Jim Page singer-songwriter: After seeing him perform at the High Sierra Music Festival in the summer of ‘97, Rob Bleetstein of Gavin wrote: “Jim Page is a lyrical genius with a guitar. This man personifies the word ‘free-flow.’ Page takes to the mic and the song invents itself on the spot; his talent is a natural wonder.” http://www.nodepression.com/profile/JimPage
Five Buck Band; ” An eclectic blend of pop and rock from the 60’s & 70’s with a few contemporary additions for good measure”.
An open mic for musicians (including singers) of all genres of music.
Grover; Seattle based acoustic, folk, blues, funk, jam-band with Jordan Tan on mandolin, Chris Porter on guitar, and Serafima Healy on bass. A product of the grassroots music movement of Southern Oregon, Medford artist Arran Fagan has spent the greater part of his life pursuing music, working his way into the northwest folk scene by playing countless coffee shops and house shows for college classmates and eventually opening for northwest favorites like HorseFeathers, Kris Orlowski, and Jeffrey Martin. In 2015, Arran recruited fellow University of Portland students Jack Pfeffer and Jonathan Wiley, and the three worked to perfect a sparse, melodic sound influenced by their individual backgrounds. Fueled by introspective lyrics and nostalgic melodies provided by the intimate combination of viola, bass, and acoustic guitar, his music explores themes of loss, growth, and the passage of time with fresh eyes. https://arranfagan.bandcamp.com
Voices Raised: Some Things Gotta Be Said. “Community matters. Political life in America is undergoing change. And now, some things gotta be said. Please join a roster of Seattle singer-songwriters on Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 pm for an evening of songs about our life and times. There will be activism songs about the state of our country. And there will be songs celebrating our nation’s diversity. This is going to be a political night with heartfelt expressions of both concern and community. All are welcome. None are excluded. But I would expect a certain progressive sensibility to the evening of music. Don’t agonize. Organize. In the spirit of Sixties hootenannies, let’s raise our voices in song. Come join your neighbors for live local music that lives in the truth.”
Portland based folk singers and songwriters Lucas Biespiel and Benny Gilbert blend the sounds of old with the stories of today. Their heartfelt vocals, honest lyrics, and passionate stage presence make for an intimate tour of folk music traditions. www.mrbennygilbert.bandcamp.com
WordsWest Literary Series from 7 pm – 9 pm. Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. wordswestliterary.weebly.com
Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice; guitarist and song stylist in the traditions of blues, folk, jazz, country, old-time, bluegrass, r&b, and rock.
Roo Forrest and Friends plays an eclectic mix of originals and covers. Some of the artists we cover are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Bobby Gentry.
Unplugged ~ A Musical Gathering! An informal venue in a cozy coffeehouse for acoustic instrumentalists and singers of all stripes: Classical, Early Music, Jazz, Folk, Composers, et. al.
Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle: Free, all ages, monthly series with a featured reader followed by open mic for stories and tales (short and tall).
This month’s reading is on Thanksgiving Eve and hopefully we will, post election, have much to be thankful for, especially that it will be finally over! Or will it be?
One of our featured readers will be Brandon Pitts, who I heard read at community mic last spring and was quite taken with his dramatic presence, some would say riveting.
Our other featured reader is Michael Hickey, a tenured professor at South Seattle College, whose stated life goal is to “take over the world 25 students at a time”, a laudable goal from my vantage point.
In 2016, several amazing Northwest women swimmers made news doing the nearly impossible. This forum will highlight their triumphant stories. Whether you dream of swimming in the open water yourself or simply want to learn more about this challenging sport, you are invited for a memorable evening. http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/news/
Burgundy Pearl: Peggy Sullivan and Ron Dalton perform a mix of mongrel Americana music as an acoustic duo. Audiences pay attention to their tightly interwoven voices, their superbly-blended harmonies, and clean, alluring guitar arrangements. From 20s-30s old-time blues to contemporary folk-pop with swing-jazz overtones, Burgundy Pearl performs a tasteful variety of genres reflecting their own unique stylings. Both Peggy and Ron enjoy the art of songwriting and composition, while embracing their musical traditions to spice up a performance with both the old and the new. Each brings musical expression and experience to this collaboration, in a successful merging of song and soul.