“The Best of the New: R3” – a free concert showcasing new musical talents at one of Seattle’s finest venues. It’s tough to imagine anyone sitting on the fence about a show like this after that definition, but maybe you’re more scrupulous than I. Okay, further details:
The “Best of the New” series was started by “The Collective” which consists of The Warehouse, Sound on the Sound, and Artist Home. Thus far, there have been two installments in the series–with the “R3” of this upcoming showcase meaning “round three.”
Basically, The Collective brings together a variety of up-and-coming local musicians for a free public showcase. Past “Best of the New” concerts have highlighted the likes of Land of Pines, Bryan John Appleby, Lemolo, and Youth Rescue Mission. This time around, the line-up consists of Fort Union, Hannalee, Moya, and Stephen Nielsen.
Though loosely accurate, to peg this down as a folk show would disservice the contrasting styles of these acts. Each of them brings a unique flavour to the table. Make no mistake, these are excellent musicians and you’ll probably never have another chance to see them for free in such a nice venue.
Do yourself a favour.