Portland’s original African-style marimba band. We have been thrilling audiences in the Pacific Northwest with the exuberant music of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa for more than 20 years. Boka Marimba is a ten piece band, blending soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass marimbas, drum set, percussion, and vocals to create a unique and irresistible sound. Our music is upbeat, danceable, fun to watch, and appeals to listeners of all ages.

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
  • URL
  • 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.

11:45am PDT

Kafana Republik
Lively Music from the Balkans

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Kafana Republik faithfully recreates the music of Eastern Europe from Macedonia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. Their repertoire highlights the songs, ballads and dance music that form the heart beat and the soul of these cultures. The kafana has a place of honor in the Balkans- typically a cafe or a coffee house; a place where the community gathers to share food, drink, ideas, songs, passion and experiences.

11:50am PDT

The MoodSwings
All women, All swing

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography 18 musical women, 1 1/2 cups Duke Ellington, 1 cup Gershwin, 1 cup Latin Spice, 2 tablespoons funk, a pinch of attitude and a generous helping of danceable fun. Blended it together... the MoodSwings!

12:00pm PDT

Tim Readman and Jennie Bice
British and Irish Folksongs

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, The Rose, the Shamrock and the Thistle: Music from the Old Sod
  • URL
  • Biography Vancouver BC’s Tim Readman is a musician, folksinger, songwriter, producer and music journalist, and the former leader of Celtic/folk favourites Fear of Drinking and has played for years with The Arrogant Worms. He has just released a new CD with Jennie Bice of mainly traditional British and Irish folk songs entitled Out of the Green. Jennie is a versatile and in-demand fiddler and teacher who has featured on countless CDs and performed live all over Canada and the UK.

12:10pm PDT

Bold Horizon
Broad Spectrum Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Tom, Steve, and Dandrifted together aboutsix years ago. Veterans of decades of Seattle area bands and solo performances, they bring experience and passion for the music to their performances

12:15pm PDT

Blvd Park
Blvd Park

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Blvd Park is a Sacramento raised, Seattle based all original, all singer, all player band. Beautiful near-constant four and five part harmonies with musical inspiration coming from Roots, Traditional Country, R & B, Swing, Gypsy, Folk, New Orleans and Tijuana Brass, Blvd Park presents a diverse, melodic and harmonic sound that has a strong cross-generational appeal. Truly a family band, Blvd Park members relocated to Seattle and currently reside together, operating under a democratic, "everyone has a voice" mentality with each member taking a turn as lead vocalist as well as contributing to the song-writing process.

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
  • URL
  • 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!

12:20pm 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.

12:30pm PDT

Erin NcNamee & Friends
Irish Folk/Celtic/Sean-nos

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Erin McNamee and Friends have been playing music together for eight, almost nine, years in Seattle. They play fun upbeat Irish tunes,ballads, jigs, and reels are what we enjoy playing. More info at www.erinmcnamee.com

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
  • URL
  • 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.

12:30pm PDT

Alder Street All Stars
Boot Stompin Honky Tonkin

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:05pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Alder Street has been rocking the dance floors of the Northwest for around 6 years now. They started at a benefit for some friends who were facing deportation, and had such a good time that they kept it up. Alder Street has played all over the Northwest and California, and has toured from Oregon to North Carolina and back.

12:35pm PDT

Brían Ó hAirt
Irish Gaelic/Sean-nós Singing

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:35pm - 1:05pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, The Rose, the Shamrock and the Thistle: Music from the Old Sod
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Brían Ó hAirt’s anomalous voice stands as a testament to the power of tradition. His ability to share the mind’s eye of an older generation of singers has afforded him great acclaim at his young age. He became the youngest and first ever American to win the coveted Sgiath Uí Dhálaigh shield at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Listowel, Co. Kerry in 2002—adding his name to the shield’s long list of noted singers including Joe Heaney, Frank Harte and Paddy Berry. His dedication to traditional song and more specifically to the sean-nós style of singing encouraged him to learn the Irish language to an uncanny fluency and along the way introduced him to the close-knit singing community of the Conamara Gaeltacht where Irish is still the commonly spoken language. Brían has performed extensively in the United States at the Milwaukee Irish Festival, Chicago Celtic Festival, Sean-nós Milwaukee and the Traditional Singers Club of the Twin Cities and in Ireland at Lá na nAmhrán, Cruinniu na mBád, the Ennis Trad Festival and Cuairt na mBàrd. He has also had the distinction of being a singer to the President of Ireland, Dr. Mary McAleese. His recordings have been featured on many radio programs’ in Ireland including Céilí House on RTÉ and Lán a’ Mhála on RnG as well as on various NPR programs’ in the States. In 2003 Brían established Sean-nós Milwaukee , the first festival in North America to focus on the sean-nós singing tradition. Its success has merited the production of a compilation album entitled Sean-nós Cois Locha consisting of festival recordings from 2003-2005. Produced with the help of Cló Iar-Chonnachta publishing company, this album showcases some of America’s finest proponents of the tradition, both native Irish as well as American-born.

12:40pm PDT

Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band
Sousa Marches and More

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:40pm - 1:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band plays hits from the Golden Age of The Band, 1890-1935. Personnel includes the world's only sedentary majorette and an award winning sedentary drill team.

12:50pm PDT

Hot Damn Scandal
Tipsy American Gypsy Blues

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:50pm - 1:20pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography Stinky Pete and Charlie Baby have been travelling around the country in various forms of low rent transportation for several years now, playing music in whichever watering hole takes them in

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.

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.

1:00pm PDT

Willy Blizzard
Indie / Roots / Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Willy Blizzard: Three singer/songwriters from Western Canada who perform original music, presenting awesome vocal harmonies set against the warmth of acoustic instruments. But it’s really about the lyrics. Their debut album “In From The Cold” showcases twelve songs that make a superb collection of rich songwriting fronted by "the smoothest baritone West of the Rockies" (Vancouver Province). The album captures the musical imagination called "Americana", as well as the spirit of Hank, set against some great grooves of alt-folk, rocked up with electric guitar and pedal steel.

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

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.

1:00pm 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

Vince Mtz. & The Great Blue Yonder
A Seattle-based Americana Band

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 CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Vince Martinez is a Seattle-based americana singer/songwriter originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Vince and his band, The Great Blue Yonder, have been performing in and around Seattle for the past two years and have increasingly been receiving recognition for their engaging live performances and honest, straightforward music. Vince and the band’s latest album, Northwest by Southwest, features original music inspired by Martinez’s New Mexican roots, as well as his recent Pacific Northwest experiences. Vince is also a member of the Seattle chapter of the Bushwick Book Club, a group of musicians that read books and perform original music based on the reading. The Bushwick Book Club has been celebrated in the Seattle Times and the Stranger. Vince has released two full length albums: the debut, self-titled Vince Mtz. & The Great Blue Yonder in 2008 and the more recent Northwest by Southwest in 2010. Both albums have received glowing reviews from the Northwest’s acoustic music society, Victory Music, calling the first album “a record to be experienced and absorbed, not just listened to.” After the latest recording Victory stated that “Martinez and his band show a lot of promise” and to “go see Vince when he passes through”.

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."

