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May 19, 2015

The Hardware Store Restaurant decided to start having a regular live music night back in March of this year and it has turned out to be a lot of fun and a great venue to hear some really talented people perform.  Starting in October, we’ve gone from a weekly live music night to a monthly live music night.

The Hardware Store Restaurant decided to start having a regular live music night back in March of this year and it has turned out to be a lot of fun and a great venue to hear some really talented people perform.  Starting in October, we’ve gone from a weekly live music night to a monthly live music night.

The music takes place from 7-9pm.

This month, on May 21st, we bring you local musician Jason Everett.

May 19, 2015

Progressing from college sophomore to folk-music groupie-worshiper of Tom Rush, Fred Neil, Buffy St. Marie & Bob Gibson in early-60s Miami, John’s musical career has been what he jokingly refers to one long, downward spiral to this present time……but we all know differently. 

Snapdragon is pleased to bring you live music! Stop on by for some wonderful music, delicious food and tasty beverages!

On Saturday, May 23rd, performing in the Cone Hastings Gallery will be Island legend, John Browne.
Progressing from college sophomore to folk-music groupie-worshiper of Tom Rush, Fred Neil, Buffy St. Marie & Bob Gibson in early-60s Miami, John’s musical career has been what he jokingly refers to one long, downward spiral to this present time……but we all know differently.  

May 19, 2015

Seattle band The Onlies, who play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, will give a benefit concert for Rock Island String Kollective (RISK) on Sunday, May 31st from 4:00—6:00at the Havurat Ee Shalom (15401 Westside Hwy. SW). Riley Calcagno, Sami Braman, and Leo Shannon are Garfield High School juniors who have played together since they were two years old.

Seattle band The Onlies, who play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, will give a benefit concert for Rock Island String Kollective (RISK) on Sunday, May 31st from 4:00—6:00at the Havurat Ee Shalom (15401 Westside Hwy. SW). Riley Calcagno, Sami Braman, and Leo Shannon are Garfield High School juniors who have played together since they were two years old. All talented and versatile musicians, they switch off singing and playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and banjo. The Onlies recently released their third album at Seattle’s Town Hall to a crowd of over 700.

May 13, 2015

Ben Woods is a true master Flamenco guitarist and innovator, best known for his unique and virtuosic Flamenco-Metal style. He plays many music and guitar festivals and concerts around the world, and has had the honor of performing with some of the world’s best Flamenco singers and dancers.

Ben Woods is a true master Flamenco guitarist and innovator, best known for his unique and virtuosic Flamenco-Metal style. He plays many music and guitar festivals and concerts around the world, and has had the honor of performing with some of the world’s best Flamenco singers and dancers. Last year, Woods toured Europe as a featured player on the Master Guitar Tour.

May 13, 2015

Garth Reeves has been playing professionally for over 18 years. After cutting his teeth in the halcyon days of the Olympia scene, Garth moved to Seattle to explore that cities burgeoning music explosion. A short of list of bands Garth has been in include:  Dangermouse, Nubbin, Goodness, Blue Spark…

Garth Reeves has been playing professionally for over 18 years. After cutting his teeth in the halcyon days of the Olympia scene, Garth moved to Seattle to explore that cities burgeoning music explosion. A short of list of bands Garth has been in include:  Dangermouse, Nubbin, Goodness, Blue Spark… and now as a solo artist and in collaboration with others, Garth is expanding on a catalog of solo work that mines the roots of American musical vernacular.

May 4, 2015

Student openers audition and rehearsal dates will be announced soon. Visit www.sharingthestage.com for more details.
The Young Evils, are excellent evidence that final products often look nothing like initial intentions.

Student openers audition and rehearsal dates will be announced soon. Visit www.sharingthestage.com for more details.

The Young Evils, are excellent evidence that final products often look nothing like initial intentions. Started as a lighthearted Vaselines-inspired pop duo composed of record store co-workers Troy Nelson and Mackenzie Mercer, the Young Evils today bear only passing resemblance to their past selves.

