EVENTS


Friday, March 8, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
BRIAN BOWERS
Bryan Bowers has become a major artist on the traditional music circuit. He has redefined the autoharp and is also well known as a singer-songwriter. Bryan has a dynamic outgoing personality and an uncanny ability to enchant a crowd in practically any situation. His towering six foot four inch frame can be wild and zany on stage while playing a song like `Dixie’ and five minutes later he can have the same audience singing `Will The Circle Be Unbroken’ in quiet reverence and delight. For nearly three decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and professionalism. $15 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
KEN WALDMAN
Ken Waldman (a.k.a. Alaska’s fiddling poet) draws on his 30 years in Alaska to produce poems, stories, and fiddle tunes to create a performance uniquely his own, described as “haunting and melodic;…like being reminded of our very humanness and all the chances and changes still waiting to be discovered” (Cinthia Ritchie, Anchorage Daily News). He will be joined by some local musicians. A former college professor, Waldman published six full-length poetry collections, a memoir, a children’s book, and released nine CDs that combine old-time Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
HENDRICKSON & BARROGA
Stewart Hendrickson plays fiddle tunes from Scandinavia to Shetland, Scotland, England and Ireland, accompanied by Ken Barroga on guitar. Ken also sings an eclectic selection of songs from early 21st- and mid-20th century America. A fun evening of fiddle tunes and songs from two local musicians. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave,Seattle, 436-2960.


Sunday, June 9, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
CLAUDIA SCHMIDT
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 N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, July 12, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
LINDSAY STREET
Lindsay Street, from Bellingham, WA, plays roots music from Ireland, England, Quebec, Scandinavia, and France, as well as original compositions. Inspired by the past as well as emerging musical traditions, Lindsay Street delivers rich and varied arrangements that connect the old and the new. Lindsay Street’s repertoire features creative use of accordion, guitar, violin, mandolin, bodhran, bouzouki, banjo, whistles, and other assorted instruments. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave,Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
TANGO COWBOYS
The Tango Cowboys is a duo that performs fun-loving music from America (North and South), specializing in vocal tangos and cowboy songs from the 1930s and 1940s and beyond. They tell stories of their songs directly to the audience, inviting them to journey from the open range of the wild west and the small cafe in Buenos Aires. Tom Bourne-guitar, and Rich Hinrichsen-voice. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave,Seattle, 436-2960

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