Northwest Folk Music Concert Calendar (Seattle and Eastside)
by Richard Gillmann

Richard Gillmann at the SUPA picnic in 2015

Indoor folk music concerts in Seattle and nearby areas. There are also outdoor festivals during the warmer months, notably the Folklife festival over Memorial Day weekend.

I was a host of the "Lunch With Folks" and "The Outskirts" shows on KBCS radio for 16 years. I also compiled a top folk airplay chart from 1997 to 2017. The chart continues under the auspices of Folk Alliance at folkradio.org. Just to keep my hand in at software development (I'm retired), I decided to write a Python/BeautifulSoup program for a local folk music calendar. This calendar is scraped from the websites of local presenters and venues.

Presenters: Bushwick, Crocodile, Fremont Abbey, PNWF, SFS, STG, Showbox, SiS
Venues: Anderson School, Benaroya, Black Dog, C&P, Conor Byrne, Couth Buzzard, Crossroads, Dane, Dusty, East Shore, Frankie's, Jazz Alley, KPCenter, Kenyon, North City, Pacific Room, Perihelion, Pink Door, Rendezvous, Royal, Soulfood, Third Place, Town Hall, Tractor, Treehouse, Triple Door, Vito's
House Concerts: Frontier, Our House

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
 Correo Aereo @ Perihelion Brewery

Correo Aereo @ Perihelion Brewery

Correo Aereo, pronounced Cor-ray-o Eye-air-re-o, (Spanish for 'Air Mail'), is an award winning multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World music Trio. Performing traditional music of Venezuela, Argentina & Mexico, Correo Aereo combines a stunning array of string and percussive instruments with silken vocal harmonies described as “…locked in embrace.” by the Austin Chronicle.“Correo Aereo is deeply respectful of the traditions they present yet they are not afraid to explore new directions that expand the parameters of their art form. ...

Local artist

7:00 PM
Music Tuesdays and Events — Perihelion Brewery
Perihelion Brewery, 2800 16th Ave South, Seattle

Tuesday, Tue, Dec 10, 2019
 Singer-Songwriter Contest

Singer-Songwriter Contest

Singer-Songwriter Contest

7:00 PM
Pacific Room Alki Events | Eventbrite
Pacific Room Alki, 2808 Alki Ave SW, Seattle

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019
 Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin — longtime friends for over 30 years — will be touring together in fall 2019 as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs.

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2018
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

7:30PM
Concerts and Tickets
Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle

Thursday, December 12, 2019
 Casey MacGill

Casey MacGill

Casey MacGill croons classic tunes in a style encompassing blues, ballads, and boogie. His piano weaves a spell of smoke-filled joints where little dramas played out to the sounds of tinkling keys. Casey is a native of Los Angeles and grew up with folk music, surf, 60's pop, and eventually the blues. He attended the Monterey Pop Festival, saw icons Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, blues artists Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, Albert King, and the blues became the cornerstone of his musical style. He majored in music at Pasadena City College and Cal State LA, studying with jazz greats Gary Foster, Warne Marsh, and Buddy Collette. ...

Local artist

5:30pm – 8:00pm
Entertainment — Vito's
Vito's, 927 Ninth Avenue, Seattle

Thursday, December 12, 2019
 Geoffrey Castle's 12th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration

Geoffrey Castle's 12th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration

Castle’s Celtic Christmas Celebration is a Northwest Holiday Tradition. Legendary electric violinist Geoffrey Castle brings the Christmas magic with a dazzling concert, featuring the Seattle Irish Dance Company, the All-Star Celtic Night Band, special guests from the Seattle Opera, and known Irish troublemaker Dan Connolly. With music drawn from his two critically acclaimed holiday releases, and a “jaw dropping” live show, Castle’s Celtic Christmas Celebration is not…

7:00PM Friday, December 13, 2019
Get Tickets - Kirkland Performance Center
Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A Cappella Night: GIRL BAND and Restless Vocal Band

8:00 PM
Conor Byrne Pub
Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle

Friday, December 13, 2019
 Cool Water

Cool Water

Brooke Pennock and Wendy McDowell are lifelong friends that share a love of songwriting and americana roots rock. Often compared to the Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge & Lucinda Williams, their all original slice of life lyrics are paired with a pop sensibility and soulful layered harmonies.

