On Sunday October 6, 2013, join islanders in celebrating the release of two new recordings by musicians Julie Mainstone and Kate MacLeod. They are co-billing to "double the fun" for an evening of community and music. The event will be held at The Commons House at Vashon Island Cohousing, 10421 Bank Rd, Vashon, WA. The social hour begins at 5pm, the music begins at 6pm. Food will be provided, BYOB. The commons building requires that you leave your shoes at the door, so one might consider wearing socks or bringing slippers or indoor-only shoes. The suggested donation is $15 and reservations are requested; contact Julie Mainstone at email@example.com or by cell at 206-498-7642.
Julie Mainstone is a school teacher by day and a music connoisseur by night. She has completed her second recording, On the Blessed Road, which was recorded on Vashon Island by sound engineer Jeff Woollen at Village Sound Studios. Julie shows great respect to traditional music, both through her research and her interpretation of the songs she chooses to sing. She sings from the heart, and the tasteful instrumental arrangements for the songs on this recording are like a meal designed to satisfy the appetites of royalty. Julie will be joined in this concert by the very musicians that are on this new recording which means the evening will be showcasing the great talent of the islanders. See: www.JulieMainstone.com.
Kate MacLeod is celebrating a recording featuring a collection of songs, all inspired by books, that span 30 years of songwriting. It was recorded, of course, in a bookstore, at Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake City, UT. Ken Sanders is a cultural icon of the American West. Due to Kate’s long residence in Salt Lake City, she chose his bookstore to sum up 30 years of being affiliated with the region and such characters as Ken. She’ll be accompanied in concert by musical guests, including her music partner Kat Eggleston, who also produced Julie’s new CD. Kate’s original songs have been recorded by other artists from California to the Czech Republic in folk, eltic, bluegrass and roots music genres. In addition to her songwriting, she’s a notable fiddle player and performs as fiddler with numerous musicians across the country. See: www.KateMacLeod.com.