Kassi Valazza w/ Small Paul & Riddy Arman

Fri Aug 13 2021

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Tractor

5213 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$15.00

Ages 21+

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Attn: Due to calendar conflicts Denver will no longer be performing this show. 
 

Kassi Valazza has a viscous, light gold voice. It swirls around in your head like whiskey in a snifter; vaporous, and intoxicating. For most of her album Dear Dead Days pedal steel and electric guitar lope along at half time, the in-pocket rhythm section booming from deep in the low end. Its frequencies penetrate your flesh. The songs reverberate off your bones. Her lyrics drip down the inside of your skull. Musicians with Southwest origins dependably bring a languorous relaxation – the slow pace, a defense against the oppressive heat of the high desert– and a grim sense of gravitas, having walked among the bleached bones and arid landscapes. At times Valazza sings as if her lyrics are smoke she’s exhaling. You get the hint: Valazza is pretty goddamn good at writing a sad song –but there’s another element, a painted desert, coloured canyon walls at sunset, endless sky vision. Kassi will be your peyote coyote; a guide through these psychedelic vistas. Here she’s found a way to trap the world of cheaters, drifters, lovers and leavers in amber. Wander from your own woes, and come walk with Valazza’s.

 
 

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Kassi Valazza w/ Small Paul & Riddy Arman

  • Kassi Valazza

    Kassi Valazza

    Alternative Country

    Kassi Valazza has a viscous, light gold voice. It swirls around in your head like whiskey in a snifter; vaporous, and intoxicating. For most of Dear Dead Days pedal steel and electric guitar lope along at half time, the in pocket rhythm section booming from deep in the low end. Its frequencies penetrate your flesh. The songs reverberate off your bones. Her lyrics drip down the inside of your skull. On the opening track “Cayuse”:

    “cause they’re hard runnin’ critters, and wild-eyed quitters / kicking up all they can find / that fool hardy man of mine”

    Musicians with Southwest origins dependably bring a languorous relaxation –the slow pace a defense against the oppressive heat of the high desert– and a grim sense of gravitas, having walked among the bleached bones and arid landscapes. At times Valazza sings as if her lyrics are smoke she’s exhaling. On “A Fine Colour” she sings every note clearly, and with force, on a surrealist-jealousy jawn.

  • Small Paul

    Small Paul

    Alternative Rock

  • Riddy Arman

    Riddy Arman

    Alternative Country

    A daughter of the Midwest, Riddy Arman grew up in the rural rust belt of Ohio. A few guitar lessons into her teens, she began to write songs, citing that too often guitar is inaccessible for young women. “I eventually realized it’s a game not worth playing. I didn’t want to shred, so I mostly focused on singing because no one could take my voice.” Her distinct and powerful tone is an undeniable gift, soon to be heard on a forthcoming self-titled debut album, from La Honda Records/ Thirty Tigers.

    After high school she moved to the southeast to study sustainable agriculture. There she crafted a working relationship with the earth and developed a gift for illustration that transported her to New York City. It was in the big city, opposed to her small town Northwest Ohio upbringing, that she began to understand her own intuition and path in the world. “I needed a couple more calluses. Everything was fast paced in New York—it was a lesson in the metaphysics of life.” Saddled with new experience and a renewed vigor for simple living, Riddy left the big city hustle to meet a family friend in Atlanta and hop her first train to New Orleans.

    Back in the South, Riddy was also back in the community of music she loved most, focusing on her songwriting and singing. As she saw much of the east coast from rail lines, Riddy continued to develop her vocal prowess performing on city streets among friends. Eventually she secured a job “shoveling shit for a quarter horse breeder” in Virginia, and planted herself on a small farm with nothing to do but garden. “I was feeling lonely for what was out there isolated in the country. That’s where my song writing really started to get serious.” Encouraged and mentored by friend and fellow artist Kiki Cavazos to pick up the guitar again as accompaniment to her new songs, Riddy started to get her feel for performance.

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Kassi Valazza w/ Small Paul & Riddy Arman

Fri Aug 13 2021 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Tractor Seattle WA
Kassi Valazza w/ Small Paul & Riddy Arman

$15.00 Ages 21+

Please view our most up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines before entering the show: http://www.tractortavern.com/tractor-covid-guidelines 

Attn: Due to calendar conflicts Denver will no longer be performing this show. 
 

Kassi Valazza has a viscous, light gold voice. It swirls around in your head like whiskey in a snifter; vaporous, and intoxicating. For most of her album Dear Dead Days pedal steel and electric guitar lope along at half time, the in-pocket rhythm section booming from deep in the low end. Its frequencies penetrate your flesh. The songs reverberate off your bones. Her lyrics drip down the inside of your skull. Musicians with Southwest origins dependably bring a languorous relaxation – the slow pace, a defense against the oppressive heat of the high desert– and a grim sense of gravitas, having walked among the bleached bones and arid landscapes. At times Valazza sings as if her lyrics are smoke she’s exhaling. You get the hint: Valazza is pretty goddamn good at writing a sad song –but there’s another element, a painted desert, coloured canyon walls at sunset, endless sky vision. Kassi will be your peyote coyote; a guide through these psychedelic vistas. Here she’s found a way to trap the world of cheaters, drifters, lovers and leavers in amber. Wander from your own woes, and come walk with Valazza’s.

 
 

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$15.00

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required for entry. This ticket is for admission to a live music venue. It provides the holder to observe a musical performance and nothing else. Other goods and services may be purchased once inside the venue. Please note, seating is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.