Friday, April 10, 2020, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
Singer, instrumentalist, songsmith, storyteller and keeper of the eternal backbeat, Steve James is recently resident in Seattle after years as an “underground legend” in Texas and on the road that has taken him from Bleecker Street to Beale Street and to just about every continent except Antarctica and Nebraska. His musical colleagues have described him as follows: “He has a rare gift for using traditional forms with complete naturalness…It’s a hell of a show!” Elijah Wald “Quite simply, he’s one of the best I know.” Jorma Kaukonen “Made me wish Blind Blake were still alive so the two of them could sit down to a cutting contest.” Ed Ward. $10 donation for musician, $3 donation for the bookstore. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave,Seattle, 436-2960

Sunday, June 14, 2020, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
If you listened to the Prairie Home Companion show in the late ’70s and early ’80s you certainly knew Claudia Schmidt, one of Garrison Keillor’s regular performers. She was ubiquitous, a folk, jazz and blues singer, poet, and multi-instrumentalist – she plays guitar, mountain dulcimer, and quirky instruments such as the pianola. Claudia Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. It is a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter. drama, and celebrating the moment. She has always included her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others, what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder. Garrison Keillor said “when Claudia sings a song, it stays sung.” Listen to her music. $15 donation, no reservations, come early for a good seat. Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave,Seattle, 436-2960

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