I'm a New Yorker and an acoustic music fan. I've just taken a summer job in Tacoma, WA, and I'm looking for advice from people familiar with the area (it's not far from Seattle, so info about Seattle counts, too). My biggest questions are twofold: can you point me in the direction of cool local acoustic music venues, and can you recommend some local singer/songwriters whose music I might be into?
Obviously, I'm looking for artists in the tradition of Ani. For reference, I'm also interested in the Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Ani DiFranco, Gregory Douglass, Girlyman, We're About 9, Robbie Schaefer, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Austin Willacy, Mieka Pauley, Richard Shindell, Tracy Chapman... you get the idea...
Thanks for the advice. Sorry for cross-posting.
PS: Does anyone know when the 7/2 Indigo Girls tickets go on sale?