Photos: Elise Trouw @ Royal Room

San Diego-based Elise Trouw brought her one woman band to the Royal Room in the Columbia City neighborhood in south Seattle. Drums, bass, guitar and piano – she played them all, accompanied by prerecorded music and looping. Her stop in Seattle was midway through her five city west coast tour (her first!). Earlier this year, […]

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Photos and Review: Foreigner with Cheap Trick

Foreigner September 9th, 2017 White River Amphitheatre Photos By: John Rudolph Foreigner tore up White River Amphitheatre with their 40th Anniversary tour. Wow, 40 year. . . I remember when Foreigner’s first record Foreigner hit the airwaves in 1977, followed closely by Double Vision in 1978. They were the band to follow back in the […]

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Photos: Morgan James @ Triple Door

Singer-songwriter and actress Morgan James recently brought her “Reckless Abandon World Tour” to the Triple Door. It was her second show at the venue in two years – this time in support of her second studio album, Reckless Abandon. James was backed by a four-member band that included husband Doug Wamble on guitar. Morgan James

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Show Review & Photos: Jamie Cullum @ the Moore Theatre

Jamie Cullum @ the Moore, 2/10/15 Show Review & Photos by Kirk Stauffer It was good to have the English pop/jazz singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum back in Seattle. He apologized for being away for so long and commented that he was surprised by all the construction cranes downtown. He also mentioned previous shows at the Century […]

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Photos: Lucy Woodward @ Admiral Theater

You can never get too much of a good thing. This was the fourth time I’ve enthusiastically covered Lucy Woodward for Back Beat Seattle – but who’s counting. It started with a one-hour scenic ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle to Bremerton. The audience at the Admiral Theater had just finished dinner when Lucy […]

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