Local artist

7 - 10 pm
Anderson School Hotel - McMenamins
Thorndike Room @ McMenamins Anderson School Hotel, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Klein Party

clarinet klezmer

Local artist

8:00 till 11:00
Entertainment — The Pink Door
The Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, Seattle

Friday, December 13, 2019
 Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons Holiday House Concert and Party

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons Holiday House Concert and Party

It's been a wonderful year of music, magic, and community, here at the old log cabin. We're ending the season big with a holiday house concert and party featuring a couple of our favorite musicians and people: Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons! It will be a full evening of festivating, with holiday pies, wintery nosh and nog, consensual mistletoe, reindeer games, and a very special house concert! Come early, stay lateish; it's been a great year and we'd love to celebrate with you all. 6:30 - Fun begins 7:30 - Concert After-concert holiday hangout $20 suggested contribution; 100% to the musicians *** Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons have been performing American roots music together since 2010. The music they play is inspired by early 20th century American folk, novelty songs and black Americana. Hunter, born in the African nation of Lesotho and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, is a classically trained violinist who studied music around the world. Seamons has shown a devotion to Northwest American folk music, he is the executive producer of the 2017 Smithsonian Folkways album, Roll Columbia: Woody Guthrie's 26 Northwest Songs. Their music is one part of The Rhapsody Project, an integration of performance and teaching through public events and school workshops. Designed to bring together people across generational and cultural divides through music, Rhapsody is a Seattle-based, community endeavor. https://www.benjoemusic.com/ https://www.therhapsodyproject.org/

Local artist

6:30 PM
Upcoming Events — Frontier Home
Frontier Home, Beacon Hill, Seattle

Friday, December 13, 2019
 Songwriter’s Showcase @ C & P Coffee [Roster Full]

Songwriter’s Showcase @ C & P Coffee [Roster Full]

7:00 David Schumer 7:30 Will Franz (www.willfranz.com) 8:00 Denise Glover (www.deniseglovermusic.com) 8:30 Tom Humphreys (host) C & P Coffee in West Seattle hosts our newest showcase on the 2nd Friday of every month! Since 2003 C & P Coffee Company has been building friendships around community and coffee. They proudly serve Lighthouse Roasters fine coffees as well as a rotating selection of beer and wine. They offer locally sourced baked goods including vegan and wheat free options. www.candpcoffee.com

7:00 PM
Calendar December 2019 | Songwriters in Seattle (Seattle, WA) | Meetup
C & P Coffee Co, 5612 California Avenue Southwest, Seattle

Friday, December 13, 2019

Ca Gaze

French Gypsy Jazz

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Calendar | Third Place Commons
Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
 Crossing The North Sea

Crossing The North Sea

In “Crossing the North Sea,” Hardanger fiddle player, Rachel Nesvig, teams up with Scottish fiddler, Brandon Vance, for this historically-informed project, exploring the cross-pollination of fiddle styles that have developed as a result of the maritime trade routes between Norway, Shetlands, and points beyond! Rachel has been playing the Hardanger Fiddle (hardingfela) since high school and was the first student at St. Olaf College to receive Distinction in Hardanger Fiddle in 2007. She also taught the beginning Hardanger Fiddle course at the Hardanger Fiddle Association of America’s Annual Workshop, and has studied fiddle both in the US and in Norway with various teachers.  Brandon is a two-time U.S. ...