April 29, 2015

For Gregg Curry, Ragged Glory was a sound birthed from the radio of a Mercury Montego he drove down Southern highways in summer with the windows down. It was Dylan, The Stones, The Band, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and so many others making something raw sound so perfect. He just grinned and turned it up louder.

For Gregg Curry, Ragged Glory was a sound birthed from the radio of a Mercury Montego he drove down Southern highways in summer with the windows down. It was Dylan, The Stones, The Band, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and so many others making something raw sound so perfect. He just grinned and turned it up louder.

April 29, 2015

Early Flutes in Ulaanbaatar: Jeffrey Cohan heralded the first days of spring in snowy Mongolia with concerts at the Mongolian State Opera House (banner), the US Ambassador’s residence, and throughout China. Celebrate the boisterous cacophony of spring right here at home on Vashon

Early Flutes in Ulaanbaatar: Jeffrey Cohan heralded the first days of spring in snowy Mongolia with concerts at the Mongolian State Opera House (banner), the US Ambassador’s residence, and throughout China. Celebrate the boisterous cacophony of spring right here at home on Vashon with the diverse musical atmospheres of Italy in 1600, France and Europe in 1750, and Germany and Austria in 1820 in this Spring Festival musical triptych at Bethel Church, all on period instruments.

April 20, 2015

This is the first Ancient Future tour of the Pacific Northwest in a decade. Celebrating its 36th year, Ancient Future is the world’s first and longest running ensemble dedicated to world fusion music. They’ve sold over 150,000 albums and millions of samplers, and performed over 1,000 concerts.

This is the first Ancient Future tour of the Pacific Northwest in a decade. Celebrating its 36th year, Ancient Future is the world’s first and longest running ensemble dedicated to world fusion music. They’ve sold over 150,000 albums and millions of samplers, and performed over 1,000 concerts. Ancient Future has become a large collective of master musicians from around the world with many smaller ensembles within it. Each program focuses on the traditions of the master musicians involved.

April 20, 2015

World class master of the acoustic guitar, Enrique Henao will come to   Vashon on Friday April 24 and perform a solo concert at the Vashon United Methodist Church.   Earlier in the day, Mr Henao will play for students at McMurray Middle School.    The concerts are sponsored by   VIBES (Vashon Island Band Education Supporters). 

World class master of the acoustic guitar, Enrique Henao will come to   Vashon on Friday April 24 and perform a solo concert at the Vashon United Methodist Church.   Earlier in the day, Mr Henao will play for students at McMurray Middle School.    The concerts are sponsored by   VIBES (Vashon Island Band Education Supporters).  

April 20, 2015

Comparisons are as inevitable in music as in life and in this sense singer/songwriter Jeff Kanzler is no exception (“reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan” Don Yates – KEXP, “John Vanderslice” Maurice Dielemans – Kindamuzik (Dutch Music zine), “Doug Macleod or Steve Goodman” Dani Heyvaert – MazzMusikas ( Belgium ).

Comparisons are as inevitable in music as in life and in this sense singer/songwriter Jeff Kanzler is no exception (“reminiscent of a young Bob Dylan” Don Yates – KEXP, “John Vanderslice” Maurice Dielemans – Kindamuzik (Dutch Music zine), “Doug Macleod or Steve Goodman” Dani Heyvaert – MazzMusikas ( Belgium ).

April 20, 2015

The Chorale’s upcoming spring concerts feature Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and Edward Elgar’s “From the Bavarian Highlands”. 75 singers under the direction of Gary D. Cannon will perform at Bethel Church on Sat. April 25

The Chorale’s upcoming spring concerts feature Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and Edward Elgar’s “From the Bavarian Highlands”. 75 singers under the direction of Gary D. Cannon will perform at Bethel Church on Sat. April 25, 7:30pm and Sunday, April 26, 3pm. Tickets are on sale at the Vashon Book Shop.

