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Charming Disaster and Baby Gramps

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.

Charming Disaster:
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:
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

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