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Coffeehouse Preview Thanks

May 18, 2010
This past weekend was filled with talented performers, great music and delicious coffee. A big thanks to Tully’s for hosting our first ever Folklife Coffeehouse Preview shows in Wallingford and Ballard.  The baristas and staff were amazing, especially as we rearranged furniture to accommodate all of our sound equipment.
Sam Russell & the Harborrats

Sam Russell & the Harborrats

Mark Ward
Mark Ward

Another big thanks goes out to Olivia De La Cruz, Sam Russell and the Harborrats, Mark Ward, and Tamara Power-Drutis for performing.  The Previews shows were stellar, and we’re looking forward to their Festival performances in a little under two weeks.

Tamara Power Drutis

Tamara Power Drutis

Olivia De La Cruz

Olivia De La Cruz

Folklife TumblersOne last note…the Folklife Tumblers moved like hotcakes!
If you bought one this past weekend, woo hoo!  If you want one, be sure to stop by your local Tully’s and pick one up.  For $10, you get the tumbler and a free drink.  Plus, $2 of your purchase supports Folklife. Get your tumbler today!

Folklife Previews…now playing at your local Tully’s

May 11, 2010

Celebrate the upcoming 39th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival at your local Tully’s THIS weekend!  Two nights, two shows, four excellent performers.  Don’t miss it!  (And be sure to pick up one of our limited edition 2010 Folklife Festival Tumblers while you’re there.)

Olivia de la Cruz & Sam Russell and the Harborrats
Friday, May 14 | 6pm
Tully’s (Wallingford) | FREE!

Mark Ward & Tamara Power-Drutis
Saturday, May 15 | 6pm
Tully’s (Ballard) | FREE!

About the Artists:

Olivia De La CruzOlivia De La Cruz
The 20 year-old Chelan native is a passionate singer and guitarist, writing her first song at the age of 18. Cruz’s music reflects her life experiences of love and loss, attracting audiences with her old-soul demeanor, clarity of voice and wisdom of lyrics. Cruz’s songs continue to evolve from charming and pleasant to poetic and intriguing.

Sam RussellSam Russell & the Harborrats
Sam Russell, a Seattle-based singer/songwriter, describes his sound as a rock-n-roll casserole.  Since 2005 Russell has been recording a series of eight albums called The Blue Moon Bible. The project is a melting pot of musical styles primarily based in American roots-music and attempts to tell a story through song in a new way, outside the traditional “rock opera.”  This summer, Russell will perform around the Pacific Northwest with his band The Harborrats.

Mark WardMark Ward
Spokane-based Mark Ward surprises audiences with his gorgeous voice and melodic lines all while playing the guitar and kick drum.  Wards’ folksy acoustic sound is sweetened with his well-written, soul-driven lyrics. In 2008, Ward was a finalist in the Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival’s national songwriting competition.  Little Lights, his debut album, was released later that year.

“When you’re one person with a guitar, you better have something compelling to separate yourself from all your like-minded compatriots. Ward definitely does — a magnetic, spine-tinglingly beautiful voice.” -Jeff Echert, The Inlander (Oct 20, 2008)

Tamara Power-DrutisTamara Power-Drutis
Seattleite Tamara Power-Drutis brings a unique voice to her songs of bruised egos and the vicious cycles of foolish love.  Her self-titled debut CD was produced at London Bridge Studios in Seattle (the same studio where platinum albums by Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden were recorded).  A world traveler, her international experiences give her a fresh take on her favorite songwriting subjects: boys, bedrooms and big questions.