Vashon soprano Holly Boaz is the featured soloist for the Faure “Requem” at the Chorale’s concerts. Baritone soloist Glenn Guhr and a full orchestra also perform for this beloved musical masterwork.

April 15, 2015

Call them Indie Folk, Americana, Roots, whatever…
The Washover Fans aren’t ones to jump on trends. They’re more comfortable aligning themselves with tradition and the time-honored crafts of musicianship and songwriting.

Call them Indie Folk, Americana, Roots, whatever…

The Washover Fans aren’t ones to jump on trends. They’re more comfortable aligning themselves with tradition and the time-honored crafts of musicianship and songwriting.

April 1, 2015

Grammy award winning guitarist Bill Frisell and acclaimed composer and violist Eyvind Kang play a benefit show at the Vashon Theatre on Tuesday, April 7 in support of Vashon Youth and Family Services (VYFS). Local chanteur/guitarist Michael Whitmore opens the show.

Grammy award winning guitarist Bill Frisell and acclaimed composer and violist Eyvind Kang play a benefit show at the Vashon Theatre on Tuesday, April 7 in support of Vashon Youth and Family Services (VYFS). Local chanteur/guitarist Michael Whitmore opens the show.

Bill Frisell & Eyvind Kang
Opener Michael Whitmore
Tuesday, April 7, 7 pm (doors 6:30)
Vashon Theatre
Tickets: $25 General, $10 Seniors/Kids 17 and under, Available at Brown Paper Tickets, Vashon Bookshop, or at the door

April 1, 2015

A group of veteran rockers, the Galaxies play rock and roll brewed from years of experience. The band members believe in preserving the true feeling of rock tradition.

A group of veteran rockers, the Galaxies play rock and roll brewed from years of experience. The band members believe in preserving the true feeling of rock tradition. Authenticity in performance and material selection makes for a memorable musical experience.

Fronting the band on lead vocals and rhythm guitar is Johnny Lund. Mr. Lund has been playing his vintage Rickenbacker guitar since 1969. Johnny is the driving force in Seattle based Threshold, a nationally known Moody Blues tribute, as well as Brittmania, a well known local Beatles tribute.

March 18, 2015

Come dance yourself into Spring on Vashon’s biggest Dance Floor!
All-ages, and all are welcome. $5 Cover at the Door, no one turned away for lack of funds!

Come dance yourself into Spring on Vashon’s biggest Dance Floor!

All-ages, and all are welcome. $5 Cover at the Door, no one turned away for lack of funds!

March 18, 2015

Joe Panzetta is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer who performs melodic, original songs with a signature percussive guitar style. His musical ventures range from singer-songwriter/folk rock, to world and mantra.

Joe Panzetta is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer who performs melodic, original songs with a signature percussive guitar style. His musical ventures range from singer-songwriter/folk rock, to world and mantra. He has performed and recorded since 1989 and released 7 CDs. He plays a plethora of instruments including drums, bass, harmonium, tamboura, banjo, piano and anything else he can get his hands on.

March 18, 2015

It’s time to Dance! The fabulous Portage Fill Big Band returns to Open Space with their fantastic live swing music for Sunday Swing, an all-ages event.

It’s time to Dance! The fabulous Portage Fill Big Band returns to Open Space with their fantastic live swing music for Sunday Swing, an all-ages event.

Sunday Swing was inspired by our fabulous Inaugural Ball, which had teenagers swinging and elders tapping their feet, and folks of all ages dancing across the floor. Since then, Portage Fill has brought their magic to the Grand Hall many times, and the dance floor gets busier with every visit!

March 18, 2015

The Rumble Strips play high-energy dance music from anywhere: West Africa, New Orleans, Brazil, and the pop charts. With full batteries of percussion, horns, guitars and vocals, it’s all hands on deck for a sound that’s sublime, ridiculous, oversized and built for joy. Not a show; a party.

