• FREMONT ABBEY

    Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line


    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103


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     MAY | JUNE | JULY | PastAbout |  All shows 8pm at Fremont Abbey unless noted.

    5/21: The Ruth Moody Band

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    5/21 The Ruth Moody Band (of the Wailin’ Jennys) w/ Eli West

    All ages, mostly seated, Bar w/ID

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    Ruth Moody is an Australian-born, two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada. Founding and current member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, and has appeared more than a dozen times on the popular American radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

    The Ruth Moody Band is Adrian Dolan on fiddle, mandolin, viola, mandola and vocals; Adam Dobres on guitars, ukulele and vocals; and Sam Howard on upright bass and vocals.

    “Moody’s voice is clear and deceptively wistful, capable of conveying powerful and dark emotions”.   – The Telegraph

    “Moody possesses a fine clear voice, one that can swoop from a tremulous whisper to a full-throated holler and back again, and it has a smoothness and sweetness that is rare.” – Pop Matters

    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser for 6th Day Dance, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between dancers and those with mental or physical disabilities. 

    JUNE, 2016

    6/2: The Moth StorySLAM

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    The Moth StorySLAM – World renowned storytelling event & top arts podcast as heard on NPR!

    1st THURSDAYS @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center
    3rd FRIDAYS @ St Mark’s on Capitol Hill, presented by Abbey Arts
    7pm doors, 8:00pm show, all ages, mostly seated, bar w/ ID. Arrive by 7:45p to ensure entry.

    ADVANCE TICKETS:  Tickets go on sale about a week in advance through The Moth email system (sign up and select Seattle) and they do sell out fast.

    WAITING LIST:  About 20-50 spots are typically available at the door ($10 cash only) and we have a convenient waiting list system for you.  Here’s how it works: Simply line up when you can (lines often start by around 6:15pm and then the waiting list goes up outside on the door promptly at 6:30pm.  Once you sign up, feel free to grab dinner as actual entry will be based on space available at 8pm only. So you only have to be outside at 8pm as we read down the list until the venue is full.

    VOLUNTEER: Signup on the Abbey Arts email newsletter to find out other ways to get into The Moth such as the hard to get free Volunteer spots!

     

    SUPPORT: We serve local beer from Hilliards; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event for Greening the Abbey project, managed by the building owners, Church of the Apostles. So that means a lower carbon footprint and helps Fremont Abbey be more sustainable and lower in cost for all of its users.

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    6/4: CATHEDRALS XII

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    6/4* CATHEDRALS XII + Giant Sound Bath

    Indie bands simplified down to only their voices perform in the colossal unadorned St Mark’s Cathedral. Audience sits all around the space on blankets, yoga mats, benches, chairs.

    Singers this year include: Adra Boo (Fly Moon Royalty), Maiah Manser, The Banner Days (Bradford Loomis & Beth Whitney),  Kelli Schaefer (Portland), Hope Simpson (Ever So Android), Nouela Johnston, Phinisey (Tacoma) and special guests.

    All performing short sets with no instruments.  All ages, open seating, bar w/ ID (bar profits to charity – Greening the Abbey campaign sponsored by Church of the Apostles).

    Enjoy the sunset filtering through the amazing windows at St Mark’s Cathedral while listening to some of Seattle’s most powerful voices.

    New this year: Concert will run approximately 8-9:30 followed by a separately ticketed “Giant Sound Bath” experience led by Daniella White at 9:45-11pm and featuring vocals by Daniel Blue (motopony).  See Facebook Event for more info. Bring yoga mats or blankets to lie down all around the space.  9:30p

    TICKETS  |  FACEBOOK

    $10 student advance, $12 general advance, $15 door (all)
    $20 for the sound bath only or $25 for both

    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local cider from Seattle Cider and Washington wine from Wilridge Winery. This is a fundraiser event for Greening the Abbey project, managed by the building owners, Church of the Apostles. Help lower our carbon footprint and empower Fremont Abbey to be a more sustainable lower cost community center for all.

