Photos: Courtney Fortune & David Benoit @ Jazz Alley

Courtney Fortune & David Benoit @ Jazz Alley – 12/21/2023Photos by Kirk Stauffer Returning for an annual holiday event, Courtney Fortune and David Benoit performed their “Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown” show at Jazz Alley.  The five sold-out performances attest to its overwhelming popularity.  Joining the contemporary jazz pianist were Roberto Vally (bass) and Dan Schnelle (drums). Courtney Fortune & David Benoit – […]

Photos: Madeline Hawthorne @ Tractor Tavern

Madeline Hawthorne @ Tractor Tavern – 12/14/2023Photos by Kirk Stauffer Montana-based Americana singer-songwriter Madeline Hawthorne performed the the Tractor Tavern.  Flanked by Taylor Sims (guitar) and Ace Engfer (bass), the trio was on tour with the Shook Twins.  Her latest single, “Neon Wasteland” was warmly received by the audience, as well as songs from her Boots album, recorded […]

Photos: Shook Twins @ Tractor Tavern

Shook Twins @ Tractor Tavern – 12/14/2023Photos by Kirk Stauffer Shook Twins, known for their unique blend of folk/pop/indie rock, headlined at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle’s Ballard district.  The Portland-based identical twin sisters, Katelyn and Laurie, played a variety of instruments including their signature golden egg.  Throughout their set, numerous performers joined them onstage for an eclectic […]

Photos: EMEI @ Barboza

EMEI @ Barboza – 11/16/2023Photos by Kirk Stauffer EMEI (aka Emily Li) performed at two sold-out shows at Barboza last month.  She had a lot on interaction with the audience during her set – from inviting them to sit on the floor while she sang a song in the middle of the crowd to throwing illuminated beach balls […]

Photos: Bludnymph @ Madame Lou’s

Bludnymph @ Madame Lou’s – 12/1/2023Photos by Kirk Stauffer Bludnymph (aka Kya Hansen) opened for KiNG MALA at Madame Lou’s last week.  The enthusiastic audience threw stuffed animals and lingerie to Bludnymph while she performed her newest single, “Lights Out.”  The Vancouver-based indie pop artist had a short trip over the border to join the tour. Bludnymph – Photos […]