Rodrigo y Gabriela

Being able to call Seattle my home has spoiled me with some great live music. So much that I sometimes have a hard time spending anymore than $15 or $20 to see a concert. Unfortunately, I don’t get to see very many big acts this way. But after spending so much time seeing so many …

The Senate

  Once upon a time there was a three piece band that could shred, shake, and serenade any room they walked into. They were called The Senate. They described themselves as “face melting acoustic riffage”. I’m sad to say that I reluctantly discovered them in August 2008. Bellingham catches some great musical acts, and my …

Austin Jenckes

How I got into concert photography, and the local music scene in general simply stems from my plain appreciation for local musicians. Austin Jenckes, whom I met at the Underground Coffeehouse one lazy college evening, captured my heart immediately. His powerful voice carries so much heart, the moment you hear it I can’t help but …

Polecat

Oh Polecat, such a classic. A bluegrass folk band hailing from my lovely college town of Bellingham. I love these guys so much, and to be completely honest, the first time I saw them in April 2011 I thought, “Well that was a nice sound.” When I saw them again later that year in December, …

Patrick Files

If you don’t know his name yet, you will soon. Or sometime in your life. One of my most dearest friends…Patrick Files…he dabbles in his solo art in his spare time when he’s not busy keeping The Sloop or Leny’s Place in tip top shape. A incredibly gifted musician…drummer/guitarist/bassist/banjo-ist? Song writing comes easy to him and I love him …

The Local Strangers

Oh these two silly kids. An acoustic duo with some kick in their style that I seem to keep missing everywhere, but finally caught them at an open mic night. I am crazy jealous of Aubrey’s beautiful hair and her sultry voice is to die for. And then, what is there not to love about …

My Goodness

Rock out. I have only seen My Goodness once at a KEXP summer show, but I loved them. Powerful, raw, blues, rock. These two guys know how to bring the energy. Watch the video of them live from this show: Like me!

Head and The Heart

Oh the Head and The Heart…Seattle’s latest folk band gaining traction. I have heard much about them and randomly discovered they were playing a free show at Sonic Boom…just down the street from me. It was for Record Store Day and I miraculously ended up with a front row spot in the overpacked store. Lovely …

Hackensaw Boys

If you are looking for a boot stomping laughing good time, look no further. I love the Hackensaw Boys. I stumbled across them one night at The Tractor Tavern, and have been looking forward to the next time our paths cross. Their energy is riveting, their music is wonderfully unique, and their time humorous comments …