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    6/9: INGS

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    All ages, mostly seated

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    6/9: Fiddle Showcase

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    6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle


    6/9 Fiddle Showcase, featuring Ballard Fiddlers w/ Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
    6:30-8:30p, Square Dance Begins 7:30p, All Ages

     

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    6/12: Open Space Edition 6

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    6/12 Open Space Edition 6

    8:30-9:00pm. FREE. Contemplative music by different local musicians each month. Bring cushions/pillows/blankets and lay down anywhere around the Great Hall.  Some cushions & yoga mats provided.  Doors open at 8:00.  No talking and please turn all mobile devices to airplane mode when entering.  

    This month’s iteration of Openspace will feature The Opiate Mass

    6/14: The Round (133)

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    Ayron Jones,
    Whitney Lyman
    Lizzie Weber
    share the stage with youth slam poet Rowan
    & live painter Wolff Bowden.

    PG13, mostly seated, bar w/ID

    TICKETS  |  FACEBOOK

    Artist Meal Provided by            ROUND 133 SPONSORED by

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    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event for Artist Life Guild, a non support professional counseling services for artists..

    6/17: The Moth

    @ Skinner Hall – Gage/St Mark’s
    (1501 10th Ave E in North Capitol Hill)


    Advance tickets & Info via The Moth

    Note: Please bus/bike/carpool for this show as parking lot may be in high demand tonight due to other events. Free street parking around the area.

    Some tickets now available at the door (Cash only).  8pm storytelling event, 7pm doors, waiting list goes up at 6:30pm for 7:50pm entry based on space available. Event normally 3rd Fridays @ St Mark’s, 1st Thursdays @ Fremont Abbey.  All ages, bar w/ ID, mostly seated.

    SUPPORT: We serve local beer from Hilliards; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event for Abbey Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to presenting creative events for all ages and incomes in unique spaces around Seattle. 

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    6/18-19: Fremont Fair

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    FREE Arts Activities for All Ages

    Saturday & Sunday

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    6/21: Open Arts Mic

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    FREE | 3rd Tuesdays |  7:30 signups, 8:00 start |  All ages, PG13, mostly seated |  All performance art forms welcome.  Music, poetry, dance, more.  Unplugged, no PA, in the Abbey Great Hall.  Original music & art only please, no covers unless in the public domain. See Facebook Group for info.

    This Open Arts Mic is here to help develop an artful community and increase quality of performance here in Seattle.  Please come expecting a supportive audience and a quiet respectful experience. No rock star attitudes allowed.

    Hosted by Cooper Stoulil.

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    6/21: Lynn Shelton talk

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    NEXT STAGE – SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES

    SUBJECT: Creative Collaboration

    WHEN: June 21st 2016, 6-8p

    WHERE: Fremont Abbey

    WHO: Lynn Shelton (Film Director) Jason Dodson (The Maldives)

    RSVP: Facebook Event

    FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – ALL AGES 

    Presented by NEXT STAGE, Abbey Arts’ young artist program currently accepting applications (deadline July 15th) from artists ages 18-24 for our Fall 2016 session.

    During our open application period we are hosting a monthly workshop series to provide some free business learning opportunities and introduce attendees to our program. These workshops are free and open to the public for all ages. Topics will include, PR training and marketing, grant writing, creative development and more. For further details and application information visit: http://fremontabbey.org/next/

    6/24 Kye Alfred Hillig

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    Kye Alfred Hillig 
    The Winterlings
    7p doors, 8p show. All ages, mostly seated

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    ABOUT KYE:

    “Great Falls Memorial Interchange is an album that succeeds on all levels…” – Independent Clauses

    “(Hillig) yet again put a sonic twist to his sometimes dark yet compelling narrative style.” -The Mad Mackerel

    “An upbeat alt-country musing on what it means to be a good person in our confusing world.”- The Modern Folk

    “(Hillig) makes you consider your place within this world, all the events that have lead up to your existence and the moral ambiguity of it all.” The UK’s Mic Magazine

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    6/30 Sera Cahoone Solo

     

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    6/30 Sera Cahoone Special Solo Show
    With guest Naomi Wachira

    All ages, bar w/ ID, mostly seated

    TICKETS  |  FACEBOOK

    “Sera Cahoone is a long way from home. Growing up the daughter of a dynamite salesman in the Colorado foothills, she got her start on the drums at 11, and at 12 her mom was taking her to dive bars to sit in with the scruffy old bluesmen. By the time she picked up a guitar, she had been so shaped by these things the dynamite, the blues, the woods and the hills its no surprise she went on to be one of the strongest songwriters in Seattles ever-vibrant Americana scene.

