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2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers’






















Seattle Gypsy jazz band Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on Gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger Sciacca's unique originals.


Ranger Sciacca  --  Violin

Dave Stewart  --  Mandolin and Vocals

Jeffrey Moose  --  Percussion and Vocals

Neil Conaty  --  Upright Bass

Mike Sciacca  --  Rhythm Guitar


www.rangerswings.com

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)


Sunday April 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM   Buddy Mondlock on tour


























Acclaimed singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock is widely respected by his peers and fans alike and regarded as a real songwriter's songwriter. He appeared on the PBS television special "Great Performances" in 1996 with Peter, Paul and Mary where together they sang Mondlock's song "The Kid." His songs have also been recorded by greats like Garth Brooks , Guy Clark, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, and Cry, Cry, Cry. Nanci Griffith fans will recognize Mondlock's "Comin' Down In the Rain" from her Grammy award winning collection, "Other Voices, Other Rooms." In 2003 Buddy toured North America and Europe with Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp in support of their trio album titled "Everything Waits To Be Noticed."


Buddy will be accompanied by the imperturbable Mike Lindauer on bass and harmonies! Note: Mike Lindauer is frequently the bassist for Al Stewart (Year of the Cat), www.alstewart.com when he is on tour here in the US, and also for Dave Nachmanoff, www.davenach.com.


www.buddymondlock.com

(Hosted by Karen Gale)

Saturday May 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM                          Brittany Jean
















Brittany Jean is a singer/songwriter in the Pacific Northwest, currently living in the tiny, apple town of Brewster, Washington. Brittany’s style is rooted in the folk and country music she has loved all her life, and in one way or another, every slice-of-life song she sings is a love song.

www.bjeanmusic.com

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)


Sunday May 10, 2020 at 3:00 PM                          Eli Cook on tour














Eli took up the guitar as a teenager in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia. Following the tradition of the great blues men, he performed in churches and late-night gospel revivals with only his acoustic and deep baritone voice, while playing every hole-in-the-wall bar that could handle his electric power trio.  Blending the influences of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Fred MacDowell, Bukka White and Lightning Hopkins with the likes of Clutch, Soundgarden, C.O.C, and Rage Against The Machine, he forged a fresh sound, alive with the southern blues tradition.

www.elicook.com

Official Video:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=45e7MqeEWfg

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)

Saturday June 13, 2020 at 7:30PM                          Jesse Terry











"Classic and totally classy modern pop, arranged to absolute perfection. Lots of folks are having extremely positive reactions to Jesse Terry's music. Give Stargazer a single spin and find out why. Terry's songs exist somewhere in that universe where Electric Light Orchestra meets Harry Nilsson. He's got a velvetty smooth voice and his songs feature impeccably great arrangements. The harmony and backing vocals on this album are...truly mindblowing. This is the fourth full-length release from Terry, but it serves as an introduction for us. Rarely do we hear any artist of this caliber from the past or present. This music is so good that it gives us chills. Jesse's songs are pure pop perfection. This is one of those cases where everything fits together seamlessly. Great songs, arrangements that support the melodies, killer vocals...and an overall vibe that is impossible to ignore. If you wanna get in on the ground floor of something big before everyone else starts raving about it, get your hands on this album. Stargazer is an instant twenty-first century classic. The songs are timeless, precise, and genuine. Perfect pop masterpieces include the title track, "Dangerous Times," "Stay Low," "Runaway Town," and "Dear Amsterdam." Highly recommended. TOP PICK"  ~  Baby Sue Magazine

www.jesseterrymusic.com

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)


Saturday June 27, 2020 at 7:30PM                          Amber Sweeney













Amber Sweeney grew up in Los Angeles but came home to the Pacific Northwest.

She’s been drawn to singing and playing the guitar since she was a child, she said. She got nothing but encouragement from her family — including her guitarist father, whose own band was pretty darned good in its day, she’s been told. She was further inspired by the bluesy singing and slide guitar of Bonnie Raitt, the brilliant songwriting of Sheryl Crow and the all-out rock attack of sisters duo Heart — all of which convinced her that a woman could make it big in the music business.

Meanwhile, she started playing bass and singing in a band from, of all unlikely places, a Washington town called Battle Ground. Sweeney visited here with her new friends — and fell in love.

“This is my rhythm. This is my place,” she realized. She moved to Battle Ground in 2003. “It was the best decision I ever made,” she said. Eventually, she realized that she was so enchanted with the people of the Pacific Northwest — who don’t just want to use you, she said, but to get to know you and hear your story — that she wrote a fun, funky tribute song about her adopted home and its people.

www.theambersweeney.com

Song Samples: https://soundcloud.com/ambersweeney

(Hosted by Joe McKinstry)