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Sunday March 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM      Lisa Sanders Band

a powerhouse duo with harmony singer Karen “Brown Sugar” Hayes




























Lisa Sanders is an electrifying harmonizer. Her heartfelt songs are genuine with deep meaning and conviction.  A musical style that can only be described as a soulful country blues, her genres include folk pop, gospel, rock and jazz. Writing, singing and producing from her heart in nearly every genre for over three decades, Sanders continues to make an impact in the musical world.


Lisa Sanders and Karen "Brown Sugar" Hayes are a pair of electrifying, bodacious, harmonizing singers of genuine heartfelt songs. This country-bluesy duo have been performing there unique style of music for over ten years to enthusiastic fans across America.


www.lisasanders.com



Sunday March 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM               Uncle Bonsai












Imagine what might happen if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrews Sisters en route to a Stephen Sondheim festival with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer in the sidecar; you'd get Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai. With just three voices and an acousticUncle Bonsai guitar, Uncle Bonsai presents an often dizzying vocal array of intricate harmony. Their songs, dark and hilarious at times, just as often delight with moments of great insight and beauty. The trio aligns itself with the under-achiever, the dejected, the outsider, the black sheep. Densely-packed lyrics fly by in a whirr at times, and take a skewed stance on topics such as first-world problems, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and, of course, holidays with the family. Uncle Bonsai's acoustic folk-pop songs are almost one-act plays or short stories, resisting strict pop, folk, or singer-songwriter categories. Their songs focus on the passing of time, the passing of genes, and the passing of pets - the truth of everything seemingly buried somewhere under the family tree.

www.unclebonsai.com

Videos:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxHjjkQjvws

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCOAnq6eADM

www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9v18Y7LxGo


Saturday April 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM

The Gossamer Strings













www.gossamerstrings.com

The Gossamer Strings is a folk music duo from Eugene, Oregon with rich harmonies over beautiful instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin.  Haunting original songwriting by Kyle McGonegle and Liat Tova Lis.  They unravel a new story in each song with clear and heartfelt emotion and voice.  This close pair breathes together, not just in their harmonies, but also through their instruments. Don't miss a chance to see Gossamer Strings live; Kyle and Liat invite you into their world with warm conversation like old friends.  

Sound samples at:  www.gossamerstrings.com/music

Music Videos:

www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=RzIa8aw-9kw

www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ggZcn1LVB2c

www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=9aKpb8LVTQM

Saturday April 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM           Claude Bourbon

Medieval & Spanish blues

Guitar & Song





















This French-born guitarist was classically trained, but then delved headlong into folk, blues, jazz and rock music. Now based in the UK, he has become a world-renowned player, highly acclaimed for his finger-picking style—plucking, picking and strumming at such speed that his fingers seem to appear just as a blur. He utilizes strains of folk, western, jazz and blues through such melodic delights as the traditional English Dance, and the hypnotic works of Spanish composer, Joaquín Rodrigo.


www.claudebourbon.org


Saturday May 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM            Jonathan Doyle Swing Trio
















Clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jonathan Doyle lives in Port Townsend WA in the Pacific Northwest. He still spends time in Chicago, Austin TX, and on the road.

Jonathan briefly attended Depaul’s School of Music in Chicago, where he studied under Mark Colby and Susan Cook. He left school to pursue a full time career in music during the neo-swing movement of the mid-90s, playing with the Mighty Blue Kings and then the Four Charms. He has also worked with Chicago’s emerging improvisers such as Josh Berman, Jason Adasiewicz, and Design Flaw, and developed an interest in country blues and jug band music playing with the Wabash Jug Band. In 2004, Mr. Doyle moved to Austin to pursue his love of acoustic and roots music afresh. After a brief stint with the Asylum Street Spankers, he went on to freelance in Central Texas’ vibrant traditional jazz, swing, and western swing scene, playing with well-established acts such as Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel, and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, as well being a part of many fine local bands such as Thrift Set Orchestra, Albanie & her Fellas, Stan Smith and the Jazz Pharaohs, Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies, East Side Dandies, White Ghost Shivers, Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan, The Giant Three and his own projects The Jonathan Doyle Quintet / Swingtet. His time in New Orleans introduced him to the hot jazz and traditional blues band, Tuba Skinny. And his connection to Chicago led to playing with the amazing Fat Babies as well as guitar maestro, Joel Paterson. More recently he has started performing with Naomi & Her Handsome Devils and Hal Smith's Swing Central and the Casey MacGill Orchestra!