    Since migrating to Seattle in 1998, she has played with Carissa’s Wierd,Band of Horses, Betsy Olson, and singer-songwriter Patrick Park. She released her solo debut in 2006, and her widely acclaimed Sub Pop Records debut Only as the Day Is Long in 2008.”

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    5/20: Kathleen Murray

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    Kathleen Murray Album Release
    with The Native Sibling,
    and David Wimbish of The Collection.

    All ages, mostly seated, Bar w/ID. 7pm doors, 8pm show.
    TICKETS AT THE DOOR TONIGHT

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    Kathleen Murray has been writing songs for over a decade. Her approach has evolved but remains true to its roots, as a form of process. Inspired by the farmlands and forest surrounding Santa Cruz, California where she grew up, her words summon memories of childhood naivete and simple truths.

    “A charming coming-of-age folk record, Woodland Voices invites listeners into a journey of self-discovery. Throughout the record, Murray is unflinchingly honest with herself and others.” – Good Times, Santa Cruz

    “With a unique and personal twist on folk songwriting and a luscious vocal-heavy approach, Kathleen’s style is truly emerging.” – Andy Zenczak, Gadgetbox Studios

    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser for Artist Life Guild, a nonprofit supporting NW artists of all ages. 

     

    5/17: Grants w/ Artist Trust

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    NEXT STAGE – SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES

    FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – ALL AGES 

    SUBJECT: Grant Writing/Art Funding opportunities/Artist Trust GAP grants

    WHEN: May 17th 2016, 6-8p

    WHERE: Fremont Abbey

    WHO: Owen David of Artist Trust

    Abbey Arts’ young artist program, NEXT STAGE is currently accepting applications (deadline July 15th) from artists ages 18-24 for our Fall 2016 session.

    During our open application period we are hosting a monthly workshop series to provide some free business learning opportunities for young artists and introduce attendees to our program. These workshops are free and open to the public. Topics will include, PR training and marketing, grant writing, creative development and more. For further details and application information visit: http://fremontabbey.org/next/

    “Owen David is a dancer and choreographer with arts management experience spanning government, higher education, and social sector organizations. He administers Grants for Artists programs at Artist Trust, and is thrilled to be advocating for artists while working to make arts funding more transparent, accessible, and equitable. Owen comes to this role after a brief stint in fundraising, bringing along high-level grant management experience from a past life as a Budget Analyst overseeing capital funding for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. He has taught dance technique, composition, and criticism in university settings, and his first gig out of college was for an organization providing underserved youth with after-school programs in arts and entrepreneurship. He moved to Seattle in 2014 after completing graduate studies at Ohio State, where he received an M.F.A. in Dance & New Media, and holds an undergraduate degree in Political Economy from Brown.”

     

    Next workshop is June 21 at 6pm with Lynn Shelton (Major Film Director) and Jason Dodson (The Maldives)

    5/19: Maldives, Lowest Pair

     

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    5/19 The Maldives Acoustic
    with The Lowest Pair

    All ages, mostly seated, Bar w/ID

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    The Maldives

    “It’s a love letter to classic American songwriting, a wonder of well-nourished craftsmanship. That title: poetry. As evocative a phrase as any you’ll hear this year.” – City Arts Magazine

    “More important, the songs on their third album are their sharpest batch to date, ranging from Thin Lizzy – influenced rockers to desolate, country-steeped ballads.” – KEXP 90.3 // Seattle

    “Catchy choruses and classic rock and roll guitars will never be out of style, and in turn, neither will Muscle For The Wing.” –Aquarian Weekly (NJ)

    “Muscle For The Wing rocks with dueling electric guitars, arrests with sweeping ballads and engulfs with full harmonies – al while maintaining the band’s more crucial elements, Dodson’s intoxicating songwriting and incomparable heart.” – Portland Willamette Week

    “Several of the songs are simply breathtaking…a contender likely to compete for album of the year.” – Blurt-online.com

     

    The Lowest Pair

    Americana group from Olympia/Minneapolis. A Double Banjo duo featuring Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee.

