4 Peaks Music Festival

Being that I wouldn’t get to be with the boys for Summer Meltdown this year, I was beyond ecstatic I was able to join them for 4 Peaks Music Festival in Bend, Oregon. It’s basically the perfect size festival. One main stage, one small stage, a few food and merchant vendors…lots of hula hooping. It …

New Orleans Round Two

Since the magical moment I fell in love with New Orleans (it only took one night), a piece of my heart yearned to be back, yet knew it wouldn’t be long before I would be. Lucky for me, one of my best friends is getting married this year and she chose New Orleans for her …

Andrew and Susy Benefit

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, but one of the things I love about the Seattle music scene is the great comradery. Everyone wants to see each other succeed. When a terrible fire tore through Andrew and Susy’s apartment after the holidays, everyone banded together to keep these two afloat while they …

When The Wizard Comes to Sasquatch!

Click. Click. Click. Type. Type. Type. It’s a typical work day until my phone starts buzzing and a big smile comes across my face. Because that’s what you do when Ryan Henry Ward calls you. Always smile. And feel warm and fuzzy. We don’t normally talk on the phone so even though I’m in the …

Austin Jenckes and Polecat @ The Crocodile

Once upon I time, I fell in love with a voice at a coffeeshop in college. Naturally, we became friends and shared many laughs, gelato, and long talks. But I graduated and left Bellingham and just as he was emerging into the Seattle music scene a few years later, I scampered off onto a world …

A Glimpse into Austin

I’ve never been to Texas. Never really thought I would ever go, even though it seemed like one of the most obvious places every American should go to. I mean…it’s TEXAS. Big haired, boot wearin’, tex-mex and BBQ eatin’ folk was what I was expecting. And I wasn’t too far off. While I’ve heard Austin …

Preview: Heels to the Hardwood in Studio

Since I unexpectedly have the night off, I guess I should take the moment and actually blog something that hasn’t been sitting on the shelves for weeks. For the last weekish, I’ve been cooped up in the studio with Heels to the Hardwood at Rogue Island Entertainment. It’s definitely giving me a taste of the …

A Mini-Caravan with Polecat

Nothing will ever replace the spot in my heart from the good ol Handful days…but after befriending the lovely Bellingham-based band, Polecat, I can’t complain. Who doesn’t like hanging out with a bunch of awesome stomping musicians, ferry trippin’ and late night road adventures? I was lucky enough to hang out with the gang for …

First Annual Birthday Benefit Jam

As some of you know, I traditionally celebrate my birthday for a week. Sounds crazy I know, but really, it’s more of an excuse to plan fun events and see all my friends. This year, I decided to give a twist to one of my traditional events. Generally, I hold a bonfire at Golden Gardens …

Help Keep Musica Distesa Alive!

If there is one thing that has made an irreplaceable impression on me during my travels, it is Corrado and Valeria. Without them, I may have never been able to embark on this incredible journey I’ve been so blessed to make. These two are exemplary examples of living with an open heart. I love them to death, and …

Parzival

That’s no band name, that is the real first name of my friend Parzival Popof. I met Parzival because he had teamed up with my friend Jesse to make music. So when I caught them one evening during an art walk in the historical area of downtown Seattle, the first thing I was curious about …

Parzival in Studio

Parzival wanted some photos documenting his work in progress. It was a first for me and a fun afternoon! Thanks Parzival for sharing the afternoon with me!             Like me!

Kris Orlowski and Andrew Joslyn – “Pieces We Are”

This week has been a crazy flux of new music for me. Such an exciting time. The delayed obtaining of Mumford and Sons‘s new album “Babel” (WOOT!), Taylor Swift’s album “Red” (Sorry, the sappy romantic in me just loves her too much…admittedly there are very few songs on this album I enjoy), and most importantly, …

The Big 4-0

Corrado and Valeria turned 40 this year. Valeria turns 40 in October, but they decided to celebrate together this year. Nothing shows how well this couple is loved more than the people that were in attendance. Gifts ranged from hand crafted pieces to weekend getaways. They decided to celebrate their big bash with live music …

How Not to Move a Piano

Since Tim was busy with the chaos of moving while I was in town, it only seemed natural that I offer to help on moving day. What I wasn’t expecting was to move an upright piano up a flight of stairs that included a sharp corner…Needless to say, it was a disaster. Why Tim ever …

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, …

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!

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 …