7:30-9:30 pm
EVENTS – PNW Folklore
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave, Seattle

Friday, Fri December 13, 2019
 Monica Schley at SoulFood CoffeeHouse

Monica Schley at SoulFood CoffeeHouse

One of Seattle’s finest harpists, Monica Schley, plays her mesmerizing compositions and holiday carols on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019  7:30pm at Soulfood Coffeehouse (15748 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052). A mainstay on Seattle’s music scene for nearly twenty years, she infuses her unique style with classical, Celtic, world folk, and jazz origins. Ms. Schley’s voice has been compared to k.d. lang and her advanced harp skills have been called "intricate and determined." -- Jon Rooney, Ball of Wax Quarterly. ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Upcoming Events in Redmond | SoulFood CoffeeHouse
SoulFood CoffeeHouse, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond

Friday, December 13, 2019
 Alex Dunn

Alex Dunn with August & May

Seattle songwriter Alex Dunn carries on the storied tradition of making songs inspired by working in lonely places. Penned primarily in the few quiet moments on a fishing vessel in Alaska, his debut album Scattered Poems is full of – what else? – love songs

8:00 pm
Live Music | Treehouse Cafe, Bainbridge Island | National Name Acts, Dinner Performances, Wine and Beer on Tap
Treehouse Café, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island

Saturday, December 14, 2019
 Tarantellas

Tarantellas

romantic Italian songs, classical waltze

Local artist

8:00 till 11:00
Entertainment — The Pink Door
The Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, Seattle

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
 (MATINEE SHOW) Holiday Hootenanny and Sing-A-Long

(MATINEE SHOW) Holiday Hootenanny and Sing-A-Long

Doors at 3:30pm To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation by emailing reservations@theroyalroomseattle.com Advance tickets can only […]

4:00 pm
Calendar – The Royal Room
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
 (EARLY SHOW) Holiday Hootenanny and Sing-A-Long

(EARLY SHOW) Holiday Hootenanny and Sing-A-Long

Doors at 5:30pm To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation by emailing reservations@theroyalroomseattle.com Advance tickets can only […]

6:30 pm
Calendar – The Royal Room
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle

Saturday, December 14, 2019
 Celtic Yuletide

Celtic Yuletide

For many in the Northwest, it wouldn’t be the holidays without the harps, dulcimers, and energetic Celtic sounds of the acclaimed Boulding family ensemble Magical Strings. The tradition continues with a performance that sings mysteries from the Boulding family’s most recent sojourns in Ireland and beyond. This year, Magical Strings enters the 5th decade of …

7:30PM
Rental Partners – Town Hall Seattle
The Great Hall @ Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Joy Mills Band

A night of live music at The Dane with Joy Mills Band. Free to everyone.

Local artist

8:00 PM
Events list — The Dane, beer and coffee cafe, Crown Hill, Ballard
The Dane, 8000 15th Ave NW, Seattle

Saturday, December 14, 2019
 Pearl Django

Pearl Django

Local artist

8:00pm
Music - North City Bistro
North City Bistro, 1520 NE 177th Street. Shoreline

Saturday, December 14, 2019
 The Paula Boggs Band

The Paula Boggs Band

Army Airborne Veteran, corporate attorney, social activist, and now eclectic singer/songwriter/rocker… Paula Boggs and her six-piece Band traverse jazz, world, folk, rock and Americana.  Their sound is “Seattle-Brewed Soul-grass” and the band has performed internationally.

8:00 pm
Live Music | Treehouse Cafe, Bainbridge Island | National Name Acts, Dinner Performances, Wine and Beer on Tap
Treehouse Café, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
 (LATE SHOW) Holiday Hootenanny and Sing-A-Long

(LATE SHOW) Holiday Hootenanny and Sing-A-Long

Doors at 8:15 To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation by emailing reservations@theroyalroomseattle.com Advance tickets can only […]

8:45 pm
Calendar – The Royal Room
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday Brunch Series presents The Home Rulers

Inventive, fiery, and traditional tunes and stories of Ireland,Scotland and Cape Breton keep your toes tapping!

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Market Stage | Crossroads Bellevue
Crossroads Public Market, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Jamtime

Jamtime: bluegrass, country and old-time music with Jamtime.

