Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jug band, and blues artists from the late 1800’s through 1950’s.
Locally grown Seattle cellist Gretchen Yanover has been attached to her instrument since she began playing at the age of ten in her public school music program. She was immersed in the world of classical music until her college years, when she expanded her range to include playing in bands. Once she was introduced to a loop sampler, Gretchen found a new voice for her instrument. She began to improvise and compose in this context, creating her own instrumental atmospheres and melodies. Gretchen’s music in some ways reflects the blend of her cultural identity—a mix of African American and Russian Jewish descent, while European classical tradition and contemporary styles mix in her cello playing. She has two solo albums to date, and will begin recording her new project in September 2016.
Razzvio is a violin and electronic drum duo that reinvents familiar pop and rock arrangements from an entirely different angle. Through live looping, they feature powerhouse vocals with a modern beat and a unique violin designed to build songs with the sophistication of a string quartet. Razzvio’s all new brand of interactive electric string pop will make you rethink the electric violin
Tunes of the Golden Era.
Seattle based Modern Bygones was conceived in 2015 by guitarist/vocalist Cameron Armstrong and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Caitlin Belem . Together they craft a sound that references the roots of early innovative American music while tastefully finding ways to create a new and distinctive sound of their own.
We're a band. More specifically, an acoustic quartet, playing a mix of progressive and traditional bluegrass and folk music. We crank out an onslaught of high energy, toe tapping fun with just guitar, bass, fiddle and mandolin.
Forest blends the high lonesome vocal traditions of Hank Williams with gruff baritone vibrations akin to Tom Waits. Paired with his banjo and harmonica, Beutel's music is unmistakable.
The Unmentionables have a musical style that combines classic American arrangements with modern sensibilities. Featuring all acoustic instrumentation -- guitar, violin and upright bass -- the band plays largely uptempo arrangements in a style that combines Dixieland jazz, folk, Celtic and country-western. But while the music evokes days gone by, the lyrical content of the band's selections is timeless, examining the lives of people who never got and perhaps never deserved a break.
This husband and wife duo present a wide range of musical traditions: old-time country songs and fiddle tunes, string blues music from Mississippi and Memphis, and Mexican songs and dance tunes.