Posted tagged ‘Roots & Branches’

CD Release Party Pictures

October 26, 2010

 

Cliff Perry & Laurel Bliss

The Raggedy AnnsNoah Gundersen & the Courage

Noah Gundersen & the Courage

Noah Gundersen & the Courage

Noah Gundersen & the Courage
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CD Release Party Tomorrow Night!

October 23, 2010

Sunday evenings are usually filled with tasks to prep for the upcoming week. But why do laundry when you can listen to great musicians, sip a microbrew and purchase a copy of Roots & Branches v. 2: Live from the 2010 Northwest Folklife Festival three weeks before it goes on sale to the general public? The question practically answers itself.

Noah Gundersen

Noah Gundersen

During the week, you had a chance to preview the artists performing tomorrow night. Local legends, Cliff Perry & Laurel Bliss, start us off with some of the traditional bluegrass our Festival is known for. The Raggedy Anns take the stage next with a blend of gypsy pop and rock ‘n’ roll rolled into a see-it-to-believe-it live show. Wrapping up the evening is Noah Gundersen and the Courage bringing introspective lyrics and a musical style that makes Gundersen seem wise beyond his 21 years.

So come out to the Tractor Tavern tomorrow night at 7pm and hear some great music! Your laundry can wait.

Get your tickets here.

Featured Musicians: The Raggedy Anns

October 19, 2010

If you’re not already psyched for the Sunday, October 24th CD Release Party at the Tractor Tavern, you will be once you hear The Raggedy Anns. Blending gypsy pop with good ol’ fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, these five skilled musicians channel a style that is both retro and completely unique. If you haven’t seen these guys live, it is an experience not to be missed!

Tickets are available for a mere $8 online or at the door (the doors open at 7pm). Money raised at the show will go to support Northwest Folklife and the artists performing that night. We will also be selling copies of Roots & Branches v.2: Live from the 2010 Northwest Folklife Festival three weeks before you can buy it in stores and online.

And now, The Raggedy Anns:

On Friday we will profile our final CD Release Party performers, Noah Gundersen and the Courage.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2009

Turkey DayHappy Thanksgiving to you and yours from us and ours. Have a safe and happy holiday with family, friends and of course, lots of food!

Check back here next week for pictures from A Night for Folklife and Folklife Presents: Live from the 2009 Northwest Folklife Festival CD Release Party.

Thanks for coming!

November 24, 2009

A big thank you to all who attended A Night for Folklife and Folklife Presents: Live from the 2009 Northwest Folklife Festival CD Release Party. We had a great time at the whirlwind of ANFF parties and danced the night away at the Tractor Tavern. We will post pictures from all the festivities shortly. Hey, it takes time to recover!

If you missed out on the CD release party last night, you can buy Live from the 2009 Northwest Folklife Festival here

This Sunday at the Tractor Tavern: Amateur Radio Operator

November 18, 2009
 
 

Amateur Radio Operator

 

Mike Bayer: drums, backing vocals


Chris Early: bass


Mark Johnson: guitar, vocals


John Faryar: guitar

Somewhere between memory and echo lie the stories and sounds of Amateur Radio Operator, living in the silence between the big parts – the reverb after sharp, tense sound… the propagation of entropy. They chase the ghost stories of work, old dogs, broken radios, industrial rivers, rust, and death, by knocking on the tops old guitars and decaying snare drums or forcibly colliding walls of overdrive with the upper temporal-limits of delay.

With a faraway voice, Amateur Radio Operator makes a rich, cinematic sound, blending the stories and characters of sepia-toned places with dynamics, volume, and variation while bridging the gap between rock and alt. country. Created by a dense, multi-talented cohort of contributors, ARO’s debut album Sirens of Titan is due at the end of 2007. Harkening the haunting old-time aura of the Louvin brothers, Doc Boggs, and the Carter Family, the music tells stories in the modern vein of weary travelers and forlorn dreamers, lonesome, wondering, wandering.

ARO will be joining Armstrong, Lawton and Katz, Zoe Muth and RedDog on Sunday, November 22nd for the release of Live from the 2009 Northwest Folklife Festival at the Tractor Tavern. It all goes down at 7pm and tickets are only 8 bucks at the door. It’s sure to be a great time!