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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

Autumn Electric
Exciting, Original Folk Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
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11:40am PDT

The Bottlecap Boys
A Renegade Folk Quartet

Friday May 25, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
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  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

12:20pm PDT

The Summer Januaries
Fast and Fun Fiddle Tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
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  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.

1:00pm PDT

Little Wooden Wolves
Coy.

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
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  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.

1:45pm PDT

Landlord's Daughter
Fiery Folk Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
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  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.

2:30pm PDT

Blackbird RAUM
Anarcho-Cynicalism

Friday May 25, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

LoveBomb Go-Go
Intergalactic Marching Band

Friday May 25, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
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  • 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.

4:00pm PDT

Jeremy Burk
Americana meets Indie Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
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4:45pm PDT

Brian Ledford and the Cadillac Desert
Americana Folk/Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
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  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.

5:30pm PDT

Low Hums
Guided Meditation

Friday May 25, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
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  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!

6:00pm PDT

7:00pm PDT

Bash Brothers
100% natural

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Playing with Matches: K
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
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  • 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.

7:45pm PDT

Western Hymn
Northwest punk

Friday May 25, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
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  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.

8:35pm PDT

Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets
Angelo Spencer K records

Friday May 25, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
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  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.

9:25pm PDT

the Curious Mystery
Desert surf and Darkeyed pop

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

11:00am PDT

Jonathan Kimball
Gotta Push Along...

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • 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.

11:40am PDT

Wainwright Brothers
Boot Stomping Roots Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
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  • 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.

12:20pm PDT

Annie Ford
Roots infused Country

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

1:00pm PDT

Shelby Earl
Songwriter from Seattle, WA

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
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  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.”

1:40pm PDT

Kevin Barrans
Beard & Banjo

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
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  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.

2:25pm PDT

Lonesome Shack
Haunted Boogie

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
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  Music Performance, American Standard Time Show
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • 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.

3:10pm PDT

Denver
The Best Band Around!

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:10pm - 3:45pm PDT
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  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!

4:00pm PDT

The Sumner Brothers
Indie-Roots

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
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  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.

4:45pm PDT

Truckstop Darlin'
A Sweaty Fist Pumiping Riot

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
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  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]

5:30pm PDT

Sean Flinn and The Royal We
Popular Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
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6:10pm PDT

Orkestar Slivovica
High Energy Balkan Brass

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:10pm - 6:50pm PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • 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… .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

7:00pm PDT

Fort Union
Atmospheric Urban Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Folk Redefined.

7:45pm PDT

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

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

8:35pm PDT

Smokey Brights
Finger Pickin' Ramblers

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
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  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.

9:25pm PDT

Big Sur
Orchestral Country Indie Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Folk Redefined.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Golden Tree Story
5-piece Folk, Original music

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
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  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.

11:35am PDT

The Winterlings
Northwest Indie Folk Frontier

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
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  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.

12:15pm PDT

Blvd Park
Blvd Park

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
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  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.

12:55pm PDT

Hannalee
Harmony-Laden Acoustic Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:55pm - 1:25pm PDT
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  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.

1:40pm PDT

Edmund Wayne
Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)

2:20pm PDT

Nathaniel Talbot
Fingerstyle-Driven Indie Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
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  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.

3:00pm PDT

Cumulus
Fuzzy Indie Pop

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:35pm PDT
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  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)

3:45pm PDT

Dude York
Seattle, WA Teenpop Trio.

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:45pm - 4:20pm PDT
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4:35pm PDT

Koko and the Sweetmeats
Seattle Psych Garage

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:35pm - 5:10pm PDT
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  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

5:25pm PDT

Curtains For You
Retro Pop

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
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  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.

6:00pm PDT

Titanium Sporkestra
Heavy Metal Marching Band

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
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  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.

7:00pm PDT

Tito Ramsey
Pop, Dance, Soul

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:35pm PDT
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  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.

7:45pm PDT

Robert Deeble
Robert Deeble

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

8:35pm PDT

The Foghorns
Mavericks of Anti-Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
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  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).

9:25pm PDT

Heatwarmer
Ball of Wax Performers

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Ball of Wax Show
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

The Beautiful Sunsets
Male/Female Folk Harmonies

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography The Beautiful Sunsets are a four piece Seattle based folk rock band that play clever and salient original songs. As the name implies, they focus on making beautiful music, rich with textures and harmonies, but music with substance.

11:45am PDT

Betty and the Boy
Heirloom Artisans

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

12:30pm PDT

Tara Stonecipher &TheTall Grass
Strings and Sticks

Monday May 28, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Wide Open Spaces
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography What are we right now? A a number of strings and sticks. Notes and clicks. Always changing, always moving. Pouring out the inside to share out there.

