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Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Good Lovelies

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

The Good Lovelies

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $18
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Canadian group The Good Lovelies delight with their lighthearted folk music and skilled vocal harmonies that is equal parts city and country, highway and home, and a whole lot of fun.

Upbeat and funny, with just a pinch of sass, the Good Lovelies’ textbook three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty stage banter have enlivened the folk music landscape since they joined forces in 2006.

Their songwriting and irresistibly buoyant dispositions have made them a hit with audiences as well as the darlings of the summer festival circuit.

The Good Lovelies received a Juno for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year in 2010. In 2013 they received two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Vocal Group of the Year and Ensemble of the Year.

Check out their music videos: http://www.goodlovelies.com/site/video/

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets or at SFS concerts: http://goodlovliesseattleconcert.brownpapertickets.com $18 General, $16 Members/students/seniors, $9 Youth (age 6-17)

Tickets at the door the night of the concert(cash or check only): $20 General, $18 members/senior/student, $9 Youth

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dale Russ and Friends

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Dale Russ and Friends

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

A showcase to celebrate a wonderful local fiddler! Dale Russ started playing fiddle at the beginning of the Irish music boom in the States in 1973. Since then he has performed and taught throughout the U.S. with brief forays into Canada and Ireland, and has performed yearly in Japan since 1996. Early years included musical affiliations with Mark Graham (No Comhaile), Sandy Silva, Kevin Burke, and more recently Paddy O'Brien, along with our local heroes and stalwarts Tom Creegan and Mike Saunders, with whom he performs in the trio Crumac. He recently released his first solo recording in 18 years. Dale will be joined for a few tunes by some of his old musical partners, and hopefully new ones as well.

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH BROWN PAPER TICKETS OR AT PRIOR SFS CONCERTS. http://dalerussconcert.brownpapertickets.com or call the Brown Paper Ticket line at 1-800-838-3006 AT THE DOOR, TICKETS WILL BE $18/$16/$9. (Discounts for members, students, seniors 65+. Youth tickets, age 6-17, are $9, advance or at the door)

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Foghorn Stringband

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Foghorn Stringband

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $18
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Foghorn Stringband, playing "kick-ass" old time music, will heat up the winter night at the Phinney Neighborhood Center on Saturday, January 31.

From their origins in Portland’s underground roots music scene, the core duo of Foghorn Stringband, Caleb Klauder, whose wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking have always been the heart of the band, and Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind, perhaps the best old-time fiddler of his generation, have spread the old-time string band gospel. They’ve also brought in new influences and inspirations from their many travels and new band mates. Canadian singer and bassist Nadine Landry, joined the band in 2008, and singer and guitarist Reeb Willms, came down from Bellingham with a suitcase of vintage country songs and a powerfully beautiful, pure voice.

They are steadily proving that American roots music is an endless cauldron of inspiration. And they will bring a brand new recording with them from just-finished recording sessions in Kauai.

The Stringband describes its music as "ass-kicking redneck string band music" and they play it "with all the passion, warmth, bite and fire of an illicit spirit." Folk Words By advance tickets at Brown Paper Tickets: http://foghornseattle.brownpapertickets.com

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Jim Malcolm

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Jim Malcolm

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as "one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style". His concerts are always highly entertaining, peppered with funny stories and observations, in the great tradition of Scottish artists through the ages.

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH BROWN PAPER TICKETS OR AT PRIOR SFS CONCERTS. http://jimmalcolmseattle.brownpapertickets.com or call the Brown Paper Ticket line at 1-800-838-3006

AT THE DOOR, TICKETS WILL BE $18/$16/$9. (Discounts for members, students, seniors 65+. Youth tickets, age 6-17, are $9, advance or at the door)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

April Verch

Special Sunday Night on Phinney Ridge

April Verch

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:00PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Advance tickets: http://aprilverchseattle.brownpapertickets.com Tickets, if available at the door, will be $2 more.

