Tekla Waterfield (Album Release), Lenore., Heather Thomas

Sat Apr 21 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

Ages 21+

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Tekla Waterfield (Album Release), Lenore., Heather Thomas

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  • Tekla Waterfield

    Tekla Waterfield

    Music

    Seattle based singer/songwriter Tekla Waterfield lives in the wide-open realm of Americana Roots music, incorporating elements of folk, country, indie, rhythm and blues, and soul.

     

    Waterfield has paired up with multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Fielder to produce her second LP, The Curtain Falls.  This album represents a departure from Waterfield's usual rootsy/folk, to a place that is firmly grounded in ethereal Indie Folk.  Finger picking guitars and soaring strings give full-bodied dichotomy to playful vintage drum machines and synths.  There's a push/pull from new to old, folk to pop/rock that ties traditional singer/songwriter modes to modern Jim James electronic experimentation.  Vocals are up-front and honest, with moments of eery Stranger Things/Twin-Peaks-esque moody, somber, lush synths and dynamics that rise and swell.

    Her song structure influences come from many wonderful song composers including: The Velvet Underground, Gillian Welch, War on Drugs, The Cowboy Junkies, Wilco, Courtney Barnett, Frazey Ford, Bill Withers and more.

    In addition to live performances with her band, Tekla lends her vocals to others for recordings and occasional live appearances, is an active member of Seattle's Bushwick Book Club, a group of artists who create work in response to literature, performs regularly at SeaTac Airport as part of the Experience the City of Music Project, and is a frequent featured vocalist with the highly revered Seattle Rock Orchestra.

     

     

  • Lenore.

    Lenore.

    Alternative

    The coming together of Rebecca Marie Miller & Joy Pearson as Portland, Oregon folk outfit, Lenore., is serendipitous, to say the least.  After individually hitting rock bottom — Pearson following a divorce and Miller after a period of destitution in LA — the pair separately turned to songwriting in the search for a still point in their turning worlds.

    After years of lending their abilities to other projects, including Saddle Creek’s The Mynabirds & Portland’s own High Water Jazz Band, they finally found themselves spinning on the same axis when a chance meeting through a mutual friend, Pokey LaFarge, sparked an immediate connection. A drunken night ensued & before they’d even scoped each other’s material, they had committed.

    Now, two years since that fateful evening & Lenore. can boast having performed at legendary PNW venues including Mississippi Studios, Aladdin Theater & Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, as well as the Sunset Tavern, Triple Door & Tractor Tavern in Seattle. They've opened for Eric Bachmann, Laura Gibson, Esme Patterson, Blitzen Trapper & ex-collaborators, The Mynabirds & have shared the stage with Peter Buck (R.E.M.), as well as Chris Funk & Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists).

    Since forming Lenore., Miller & Pearson have gained full-time collaborators in seasoned Portland musicians Edward Cameron (classical guitar) & Jessie Dettwiler (cello), who have contributed significantly to the evolution of Lenore.'s sound — a dreamy melancholic blend of harmony-driven folk with an ever-present sense of hope. More recently, Lenore. began playing with a rhythm section that features a rotating cast of bassists & drummers. 

    Lenore. released their debut self-titled album produced by John Askew on 9/15/2017, and embarked on an east coast tour in October of that same year.

  • Heather Thomas

    Heather Thomas

    Alternative Country

    A bold and unique musician. Seattle artist, Heather Thomas, commands her audience with pure vocals and breathtaking stories.  A drummer, singer, songwriter, and ukulele player, Heather plays drums with Mary Lambert, leads (from the drumset) the Heather Thomas Band featuring all original music, and co-fronts psychedelic rock band General Mojo's alongside Dune Butler. 

    Heather is a versatile musician with an ear for melody and a groove that comes from years of jamming with excellent musicians in Seattle and across the country. Her experience on festival stages, arenas and amphitheaters, and live television, including Good Morning America, LIVE with Kelly and Michael, and VH1 You Oughta Know, has honed her presence and established her as a well known player in many scenes. Her debut album People in Places was released June 15th at The Tractor Tavern. Heather is currently working on demos for her next album and touring with Mary Lambert.

Tekla Waterfield (Album Release), Lenore., Heather Thomas

Sat Apr 21 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
Tekla Waterfield (Album Release), Lenore., Heather Thomas
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Ages 21+