1:10pm PDT

Brother Noland
Brother Noland/ Mystical Fish

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:10pm - 1:30pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Hawaiian Showcase
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Brother Noland has been credited as the father of "Jawaiian" music and has been instrumental to the development of modern Hawaiian music.

1:10pm PDT

Rebecca Lomnicky & David Brewer
Rocking traditional Scottish

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:10pm - 1:40pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, The Rose, the Shamrock and the Thistle: Music from the Old Sod
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Rebecca Lomnicky began learning violin at age 5, and there-after discovered her calling, Scottish fiddling. Within a few years she won the US Jr. National Scottish Fiddle Championship, and then in 2009 was invited to compete in the most prestigious Scottish fiddling event in the world, the Glenfiddich International Fiddle Competition held at Blaire Castle in Scotland which she won on her first attempt—the first non-Scot to win the title. She is accompanied by bagpiper & multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular west coast Celtic music band “Molly’s Revenge”, whom over the last decade has performed across the US and as far away as China, Australia, & Scotland.

1:15pm PDT

Miss Mamie Lavona
Put Some Color In Your Life

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Miss Mamie Lavona the Exotic Mulatta and her White Boys started as a trio in 2005. As the years went by Mamie collected more Caucasian cuties til she had a full stable. The band comes from theatre, stage, and music backgrounds, and continues to be highly involved in the stage-ly arts scene of Seattle. Drawing from styles such as cabaret, swing, New Orleans-style jazz, klezmer, Balkan, vaudeville and more, Miss Mamie and her Boys always put on a racous, diverse, and colorful show.

1:15pm PDT

Vivian & Phil Williams
Northwest Tradition Fiddling

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:15pm - 1:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography The Williams have been performing the traditional fiddle dance music of the Pacific Northwest for over 55 years. Vivian is a well known champion fiddler and one of the foremost historians of the pioneer dance music of the Far West, as well as its premier performer. Phil is a well respected backup player, creator of the largest field recording archive of traditional fiddlers in the Northwest, and a principal founder of Folklife. The Williams have issued recordings of over 85 traditional fiddlers, mostly from the Pacific Northwest, on their record label, Voyager Recordings, along with publication of the only music manuscripts so far discovered and published from which dance bands in the pioneer West actually played dances.

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.

1:30pm PDT

King Hat String Band
Close Enough for Bluegrass

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography This band grew from a long-running jam session, and has evolved a bit since we started playing out in 2010. We all have deep musical roots and interests, and those interests coalesce around traditional and contemporary bluegrass and Americana music.

1:30pm PDT

Quichua Mashis
Music from the Andes Ecuador Peru Bolivia

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Sharing their ancient music with the world over 2 decades
  • website

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)

1:40pm PDT

Fofinho, Samia and Dinnen
Brazilian Samba and Choros

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • Biography All three members have been performing Brazilian music for many years. All three have visited Brazil many times and also studied at music camps and workshops. Samia has a aradio show on KBCS Saturday afternoons at 2:00 p.m.

1:45pm PDT

Old Sod Session
British, Irish, and Scottish Folksongs

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, The Rose, the Shamrock and the Thistle: Music from the Old Sod
  • URL
  • Biography Vancouver BC’s Tim Readman is a musician, folksinger, songwriter, producer and music journalist, and the former leader of Celtic/folk favourites Fear of Drinking and has played for years with The Arrogant Worms. He has just released a new CD with Jennie Bice of mainly traditional British and Irish folk songs entitled Out of the Green. Jennie is a versatile and in-demand fiddler and teacher who has featured on countless CDs and performed live all over Canada and the UK.

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

2:00pm PDT

Charles Delahunt
Irish Fiddle Tunes on Guitar

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Used to play fiddle, switched to guitar in order to combine melody and chords on one instrument. Electrical engineer in neuroscience. Main musical venue is the living room, playing for our spaniel Piper who lays on the sofa.

2:00pm PDT

Lumpkins
Northwestern Country Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography Second time Northwest Folklife performers Lumpkins are a Bellingham, WA band. They have been playing uniquely Northwestern Country Music since 2009. Their first LP (released on vinyl and in digital formats) "Another Wasted Day" showcased the Stringband lineup of 2009. Their music took a decidedly Country Rock direction with the lineup change in the Summer of 2010. The current lineup, consisting of David Ney, Kevin Lee, Tyler Clarke, Christopher Stainback, and Ross Robinette is on the verge of heading into the studio to record the sophomore LP. They continue to entertain up and down the I-5 corridor.

2:15pm PDT

Joy Mills Band
Indie Americana and Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:15pm - 2:25pm 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 CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Established songwriter Joy Mills branches out from her band, The Starlings, to release a new album of solo material exploring the ethos and modern myth. Backed by a full band (electric guitar, pedal steel, bass and drums), she continues on and past Americana to blend her storied songs with compelling and captivating melodies.

2:15pm PDT

Juliana & PAVA
Ancient Russian Folk Songs

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Juliana is a Russian folk singer and ethnomusicologist who formed the group PAVA in Seattle in 2008 to perform songs collected by her in expeditions to remote Russian villages. The ensemble performs frequently on various multicultural events in USA and abroad. In 2010 PAVA performed at the first postwar international music festival in Baghdad, Iraq, by invitation of the Iraqi Ministry of Culture. This is their fifth Folklife (and sixth for Juliana).

2:15pm PDT

Northwest Tap Connection
South West Tap

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography The Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra & NW Tap Connection are programs in music and dance that seek to provide access to high quality arts program to underserved children in Southeast Seattle

2:20pm PDT

Anna Gordon
18 year-old singer/songwriter

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography I began writing songs at the age of 14 as a creative outlet, and people seemed to like it. I have been playing shows around cafes and teen centers on the Eastside for nearly three years now.
  • website

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
  • URL
  • 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.

2:25pm PDT

Aurora Burd
Irish fiddle Airs & Tunes

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:25pm - 2:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Aurora discovered her love of traditional Irish music upon moving to Seattle from California. She enjoys listening to (and playing along with) recordings of Clare-based fiddlers such as Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, James Kelly, and Martin Hayes. Several years ago she was drawn to the slow airs, since these beautiful melodies are older than most reels and jigs. From 2008 - 2010 she competed at the All-Ireland Fleadh (the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann) in Tullamore, Ireland, where in 2009 she placed second in the Fiddle Slow Air competition.

2:30pm PDT

Ocheami - Featuring Kofi Anang
Traditional Ghanaian Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:30pm - 2:55pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258

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

2:40pm PDT

Sean Gaskell
Kora Music from West Africa

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:40pm - 3:10pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Olympia native Sean Gaskell plays the West African Kora, a 21 string harp native to the Mandinka people of The Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The instrument dates back a few hundred years. Many of the songs played on the Kora come from the era of Sunjata Keita, the person who founded the Mande empire back in the mid thirteenth century. The Kora sounds similar to a harp, and with 21 strings, there is much room for personal innovation and improvisation. Gaskell studied the Kora in The Gambia in 2008, and will be returning there in January of '12. He anticipates his first CD release to take place in March of 2012. Visit myspace.com/seankora and listen to a few tracks that will be included in this recording.

2:45pm PDT

A Cedar Suede
Mediterranean

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography A Cedar Suede is an eclectic combination of high-energy Latin grooves, soaring classical motifs, spontaneous improvisations, and Mediterranean jazz. All pieces are the result of collaborative writing by Belskus and Maschler: a crossroads of modern musical flavors.