April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now, in the second decade of her career as an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer-songwriter. Her ninth album, Bright Like Gold, captures a woman who’s fleshed out her identity and is in full command of her gifts, a woman who’s grown from a prodigy into an enduring artist--one of music’s most unforgiving public transitions--with grace and grit to spare. The April Verch Band--rounded out by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin, who has a Masters in jazz improv from the New England Conservatory-- is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating outfit, not to mention one that’s not soon forgotten when they depart the stage. It doesn’t hurt that the thrilling grand finale involves Verch fiddling and step dancing--and often executing two entirely different intricate rhythmic patterns--at once. Something else that’s downright impressive is the range of material Verch, Walters and Griffin inhabit on the new album. She’s so fluent in folk traditions--the Canadian ones she was born into and the American ones she later found her way to--that old fiddle tunes like those featured in the Canadian medley "Dusty Miller," "Fiddle Fingers" and "Grizzly Bear" and the Appalachian medley "Edward in the Treetop," "Yellow Jacket" and "Quit That Tickling Me" sound positively reinvigorated. Originals like her instrumental waltz "Morris & Boris" and country courting number "The Only One" are clearly made to last.

Future Concert(s)

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Mary Flower with Spud Siegel

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Mary Flower with Spud Siegel

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Ellis Paul

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ellis Paul

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Ellis Paul

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $20
$3 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Tickets will be sold through Brown Paper Tickets, and will be available later in December. Tickets will be $20 general, and $17 for SFS, PNA members and seniors. Day of show tickets will be $2 more. Kids tickets are $10.

A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller -- are all fair labels for Ellis, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place to know Ellis Paul. It is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails. With an acoustic guitar in hand, he weaves intimate, provocative, and romantic tales of our lives.

Singer-songwriter great Bill Morrissey paid Ellis perhaps the ultimate compliment, saying "… Ellis was always himself; he didn't try to separate himself from his audiences. Perhaps it's because he's a Mainer; there's no pretense, and I think audiences sense that."

Launching his career in Massachusetts, Ellis has been called the quintessential Boston songwriter more than a few times and has garnered the recognition and awards to back up that claim. Since coming onto the scene in 1993, Ellis continues strong as a performer and a writer. Spending two-thirds of most years on the road has helped him perfect both crafts, with a lot of practice on-stage and a lot of people whose stories he retells in song.

Over the years and albums, his songs have gotten more personal. He has turned out cds consistently through his 20+ year career. His 16th cd, Chasing Beauty, was produced by Kristian Bush of Sugarland and Brandon Bush of Sugarland/Train, with backing band - Sugarland, and backing vocals by Red Molly and Rebecca Loebe.

Originally from Maine, Ellis now lives in Charlottesville, VA.

Music videos:

Chasing Beauty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OErMElHsjOs

Rose Tattoo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3crJGzlPBQ

The World Ain't Slowing Down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDJafGS6tWI

Hurricane Angel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGwMD8HoOkE

www.ellispaul.com

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 - Lauren Sheehan with Mark Graham

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Lauren Sheehan with Mark Graham

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $15
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - Lou & Peter Berryman

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lou & Peter Berryman

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Lou & Peter Berryman

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Tickets will go on sale 60 days before the show.

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Concert Venues

We recommend that you call ahead to the SFS Concert Line at (206) 528-8523 for reservations or advance tickets. Do not call the venue directly for reservations; when the SFS produces a concert, we handle that. If you need wheelchair access, please let us know.

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Map)
6532 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98103. (If using GPS, this address works better: 449 N 67th St, Seattle, WA 98103.)
Concerts are held in the Community Hall (brick building). Free parking in the lower parking lot at the Center. Enter the lot on N 67th, between Phinney and Dayton Ave. Phinney Center has disability parking outside the door on the Dayton Street side of the building and flat access into the hall from Dayton. Parking on Dayton Ave is available for disabled and musician load/unload only.

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117

 

Tickets

Advance tickets for all shows are available from Brown Paper Tickets, or by calling the BPT customer service line at 1-800-838-3006.
Tickets may also be purchased in person at other SFS concerts, generally 60 days before the show.

More information or questions about the concerts may be obtained by leaving a message on the SFS concert line: 206-528-8523

 

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