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: ZZ Ward @ Aloft

As part of their live music series, the Aloft Hotel in Redmond (east of Seattle) hosted ZZ Ward several days before her Bumbershoot appearance. Guests and the general public were treated to a free hour-long show by ZZ and her band. ZZ Ward

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Photos: Megs McLean @ Tulalip Casino

In a stripped down acoustic set, Megs McLean opened for Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan at a stop during their Grits & Glamour tour, at the Tulalip Casino north of Seattle. Backed by Ilya Ignatov on guitar, the local country artist treated the 1000+ member audience to songs from her Out Of School EP plus […]

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Photos: Kacey Musgraves @ Marymoor Park

Country artist Kacey Musgraves recently opened for Willie Nelson at Marymoor Park in Redmond, east of Seattle. She and her five-member band played material from her two studio albums as well as several new songs. Kacey told the audience that up until the tour started, she’d been busy planning her wedding [with Ruston Kelly] and […]

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Photos: Watershed @ The Gorge Amphitheatre – Day 1

About a dozen times each summer, a temporary encampment of 25,000 springs up at the Gorge Amphitheatre in eastern Washington for a weekend of music. The three-day Watershed country music festival happened over the last weekend in July – at the oasis in the desert. Close to 10 artists performed each day, split between the […]

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