    “With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today.”
    -Hillary Saunders from PASTE Magazine

    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser for Literacy Source, building a literate community and promoting self-sufficiency by providing learner-centered instruction to adults in English literacy and basic life skills.

    5/14: Lily and Madeleine

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    Location-BallardHomestead6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle

    with Shannon Hayden, plus Brenda Xu.
    All ages, seated, 7p doors, 7:30p show

    TICKETS AT THE DOOR |  FACEBOOK

    Listen to Lily & Madeleine for free on NPR All Songs Considered

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XxFbJcswQk

    About Lily & Madeleine: “Listeners are free to wander within the open spaces of these songs, their imaginations expanding to enrich the music with deep personal associations that make the songs evolve with each successive hearing. They become part of your life.”

    “These songs are an expression of youth as all Romantic poetry knows it to be: a repository of yearning and wisdom that will eventually have to do battle with the world in order to retain its luster.”

    Fumes, the duo’s second LP, released October 28, 2014, is a leap forward for the duo, a mature sentiment of two gifted young artists who have launched from their hometown onto the world stage with speed and grace.

     

    5-14 Shannon Hayden
    Shannon Hayden’s third album “You See The World” to be released in 2015, walks a thin line between avant experimental and more accessible themes. Her sound has been described as an emotionally charged journey through surreal, sonic landscapes. She performs her own compositions around the world while also providing multi-instrumental work for the Asthmatic Kitty Records artist Lily and Madeleine.

    5/10: The Round 132

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    SISTERS (Andrew Vait, Emily Westman)
    Porter Ray (Sub Pop)
    share the stage with spoken word poet & live painters

    TICKETS |  FACEBOOK

    All ages, seated show. Bring dinner over from neighboring restaurants like Olafs (21+) and play some corn toss and other games before the show. We’ll have the side yard open if weather permits or check out foosball, corn toss and other games downstairs in the living room.

     

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    5/10: Julianna Barwick

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    w/special guest Mas Ysa

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    All ages, Mostly Seated, Bar w/ID

    Julianna Barwick is an American musician who was born in Louisiana and raised in Missouri. She currently lives in Brooklyn. Her music is built around multiple loops and layers of her voice.

    She released her first two collections of songs, the full-length Sanguine and the EP Florine, in 2009 and 2010, respectively, before issuing her Asthmatic Kitty debut, The Magic Place, in 2011. Her newest album, Nepenthe, was released via Dead Oceans on August 20, 2013.

     

    About Mas Ysa:   https://www.facebook.com/MasYsa

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    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser 6th Day Dance, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between dancers and those with mental or physical disabilities. 

    5/8: Open Space

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    8:30-9:00pm. FREE. Contemplative music by different local musicians each month. Bring cushions/pillows/blankets and lay down anywhere around the Great Hall.  Some cushions & yoga mats provided.  Doors open at 8:00.  No talking and please turn all mobile devices to airplane mode when entering.  

    This month’s iteration of Openspace will feature pianist Aaron Wittrock

    5/7: Joan Shelley

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    Joan Shelley, with very special guest Michael Hurley

    TICKETS AT THE DOOR TONIGHT |  FACEBOOK
    7p doors, 7:30 show. All ages, seated

    Best parking on 65th between 23rd and 24th. 

