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Jared and the Mill w/ The Young Wild

Genre: Folk , Folk Rock , Indie

  1. Tuesday, April 28 7:30 PM (All ages)


Founded in the summer of 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona, Indie/Fork artist Jared & The Mill have quickly gained traction in the music scene for their unique brand of country infused folk pop. Their debut album, Western Expansion was released in the fall of 2013 and was met with critical acclaim, spawning several singles that have become fan favorites including: Breathe Me In, and Love to be Found. In 2015, they are scheduled to release Life We Chose, an EP they are currently recording in Los Angeles with renowned producer Tony Berg [Snow Patrol, The National, Fiona Apple]. Of the new EP they share, “touring the county and becoming dramatically closer as friends and musicians has molded the way we write about things. Those miles changed our music and our souls, and it has made our bond even stronger. Life gives to you and it takes from you, and we have written about the give and take. We’ve written about those sweet things and those bitter things, and that struggle to stay the course and try your best to carve yourself into a good man. We are also writing about our desert home, which has been such a huge influence on us. We can’t wait to debut the new music.”

On the touring front, Jared & the Mill hit the road in June 2014 with Barry Gibb on his first tour in 15 years, playing for thousands of fans across the country at sold-out shows. They have also shared the stage with notable artists including: Flogging Molly, Cake, The Killers, Y La Bamba, Joe Pug, Horse Feathers, and playing at Summerfest 2014 in Milwaukee with The Zac Brown Band. They recently completed their nationwide fall tour [2014] alongside Canadian singer- songwriter Alexz Johnson and Patrick Droney, which kicked off in Boston and stopped in New York City, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Omaha, Denver, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, and Philadelphia, to name a few. The band will also returned to Austin, Texas where last year they made national news, giving a victim of a tragic drunk driving accident at SXSW a private concert from her hospital room. Jared & The Mill are: front man Jared Kolesar, banjo/mandolin player Michael Carter, lead guitarist Larry Gast III, bassist Chuck Morris III, drummer Josh Morin, and accordion/keys player Gabe Hall-Rodrigues.


http://www.jaredandthemill.com/


The Young Wild is an American modern-rock act from Southern California. The band’s debut EP, For Now Not Forever, was released in September 2014 and was followed by a string of Fall tour dates opening for Switchfoot and Barcelona. Currently the band on tour supporting their latest single "Not A One" which premiered in February at The Nerdist.


theyoungwild.com


facebook.com/theyoungwildmusic


twitter.com/youngwildmusic

 



Joe Doria Trio

Genre: Funk , Jazz , Organist

  1. Friday, May 15 9:00 PM (21+)

NW raised Joe Doria has been composing and performing on Hammond Organ, piano, and varied vintage keys/synths since the 90’s. Steeped in Hammond tradition studying the giants of the instrument he also never limits himself to one style and can be seen working with new projects often. Featured in numerous bands and CD’s, audiences are dazed with his ability to comp both the bass lines and the chordal structure of a song, while at the same time adding depth and dimension to every song he performs. At home and in touch with the Hammond, knowing the instrument and it’s history so well as to make it sing in any situation.

Joe Doria Trio

Genre: Funk , Jazz , Organist

  1. Friday, June 19 9:00 PM (21+)

NW raised Joe Doria has been composing and performing on Hammond Organ, piano, and varied vintage keys/synths since the 90’s. Steeped in Hammond tradition studying the giants of the instrument he also never limits himself to one style and can be seen working with new projects often. Featured in numerous bands and CD’s, audiences are dazed with his ability to comp both the bass lines and the chordal structure of a song, while at the same time adding depth and dimension to every song he performs. At home and in touch with the Hammond, knowing the instrument and it’s history so well as to make it sing in any situation.

Joe Doria Trio

Genre: Funk , Jazz , Organist

  1. Friday, July 17 9:00 PM (21+)

NW raised Joe Doria has been composing and performing on Hammond Organ, piano, and varied vintage keys/synths since the 90’s. Steeped in Hammond tradition studying the giants of the instrument he also never limits himself to one style and can be seen working with new projects often. Featured in numerous bands and CD’s, audiences are dazed with his ability to comp both the bass lines and the chordal structure of a song, while at the same time adding depth and dimension to every song he performs. At home and in touch with the Hammond, knowing the instrument and it’s history so well as to make it sing in any situation.