The Rumble Strips play high-energy dance music from anywhere: West Africa, New Orleans, Brazil, and the pop charts. With full batteries of percussion, horns, guitars and vocals, it’s all hands on deck for a sound that’s sublime, ridiculous, oversized and built for joy. Not a show; a party.

Vocals: Carol Lutra-Johns, Meri-Michael Collins, Rebekah Kuzma, Guitars: Andy James, Chip Lamason, Bass: Stephen Buffington, Drums: Emory Miedema-Boyajian, Horns: Van Crozier, Dianne Krouse, Percussion: Christian Codd, Allison MacEwan, Mario Soberanis.

March 4, 2015

 Love me Some Townes Van Zandt brings together Vashon musicians Loren Sinner, Kat Eggleston, Jeff Kanzler, Michael Whitmore, Mike Dumovich, Rebekah Kuzma, Gregg Curry along with Star Anna to celebrate the birth date of a true legend of American Songwriting, Townes Van Zandt.

 Love me Some Townes Van Zandt brings together Vashon musicians Loren Sinner, Kat Eggleston, Jeff Kanzler, Michael Whitmore, Mike Dumovich, Rebekah Kuzma, Gregg Curry along with Star Anna to celebrate the birth date of a true legend of American Songwriting, Townes Van Zandt.  This takes place on March 7th (7:30pm) at The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie.

A donation of $10 or more will be accepted at the door, to benefit Vashon Youth and Family Services. This community fundraising effort is hosted by Debra Heesch and The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie.  

March 4, 2015

Celebrate France’s resilience and spirit in this francophone concert! You will be transported to the streets of Paris with Rouge, Seattle’s premiere nostalgic French music group.

Celebrate France’s resilience and spirit in this francophone concert! You will be transported to the streets of Paris with Rouge, Seattle’s premiere nostalgic French music group. Made up of a team of internationally touring musicians based in the Northwest, they perform racing waltzes, romantic ballads, and happy jazz-swings, reinterpreting and transforming 1930-1960’s French music. They also create original tunes & lyrics inspired by this rich tradition.

March 4, 2015

Soul Senate is a 7-piece, high-energy, adrenaline-inducing, audience-oriented, original soul/funk party powerhouse.

Soul Senate is a 7-piece, high-energy, adrenaline-inducing, audience-oriented, original soul/funk party powerhouse.
Bridging the decidedly funky sounds of the 60s & early 70s–such as the Meters, Stevie Wonder, and the Stax label of Memphis–with a distinct modern sound in the vein of Raphael Saadiq, Alice Russell, Eli Paperboy Reed, and the New Mastersounds; Soul Senate claims their own musical territory with booty shaking grooves, well-crafted arrangements, sizzling horns, and memorable instrumentals and vocal songs.

February 22, 2015

Bill Brown & The Kingbees continue to work on refining their show and most recently have gone into the studio to work on their second album. Elliot Bay Recording Studio, a top notch studio in Seattle, has helped the band put together what is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Bill Brown & The Kingbees continue to work on refining their show and most recently have gone into the studio to work on their second album. Elliot Bay Recording Studio, a top notch studio in Seattle, has helped the band put together what is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

February 18, 2015

Vashon is an island characterized by its natural beauty and uniquely rich arts scene. Running through its verdant forests, bucolic pastures and majestic vistas is a spirit that inspires musicians to call this place their home.

Vashon is an island characterized by its natural beauty and uniquely rich arts scene. Running through its verdant forests, bucolic pastures and majestic vistas is a spirit that inspires musicians to call this place their home.

One guitar tells the stories of some of our Island’s most talented musicians, challenging them to create an original song in one week. Each week, this one guitar is passed to the next musician, creating a lineage that connects each musician and each song. We all have different stories to tell, but music brings us together.