     

    “One of the most beautiful releases of the year” – NPR music review by Will Hermes

    “Liquid arrangements drift beneath melodies, pulling them into darkened corners. With sublime phrasing and images” – LA Times

    As technology rules the sound of the day, it’s good to be reminded how powerfully a single voice can transmit deep emotion. Joan Shelley made one of the most beautiful records of the year with just her voice and two guitars. Over and Even has roots in British folk, the sort made popular by artists like Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention in the late ’60s and early ’70s — another time when the dominant music was filled with electricity and texture. The intertwined melodies Shelley and her guitar partner Nathan Salsburg (who’s had his own Tiny Desk Concert) produce are refreshing breaths of Kentucky air in a world of compressed drums and overly processed vocals. This one is near and dear to my heart.” -NPR

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    5/5: Free PR Workshop

    NEXT STAGE – SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES

    FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – ALL AGES 

    SUBJECT: Public Relations/Marketing training for Emerging Artists

    WHEN: May 5th 2016, 6-8p

    WHERE: Fremont Abbey, Great Hall

    WHO: PR Wizard, Barbara Mitchell

    Abbey Arts’ young artist program, NEXT STAGE is currently accepting applications (closing July 15th) from artists ages 18-24 for our Fall 2016 session.

    During our open application period we are hosting a monthly workshop series to provide some free business learning opportunities for young artists and introduce attendees to our program. These workshops are free and open to the public. Topics will include, PR training and marketing, grant writing, creative development and more. For further details and application information visit: http://fremontabbey.org/next/

    “Armed only with a Sharpie and a sharp wit, Barbara Mitchell has survived more than 24 years (and even more job titles) in the ever-shifting sands of the music business.  It’s a journey that started in the publicity department of venerable indie labels (Slash, Triple X) in LA and quickly led to a career-expanding move to Seattle that incorporated independent PR for clients like Death Cab for Cutie and Rickie Lee Jones, the resuscitation and management of The Posies, and the creation of a short-lived label/launching pad for Mudhoney guitarist Steve Turner’s incarnation as a skate-folk troubadour.  A brief foray into Portland provided four years’ worth of experience as a music writer, the opportunity to live part-time in Melbourne, and a renewed love affair with the Emerald City.  She has overseen public relations and special opportunities for One Reel/Bumbershoot and is currently operating as an independent agent aiding in strategic PR and management projects.”

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    4/28: Kris Delmhorst

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    4/28 Kris Delmhorst w/ Katie Kuffel
    All ages, mostly seated, 7p doors, 8p show

    TICKETS  |  FACEBOOK

    “moody, euphoric, and transcendent” -LA Times

    “bold and brilliant” -Boston Globe

    “Delmhorst has become a favorite among music fans who like to be challenged as well as entertained.” – Music Box Online

    “a work of lo-fi beauty… evidence of an artist taking flight” -Boston Herald

    “As seamless and brave as it is brilliantly creative” -Irish Times

    “a gorgeous, tender, evocative voice and a textured and varied musical palette” -Amazon

    “warm and immediately accessible” … “a voice that breathes through the speakers” -All Music

    “This is what Delmhorst captures better than any songwriter in the game: the duality of emotion, how we are never just one thing in any given moment. The beauty and comfort in despondency, the inherent fear in joy, the unspoken hesitation in acts or proclamations of confidence—Kris Delmhorst’s songs manage to cover that difficult terrain” – The Buzz

    More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-F3sBc9jBg

    4/23: LeRoy Bell

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    4/23 An evening with LeRoy Bell

    w/ guest Laney Jones and the Spirits

    TICKETS $18  |  FACEBOOK
    All ages, mostly seated, bar w/ ID

    “LeRoy Bell is an American singer and songwriter. He and his friend Casey James played in Special Blend, and then went on to form their own duo Bell and James, also composing songs that were hits for other artists most notably two charting hit singles for Elton John. Later Bell became a member of the trio Only Friends.

    In 2011, Bell applied for the American The X Factor and was chosen for the Final 16 and went on to the live shows being mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. He was eliminated after the fifth live show finishing 8th overall in the inaugural season of the American The X Factor.

     

     

    Laney Jones and the Spirits

    “Laney Jones and the Spirits are certainly a band to watch.” — LA Record

    “Right from the beginning, nothing is typical…. ‘Firewalk’ with its goose-honking saxophones and drunken melodic line … is definitely the instrumental highlight and places Jones in the lineage of gothic experimenters like [Tom] Waits.” — Paste Magazine

    “… a thing that brims with as much sweet innocence as it does rich craft.”

