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The Free Range Choir
(Sat, Nov 16, 11am-11:30am)
The Free Range Folk Choir is Vashon’s own eclectic and joyful folk music ensemble. Under the direction of Shane Jewell, this 80 member choir goes to the roots of folk tradition — learning through call and response, adjusting to the spontaneity of the moment and expressing song through both voice and movement. Music performed has ranged from South African freedom songs, Canadian sea shanties and Bulgarian love songs, to old school Gospel music, medieval French rounds and even songs about Vashon Island itself. This choir is a true celebration of the ways that music from around the world can lift the spirit and cultivate community!
(Sat, Nov 16, 11:30am-1:30pm)
Greg Curry’s songs dig deep into the roots of American music to create his original
sound. He has traveled America, absorbing influences from rock, soul, and blues to country, bluegrass, and gospel. Drawing from hundreds of original songs and numerous recordings, he seamlessly knits those American traditions into his unique musical tapestry
of lyrical, catchy tunes. Those songs, plus over 20 years of performing, make him a compelling presence on stage.
Walter and Donny
(Sat, Nov 23, 11am-1pm)
The band Walter and Donny are at the forefront of the cosmic Americana revival, picking up where the Flying Burrito Brothers left their flying rice and beans. Band members Rex McFarlin and Jon Stewart play a mix of Americana pop songs blending alt-country feel and elements of space-rock. Original songs draw influences from the Grateful Dead, stalwarts of outlaw country, and a sprinkling of young John Denver.
Saturday, November 30th:
No Market today.
(Sat, Dec 7, 11am-1pm):
For the past 20 years, Paul Benoit has performed and recorded his own music and collaborated with numerous musicians to release 18 albums. Benoit’s songwriting continues to evolve and he has released seven solo recordings of roots-rock, pop, folk, blues and kids music. His album, Combustible, was named a top 12 DIY CD in Performing Songwriter Magazine and his solo acoustic album, Bluebird, placed 23rd on the Euro-Americana Charts. Benoit performs throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, North Africa, Asia, Mexico, and Central America solo, with his band, and with performer/poet Chris Chandler.
(Sat, Dec 14, 11am-1pm):
From coast to coast Adena Atkins brings her singular artistry to song. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Adena has also studied with author Natalie Goldberg and at the California Institute of the Arts. She is a recipient of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts’ merit award. Within a year of moving to Seattle, Adena released her debut EP The Slowest Curve, a seasonal song cycle which has received glowing reviews. As of this writing, she’s hard at work creating her debut full length album with industry veteran Angel Angelov.
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