1:15pm PDT

The Local Strangers
Soulful-Americana

Monday May 28, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Wide Open Spaces
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography The Local Strangers is a Seattle soulful-Americana band featuring Midwestern transplants Aubrey Zoli and Matt Hart. With powerful vocals and intricate harmonies, their poignant, honest, and relatable songwriting has distinguished them in the Americana/alt-country scene. They thrive on stage in an energetic display of passion – whether backed by their 6-peice band or as an acoustic duo – creating an unmistakable connection with every audience. After departing from long term musical projects, Aubrey and Matt met in September 2010 and quickly realized that they shared a common musical vision. Just a month after meeting, they entered the studio to begin work on their debut EP – the day after their first show. The collaborative recording process brought together sensational talent and laid the foundation for The Local Strangers’ full-band sound. Since releasing their debut EP in June, The Local Strangers have logged over 6,000 miles of touring on the West Coast and Midwest. They have built a strong following in Seattle, playing to big crowds at The Tractor Tavern, Columbia City Theater, The Crocodile, and Doe Bay Fest, and have garnered high praise from Seattle Weekly, Seattlest.com, SSGMusic.com, and Indie Rock Reviews, among others.

2:00pm PDT

The Washover Fans
Honest Acoustic Americana

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Wide Open Spaces
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Honest lyrics, thoughtful acoustics instrumentation and lush vocal harmonies come together with this Seattle quartet. The Fans released their debut albumn "That Habit Suits You" in April 2011 and continue to breathe life into the Northwest's growing Americana/Folk scene.

2:45pm PDT

Corespondents
Ghost-Western/Other-worldly

Monday May 28, 2012 2:45pm - 3:20pm PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography Corespondents began in 2003 with Olie Eshleman and Doug Arney playing guitars in the living room. In late 2008, Kieran Harrison-Buhlinger started playing percussion, among other things and joined them. Corespondents' guitar-based musical stylings incorporate non-western instrumentaion such as the Vietnamese dan-bao and the Greek bouzouki, while still appealing to metal heads, noisers, guitar-wankers, audiophiles, tech-heads, swingers and the blues. Corespondents has also been featured in Lynn Shelton's indie film, "We Go Way Back" as well as in MTV.com's web series, "$5 Cover: Seattle" “Olie Eshleman, Doug Arney, and Kieran Harrison-Buhlinger are acutely sensitive players with fantastic chops, and their music efficiently transports you to a more antique-y place and time without sounding overly reverent or staid. Corespondents have that old-soul spirit in spades, but without the kitsch, thankfully.” -Dave Segal, The Stranger "Experimental, without a genre music on the musical mystery tramp side, Corespondents organically chop up Italian cowboy soundtrack guitar playing, circus rhythms, and woozy ragtime to make perfect night music for absinthe-sipping poets and whiskey-slurping marginals." -Chris Estey, KEXP Blog "Sentimental Cowboy Music For Dreaming Circus Workers Just Before Dawn Out In The Field Next To The Tiger Cages And The Cotton Candy Machine." -Jeffrey Taylor, Climax Golden Twins AFCGT And Wall Of Sound Records "Three superb musicians who span the musical map- from western swing to Bollywood steel and a good many things in between. They have a magical quality of appealing to just about everybody without fitting nicely into a style, often being pretty weird, and not having a singer. This album is the perfect album for a good many situations- dinner parties, acid trips, movie sequences, road trips, and the like." -Ms Valerie Park Distro "Sexy and confusing" -DJ Dropacat

3:35pm PDT

Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles
Quiet Time Soul

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

4:25pm PDT

Pufferfish
Welcome to Math Country

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

5:15pm PDT

Bucharest Drinking Team
An Eastern Bloc Party!

Monday May 28, 2012 5:15pm - 5:45pm PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • 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.
  • website

6:00pm PDT

Gabriel Mintz
Gabriel Mintz

Monday May 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:45pm PDT

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

Monday May 28, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle indie rock band has been mining dusty record bins for that sweet vintage sound. Playing around town for the last 2 years has helped craft their timeless sound.

7:30pm PDT

Midday Veil
Spectral synth rock

Monday May 28, 2012 7:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography Known for intense multimedia performances as well as subtle, varied recordings, Seattle's Midday Veil draw from an ever-deepening well of influences including improvisation, psych, folk, krautrock, drone, blues, noise, new age, metal, and a broad range of non-western and traditional music. The band began in 2008 as the duo of David Golightly (synths) and Emily Pothast (vocals + guitar) and quickly expanded to include Timm Mason on lead baritone guitar and Chris Pollina on drums. In 2011 the band added Jayson Kochan on bass guitar and and Sam Yoder on percussion.
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