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Hilst & Coffey’s unique sound hails from a blend of diverse musical backgrounds.Kat Hilst started playing piano at 5, graduated from Oberlin Conservatory, and once worked for the San Francisco Opera. Tim Coffey hit the road at 19, spending 20 years as a professional touring backup guitarist. Today his voice and songwriting is front and center, attracting the attention of Breedlove Guitars, who invited him to join their stable of artists.
Hilst & Coffey weave their own blend of genre-crossing lines to create an extraordinary musical journey. Come join us on that journey!!
The two joined forces during the recording of their first CD, ”
Strings Unbound“in 2010 and recorded “The Lonely Grange Sessions“ in 2012. The duo is a regional favorite, performing multiple venues, festivals and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest year round.
Since emerging as a favorite new live band out of Austin TX in the late 2000s, the Band of Heathens has toured relentlessly, building a devoted following and landing on some of the ﬁnest stages in music. Over three studio albums and hundreds of shows each year, they have changed lineups and evolved as a group and broadened their sound.Find out more »
Ashley Raines is an American songwriter, lyricist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Raines grew up in the Midwest and by the age of fourteen began to hitchhike away from his home in Kansas. Raines hopped boxcars and taught himself any instrument he could get his hands on, recording his songs on four-track reel-to-reel machines which he sold while performing on the street. Since the late 1990′s Raines has toured and performed 150(plus) concerts annually. Raines performs on his signature Weissenborn, a custom hollow neck lap steel guitar. He has released thriteen studio recordings since 2000. His raspy vocals and brooding lyrics suggest Tom Waits and Waylon Jennings, while his guitar work evokes Chris Whitley or Taj Mahal. Don’t miss this unique performer.Find out more »
Award-winning Irish flute player and former Bainbridge Islander Hanz Araki is the quintessential world music musician. After six generations, the name Araki is synonymous with the Japanese shakuhachi (an end-blown bamboo flute) which Hanz mastered making his professional debut in 1988.Find out more »
Perhaps if Odetta were alive today, teaming up with Lyle Lovett, you might begin to have a sense of how special Birds of Chicago truly is.
Birds of Chicago is a collective built around JT Nero ( of JT and The Clouds, Chicago, USA) and Allison Russell ( of Po’Girl, Montreal, Canada) — they are constant vagabonds touring almost 11 months last year in support of their debut, self-titled album. Their brand of rock and roll poetry can be a little hard to categorize, for people that insist on categorizing… their voices are undoubtedly the centerpiece, while the band pressure cooks-country, soul, blues in a way that forces some people to reach for extra hyphens in their description… they used to use the phrase “rock n roll” to describe this American mash up — Birds of Chicago still do.Find out more »
The Steel Wheels were nominated for five Independent Music Awards in 2010, with “Nothing You Can’t Lose” taking top honors as Best Country Song. The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.Find out more »