Photos: Megs McLean @ Kla Ha Ya Days

Megs McLean headlined on the main stage at the Kla Ha Ya Days festival in her hometown of Snohomish, NE of Seattle.  Backed by a four-member band along with backup singers Jenna (sister) and Emily, she sang songs off her Out Of School album and covers, as well as new material.  Megs is 100% occupied with her music and horses.

Megs McLean

Video: Freya Ridings’ “Castles”

Artist: Freya Ridings
Video: “Castles”
Why You Want to Watch: Freya Ridings has her own Girl Squad!

Ridings, a singer-songwriter from London, England, releases her self-titled debut on July 19th. “Castles,” the second single released from the album, gets Isaac Rentz for its video director. He’s directed videos for the artists 5 Seconds of Summer (6), Katy Perry, Paramore, among others.

Preview: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, Fri. 7/12 & Sat. 7/13

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival – Fri. 7/12 & Sat. 7/13

Wow, so apologies I didn’t get this preview up to let you know about Timber! Outdoor Music Festival earlier. While I didn’t alert you to Thursday’s lineup, I have some ideas for Friday and Saturday.

Kelly Finnigan, a soul singer from Los Angeles has a Main Stage slot on Friday, as do Stephanie Anne Johnson and the Highdogs. Johnson was a finalist on The Voice. You could also celebrate Seattle’s kilcid band‘s album release while catching their set at 2 pm (also on Main Stage). Timber’s Campfire Stage hosts the beautiful combination of Mark Lanegan and the Passenger String Quartet.

On Saturday, garage rockers Thee Oh Sees headline the evening on Main Stage. The Californian quintet are absolutely well known for their live shows. Among other Main Stage acts, there’s also even more variety from Baja Boy (indie), All Star Opera (hip-hop) and Chris Acker and the Growing Boys (country).

And it feels great to say this: ticket options are thoughtfully priced. You can also get camping tickets, which would be worth it. There are many activities going on too, from kayaking to tree climbing to meditation. Big thanks to Artist for arranging Timber!

PS: There will be Midnight Secret Shows. Follow Timber’s Twitter & Facebook for updates.