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate

Genre: Funk , Hip Hop , Reggae

  1. Wednesday, May 27 7:30 PM (All ages)

"A boundary-trampling high-octane hybrid in which the lightning fast electrified licks of Kouyate are matched by the explosive energy of Driscoll's rapid fire rhyming.” - Songlines

"A gloriously accessible collision of styles. It's an unlikely collaboration that works, magnificently.” - The Guardian

The collaboration between a rapper/beatboxer/singer-songwriter from Syracuse, NY and an electrifying African kora sensation from Guinea pushes genre boundaries and earns raves across the globe. Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate blend hip-hop, spoken word, funk, and soulful, accessible rock with Afrobeat, reggae and irresistible African grooves.

The well-worn and often overblown expression "music is a common language" has never been more apropos in the case of Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate. US-born, England-based Driscoll speaks no French and Kouyate, who hails from the West African country of Guinea, little English. When they were brought together at the Nuit Metis (Mixed Night) festival in Marseille, France in 2010 and given a week to produce a concert, music was the only way they could communicate.

It turns out, they had a lot to "talk" about, and their first meeting sparked a collaboration that led to the formation of a band, the recording of an album, over 200 concert dates across Europe and rave reviews. Driscoll contributes the rapping, looping, beatboxing and songwriting talents he developed growing up in Syracuse and during his own successful recording career. Kouyate, already a phenomenon in African music circles, has blown minds and ears with his hypersonic electrified riffs on the kora, bringing the exalted West African harp into the 21st Century with use of distortion peddles, effects and previously-unimagined technical prowess. Together, Driscoll and Kouyate blend hip-hop, spoken word, funk, and soulful, accessible rock with Afrobeat, reggae and irrepressible African grooves.

Sekou Kouyate was raised in a respected and accomplished musical family in Conakry, Guinea. Trained in the ancient traditions of his instrument, it is his ability to transcend and build upon those traditions that has set him apart. In France, he is known as the 'Jimi Hendrix of the kora' because of his unique style of playing with various effects, in a variety of genres, and with an extreme intensity. Kouyate has toured the world over as a member of the Ba Cissoko band, comprised of his cousin and brothers.

Joe Driscoll, whom Cee-Lo Green labelled "the gangsta with an iron lung," has been touring steadily for years, spreading his unique fusion of folk and hip-hop. The modern day take on the one man band, he uses live looping to create soundscapes full of beatbox, guitar, harmonica, percussion, harmonica, and just about anything else he can make use of. Now living in Bristol, England, Driscoll has performed his ground breaking solo show at the famed Glastonbury Festival, Electric Picnic in Ireland, and hundreds of major stages worldwide.

By teaming up, Driscoll and Kouyate have created a sum that exceeds even the large whole of its individual parts. According to Driscoll, "We've been raised in very different cultures in so many ways, but we share a lot of the same interests musically. Sekou was raised in the African rhythm and traditions, yet has always had a passion for reggae, hip-hop. I'm kind of the other way around. At the heart of it, we both just make the noises we love; we listen to each other, and try to flow in harmony. I think we just bounced off each other in so many ways: rhythmically, melodically, with craftsmanship. Through this, we found we had a language between us and that philosophically we were on a lot of the same pages as well.”

With plans already in the works to record a follow-up album, Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate have discovered that music speaks louder than words.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://joeandsekou.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/joedriscollmusic

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/driscollmusic

INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/joeandsekou/

John Doe

Genre: Acoustic Rock , Singer-songwriter

  1. Friday, June 19 8:00 PM (All ages)

John Doe was born in 1977 when he arrived in Los Angeles. His previous life in Tennessee, Wisconsin & Baltimore was a great & fertile time but new music and social changes led him to events that created a life in art. He graduated from Antioch College in Baltimore in 1975, worked as a roofer, aluminum siding mechanic, and ran a poetry reading series. Ms. Meyers was his landlord in the rural black community of Simpsonville , MD.

John met Exene Cervenka at the Venice poetry workshop Nov 1976 and he started working with Billy Zoom around the same time. When DJ Bonebrake joined X in mid-1977 the line up was complete. They released six studio records, five or six singles and one live record from 1978-1993. Five of X’s records have been re-issued along with two compilations. The Unheard Music documents their lives and progress as a band from 1980-83. In 2009 the film was included in the Sundance UCLA Archive of greatest films of all time. They appeared several times on American Bandstand, Solid Gold and David Letterman. As one of the last original punk rock bands standing, they continue to tour. The day that X played a free noontime concert in Fullerton, CA, they caused Orange County’s greatest high school truancy rate to date.