2:45pm PDT

The Fabulous Hammers
The Original Northwest Sound

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography The Fabulous Hammers from right here in Seattle boast an enviably slinky '60s vibe that unmistakably harkens directly back to the heyday of the original "Northwest Sound," developed in this region four decades ago by such influential local players as the Dave Lewis Trio, Frantics, Wailers, Playboys, Dynamics, Viceroys, and Imperials. Oomphs of an electric organ, the traditional saxophone squawking, the rockin' garage/jazz guitar lines– all anchored by reams of driving bass-work, snappy snare-drumming, and sizzling cymbals. this band is a living testament to the timeless power embodied by a regional strain of rock'n' roll. Rather than attempting to recreate a long-gone day, these guys successfully resurrect the best elements of a music-form still held in great esteem by many fans -- but they do it with a modern sensibility and the full-on energy of today.

3:00pm PDT

The Castaways
We Play Uke Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Ukenalia Showcase

3:00pm PDT

Urtnasan
Morin khuur(Horse-head fiddle)

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm 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 TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography My name is Urtaa Gantulga. I am a member of Mongolian morin khuur ( Horse-head fiddle ) ensemble. I play Morin khuur since 1995. I've been invited to play morin khuur around world. Now, I live in Seattle studying at school and teaching Morin khuur.

3:00pm PDT

Colleen Raney Band
Trad/Contemporary Celtic Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Colleen Raney is among the best young Celtic singers of her generation, inspired by the Irish and Scottish songs and tunes that she grew up with as a member of the multi-talented Raney family and alongside the world renowned harp and dulcimer duo Magical Strings. Through her gorgeous voice, at turns whisper soft or intensely powerful, her deft arrangements, and her sidemen – some of the best acoustic musicians in the Northwest – Colleen breathes new life into the old songs, bringing out new facets to the music that haven’t been heard before.

3:00pm PDT

DJ Sho Nuph
Souletro movement /206 Zulu/ Stop Biting

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, 206 Zulu Showcase
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Just a guy who loves music and loves playing music

3:00pm PDT

RedDog
Hardtimes

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Doug Yule - fiddle, vocals Cary Lung - mandolin, vocals Tom Collicott - guitar & banjo, vocals Little Ann Yule - bein' a houn'dog, barking, eating Doug grew up on the East Coast playing and singing from an early age. In 1968, standing on the wrong street corner, he was captured by The Velvet Underground, a cult rock band, and served a three to five year sentence. On his release he continued his ill advised flirtation with rock and roll for another four or five years, finally retiring to do manual labor. On his fiftieth birthday he received a fiddle and three lessons from a rival and became addicted to the traditional music of the American Southeast. This dependency continues unabated today and finds a creative outlet in RedDog. When he's not kneed-up with RedDog playing tunes, Doug builds violins, violas, and (if his granddaughter keeps practicing) cellos. His instruments can be seen at Lasley & Russ' Violin Shop. Cary grew up in a small farm town in the San Joaquin Valley of California where there were more cows and vineyards than street corners. As a young boy he sang and harmonized with his grandfather. In the mid-1960s he met Kenny Hall, the legendary mandolin player, who became his mentor. Cary recorded two albums with the Sweets Mill String Band and, with the Portable Folk Festival, performed in coffeehouses and festivals across the country. In the late 70s he changed directions and opened a magical toy store in Tucson. He moved to Seattle in 2003 and retuned to his musical roots. Tom has spent most of his adult life in Seattle, Washington where he has carved out a successful career as a photo-illustrator and website designer. Tom picked up the guitar of his youth about 12 years ago. He found himself spending more and more time spellbound by the Southern roots music he was learning through the Pacific Northwest’s thriving old-time music scene. In addition to playing guitar and banjo in RedDog, Tom also performs with Seattle’s raucous Atlas Stringband.

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
  • URL
  • 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)

3:00pm PDT

Ruzivo
Zimbabwean Afro-Pop

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:35pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Ruzivo plays a mix of Zimbabwean traditional music and compositions from Paul Mataruse that produces an infectious sound that always gets audiences dancing and singing along.

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

3:20pm PDT

Koshanin
Balkan Minimalist World

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:20pm - 3:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Koshanin - a pianist, composer and a veteran on the music scene whose career stretches well over 20 years, acquired his formal music education at the early age and had his first public performances with youth choirs at the age of 10. With the onset of the new wave of pop music in the '80s, he jumped into the Yugoslavian music scene to play and tour with several groups and finally, with all the turmoil unfolding in the Balkan region in the ‘90s, he moved to the USA to continue his musical journey. He has performed extensively on festivals and stages throughout the USA and Canada with various groups playing Pop, Rock, Blues, Funk, Reggae & Afrobeat. After focusing on more private studies Koshanin developed an interest in reed instruments and gradually shifted to new directions. He continued recording and performing with new groups playing Latin, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Samba & Rumba Flamenca. New projects followed and by this time all the collaborations and side work amounted to over 30 albums. Meanwhile Koshanin found himself returning to his first love in music - piano, and this, coupled with a revived fascination with Balkan folk music from his childhood, laid the foundation for a new body of work. Koshanin’s new self-titled solo piano project blends musical traditions of his native Serbia and Mediterranean sensibility with contemporary western music styles. Material for this project consists of original compositions complemented with Koshanin’s unique piano adaptations of select traditional folk tunes. Instead of looking at piano exclusively as a classical instrument, Koshanin treats it predominantly as a modern-day folk instrument. This approach allowed music to flow freely, develop gradually and it yielded unrestrained, unconventional forms and song structures resembling old times' folk music. Characterized with abundance of odd time signatures, classical and jazz techniques, and a minimalist compositional approach, these delicate musical tales stand at the meeting point of the East and West, reflecting Koshanin’s own journey. Koshanin is currently based in Portland, Oregon.

3:20pm PDT

The Dapper Cadavers
Dark Country, New Old-Time

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:20pm - 3:50pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography The Dapper Cadavers are purveyors of a rare musical tapestry of contemporary Americana, replete with ghastly dirges reminiscent of sacred harp chorales, driving refrains of the new-time old-time music, bluesy funerary ballads, and the chimerical inventions of Hazel Rickard’s songwriting. With a graveyard of past members, the Cadavers are Will Munger, Hazel Rickard, Kyle Butz, and Tom Fenollosa.

3:30pm PDT

Kept See & League of Extraordinary Emcee's INC.
Ear Cookies Ent.

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:30pm - 3:50pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, 206 Zulu Showcase
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography David Mickens, A.K.A. Kept See, has been a dynamic writer, producer, and engineer, for the past decade for Junya League Inc. With his authentic and refreshing style, his originality and versatility has firmly placed his label in the world of Hip Hop music. Through his difficult journeys, he has gained respect from legends in the industry as well as gaining friendships from Zulu King, Red Dragon from Universal Zulu Nation and DJ Pizo and Cookiemonster. The Golden Era has had a powerful impact on his career alongside his passion for real Hip Hop music. With total understanding, Hip Hop is a way of life for Kept See. He uses dope jazzy loops, and ultra laid back melodic samples, and hype drum patterns to express his love for this art in remarkable ways. Oh yes, Kept has a plethora of stylish beats to please the souls and minds of real Hip Hop heads. Kept plans to tackle issues dealing with respecting others, as well as respect for the game itself, and tells facts about street life. Becoming a well respected artist, Kept has two singles on satellite radio, “Get out of my way” and, “Gots to get it”, in which Kept See partners with the Infamous Miles Thornton aka J Dot. Ear Cookies has made a positive impact on Kept’s career too, giving JL a distribution deal they plan to grow together in the industry as successful owners of their own label.