1:00 pm
Events for December 2019 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Sunday, Sun, December 15, 2019
 Julia Nunes / Elizabeth and the Catapult @ The Vera Project

Julia Nunes

with Chase Burnett

7 PM
The Crocodile | Calendar
The Crocodile, 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019
 Ranger and the

Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”: Gyspy Jazz + Nashville Guitar with Chris Luquette

Doors at 6:30pm To guarantee a good seat, please make your dinner reservation through our reservations page on our website. […]

Local artist

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Calendar – The Royal Room
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle

Sunday, Sun Dec 15, 2019
 Charlie Parr w/ Dead Horses

Charlie Parr w/ Dead Horses

CHARLIE PARR is the eponymous new album by the Minnesota-based folk blues artist the same name. The album is a collection of new songs and new studio versions of classics/audience favorites from throughout Parr’s career and will be released September 27 on Red House Records. Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Canon Falls, MN, CHARLIE PARR features Charlie’s trademark resonator guitar and 12-string with co-producer Liz Draper on bass, longtime collaborator Mikkel Beckmen on percussion, Jeff Mitchell on electric guitar, accordion, organ, backing vocals, and Dave Hundrieser on harmonica. ...

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

8:00PM (Doors 7:00PM)
Find tickets for 'tractor' in Seattle at TicketWeb
Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
 Willie Watson

Willie Watson

Willie Watson,Abakis

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2018
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017

Events – Abbey Arts Presents, Seattle (Fremont Abbey Arts Center)
Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle

Tuesday, Tue, Dec 17, 2019
 Singer-Songwriter Contest

Singer-Songwriter Contest

Singer-Songwriter Contest

7:00 PM
Pacific Room Alki Events | Eventbrite
Pacific Room Alki, 2808 Alki Ave SW, Seattle

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Unplugged ~ A Musical Gathering!

Unplugged ~ A Musical Gathering! An informal venue in a cozy coffeehouse for acoustic instrumentalists and singers of all stripes: Classical, Early Music, Jazz, Folk, Composers, et. al.

7:00 pm
Events for December 2019 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - Sun, Dec 22, 2019
 Judy Collins Holidays & Hits

Judy Collins Holidays & Hits

Gold and platinum selling modern-day Renaissance woman esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions.

Best Folk Album GRAMMY Nominee 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2018
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - Calendar
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle

Thursday, December 19, 2019
 Casey MacGill

Casey MacGill

Casey MacGill croons classic tunes in a style encompassing blues, ballads, and boogie. His piano weaves a spell of smoke-filled joints where little dramas played out to the sounds of tinkling keys. Casey is a native of Los Angeles and grew up with folk music, surf, 60's pop, and eventually the blues. He attended the Monterey Pop Festival, saw icons Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, blues artists Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, Albert King, and the blues became the cornerstone of his musical style. He majored in music at Pasadena City College and Cal State LA, studying with jazz greats Gary Foster, Warne Marsh, and Buddy Collette. ...

Local artist

5:30pm – 8:00pm
Entertainment — Vito's
Vito's, 927 Ninth Avenue, Seattle

Friday, December 20, 2019

Joe Adami

Joe Adami An eclectic mix of blues, pop, folk, fun originals and jazz standards from the American Songbook. Ray Charles and Sinatra to Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Dylan, Brian Setzer and Stevie Wonder.

7:00 pm
Events for December 2019 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Friday, December 20, 2019
 Tango Cowboys

Tango Cowboys

Vocal tangos and cowboy songs from the 1930s and 1940s and beyond

Local artist

7:30pm
Couth Buzzard Books
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

Friday, Fri Dec 20, 2019
 SOLD OUT!!  91.3 KBCS Presents: Fruit Bats w/ Kacey Johansing

SOLD OUT!! 91.3 KBCS Presents: Fruit Bats w/ Kacey Johansing

Described by The Bay Bridged as “gorgeous acoustic pop”, San Francisco based musician Kacey Johansing creates songs with meandering melodies, lush harmonies and moody aural landscapes. Weaving together elements of folk, jazz, pop and classical music, it sounds as if she spent years studying in old smoky theaters with icons Leonard Bernstein and Joni Mitchell directing the show, and The Beach Boys in the orchestra pit. A soulful, honeyed voice and lilting vibrato land her the leading role. Collaboration has proven to be a fundamental part of Johansing’s creative process. ...