http://www.theejohndoe.com/

Jonatha Brooke

Genre: Folk , Pop , Singer-songwriter

Jonatha Brooke has written folk/pop songs, made records and toured world-wide for over three decades. During her early years in Boston she released two albums on Elektra Records with band The Story, Grace in Gravity and The Angel in the House. In 1995, Jonatha released her first of two solo albums on MCA/Universal, Plumb, followed by Ten Cent Wings in 1997. In 1999 she started her own independent label, Bad Dog, and has since released six more albums. Her 2008 release, The Works, combined previously unheard, unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her own music and arrangements. Recently, she's co-written songs with Katy Perry and The Courtyard Hounds for their current releases. Jonatha's also written for three Disney films, various television shows, and composed the theme song for Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.

http://jonathabrooke.com/

Joseph Arthur w/ Jill Sobule

Genre: Singer-songwriter

  1. Tuesday, June 02 7:30 PM (All ages)

When Lou Reed friend Bill Bentley, now working as an A&R director for Vanguard Records, read Joseph Arthur’s moving eulogy in American Songwriter magazine, he approached him to record an album of Lou Reed songs. “Bill told me, ‘Don’t overthink it,’” says Joseph. Arthur set himself up in his Brooklyn studio last December and proceeded to cut twelve of his favorites—using only acoustic guitar and bass, piano and vocals. “The only way I know to give new life to something as rich with life as Lou’s songs and recordings is to go about them in a completely different way. No drums or electricity.”

By stripping these songs down to their essence, Arthur allows us to hear Reed’s music and especially his lyrics, with brand-new ears, from the well-known (“Walk on the Wild Side,” “Heroin,” “Pale Blue Eyes,” “Satellite of Love” and the first song he attempted, “Coney Island Baby”) to the more obscure (Magic and Loss’ “Sword of Damocles,” Set the Twilight Reeling’s “NYC Man,” Lou Reed’s “Wild Child” and “Stephanie Says,” later reworked as Berlin’s “Caroline Says”).

“I put my soul into this record,” says Arthur. “It was like getting to hang out with Lou again, being inside his head.”

Indeed, Lou lets you listen to these songs as if you’ve never heard them before. “I only wish he was alive to have heard them,” says Arthur, who wrote in his remembrance, “I’m trying not to focus on the fact that I had him in my life; that I loved him, and he loved me, and not think about the lost opportunity to see him again. We can’t cross over and we can’t come back and those that go before us become one with the mystery of everything. Lou was always of that mystery.”

Lou Reed was not only one of Joseph Arthur’s musical inspirations, he was a good friend, and that “Family Love,” as the singer/songwriter/painter/designer describes the pair’s relationship, can be heard in Lou, his simultaneous eulogy and tribute to the man’s life. Reed was on hand at New York’s Club Fez back in 1996 when Arthur performed a live audition for Peter Gabriel, which earned him his initial deal as the first American artist signed to Gabriel’s Real World label. Afterward, the two went out to eat ice cream, and found themselves sitting next to Dolly Parton.

“He was always just true to himself and what he was,” admired Arthur, whose liner notes for the album states, despite his punk reputation, “Lou was lovable… Everyone I knew loved him, whether they knew him or not.”

Lou offers a glimpse behind the curtain, both homage and a way to breathe new life into Reed’s remarkably deep, but consistent, catalog for future generations to come. Lou works as a cohesive whole, even though the individual songs come from all periods in Reed’s career, from the Velvet Underground to his solo output.

The Akron, Ohio-born Arthur was a jazz fusion bassist when he first discovered the Velvet Underground in his late teens (“It was the perfect timing,” he recalls, since he had only begun singing himself), and forged an impressive solo career that began with 1997’s Big City Secrets, as the first American signed to Peter Gabriel’s Real World label, later joining Gabriel’s WOMAD tour in Europe. Two years later, the EP Vacancy, with an album cover he created and designed himself—as he did with most of his releases—earned a 2000 Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package.

Arthur released his sophomore album, Come to Where I’m From, produced by T Bone Burnett and Tchad Blake, in 2000, his last album for Real World before putting out the double album Redemption’s Son on Universal Music Group’s Enjoy Records in 2002. He followed with Our Shadows Will Remain on Vector Recordings, making the album in New Orleans, New York City, London and Prague, with string arrangements provided by the City of Prague Philharmonic. In 2006, Arthur started his own label, Lonely Astronaut Records, releasing a visual collection of his artworks in a book titled We Almost Made It, along with his fifth studio album, The Invisible Parade, recorded in Berlin and Los Angeles. His song, “In the Sun,” was covered by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Coldplay’s Chris Martin for a digital Hurricane Katrina EP sold on iTunes, which included six different versions, one a remix by Justin Timberlake. A sixth album, Let’s Just Be, came out in 2007, followed by Temporary People in 2008, both recorded with his back-up band the Lonely Astronauts.

