Three hardworking Seattle bands are coming together for a night of folk that is off the beaten path. Starting the evening off will be Tin Tree Factory, aka Johnny D. and friends.
Tin Tree Factory refer to themselves as “radically political folk-punk.” At first listen, they sound like a group of young, passionate musicians that got ahold of a four-track recorder and found a creative way to share their views. Wanna listen?
Next up are the de facto stars of the show, The Way We Were in 1989. They have an acoustic foundation with instruments such as the banjo and accordion, then they gussy things up with drum tracks and keys. They keep things pretty minimal, but their sound combination should make for an interesting show. They Way We Were in 1989 will be celebrating a CD release at this show. Be there to hear what new songs they have up their sleeves.
Headlining the evening will be Jenny Invert. They arrived from Albuquerque, NM almost a year ago. In that short amount of time, frontman Sam Miller has made himself a valuable member of the Seattle music community playing in bands such as Lovesick Empire, Matt Badger and his Flock of Knives, most recently Ravenna Woods, and more. Jenny Invert is Miller’s pet project, and he’s hard at work showing Seattleites what it’s all about.
The entire evening has a characteristic of freak-folk; from whispering vocals to screaming verses, Jenny Invert will bring the freakiness front and center. Their set up is piano, electric bass, and snare drums. The backing elements bring the bang and pop while Sam Miller shows off his percussive, theatrical style on the keys and booming vocals. The musical canvas for Jenny Invert’s soundscapes are vast, and the band never fails to fill the space.
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