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Good Times with More to Come!

October 11, 2010

Last Thursday, Northwest Folklife and Hale’s Ales kicked-off the first of four Northwest Brews & Blues events.  People came out from all over Seattle to enjoy local beer and live music.

Don’t worry if you missed it, because the fun continues every Thursday in October!  This week, Northwest Brews & Blues, from 6:30-8:30 features Cort Armstrong with some Chicken Pickin’ blues.  And remember, 50% of all O’Briens Harvest Ale sold during Brews & Blues benefits Folklife— cheers!

After reviewing the O’Brien’s Harvest Ale (purely for professional purposes…of course), we gave it two thumbs up!  This seasonal amber ale combines a boatload of delicious hops with a malty backbone that quenches any beer lover’s thirst.

In other festivities Northwest Folklife also celebrated the release of our ice cream, Clusters of Folk, at Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center.  The Not-its! played an awesome show that had all the kids rocking out. Afterwards, Caulfield and his Magical Violin kept the party going with lively beats.

Clusters of Folk ice cream is another fall specialty not-to-be missed.  The creamy blend of horchata ice cream with chocolate dipped granola chunks can make anyone’s mouth water. Try it today at any of the Full tilt ice cream locations until November 16. Don’t forget 10% of all Clusters of Folk ice cream sales benefits Folklife.

Tonight: Northwest Brews & Blues!

October 7, 2010

Hale's AlesTonight at 6:30 we kick off our new series Northwest Brews & Blues, a weekly event at Hale’s Ales between Ballard and Fremont. Come every Thursday night in October from 6:30-8:30 to hear great local blues musicians and sip beer brewed on location at the Hale’s Brewery. The best part? Fifty percent of the proceeds raised from the sale of O’Brien’s Harvest Ale during Brews & Blues goes to Folklife! You can support local culture and traditions while having a great night out.

We are very excited about this week’s performers, The Jelly Rollers. They describe themselves as “primal blues and Americana,” which is an apt assessment of their folky, stripped-down style. The trio are entering their third decade of music-making and their experience and comfort playing together shows through. But why read what I have to say? Check them out for yourself! Here is a video of Sean Divine (vocals and harmonica) and Darren Loucas (vocals and guitar) performing “Spectre Blues”:

So come to Brews & Blues tonight and tap your toes to The Jelly Rollers. If you haven’t joined Friends of Folklife yet, you can do so tonight for the very special 40th Festival rate of $40 for the year. Join and we’ll give you a t-shirt AND a beer, compliments of Northwest Folklife!

Folklife’s Fall Line-up

September 27, 2010

This fall, Northwest Folklife brings you a cool series of programs to usher in autumn.

Grab a beer every Thursday in October at Hale’s Ales in Fremont and listen to some blues, or swing over to the Tractor Tavern in Ballard for the Roots & Branches Vol. 2: Live From the 2010 Festival  CD release party.  Whatever suits your fancy, Folklife has your fall filled with festive events!

Proceeds raised from many of these events go to support Northwest Folklife’s year round programming.

Coming This Fall:

Oct. 7,  6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Northwest Brews and Blues at Hale’s Ales
Listen to The Jelly Rollers’ blues and enjoy Hale’s Ales seasonal brew! Half of the sales from O’Brien’s Harvest Seasonal Ale benefit Folklife. 

Oct. 9, 12 -2 p.m.
Clusters of Folk Flavor Release Party
The poll is closed, the votes are tallied and the people have spoken. Northwest Folklife is proud to present Clusters of Folk as the 2010 Folklife flavor. Join us at Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center for the release party, featuring The Not-Its! and Caulfield and his Magical Violin. A portion of the Clusters of Folk ice cream sales benefit Folklife.

Oct. 14, 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Northwest Brews and Blues at Hale’s Ales

For the second show in the four-part series, join us for a performance by Cort Armstrong. Half of the sales from O’Brien’s Harvest Seasonal Ale benefit Folklife.

Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m.
Family Days: Not-Your-Grandfather’s Hoedown
Northwest fiddling by Stuart Williams with Charlie Beck on guitar and banjo; calling and clogging by Charmaine Slaven. Family Days, at the EMP| SFM, is the third Saturday of every month.  Free!

Oct. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Northwest Brews and Blues at Hales Ales
Listen to the bluesy sound of Eric “2 Scoops” Moore. Half of the sales from O’Brien’s Harvest Seasonal Ale benefit Folklife. 

Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m.
Roots & Branches Vol. 2: Live From the 2010 Festival CD Release Party

Join us at the Tractor Tavern for the release of the newest Roots & Branches Vol. 2: Live From the 2010 Festival  CD release party.  At the CD Release part, listen to live music by Cliff Perry & Laurel Bliss, The Raggedy Anns, and Noah Gundersen & the Courage— all featured on the CD!

Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Northwest Brews and Blues at Hale’s Ales

At the last in the Northwest Brews and Blues at Hale’s Ales series, enjoy Shiftless Layabout perform their big band, blues music. Half of the sales from the O’Brien’s Harvest Ale sales benefits Folklife. 

 Nov. 6, 9 -11 p.m.
A Night for Folklife at Full Tilt Ice Cream

Munch on Clusters of Folk ice cream while enjoying live music at Full Tilt in Columbia City. The evening starts with Ravenna Woods at 9 p.m. followed by The Horde and The Harem  at 10 p.m. Also, don’t forget 10% of the Folklife ice cream sales benefit Folklife—dish up!