     

    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser for Artist Life Guild, a non support professional counseling services for artists

    4/22: Wesley Stace

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    Location-BallardHomestead6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle

    4/22 Wesley Stace (John Wesley Harding)

    Qazi (Rabia Qazi of Rose Windows)
    7p doors, 7:30 show, all ages, seated.

    TICKETS  |  FACEBOOK

    “The sameness also extends the music, which is, almost to a fault, understated acoustic folk-pop, accented with mournful strings.” – Pop matters

    “Stace’s eye for sharp detail and emotional intelligence help soften the edges of life’s inevitabilities that he’s singing about” – Pop Matters

    “Hugely appealing” ★ ★ ★ ★ —Q

    “Excellent”—The New Yorker

    One of Magnet‘s Top 25 Albums of 2013

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    5/12: Rob & Trey (Bluegrass)

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    5/12 Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
    grammy-nominated bluegrass duo live at Fremont Abbey
    w/guest Anna Tivel

    “Rob Ickes has been playing bluegrass with his much-decorated band Blue Highway for over twenty years, during which time he has been adjudged Bluegrass Dobro Player Of the year fifteen times.”

    “Trey Hensley is bursting at the seams with freshness and musical excitement. His resonant baritone voice is rich, expressive, and equally at ease with classic bluegrass, traditional country, and original compositions.”

    All ages, mostly seated

    TICKETS   |  FACEBOOK

     

     

    ABOUT ANNA TIVEL:
    Portland songwriter Anna Tivel is a favorite over at Hearth. Shes a deft, clever songwriter with a knack for observing the small, subtle beauties of our lives.
    – Kithfolk

    Raw yet superbly composed and executed, as well as intelligent and personal and deeply expressive in their experience, observation and storytelling, the fifteen tracks on Before Machines dont just serve as an absorbing and utterly worthwhile listen but as indisputable evidence that the folk scene is in good hands with both its longtime artists and newcomers alike.
    – No Depression

    To be sure, these are organic songs that freely reveal the poetry of the mind, heart and soul, the sharp imagery of the world translated into sound, and both the simple and complex things represented sentimentally and at length.
    – Examiner

    Anna Tivels voice is haunting, exhibiting the timbre of a precocious child, whispering to a teddy bear underneath the covers.
    – The Bluegrass Situation

    Anna Tivel brings a raft of beautiful songs with brine-soaked images of Pacific Northwest tidepools, oceans, and the birds that wheel above them in the gray skies.
    – Devon Leger, No Depression

    Annas strength is that of a lyricist. Her songs are filled with lines that intrigue and haunt.
    – David Steinberg

    4/15: Laura Gibson

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    “When Bob Boilen introduced Laura Gibson at the recording of the first-ever Tiny Desk Concert, he said, ‘This might be the start of something, it might not be.’ New beginnings can usher in new waves of creativity and — as the Tiny Desks have done for us — Laura Gibson’s move to New York City in 2014 has been a powerful rejuvenation for her. Since then, her apartment and possessions were destroyed, she was thousands of miles from home, yet she not only stood resilient but channeled those feelings into a big, bold, electric sound on Empire Builder.”  – NPR All Songs Considered | Free listen

    Empire Builder is out April 1 on Barsuk Records.  

    Oregon singer/songwriter LAURA GIBSON is a remarkable lyricist with an unforgettable voice, writing about timeless questions of the human condition.  In past she has collaborated with Calexico, The Dodos and Colin Meloy (of The Decemberists), and her new album, Empire Builder will be out April 1 on Barsuk Records.   

     

    The sound of a confident artist stretching her own limits, without losing sight of the warmth, richness, subtlety and haunted beauty that made her worth celebrating in the first place.” NPR / National Public Radio 

     As a songwriter she’s preoccupied with those timeless questions of the human condition…Themes of love, loss, regret, and mortality crop up often, and, significantly, they’re well-served by the surrounding songcraft.”  Pitchfork 

    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event for Literacy Source, building a literate community and promoting self-sufficiency by providing learner-centered instruction to adults in English literacy and basic life skills.