www.jonathandoylemusic.com

Sound samples at: www.jonathandoylemusic.com/too-hot-for-socks

Saturday May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM                     Combo Choro

Acoustic Brazilian Music

















Choro (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʃoɾu], "cry" or "lament"), also popularly called chorinho ("little cry" or "little lament"), is an instrumental Brazilian popular music genre which originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro. Despite its name, the music often has a fast and happy rhythm. It is characterized by virtuosity, improvisation and subtle modulations, and is full of syncopation and counterpoint. Choro is considered the first characteristically Brazilian genre of urban popular music.


Band Members

Al Bergstein - Mandolin

Dick Lynn - Guitar

Kindy Kemp - Flute

Ken Morris - Clarinet

Baila Dworsky - Bass

George Radebaugh - Accordion


https://www.facebook.com/combochoro

Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 3:00 PM                 Searson

Two Sisters from Ontario Canada























Searson has toured for well over a decade and have the confidence and drive to continue with their musical careers more than ever before. Sisters, Erin and Colleen Searson have developed their own original style of high energy fiddling, passionate vocals and step dancing.  The sisters perform on a variety of instruments throughout their live show which includes Colleen on fiddle, vocals and Ottawa Valley Step Dancing while Erin performs on piano, vocals, Ottawa Valley Step Dancing and tenor guitar.

www.searsonband.com

Saturday June 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM        Jesse Loren Strickman

with Josh Michael accompanying on vocal harmony, light percussion and piano

on tour from the Bay Area














San Francisco Bay Area singer-songwriter Jesse Loren Strickman is known for potent lyrics and powerfully minimal acoustic music. Annually touring the Pacific West Coast, he plays everywhere from intimate coffee shops to outdoor amphitheaters, singing about personal love and social change. He has opened for national and world acts such as Damien Jurado, Cake, the T Sisters and many more. Thoughtful lyrics combined with heart-on-your-sleeve singing, will have you captivated and leaning in closer.

www.jesselorenstrickman.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpTe6VyqD2M

Saturday July 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM                 LITTLESPIRITS

with Star Anna and Robert Roth


















Star Anna Krogstie formerly lead singer of the Seattle band Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs and years of performing solo has teamed up with singer/songwriter/guitarist Robert Roth of the band Truly to bring to life what they call a "Psychedelic Folk Duo."

www.facebook.com/littlespiritsband

Videos:

www.facebook.com/pg/littlespiritsband/videos


Saturday July 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM                 Jaspar Lepak Duo















Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. Accompanied by her husband Kale with accordion and harmonies, Lepak's songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart. Lepak started writing songs in 2002 while living in Minneapolis. Between 2004 and 2009, she recorded five albums, and in the fall of 2009, she and Kale moved to Durban, South Africa. Her music found an enthusiastic audience, and in 2011, she recorded “Forgiving Wind” which Rolling Stone South Africa hailed as an album full of "beauty and original charm.” Jaspar and Kale moved to Seattle in 2012, and the two regularly perform as a duo. Jaspar’s eighth album release “Close to Me” is a project recorded over a weekend in April 2017—just two weeks before their daughter was born!  

www.jasparlepak.com

Song samples at: www.jasparlepak.com/music


Saturday August 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM                    Silver Lake 66















Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo define modern Americana with Silver Lake 66. With a winning amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues, their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations. It’s no wonder, either, given their knack for authentic, heartstring-tugging songwriting, impeccable harmonies and ardent guitar-playing. Together, they perform outstanding roots-laden duets following in the footsteps of Americana greats from Lucinda Williams to The Civil Wars.   

