Underwood Stables presents Brooklyn folk-noir duo Charming Disaster and legendary vaudevillian Baby Gramps at Seattle's Hotel Albatross Ballard, a safe haven for marooned souls. 8pm, $15.
Brooklyn, NY based musical duo Charming Disaster was formed in 2012 by singer/songwriters Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris. Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories, combining vocal harmonies and clever lyrics with ukulele, guitar, and virtuosic foot percussion to explore dark narratives and characters with a playful sensibility. In their critically acclaimed albums Love, Crime & Other Trouble (2015) and Cautionary Tales (2017), they have explored themes like love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the paranormal. Their song “Ghost Story” was featured on the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and they have toured around the United States, playing bars, clubs, museums, and the occasional historic cemetery.
“Charming Disaster sound like the music that Pugsley and Wednesday Addams might have made after listening to the Decemberists, Squeeze and some Chopin.” - Yes! Weekly
Baby Gramps, Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian, has been performing and touring in the US, Europe, and Australia for 50 years. Audiences of all ages and musical tastes find him entertaining and are amazed by his acoustic guitar skills, vocalistentics, and spontaneity. His music is rooted in the 20's and 30's Americana and includes originals with wordplay and sing-a-longs. He has an endless and varied repertoire which he draws upon to complement the ambiance of the show.
"Mixing the myth-making mystique of a traveling troubadour of the past with an incredible array of musical influences ranging from the blues, folk, country, jazz, ragtime, sea shanties and other sounds from around the world, there is no other performer out there on the road today quite like Baby Gramps." –Sean McCourt, Santa Cruz Sentinel
More info: www.babygramps.com
What began as an obsession with Mississippi Hill Country blues has become a burgeoning blues orchestra at the vanguard of a new American roots music. Raised in the Swannanoa valley of Western North Carolina, multi-instrumentalist Reed Turchi is a producer, label head, band leader and solo artist. He's also a master of guitar driven blues that shapeshift seamlessly between acoustic slide, electric juke joint boogie, and the improvisational, groove-driven, massive sound of his Nashville based Kudzu Orkestra. His latest albums Tallahatchie, and Live At Soulshine evince his ability to play elemental blues solo, and to lead entire improvisational orchestras on the very same theme. - Sean Jewell
Here comes the sun.. in the middle of winter. We hope to see you at Albatross. A triplet set of different sounds on the same band of light through the night. 8$ and 100% to the artists- starting at 8:30.
Mike Spine http://www.mikespine.com/
Silverhands Collective http://silverhandsmusic.com/
Cowboy Boots and Minor Chords https://punkrockdoll.bandcamp.com/
Valentine’s Evening with The Moonspinners - Music and dancing. Dinner Specials for Valentine’s day with you and yours.. Join us for a lovely show, photo booth and more..
“HOW IT ALL BEGAN: Garth and Tor are longtime musical collaborators. Garth met Annabella on the bus one day and they talked about maybe getting together to play songs by artists they both loved...some years and a couple of bands later the group of acquaintances and friends finally got together and started to play obscure tunes from artist's like Jackie De Shannon, The Shirelles, France Gall, The Stylistics, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Richard Hell and Brenda Lee to name a few...their favorite song to cover to date is Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Burt Bacharach. But wait...they do originals too, one of which is their theme song which conjures up a dream summer of 1964 and Make It Your Own, which brings to mind a scene from The Umbrella’s of Cherbourg. FIRST SHOWS: The Moonspinners first gig was in a Capitol Hill speakeasy playing to drunks, dropouts and other members of the art crowd till wee in the morning. The MoonSpinners won over the crowd with their dynamic set of songs and unique stage presence. Feeling very much at home in this setting the MoonSpinners became regulars at this particular speakeasy, working out their songs, even though frequently halted by task master Tor for hitting a wrong note or arguing on what song to play next…the crowd seemed to enjoy this behavior. “
This willl be a very beautiful Evening- with www.bartendersound.com - Bartender Trio (Italy) Bartender is an original trio (acoustic guitars & voices) formed by Gabriele “Svedonio” Tardiolo, David Tordi and Valerio Bellocchio.
Six hands, three instruments and three voices that create a full band sound: this is the challenge that brought the band to produce a unique and vibrant sound, as well as a diversified and finely arranged repertoire. They are also playing the yearly Rick Steves’ Europe event in Edmonds, WA
http://www.jrrecordingco.com/ JR Rhodes featuring Dan Tyack
As a singer/songwriter, JR Rhodes' musical journey has taken her to places that are as personal as private dreams and as universal as ancient prayers. Her richly resonant voice is complemented by lyrics that are both emotionally revealing and gracefully poetic. Combining elements of jazz, folk and pop, she grounds her melodies in solid songcraft even as they soar into otherworldly atmospheres. https://jrrhodes.bandcamp.com/
https://jennyvanwestmusic.com/ Jenny Van West
With a crystalline voice that has been characterized as “somewhere between Aimee Mann and Bonnie Raitt,” Americana artist Jenny Van West has just released her new album of original songs Happiness to Burn (April 2018) to international critical acclaim.
Come join us... 8pm - 10$ (added to your bill - 100% goes to the artists) Thank you!
For a little more on these two marvelous performers
"New Jersey native, Seattle staple, and off and on again New Yorker, Kevin Large has been making music under the WIDOWER moniker for over a decade. Large’s lyrically driven songwriting is reminiscent of Petty’s more mellow moments. There’s a cinematic sentiment to these songs, like a car in the rain in a Cameron Crowe film." Mama Bird Records
"Best Folk Act, 2017" - Seattle Weekly
"When music journalists say things like 'this artist is a fixture in Seattle music,' there’s probably no one right now who fits that title better than Nakayama." - KEXP
8:30 - 8$ (All ticket sales go to the artists)
We have a lovely night planned with https://medejin-music.bandcamp.com/ Medejin is the ethereal, dreamwave project of Jenn Taranto (vox/keyboard/guitar). She performs with Rebecca Gutterman (guitar) & Matthew Cooke (drums) in her band around the beautiful PNW.
https://soundcloud.com/birdiefenncent - Birdie Fenn Cent (Ellensburg)
"The music that Birdie Fenn Cent writes and sings is as pure and honest as it gets. She lives it and writes about it and writes about it and lives it. She’s a songwriter’s songwriter whose blood runs the color of music. Her songs shake things up, turn things inside out and dance with the skeletons in society’s closet. It takes courage to be vulnerable, to let the birds out of your heart and pull the rug out from under your demons. Birdie does this-- line after line, song after song.
Featuring Lazarus Rise, Rocket Powerpuff, Eve Gunn, with Special Guest and MC Amaria Raine! This is a Closed Curtain event- Tickets are 10$ added to your bill-or at the door. Event starts at 9pm - Rain or Shine.
Alaskan born, Seattle based band Airport Strangers is stepping up and stepping out for a night of jams at Hotel Albatross. Come celebrate your New Year's resolutions before you break them with songs you've loved for decades (yes, decades), songs you've loved since 2018, and songs you've never heard before. Word on the street is there's going to be a full, five piece band on deck.
An evening of comedy, dance and total sparkle entertainment! Every first Sunday.
Imagine 2 sisters who (mostly) get along and sing songs from the Golden Age of Country while making ample use of their "Swear Jar" and you've got the Opal-Thistle Pistol Sisters!
Yeehaw and get along little doggies! Let's see who quits the band this time!
21+ $5 suggested for the swear jar...