3:30pm PDT

Bob Antone
Timber genre northwest music

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:30pm - 3:55pm 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 TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Bob Antone, from North Bend, WA plays timber town genre fiddle music, musical saw in his family tradition, shares stories and songs of the northwest, original music written in the shadow of Mt. Si, exploring the folklore of rural east King County and into the Cascades.

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
  • URL
  • 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

3:35pm PDT

Thornton Creek Elementary School 5th grade
Thornton Creek Ukulele

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:35pm - 3:55pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Ukenalia Showcase
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
  • URL
  • Biography These are new students of the ukulele and Hawaiian dance from Thornton Creek Elementary School

3:40pm PDT

La Famille Léger
French-Canadian Family Band

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:40pm - 4:05pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography The Légers play the dancing music of French Canada - the music handed down through generations in the New World, the music of back porches and kitchen parties. Patriarch Louis Léger leads the band on the one-row melodeon (a type of button accordion), son Devon plays fiddle, Devon's mom Barbara plays guitar and his wife, Dejah is on piano. This proudly "old school" family band will have your own family dancing and joining in on the fun”

3:40pm PDT

Squirrel Butter
Oldtime, Blues & Country Duets

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328

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

3:50pm PDT

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
25 years of exciting sounds

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:50pm - 4:25pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Tradtional and contemporary marimba music from Zimbavbwe and beyond. Performed for 26 years. produced 5 recordings

3:55pm PDT

the Wiretappers
Western Swing & Honky Tonk Fun

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

4:00pm PDT

SistaHailstorm
SistaHailstorm from L.A

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, 206 Zulu Showcase
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • Biography Bio will be provided by 206 Zulu Nation

4:00pm PDT

Ruze Dalmatinke
Music & Songs of Croatia

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:25pm 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 EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Ruže Dalmatinke is a Seattle-based professional ensemble specializing in the music of Croatia and Bosnia, from the stringent open throat style of interior Croatia, to lyrical Dalmatian and Bosnian melodies. The group was founded by two sisters, Binki Franulović Spahi and Alma Franulović Plancich, who immigrated with their family to the United States after World War II from their native island of Korčula, Dalmatia in Croatia. The sisters are backed by expert musicians who are soloists in their own right. Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble was created in 1975 by Anacortes Croatians under the leadership of Maria Franulović Petrish, for cultural preservation and presentation. The sisters, Maria, Alma and Binki realized in this country it does not take long to lose one’s ethnic and cultural identity and that work must be done to preserve and educate. Vela Luka and Ruže Dalmatinke have been featured in two national TV documentaries - Hrvati! (PBS, 1981) and Children of Ellis Island (ABC, 1986)-numerous local radio and television programs, as well as books and audio recordings. In 1986, they represented the State of Washington at the Rededication of the Statue of Liberty in New York and at EXPO '86 in Vancouver, B.C. RD, in 1986, travelled to Mazatlan, Mexico, performing in numerous concerts. In 1988 and 1990, both groups toured Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina and in 2000, VL and RD traveled to the homeland once again performing throughout Croatia. They were featured performers at the Washington State Centennial Celebration in 1989; Voices West, Salt Lake City, 1991, 1993, and 1994, and the opening celebration of the Seattle Symphony's Benaroya Hall in 1998. In 1996, the ensemble received the Governor's Heritage Award from the Washington State Art's Commission. Between 1996 and 2000, the ensembles performed in Idaho, Sacramento, San Francisco, and in 1999 were the featured performers at the Redlands Bowl, Redlands, California. The ensembles were featured in the King County Arts Commission Touring Arts Roster for 2002-2003 and 2009-2012. Fall 2002, VL participated in Green Meadows Productions’ Festival of Cultures west coast tour - 48 performances, 7 cities, across 3 states. The 2003 calendar included the opening of McCaw Hall, local theatre and festival performances and a February concert in San Francisco, CA. In 2004, amongst numerous local performances, VL performed at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, as part of the “DANCE this…” and the ensembles together performed for the opening of the McIntyre Hall, Mt. Vernon, WA. The 2005 calendar featured a tour to Oregon and inclusion in the Kirkland Performance Center Season. In 2008 VL performed the 10th Anniversary of DANCE this… at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle. Annual performances continued 2005-2011: Blessing of the Fleet, Gig Harbor; NW Folklife Festival; EHC Cultural Crossroads and EHC Winter Worldfest. VL & RD instructors and members, over the years, have taught at local schools as part of curriculum and as special event speakers/instructors. Ruze Dalmatinke invited to perform at Kennedy Center in 2012!

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
  • URL
  • 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.

4:05pm PDT

SUPA: Seattle Ukulele Players Association
Ukulele Elvis = the King on Uke

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:05pm - 4:25pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Ukenalia Showcase
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography SUPA was founded in 2003 to promote fellowship, entertainment, performance and education amongst ukulele enthusiasts in the Puget Sound region. All ukulele players are welcome at our monthly sing-a-longs.

4:15pm PDT

Sami Braman
Daughter/Father Cape Breton

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:15pm - 4:40pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Samantha has played in The Onlies for four years, and the Onlies have played on stages at Folklife since 2009. She is a member of Northwest Scottish Fiddlers (also a regular folklife performer). A student of Ruthie Dornfeld, she loves Cape Breton fiddling. She plays and practices every night with her father, Tom, who tries to keep up with her. Sami is in eighth grade and will enter high school in the fall. Her CD is with her band, The Onlies.

4:20pm PDT

Trio Fleur de Lys
Lyrical harp, cello and flute

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:20pm - 4:50pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography We came together as a group 7 years ago at the request of a hospice patient. She asked us to play chamber music at her home once a week as she said farewell to firiends and family. She named our group and each performance is in her honor. Our flute player writes original adaptations of Irish folk songs as well as original compositions that feature our instruments in unique ways. We love playing together. This would be our 4th year at Folklife and we consider it an honor and a highlight of the year to come from Ellensburg with friends and family in tow to play for you.

4:20pm PDT

Chervona
Gypasy/Klezmer/PolkaforMasses!

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The band started practicing in Nov of 2006, and within first weeks of its existence they played at “Gypsymania” – gypsy dance discotheque created by Gogol Bordello’s debaucher D.J. Dimon. After their first public appearances they rapidly gained popularity in their hometown. In 2007 Chervona played some special appearances with world famous Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello. By 2009 Chervona have shared stage with most exiting and famous Portland’s bands including March Forth , 3 Leg Torso, Vagabond Opera, Portland Cello Project and many more. In addition to countless street and club performances Chervona has played quite a few big stages, among them: Bite of Oregon, Northwest Folk Life festival in Seattle, Slavic Festival and Oregon Country Fair in Eugene, Red Marines festival in California, Under Volcano Festival in Vancouver (BC), April Fool’s Day Carnivals, Revolution Party in Portland and many others. In 2008, Chervona appeared in Hale Mednick's locally produced, directed and shot independent film Messiah Complex. Two of their songs,"Chervona Wine"and "Girlfriends are a Pain in the Ass," were featured on the soundtrack. "Messiah Complex" planned for screening at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. During it's first 3 years Chervona has played about 200 performances all over NW of America. Thousands of people from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles watched, listened and danced to Chervona's music calling Chervona - Best NW Party Band! As year 2010 is in porogress, Chervona is focusing on producing new audio, video/mulimeia materials and establishing it's e-net presence to gain more a solid fan base for the upcomming US and Europe tour and major label CD release.

