Outlaw Americana for people that like Waylon, Willie, Nick Drake or ghost towns and old theaters.
Join us in welcoming Bart Budwig and Luke Ydstie (of Blind Pilot). Bart Budwig grew up on the Idaho Palouse, with a pawn shop trumpet and a heart as big as a skyscraper – if skyscrapers knew how to be humble. “I can’t say enough about this man’s songwriting….imagine riding on a wagon, heading off into the sunset with the one you love while you’re whiskey drunk, and a charming old cowboy rides alongside the wagon and croons about lost love and how he once had to shoot a man down. Then inside the wagon is a wise old woman who bakes cookies and lets you eat all the dough you want. It’s like that, but better. Give a listen and slow dance” – Jeffrey Martin
Bryan John Appleby is a jacuzzi pop singer-songwriter living in Seattle, WA. Appleby’s much anticipated forthcoming full-length release The Narrow Valley (November 2015), crafted with Seattle producer Sam Anderson, deals with the sun-bleached landscape of his youth – a dreamy, densely constructed cinematic world more musically tied to the maximalist West Coast pop traditions of outsider California composers like Van Dyke Parks and Brian Wilson than to the folk roots of Appleby’s early work. The Narrow Valley‘s orchestral character takes dramatic steps away from heartfelt folk balladry, showcasing Appleby’s deftness in composition and arrangement while still managing to deliver the epic line-by-line lyricism he is known for.