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    4/14-16: Playlist Seattle

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    Playlist Seattle IV – Women Who Rock, Directed by Kelly McMahon

    Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm w/ special performance by Jamie Nova Sky
    Friday, April 15 at 7:30pm w/ special performance by Whitney Mongé
    Saturday, April 16 at 7:30pm w/ special performance by Amanda Hardy
      $15 each, $30 for the 3 event series (save $15!)
    $10 student/seniors/nonprofit workers

    4/12: The Round (131)

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    Kevin Murphy (The Moondoggies)
    Sadie Ava (Sundries / A String of Pearls)
    Lonely Mountain Lovers
    share the stage with spoken word poet Wolff Bowden
    & live painters Jess Smith & Emilee Morehouse.
    Music for Round 131 curated by  Steven Graham.

    TICKETS $8-10  |  FACEBOOK

    Artist Meal Provided by            ROUND 131 SPONSORED by

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    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event for Literacy Source, building a literate community and promoting self-sufficiency by providing learner-centered instruction to adults in English literacy and basic life skills.

    4/2: The Banner Days, more

    Location-FremontAbbeyA Night of Strings with The Banner Days, Courtney Marie Andrews, and Nick Foster

    A magical night of storytelling and song paired with the delicate vibrancy of a string quartet. All three acts will take turns showcasing their songs in a new light.

    The Banner Days – www.thebannerdays.com  “Artists, Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney, are as different as mountain and sea, but somewhere between Beth’s delicate, pure, and melodious voice and Bradford’s soulful, growling tone there is a heart swelling crash of harmonious blend that is The Banner Days.”

    Courtney Marie Andrews – www.courtneymarieandrews.com “Courtney sings with feeling, from somewhere deep within.  Some might call her roots country, but really she’s just full of the sounds of America. A bit Appalachian, a bit Rocky Mountain, and a bit of her own thing, Courtney Marie Andrews has the rambler’s range and the troubadour’s sincerity.”

    Nick Foster – www.nickfosterseattle.com “Nick Foster makes use of a compelling folk and country songwriting style. The lyrically driven songs are centered in a sincere and earnest tone and punctuated by an unyielding honesty.”

    All ages, mostly seated, bar with ID

    TICKETS $12 | FACEBOOK

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    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser for 6th Day Dance, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between dancers and those with mental or physical disabilities.

    4/1: Rabbit Wilde

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    4/1 Rabbit Wilde, with Spare Rib & Bluegrass Sauce 

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    “Rabbit Wilde captures the wind, the streams and the mountain air in their songs. Their beautiful vocal harmonies take you down a well-beaten path in the wilderness accompanied by rhythm and melodies from the classic Americana folk instrument family…This quartet of incredible musicians have lassoed the Northwest spirit and infused it into their own brand of storytelling lyrics and deep and passionate hearts for the land they grew up in.” -The Hype

    If you like dancing, forest landscapes, adventures, Colorado, the PNW, harmonious vocals, love stories, early mornings, late nights, local produce, or strong coffee, you will love Rabbit Wilde…This is art and entertainment in a beautiful form.  The entire album is just flawless and I want everyone to enjoy it.
    Ear To The Ground Music, Album Review by Kate Bee

    “Folk-stomp Americana for fans of bands like The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons” Band of The Day

     

     

    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser for Artist Life Guild, a non support professional counseling services for artists

    3/30: Birds of Chicago

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    Birds of Chicago (full band), with guest Raina Rose (Portland)

    “…[Birds of Chicago] performances often feel playful, from the hearty rapport of their harmonizing to Russell’s capricious sculpting of enunciation, phrasing and tone. They show us a way to fully live with the awareness that nothing’s forever and everything’s at stake.”NPR First Listen

    Birds of Chicago was born in 2012 when JT Nero began writing for his vocal star-muse, Allison Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. 

    Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012.  For these Birds, singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows. 2016 will find the band in constant motion – from sea to sea and beyond.

    SUPPORT:  Have a drink for charity! We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser for 6th Day Dance, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between dancers and those with mental or physical disabilities.

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