4:30pm PDT

Central Intelligence
C.I. - The NewWest Is US!

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, 206 Zulu Showcase
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • Biography Central Intelligence is a Hip-hop group comprised of members from Seattle's Central District. Originally a 5-member group, they released their first project in 2001. Now, ten years later, a few members have returned to their love of music and created a new album with a sound a bit different than what fans might have been used to. With production mainly from group member Key, this album is truly a "hands-on" project. C.I. is excited to add their voices back to the collective of Seattle-area talent.

4:30pm PDT

Alchymeia
Celtic Eastern European Fusion

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:30pm - 4:55pm 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 FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The practitioners of the ancient art of alchemy often sought to transform or combine a variety of elements. In a similar manner, the members of the ensemble Alchymeia gather folk song ingredients from various cultures and arrange them in new and fascinating ways. The repertoire reflects the varying backgrounds of the ensemble's founding musicians.

4:30pm PDT

Professor Gall
Junkyard Folk and Jazz

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography 'A Tincture of Junkyard Folk and Steampunk Jazz'. Professor Gall seeks to uncover the contradictions of an ambiguous and native-less society, 'dreaming the existentialists' dream', while at the same time pleading for individualism, peace, and more fun at funerals. The Portland, Oregon conglomerate starts with Drew Norman on vocals, guitar, percussion stomp box and banjo, who brings his theatrical experience to the musical stage and is responsible for the initial musical and lyrical embellishments. Drew’s recent side roles include the ‘Husband’ in the stage and movie version of Sally Tomato’s TOY ROOM(Severe Enterprises), a rock opera that won accolades from The Heart of England Film Festival, among others. He is also commissioned by other musical luminaries on stage and in the studio from Chris Robley’s Fear of Heights Orchestra (Cutthroat Pop Records) to Jeff Hanson (Kill Rock Stars Records). Scott Johnston heads up the first chair position for the horn section, arranging charts and providing his saxophone alchemy. Rounding out the ensemble is Monte Skillings on trombone, Todd Burba on clarinet and accordion, Sean Hudson on stand-up bass, Jake Pegg on tuba, and Andrew Clarinet on the.…ahem…clarinet. Critical acclaim for their first full length CD ‘Intravenous Delusion’ has enabled Professor Gall to become a regional favorite, sharing the stage with semi-national/national acts like The Devil Makes Three, Eric McFadden Trio, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Billy Nayer Show, Vagabond Opera, the Dandy Warhols and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum at venues throughout the West Coast as well as festivals and conventions like the Folklife Festival (Seattle,WA), Gearcon (Portland,OR), Teslacon (Madison,WI) and Steamcon( Bellevue, WA). The band released in March of 2010 their sophomore release entitled ‘The Psychology of Booze and Guilt’ to rave reviews. Professor Gall was recently featured by Seattle’s City Arts Magazine as the Portland, Oregon representative of the National Steampunk Movement, along with the Dresden Dolls (Boston), Abney Park (Seattle) and Unwoman(San Francisco).

4:35pm PDT

Canote Brothers
Those Musical Twins

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:35pm - 5:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Ukenalia Showcase

4:35pm PDT

Koko and the Sweetmeats
Seattle Psych Garage

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:35pm - 5:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Artist Home Showcase
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Koko and the Sweetmeats was formed in 2009. Initially a solo project for Garett, The Sweetmeats lineup currently consists of Laura Vandercrimp on drums, Andrew Houle on saxophone and vocals and Garett Vandercrimp on guitar and vocals. In 2009 The indestructible Sound of Koko was released, followed up by the full length Foreign Island in 2010 and the Double EP Sacrifice in 2011. “a raw noise that sounds part vintage ’60s rock (think the Kinks, the Animals), part blues (of the frenzied, up-tempo variety, like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins), and entirely, awesomely dynamic.” ERIN K. THOMPSON - Seattle Weekly “Van der Crimp and his drummer wife Laura have been releasing albums under the moniker Koko and the Sweetmeats since Garett decided to move from his native South Africa in 2007. And they might be Seattle's best-kept secret. The duo (who, in the live setting, occasionally double in size with bassist Kieran Smith and Andrew Houle on sax) have gently applied their Kinks and Howlin' Wolf influences to a handful of brilliant and criminally unheard releases.” MARK LORE – Portland Mercury

4:40pm PDT

Spirit of Ojah
World music from West Africa

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:40pm - 5:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The Spirit of Ojah Dance band, led by legendary Ghanaian highlife drummer, Roger Ocquaye, plays long harmonious waves of sound and rhythm. The band has performed all around the PNW for 5 years. People are inspired to get up and dance.

4:45pm PDT

Us on Roofs
Ethereal upbeat adventure rock

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography From the seaside town of Gig Harbor, WA, Us on Roofs was formed by three friends with a mutual love for the Pacific Northwest, mid-twentieth century science fiction, and local music. Since forming in 2009, Us on Roofs has worked hard and accomplished a great deal. Their achievements include: participating as a semi-finalist in EMP Sound Off 2010, releasing a seven song EP, releasing a single on Burning Building Recordings’ 2011 compilation, adding a fourth member, releasing another 5 track EP, touring down the west coast, and all the while building a stronger local following. They continue to promote their newest EP as they gear up for a full-length release in 2012.

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
  • URL
  • 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.”

4:50pm PDT

Kierah Raymond
Cape Breton/Scottish Fiddling

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:50pm - 5:20pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Kierah has been a performer since she was 5 years old. She just completed her classical violin teachers certification. Kierah has recorded two Celtic music CD's - both dominated for Canadian Folk Music awards. She has also written and published a book of all original fiddle music.

4:50pm PDT

DJ Sho Nuph
Souletro movement /206 Zulu/ Stop Biting

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:50pm - 6:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, 206 Zulu Showcase
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Just a guy who loves music and loves playing music

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)

5:20pm 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

5:25pm PDT

Curtains For You
Retro Pop

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Artist Home Showcase
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Curtains For You is a five-piece piano-based band, with elements of folk, ragtime, brit-pop and 60's rock. Three and four part harmonies layer over intricate, yet tight instrumental compositions.

5:30pm PDT

Blackthorn
High-energy westcoast celtic

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Blackthorn's repertoire celebrates the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland as well as folk music of English and French Canada. From lively jigs and reels to heart-wrenching airs and ballads, savour the melodies and intricately woven harmonies that bring this music to life in a new way, mixed with humour and above all else, fun.

