Marisa (neatlynoted) wrote in ed_heads,

music this july in Seattle area

Hi, fellow EFO fans. How's it going?

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.
-- Marisa

PS: Does anyone know when the 7/2 Indigo Girls tickets go on sale?
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I've only been to Seattle once, but I can definitively say that you need to visit the Tractor Tavern. It's a folk venue, so you should feel right at home.

The Paperboys, out of Vancouver BC, used to be an Edhead favorite, but they changed sounds dramatically about three years ago. Their new sound, which is sort of alt-country, is not always to my personal taste. But they are outstanding musicians and really nice guys--lead singer Tom Landa (the real-life "Tommy the Canexican") is a sweetheart--so definitely check 'em out.

Former Paperboy Hanz Araki, who plays low whistles phenomenally, is now based in Seattle with his new Celtic band, An Tua.
great advice, thanks!
I saw EFO in 2004 at the Triple Door and they, at the time looked like they had a great line up of artists.
I'll check it out!