9:00PM (Doors 8:00PM)
Find tickets for 'tractor' in Seattle at TicketWeb
Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Saturday, December 21, 2019
 Briar

Briar

vintage jazz, blues

Local artist

8:00 till 11:00
Entertainment — The Pink Door
The Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, Seattle

Saturday, December 21, 2019
 The Tarantellas

The Tarantellas

In a salute to Vito's Italian heritage, we are proud to present The Tarantellas as our dinner show on the first and third Saturdays of each month for a festive and loving tribute to "The Legendary Favorite Songs of Italy." Bandleader/vocalist Richard Sclafani holds forth with his antique Neapolitan mandolin, a little work of art in itself, with a unique sound that has been described as the "heart and soul of Southern Italy". On various nights, he is accompanied by special guests, including accordion virtuoso Bonnie Birch, acoustic guitarist Juan "Giovanni" Barco, and harmony vocalist Lana Brown. ...

Local artist

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Entertainment — Vito's
Vito's, 927 Ninth Avenue, Seattle

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Northwest Folklife Presents Dave & The Dalmatians

Northwest Folklife is honored and excited to share the 7th annual series of curated, family-friendly cultural arts performances on the Eastside at the Crossroads Market Stage on the third Saturday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30pm.Dave and the Dalmatians sings folk songs a cappella from the coast of Croatia and beyond, notleast of which are Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Russia, Georgia, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, andWales. We started and still enjoy singing the songs of the klapa tradition which originates alongthe Dalmatian coast and islands in the Adriatic Sea. ...

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Market Stage | Crossroads Bellevue
Crossroads Public Market, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue

Saturday, December 21, 2019
 Songwriter’s Showcase @ The Den [ROSTER FULL]

Songwriter’s Showcase @ The Den [ROSTER FULL]

6:30 The Dingles 7:00 Benny Lee 7:30 Dan Schneider 8:00 Russ Lorenzini (host) (www.reverbnation.com/russlorenzini) The Den Coffeehouse in Bothell hosts our showcase on the 3rd Saturday of every month. The show ends at 8:30 with The Den management reserving the right to close early if there is no audience aside from the performers. Please promote the show and encourage people to stay so we don't get cut off!

6:30 PM
Calendar December 2019 | Songwriters in Seattle (Seattle, WA) | Meetup
The Den Coffee House & Cafe, 10415 Beardslee Blvd, Bothell

Saturday, Sat December 21, 2019
 Chronilus

Chronilus

Travel time with Chronilus, the crafty masters of Celtic World Fusion and temporal soup. Swoon at the angelic vocal harmonies of Sonia and Dann. Cry out "More Manfred" until his eyebrow moves. Try to keep track as Dann switches instruments, while Bone Deep invokes thunder from the tribal drums, then makes a dive for the bass. Manfred will play guitar and never say a word the entire time. It's like that. Suggested Donation $15.00 at the door. Dress for time…

Local artist

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Upcoming Events in Redmond | SoulFood CoffeeHouse
SoulFood CoffeeHouse, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Roo & The Few – with Speical Friends

Roo & The Few - with Speical Friends plays an eclectic mix of originals and covers. Some of the artists we cover are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Bobby Gentry.

7:00 pm
Events for December 2019 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, December 21, 2019
 Dec. 21: A Winter Solstice Concert with SeaMuse

A Winter Solstice Concert with SeaMuse

SeaMuse are four friends – Stanley Greenthal, Christos Govetas, Kip Greenthal, and Kim Goldov – who love to share traditional music from a variety of regions of Greece, Turkey, the Balkans, as well as songs and instrumentals from Brittany, Ireland, and Scotland.