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)

5:30pm PDT

Seattle Waldorf H.S. Jallamollawalla Rhythm Band
Nigeria to New Orleans

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
  • Biography This is a World Music Ensemble from the Seattle Waldorf H.S. on John Street.We play music from the Yoruba and Mande cultures in Africa and follow the journey of the music to the caribbean and New Orleans. The Band meets for 4 classes a week as is led by Gordy Ryan, who played for 25 years with the Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion as well as with Santana and many other international artists.

5:40pm PDT

Atlas Stringband
High-Powered Old-Time Musie

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:40pm - 6:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Band's been playing dances, shows and parties for over 8 years

5:50pm PDT

Renegade Stringband
Northwest Bluegrass

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Renegade Stringband plays Northwest Bluegrass music. The band formed in Portland, Oregon during the summer of 2010, uniting around their love of traditional music, hard-stomping acoustic songs, and bluesy vocal harmonies. When they aren’t playing original numbers or interpreting the work of legends like Woody Guthrie or Ella Fitzgerald, the band covers everyone from Tom Waits to the Black Keys. The band features singer Jessica Jarris, mandolinist Ben Larsen, Austin Moore on guitar, Joe Seamons plays banjo & harmonica, and Allen Clayton plucks & slaps the upright bass. All five members sing.

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.

6:00pm PDT

The Jelly Rollers
Primal Blues and Americana

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Southern Comfort
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • Biography At the heart of the Jelly Rollers are guitarist/singer/songwriter Darren Loucas and singer/harp man Sean Divine, a pair of Miami natives who, having met up again in Seattle, started playing together in 1993--Darren on guitar, Sean on harmonica, creating a pared-down, rough-hewn blues sound smack in the middle of the sub-pop world culture explosion. A master guitar player in a metropolis full of good guitar players, Loucas-whose playing is heavily influenced by the early bluesmen by way of ‘60s and ‘70s big rock acts like Led Zeppelin and the Who combines technical virtuosity with the deep, from-the-heart sentiment that elevates a certain few guitarists above the ever-growing herd. Divine’s harpwork twines perfectly with Loucas’ guitar sounds, bobbing and chugging and weaving with bent notes and sustained howls of train-whistle heartbreak, and his voice has a sort of alluringly rich and throaty quality; it is the voice of the blues-nostalgic and haunting, defiant and a bit tetched.

6:00pm PDT

SUS
Snapsvisor - Songs To Drink To

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Beer Garden Sing-Along
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • Biography Started in the 1990s to sing Scandinavian material primarily for dancing. We also enjoy carrying on the strong tradition of drinking songs that is currently well and alive in Sweden.

6:00pm PDT

Titanium Sporkestra
Heavy Metal Marching Band

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SE -- Special Events
  • URL
  • Biography Titanium Sporkestra formed in 2007 and since then have played their unique blend of heavy metal and marching band punk for audiences in Boston, Austin, Providence, Brooklyn, NYC, San Francisco, Portland, and Burning Man. Titanium Sporkestra is proud to be from Seattle and looking forward to bringing our show to Europe.

6:00pm PDT

Seattle Kirtan Singers
Blissful Sacred Hindu Chanting

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Kirtan Singing
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • Biography A group of local singers that find bliss in chanting the name of God while celebrating Indian culture.

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.

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.

6:45pm PDT

Stacy Jones Band
high energy blue eyed soul

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:45pm - 7:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Winner of the 2010 Best Female Vocalist and 2009 Best New Band awards from the Washington Blues Society, SJB continues to blow fans away with their high-energy, genre bending performances. Amazing vocals, incredible musicianship, outstanding songwriting and powerful, dynamic arrangements – it’s easy to understand why Stacy and her band are captivating the crowds and gathering new fans at each event they perform.Twenty-Something Stacy Jones not only impresses with a vocal richness beyond her years but is also a top-notch harmonica player as well as playing keyboards and acoustic guitar. The entertaining trio of Rick Bowen (drums), Tom Jones (bass) and Jeff Menteer (guitar) provides the foundation for a strong ensemble sound and the band’s obvious joy of making music together is contagious.

7:00pm PDT

ORCA TEAM
Pacific NW Post-Punk Surf

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:20pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Biography ORCA TEAM is a 1960s Post Punk Beach Party from the confusing waters of the Pacific Northwest. They make the music of a punk trio if everyone in the band decided to keep their volume low and their tones clean. Leif Anders and Jessica B. created ORCA TEAM with a sparse minimalistic spirit to song writing. Each song is short, sung with a lonesome croon, equipped with a melodic bass line, and drenched in reverb. Songs topics range from wearing a retainer, traveling to foreign cities, being a boring person, letting go of past feelings for a lover, and being a spoiled trust-funded baby. ORCA TEAM began in Portland, OR, but has migrated up to Seattle, WA. The TEAM now consists of Dwayne Cullen, Leif Anders and Jessica B. Top influences include Dusty Springfield, Young Marble Giants, The Flamingos, The Slits, Pylon, Del Shannon, The Smiths, Jan and Dean and The Raincoats.
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7:00pm PDT

Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil!
Brazilian Music and Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Show Brazil!
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Show Brazil!, which has gained much recognition in the past 15 years, has performed throughout United States, Canada and Brazil. Show Brazil!’s band leader and Director Eduardo Mendonça, a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, traces his lineage to a royal African family bearing the hereditary title of Mama-Beka ("prophet of the royal court"), as documented by the Instituto Geográfico e Histórico da Bahia. Eduardo who recently performed for legendary Brazilian musicians Geraldo Azevedo, Roberto Menescal, Alcione and Jorge Ben Jor. Mendonça had the honor to play twice for the 14th Dalai Lama (Seattle, WA, USA, 2008); Pope John Paul II’s welcome to Brazil, former South Africa President Nelson Mandela (Seattle, WA, USA, 1999), Brazilian President João Baptista Figueiredo (Brazil – 1999), and he was featured in a Paul Simon documentary video in 1991. In addition, Eduardo Mendonça is: - Former MusicianFellow for Music National Service created under Serve America Act signed on April 21st, 2009 by President Barack Obama. (2009-2010) - Winner of “Spirit of Liberty Award 2009” – Award for an immigrant who has made outstanding contribution to his adopted country, the U.S.A. while maintaining his ethnic heritage. – Ethnic Heritage Council of Seattle. - Winner of “Outstanding Brazilian Male Singer based in The U.S.” for the 2007 Annual Brazilian International PRESS AWARD (Florida); - Winner of "Tribute for Excellence and Achievements in Advancement of Performing Arts and Education of the Brazilian Music in 2006" - Centro Cultural Hispano Americano and University of Washington.

7:00pm PDT

More of Anything
MoA

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • URL
  • Biography MoeBetta is an MC who truly believes it is his duty to not just rhyme to beats but to actually "move the crowd". He believes that by making his stage show the central piece of his musical artistry and incorporating elements and ideas not usually associated with hip hop in to his live performance he can take the observer on a journey to the essence of his message; "Music Is Everything!"

