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Listen in the Kitchen Returns to Vashon Bookshop

Listen in the Kitchen returns to Vashon Bookshop on June 3rd from 7-8:30 p.m. for the First Friday Gallery Walk, a monthly celebration of arts and culture that brings out locals and tourists alike to enjoy new works by island artists and musicians.

Back by popular demand, Listen in the Kitchen is known for their particular brand of tight harmonies, rowdy humor, and tales of questionable behavior that enliven the traditions of bluegrass, gospel, shape note, folk, and old- time music.

The five band members are bound by a common faith and sing in the choir at Church of the Holy Spirit, Vashon’s Episcopal Church, where they hone their sound and musical sensibilities under Erin Durrett, Director of Music Ministries.  But their musical repertoire is wide-ranging and surprising, at turns poignant and bawdy.

Your mama warned you about the twists and turns that life can take, seduction leading to ruin as often as love.  Listen in the Kitchen boldly goes where mothers have gone for centuries, warning of lust and betrayal, lamenting war’s tragic losses, finding salvation in small-time country joys, and celebrating endurance through songs of praise and visions of glory.

Audiences have delighted in the loose exchanges and banter bravado of Listen in the Kitchen.  “It’s like being backstage,” one friend of a band member said after their performance at the Bookshop in January. “We get to see all of your relationships and decisions.  It’s fun.”

Join Mary Litchfield Tuel for a new original and an old familiar one,  Erin Durrett for soaring spirituals and Celtic ballads, Mary Rose O’Reilley for Western fiddle tunes, Lynn Carrigan for protest songs; and Linera Lucas for some steamy swing.

Unpolished and unapologetic, Listen in the Kitchen makes every space feel like your living room or that gathering spot around your stove, transforming  chaos into something nutritious, warm, and comforting.