Singer/Songwriter Showcase ft Devin Sinha, Tekla Waterfield, Arthur James & more!

Sun Feb 17 2019

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Tractor

5213 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$10.00

Ages 21+

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Seattle Songwriter Showcase features intimate performances from many of Seattle’s best songwriting talent.

 

Performers include:

  • Devin Sinha
  • Tekla Waterfield
  • Arthur James
  • Anna St. Lee
  • Kara Hesse
  • Katie Kuffel
  • Sarah Gerritson
  • Thedrifterluke
  • Tobias The Owl

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Singer/Songwriter Showcase ft Devin Sinha, Tekla Waterfield, Arthur James & more!

  • Devin Sinha

    Devin Sinha

    Alternative Folk

    Devin is a singer/songwriter living in Seattle, hailing from Midwestern roots as he spent most of his life around Kansas City. His style is primarily acoustic indie/folk, mixing autobiographical flavors into his fiction of poetry and music. Songs tend toward narrative verse, with lyrics and feeling taking front row center, often complemented by guitar, keyboard, and bass.

  • Tekla Waterfield

    Tekla Waterfield

    Music

    Tekla Waterfield is a Seattle based singer/songwriter. She is an Experience the City Of Music SeaTac Airport artist, she writes and performs with the Bushwick Book Club, (a group of artists who create work inspired by literature), has hosted open mics around the city, teaches with Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education and Rain City Rock Camp for girls, is a regular performer around town with frequent help from her band, the Sweet Nothings: (Capitol Cider, Tractor Tavern, Musicquarium Lounge, Conor Byrne Pub, Northwest Folklife, Seattle Acoustic Festival), has been a featured guest vocalist with various artists and bands including the Seattle Rock Orchestra, Wayne Horvitz, Jeff Fielder, Honey Noble, Michael Stegner, the Aaron Zuege Band, Sam Russell and the Teen Soul Explosion, Jeff Kanzler, the Devin Sinha Band, General Mojo's Key Project, and David Buhler. 

    Tekla is a dynamic singer/songwriter with genre bending songs from R&B, folk, to country, soul and jazz; with a wide range of musical influences: Gillian Welch, Neko Case, Wilco, Erykah Badu, Marvin Gaye, Mazzy Star, the Cowboy Junkies, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and more...

    She just released her first self-released album, "This Nightlife Is Wearing On Me", recorded and produced in Seattle, WA at Bani-Love Studio and Her Car Studios, mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering.

  • Arthur James

    Arthur James

    Alternative Rock

    Born in Riverside, California, the oldest child in a military family, Arthur James has been traveling all his life. His songs are landmarks of his journey that paint vivid landscapes of the many thousands of miles he’s seen in a struggle to find the meaning of ‘home’. 

    Music was always a means of escape and release. “Growing up all over - all over the world - I needed a place to put things. I needed a place to go to. A place that was familiar to me. Some place safe, you know? So, I started writing songs and living inside them.” 

    His lyricism lends to his patience and attention to the substance of every song, with nods to his influences, Gregory Alan Isakov, David Bazan, Justin Vernon, Matt Skiba and John K. Samson. His writing has been described as “complex and intelligently constructed.” 

    Arthur played all over the upper-midwest and fronted 5 different bands, living between Minot, ND and Minneapolis, MN from 2000-2012. 
    After moving to Washington in 2012, he played all over the greater Seattle area. 

    When he's not on the road or writing, he’s reading about quantum physics, black holes and other curious subjects. “I’m into autodidactism; I’ve always loved science and math and physics, so I find books or documentaries on that stuff and feed my head. It’s fascinating and I feel that it gives you the ultimate perspective. We’re just so bloody small.” 

    His new EP, The 4th Floor, was recorded in his home in West Seattle using very little instrumentation. “I’ve grown to really appreciate the sound of a room when music is being played in it. Like the little things that happen on the fretboard of a guitar when fingers move over it. I wanted people to hear those things. I wanted people to hear a real voice and real fingers, singing and playing those songs. Like the songs were being performed right next to you.” 
    The idea behind the EP is something that’s very important to him. 
    “This EP was written using other people’s stories. It's a selection of songs from a plethora I wrote about things that happened to other people. I canvassed social media, requesting stories from everyone I knew. Some people gave me their journals, other stories were left on a voicemail. The purpose was to shine a light on the relationship between artist and audience. It's intrinsic. But, like, there’s a dynamic there that got lost on everyone. So, I played audience to people's stories, then turned what I heard into a songs. Recording these songs and letting those people hear their stories through my music was, you know, an effort to show people what that process looks like. That interaction. That transaction, even.”

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Singer/Songwriter Showcase ft Devin Sinha, Tekla Waterfield, Arthur James & more!

Sun Feb 17 2019 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Tractor Seattle WA
Singer/Songwriter Showcase ft Devin Sinha, Tekla Waterfield, Arthur James & more!

$10.00 Ages 21+

Seattle Songwriter Showcase features intimate performances from many of Seattle’s best songwriting talent.

 

Performers include:

  • Devin Sinha
  • Tekla Waterfield
  • Arthur James
  • Anna St. Lee
  • Kara Hesse
  • Katie Kuffel
  • Sarah Gerritson
  • Thedrifterluke
  • Tobias The Owl

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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.

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.