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

Tito Ramsey
Pop, Dance, Soul

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:35pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, Ball of Wax Show
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • URL
  • Biography Tito Ramsey’s creations are a synergy of aggressive pop, electronica, and soul, often drawing comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Little Richard. His solo show features guitar, keys, vocals, live beat sequencing, recordings of found sounds and spontaneous bodily eruptions. Tito has played shows in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona and in many cities around the US. He has shared the stage with various well-known musicians, from The Head and the Heart to jazz great Yusef Lateef. Tito is set to release his third album, Hi Lo EP, in January 2012. Named at birth Erin Ramsey, a family friend from Spain called him “Erintito” (little Erin) and “Tito” stuck. Tito’s parents educated him through an exploratory method of home-schooling, allowing him to learn the piano on his own through improvisation and not forcing him to wear clothing until a very late age. Tito’s family comes from a religious background, as both of his grandfathers were preachers and both of his grandmothers toured the country singing gospel music, but Tito took his own route allowing music to guide his pursuits. In college Tito studied modern jazz and composition, allowing him the opportunity to study with Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, most well-known for writing string arrangements for Marvin Gaye. Since then, he has collaborated with hordes of talented musicians writing music for film and theater, rock bands and a string quartet. But, in 2007, the loss of a dear friend left Tito searching. He focused his energy on exploring new ways to make music, collecting electronic instruments, and honing a new sound. He has seamlessly blended this new obsession with electronica and his older soulful writing. And now he can’t stop dancing.

7:00pm PDT

Danny Kelly
Occupy Show

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242

7:00pm PDT

David Rovics
People's History in Song

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

7:00pm PDT

Desert Rat
Occupy Show

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242

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

The Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit Show
Spoken Word Blues

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 ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography Poet and storyteller Chris Chandler is as hilarious and entertaining as he is provocative and rabble-rousing, delivering vignettes about politics and modern culture with the fire of a Baptist Preacher. His appearances are insightful tales of a world gone slightly mad, accompanied by a wide variety of musical styles. He has performed on thousands of stages across North America, working with such legendary figures as Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Mojo Nixon and Ani DiFranco. The late great Utah Phillips called Chris "the best performance poet I have ever seen."

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

Laura Kemp Trio
Folk-Grass and a Twist of Jazz

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography With musical interests that span anything from folk to bluegrass to jazz to kirtan, Laura Kemp has been entertaining audiences on the west coast for 20 years. During that time, she has produced 6 studio and two live CD’s, and has won the Eugene Weekly’s annual poll for Best Singer-Songwriter too many times to keep track of.

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.

7:15pm PDT

Paul Anastasio's Fire of Tierra Caliente
S.W. Mexican violin music

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:15pm - 7:40pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Born at an early age, I began playing the violin before I had good sense. Against almost insurmountable odds, I became incredibly famous, making hundreds in a given year. Despite all this, I remain a nice guy.

7:30pm PDT

Seattle Women's Chorus
Choral Harmony

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:30pm - 7:55pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Folklife Choral Celebration: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography Our Vision A world that accepts and values its gay and lesbian citizens. Our Mission Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus entertain, enlighten, unify and heal our audience and members, using the power of words and music to recognize the value of gay and straight people and their relationships.

7:35pm PDT

Dungeon Science
Science!

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:35pm - 7:55pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Late in June of 2011, Steven McCarragher and Aaron Berryhill collect a bunch of garbage that can make something they call "notes". They used these "notes" to make "music". This intrigued Sheila Strecker, who managed to collect her own junk to make "notes".

7:35pm PDT

Spoonshine
Americana and Beyond

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:35pm - 8:10pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Southern Comfort
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Spoonshine hails from Anacortes and Seattle. They have a just released CD produced by Adam Kasper, who's credits include Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Cat Power, and The Foo Fighters. It features George Schwindt of Flogging Molly acclaim on drums. They have opened for bands such as Jackie Greene, The Hackensaw Boys, and Vince Hermans Great American Taxi, and featured on KEXP's Shake The Shack. William and Jacob have composed songs used on various TV soundtracks, and Jacob plays mandolin on Eddie Vedder's song "Better Days", featured on the "Eat Pray Love" soundtrack. A live Spoonshine show is a genuine dance-your-ass-off event, and at their hometown shows fans have been known to dance out in the streets surrounding the venue because there is no room left inside.

7:40pm PDT

Samba Ja
Brazilian dance music

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:40pm - 8:10pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Show Brazil!
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography We are a high-energy percussion ensemble playing Afro-Brazilian street music from all over Brazil.

7:45pm PDT

Jason Parker Quartet
Playing the music of Nick Drake

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography The JPQ consists of Jason Parker on trumpet & flugelhorn, Josh Rawlings on piano, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums. They have been honing their tight swinging sound for three years, which shows in the way they interact with each other on stage and the deep bond that results. Each member of the group pours his passion and excitement into the performance making a Jason Parker Quartet show both musically and visually exciting. These four Seattle musicians have carved their own path, honoring the jazz tradition by bringing their own passions and personalities to bear on the music. For this project Parker enlisted the help of two very special guests, Cynthia Mullis on tenor sax & flute and Michele Khazak on vocals. The JPQ has released three previous, critically acclaimed CD’s and played all the top venues in Seattle, including Jazz Alley, The Triple Door, Tula’s, Lucid Jazz Lounge and Egan’s.

7:45pm PDT

Librarians
Songs for the New Depression

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Subdued Stringband Jamboree
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • Biography The Librarians are an orchestral folk group based in Bellingham, WA. The Librarians will be performing original songs from their current album, Lorem Ipsum, recorded in Woodstock, NY, with Mike + Ruthy, as well as new material. The Librarians' introspective sound strives for warmth, beauty and grace.

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...

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.

7:50pm PDT

Fathia at Les Troubadours
French Gypsy Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Fathia Atallah is a French Algerian composer and guitarist and jazz singer from Toulouse, France. She sings in English and French.

7:50pm PDT

Steer Crazy
Americana Music, Cowboy Twist

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography Hometown Fir Creek Oregon About A New Brand of Western Swing & American Music. Mixing classics, originals and modern music together. Steer Crazy selects great music from across time and puts together for people to enjoy. Steer crazy is also the perfect chose for folks that want to Dance in the Western Swing Style. Musical fun that requires no complicated explanation.

8:00pm PDT

Seattle Men's Chorus
Choral Harmony

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:00pm - 8:25pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Folklife Choral Celebration: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography Our Vision A world that accepts and values its gay and lesbian citizens. Our Mission Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus entertain, enlighten, unify and heal our audience and members, using the power of words and music to recognize the value of gay and straight people and their relationships.

8:00pm PDT

Laura Love
A Lady and her Bass

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music Performance, Voices of Occupy hosted by David Rovics
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Long time political activist and musician in Seattle. Now Occupying herself full time with OccupyOakland in California. singer/songwriter/recording artist, Laura Love

8:10pm PDT

Si Si Si
Si Si Si

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:10pm - 8:35pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography From Tacoma, Washington, Si Si Si’s knockin’ out some wild trash in the vein of the Mummies (duh), Gasoline, and Supercharger. You know the drill: fuzzy bass guitar, cymbals everywhere, busted guitar riffs, infectious screamin’, and a tight groove. In other words: everything that’s good about rock’n’roll.

8:15pm PDT

Samba Olywa
Community Samba Ensemble

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:15pm - 8:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Show Brazil!
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Samba Olywa is an amateur drum and dance group dedicated to creating community by learning and sharing Samba and other Brazilian rhythms.