www.silverlake66.com

Videos:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z4FjvaoTqU

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsIqxmrXceQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=APfWeyH5Sms

Saturday August 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM      Sister Speak














Canadian songwriter Sherri Anne is the creative force behind Sister Speak’s moving live show and unique musical pallet that has afforded opening slots for Xavier Rudd, Chris Isaak and Air Supply among others. Through compelling vocals, rootsy yet gritty guitar stylings, and thought-provoking lyrics, Sister Speak has connected deeply with a diverse crowd of fans from around the globe. Whether performing solo or with her stellar backing band, this Taylor and D’addario sponsored-artist will surely captivate and mesmerize with her deep soul and groove-inspired music.

For this concert in Coyle, the configuration will be a duo with the folk-rock sound of two guitars and two voices as she will be joined by Sarven Manguiat (lead guitar/harmonies) from Long Beach, California.

www.sisterspeakmusic.com

Song samples at:  https://soundcloud.com/sisterspeak



Saturday September 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM           TBA













Saturday September 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM               Rupert Wates














Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. His contract required him to write material in all kinds of styles and genres, for all kinds of artists. He worked extensively with Jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher, and wrote the album 'Blue Afternoons' (Mainstem, 2002) specially for her voice. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado. Since coming to the US, Wates has won more than 30 songwriting awards.

www.rupertwatesmusic.com





Sunday October 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM                    Cavort, with Tami Curtis























Celtic music with fiddle, guitar, whistles, bodhran, & vocals.

www.facebook.com/Cavort-Celtic-1858183107821193


Sunday November 3 2019 at 3:00 PM       March to May















Seattle-based "orchestral folk" duo March to May makes the most beautiful music you've ever heard with a harp, a guitar and sometimes piano, plus rich vocal harmonies.  Their haunting lyrics and mellifluous* melodies stay with you long after the show is over. Their sound has drawn comparisons to acts like The Civil Wars, Damien Rice, the Swell Season, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.


* mellifluous: (Adjective)

(of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear.

synonyms: sweet-sounding, dulcet, honeyed, mellow, soft, liquid, silvery, soothing, rich, smooth, euphonious, harmonious, tuneful, musical, sweet-flowing.  Late 15th century: from late Latin mellifluus (from mel ‘honey’ + fluere ‘to flow’).


www.marchtomay.com


Beth Wesche - harp and vocals

Darren Guyaz - guitar, piano, & vocals


Official music videos:

If I Told You I Could Stay (2018) www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu4bBrpl-cU

Fifty Years (2017) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij7L64XY_gI

The Navigator (2016) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Jt3mnqJQo

Embers (2015) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKfubTm-qZk


Sunday November 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM            Matinée

The Lasses

on tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands




















The Lasses are Sophie Janna and Margot Merah, an Amsterdam duo singing traditional folk and original songs with intricate harmonies. They sing together like sisters. Songs from the Celtic and American traditions and beautiful original songs are brought with clear voices, heavenly harmonies and full hearts. The Lasses specialize in strong stories that speak to audiences now as much as when the songs were first written. With honest, effective arrangements on bodhrán and guitar, the beautiful blend of the women’s voices takes the center stage.


www.thelasses.nl


Song samples at: https://thelasses.bandcamp.com/album/daughters

Sunday November 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM            Matinée

Don Alder

from Vancouver, Canada












Don Alder plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver's "best kept little secret". Don is a world-class fingerstyle guitarist with a "wow factor" that has let to multiple endorsement deals with major manufacturers and a collaboration with Greenfield guitars to produce a signature acoustic guitar- the "Don Alder G4" model.

Don currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His unique style of playing incorporates fingerpicking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard to create a wall of sound. He is often referred to as sounding like a four piece band. Don's music is his own unique weave of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration - some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don's phenomenal fingerstyle playing and rich voice captivate.

www.donalder.com