Arthur was also a member of two super groups, including Fistful of Mercy with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison, releasing the album As I Call You Down in 2010, also collaborating with Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament in the band RNDM. He released three solo albums over the past three years: The Graduation Ceremony, The double-CD Redemption City and last year’s The Ballad of Boogie Christ, which he successfully financed through online crowd-funding site, Pledge Music.

http://www.josepharthur.com/

Jill Sobule is a Denver-born singer, songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and gypsy.  Over seven albums and nearly two decades of recording, Jill has mused on topics such as the death penalty, anorexia, shoplifting, reproduction, the French resistance movement, adolescence and the Christian right.

Her recording career began in 1990 with her debut album Things Here are Different, recorded by Todd Rundgren. Her 1995 self-titled album, Jill Sobule, yielded the hit songs I Kissed A Girl (the original) and Supermodel. Since then, she has continued to record, produce and tour with an ever-growing loyal fan base. Jill is considered a pioneer in crowd sourcing, with her 2009 fan-funded record, California Years. She continues to be at the forefront of exploring and creating new models for artists in an ever-changing changing music industry.  

She’s performed with Neil Young, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Morello and Warren Zevon and inducted Neil Diamond into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. She can be seen live as a solo performer as well as the co-star of the Jill & Julia Show, an unusual and mesmerizing combination of song and storytelling in collaboration with comedian/actress Julia Sweeney. She also served as songwriter/composer for the hit Nickelodeon network show Unfabulous during that show's three-season run. She composed the music for the off-Broadway show Prozak and Platypus and her songs have appeared in a multitude of films including Mind the Gap, in which Jill herself co-starred.  She has been a political troubadour for NPR stations across America and most recently performed original music at the keynote session for Netroots Nation. Jill is a longtime participant as well as musical contributor at TED. 

A veritable gypsy, Jill divides her time between a busy touring schedule and a variety of other projects. The recently released A Day at the Pass finally captures an ongoing collaboration between Jill and John Doe (from the iconic punk band X) and was recorded live at The Pass studio on one fine day in Los Angeles. She is currently recording her next record, Dottie’s Charm’s - a collaboration between her and 11 of her favorite authors, including: Rick Moody, David Hajdu and Jonathon Lathem, Jill is also working with Steve Cossin (The Civillians), Jim Lewis (FELA) and Robin Eaton (a longtime collaborator) on the musical, Times Square.

In the words of New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles, “Jill Sobule can claim her place among the stellar New York singer-songwriters of the last decade. Topical, funny and more than a little poignant...grown-up music for an adolescent age.”

http://jillsobule.com/

Joy Mills Band w/ Silverhands

Genre: Americana , Roots Rock

Following the release of their balladeering and soulful country album, Trick of the Eye, The Joy Mills Band brings forth their 2nd full-length record, Cat & Mouse. Joy Mills, on acoustic guitar and vocals, is joined by Lucien LaMotte on electric guitar and pedal steel, Tom Parker on bass and vocals, and Mike McDermott on drums. The resulting sound is a well-grooved blend of roots, rock ‘n’ roll, folk and country.  10 songs that explore modern themes – characters that filter world-weariness through the lens of self-awareness.

"Seattle’s liveliest country-flavored act since Neko Case."  - Paul Constant (The Stranger)

www.joymills.com/


http://mikelmcdermott.wix.com/silverhandsmusic

JP Hennessy (Trio)

Genre: Blues , Rock

JP Hennessy is an Irish recording artist located in Seattle. Raised in Ireland, JP began playing the guitar at the age of 15. He studied Music at the University of West London and then left to pursue his music career with Irish rock band the VooDoos. It was with this band that Hennessy performed at the MTV EMA Awards 2011 to an audience of 15,000 music fans. He played a large role in writing the VooDoos' first album and with them toured America, Ireland, Spain and Germany.

In 2012, Hennessy parted ways with the VooDoos to pursue his own solo career.

Now based in Seattle, JP is performing regularly gaining a large following, and has a fanbase that stretches from Seattle right back to his homeland.

Growing up, JP's mother would play music from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole. As Hennessy developed his guitar playing and singing, he began listening to an eclectic range of artists including BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Little Willie John, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and even hard hitting rock gods, Led Zeppelin.  

In May 2014, JP began recording his debut EP.‚Äč Consisting of 4 tracks and in a genre that is best described as rockin' soul-blues with a splash of swing, his self-titled EP was released December that year.

www.jphennessymusic.com/

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