8:25pm PDT

SweetKiss Momma
Southern music w/NW roots

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:25pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, Southern Comfort
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography SweetKiss Momma’s brand of Rootsy, Southern-Soul tinged Rock-n-Roll, combines; classic blues riffs, gospel harmonies, and funk breakdowns, with keen musicality, to unashamedly display their era of influences. This five-piece powerhouse proves that high-octane, Southern-style rock-n-roll can come from anywhere, even the Pacific Northwest. Their debut album "Revival Rock", has been glowingly reviewed internationally, and has been one of CDBaby’s top selling albums since it’s release in May 2010, landing multiple times atop both the "Roots Rock" and "Southern Rock" charts, and twice reaching into the Top-10 overall. Driven by a delicate balance of powerful riffs and raw, honest lyricism, SweetKiss Momma is cultivating a large and loyal following, easily endearing fans ranging from lovers of classic Southern rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers, to those who enjoy the more modern, earthy sounds of bands such as The Black Crowes and Kings of Leon.

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.

8:30pm PDT

Fadin' by 9
Bluegrass Covers & Originals

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Fadin' by 9 is a Vancouver USA-based bluegrass band that features "bluegrassified" folk, rock, and bluegrass covers as well as a bunch of original tunes. Fadin' by 9 has been playing its unique, uplifting brand of bluegrass at various PNW venues since 2005.

8:30pm PDT

Na Hilahila Boys
Old Hawaiian Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Curated by native Hawaiian Patrick Perkins, Na Hilahila (the shame, shame) Boys has played around Hawaii for a decade. Many of the songs the Boys do were taught to Patrick by his mother, and some are more than 200 years old.

8:30pm PDT

Northwest Girlchoir Vivace & Fresca
Harmonius Sounds

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:30pm - 9:05pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Folklife Choral Celebration: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News

8:30pm PDT

The Crow Quill Night Owls
Ragtime Jug Band Blues

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:30pm - 9:05pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Subdued Stringband Jamboree
  • Genre JUG -- Jugband
  • URL
  • Biography the Crow Quill Night Owls were formed in 2007 by musician / archivist Kit "Stymee" Stovepipe and Windy City Alex. in 2011 multi instrumentalist Baylin Adaheer was added to the group as a washtub bassist. the group plays a mix of early blues, jazz, pop songs, ragtime, jug band, and hillbilly music from the 1920's and 30's. they also put their love of old silent films, comics, and bizarre cartoons of the past into the original artwork they create for their albums. in the style of the Memphis Jug Band, they have a pool of musicians they draw from for gigs, recording dates, and tours, so you can often hear some of the best underground musicians of this style in they're band. including, the Gallus Brothers, Stale Bread Scottie, Maxwell Fisher, Asher Benjamin, Brody Douglas Hunt, itchy ribs Robinson,and members of the Sour Mash Hugband, Below the Salt, Blind Boy Chocolate and the milk Sheiks, the Inkwell Rhythm Makers, and the Blair street Mugwumps. the band has toured with the belly dance group "the indigo" in their "Le Serpent Rouge" variety show, performed as part of Baby Gramp's band, and also toured with and recorded two albums as the Garden of Joy Jug Band with Maria Muldaur. they've played from west coast, to east coast on street corners, at festivals, in rundown bars, house shows, big concert halls, and down in the subways. they've been performing strange early American Music on makeshift and traditional instruments since as early as 2001.

8:35pm PDT

Master Musicians of Bukkake
No Age Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • URL
  • Biography This is the first sound of NO-AGE. Vibrating stones transmitting the last echos of electrified psychic attacks. Now the NO-AGE has begun a void time..... Master Musicians Of Bukkake’s newest record and part of a Northwest trilogy, Marks an evolution from their first record 'Visible Sign Of the Invisible order' (Abduction records 2005). MMOB has now solidified into a 7 piece cosmic psyche force. Like a reverse dark side of the New Age sound, on the Totem series Master Musicians of Bukkake perform ritualistic electric excursions into the outer and inner reaches. Relying more on the electric power of psyched guitars, analog synth chants, and exotic heavy percussion. Totem one echos with the delusions of a West Coast Death cult. Outer spaced Gamelan, dusty fuzz rock from celestial deserts, meditations of a deranged Krishna gathering, and the Blurry acoustic guitar majesty of The Cascade mountains all reveal themselves here in epic form On Totem One. Every sound and note played put to tape by a group with a singular purging purpose....

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
  • URL
  • 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).

8:50pm PDT

The Deep Wake
Harmonies That Give You Chills

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:50pm - 9:15pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, All Ages Alternative
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • Biography Helmed by singer songwriters Adam Foley and Laura Jean Anderson, The Deep Wake carries on the tradition of Pacific Northwest folk influenced sound, sliding in comfortable with artist like The Moondoggies and Fleet Foxes. With the use of acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo and densely sweet harmonies, The Deep Wake leads the listener through deeply personal and soulful musical landscapes.

9:10pm PDT

The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre
Getting young people on stage!

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:10pm - 9:40pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Folklife Choral Celebration: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • Genre TH -- Theater
  • URL
  • Biography The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre is a youth theatre specializing in giving young people a Broadway experience and professional training. This year our MainStage production is an edgy, urban production of "Cats", at the Highline Performing Arts Center in September. Think Matrix, not Spandex. These are NOT your mothers cats!

9:15pm PDT

Rattletrap Ruckus
Charming Orchestral Quirkyness

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:15pm - 9:55pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, Subdued Stringband Jamboree
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
  • URL
  • Biography Comprised of Bellingham musicians with a varied and unscrupulous musical past, Rattletrap Ruckus will just as likely pick your pocket as tip our hat to you. So beware, and enjoy.

9:25pm PDT

Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes
Dark psychedelic jazz rock

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle improv ensemble Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes blend acoustic and electronic instruments with electronic sampling and effects with liberal usage of wit and melodic structure to create music that straddles avant garde, jazz, and rock.

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

9:30pm PDT

Batucada Yemanja'
Samba and Chorinho of Brazil

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Show Brazil!
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Batucada Yemanja was founded in 1978, and is the oldest batucada in the USA. Batucada Yemanja has played at Bumbershoot, Rhythm Fest and with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Symphony 's Soundbridge series. Batucada Yemanja performs samba batucada, samba de roda, chorinho and pagode and operates as a non-profit organization supporting children in Brazil and Zimbabwe. Their websiite is www.batucadayemanja.4t.com

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

Shavuos Kapelyeh
Shavuot Festival Holiday Music

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:20am PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel 47.62342, -122.35358
  Music Performance, Big Jewish Showcase: With a Taste of Shavuos
  • Genre EMO -- Jewish-Israel - MUSIC
  • Biography We've all played various types of music and dance music at NWFL before; two of us have been on the NWFL Board; two of us help to organize the Jewish Show; this year we are appearing together to usher in the Jewish Show during the Jewish Festival Holiday of Shavuos (Yiddish name) (otherwise known in Hebrew as Shavuot)

11:00am PDT

1928
Speakeasy Swing

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Marc and Dennis have been playing together sincve the early 90s first with the Spakling Tonics, then as a duo and then with various incarnations of 1928. now we have found the perfect balance with award winning fiddler Lyn Neal and our accomplished vocalist and multi instrumentalist Hiedi Stoermer.

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
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  • 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

11:00am PDT

Johnny Bregar
Tunes for the Whole Family!

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.3