7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM)
Home - Dusty Strings Music Store and School
Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle

Saturday, December 21, 2019
 Klez Katz

Klez Katz

Local artist

7:30 p.m.
Kenyon Hall-Vaudeville, Theater and Music
Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Avenue SW, Seattle

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Winter Solstice Songwriters Circle with Jay Pinto, Nancy Colton & Paul Benoit

7:30 pm
The Black Dog Arts Cafe, Restaurant and Entertainment in Snoqualmie, WA
The Black Dog Arts Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie

Saturday, Sat, December 21, 2019
 Sera Cahoone (Full Band)

Sera Cahoone

with Lydia Ramsey “Americana singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone grew up in the Colorado foothills. The daughter of a dynamite salesman, she played her first gigs on drums in a dive bar's open blues jams at 12. A young adult, she moved to Seattle where she played drums with the adored indie rock group, Carissa’s Wierd, and later Band of Horses. She then went on to release four solo records, two with Sub Pop. This year Cahoone received a Gold Record for her work with Band of Horses. Cahoone has earned great praise from KEXP, NPR series Tiny Desk Concert, First Listen and Songs We Love. ...

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017

8 PM
The Crocodile | Calendar
The Crocodile, 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Sunday Brunch Series presents Byron Street Swing

Byron Street Swing is an acoustic quartet performing Hot Club Jazz and early French Swing music to play the songs of Django Reinhardt and other Gypsy Jazz masters of today.

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Market Stage | Crossroads Bellevue
Crossroads Public Market, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue

Sunday, December 22, 2019
 Correo Aereo

Correo Aereo

CORREO AEREO, (Air Mail), an award winning Latin American music group, is Abel Rocha on Venezuelan & Mexican harp, guitar, cuatro, & voice. Madeleine Sosin on violin, maracas, bombo, jarana, voice, and sometimes Amy Denio on accordion, clarinet, bombo, & voice. http://www.correoaereo.us/ Correo Aereo makes sumptuously soulful music in Mexican, Argentinian & Venezuelan folk traditions…

Local artist

3:00 pm
Events for December 2019 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Thursday, December 26, 2019 - Sun, Dec 29, 2019
 Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Celebration

Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Celebration

Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five Grammy® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 60 years. "They epitomize what is known as jubilee singing, a livelier breed of gospel music!" - The New York Times

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - Calendar
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle

Thursday, December 26, 2019
 Casey MacGill

Casey MacGill

Casey MacGill croons classic tunes in a style encompassing blues, ballads, and boogie. His piano weaves a spell of smoke-filled joints where little dramas played out to the sounds of tinkling keys. Casey is a native of Los Angeles and grew up with folk music, surf, 60's pop, and eventually the blues. He attended the Monterey Pop Festival, saw icons Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, blues artists Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, Albert King, and the blues became the cornerstone of his musical style. He majored in music at Pasadena City College and Cal State LA, studying with jazz greats Gary Foster, Warne Marsh, and Buddy Collette. ...

Local artist

5:30pm – 8:00pm
Entertainment — Vito's
Vito's, 927 Ninth Avenue, Seattle

Friday, December 27, 2019

The Ben Hunter Trio

pre-war era old-time roots blues

Local artist

8:00 till 11:00
Entertainment — The Pink Door
The Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, Seattle

Friday, December 27, 2019
 Jim Page In Concert

Jim Page In Concert

Classic Seattle singer and song writer

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017

7:30pm
Couth Buzzard Books
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Marshall Family Band

D minor melodies and crooked fiddle tunes

Local artist

8:00 till 11:00
Entertainment — The Pink Door
The Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, Seattle

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Ginny Reilly In Concert

Local artist

7:30pm
Couth Buzzard Books
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunday Brunch Series presents Bryan Bowers

Autoharp Master, Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller, Performing Artist. For nearly three decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and professionalism.

Local artist

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Market Stage | Crossroads Bellevue
Crossroads Public Market, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue

Sunday, December 29, 2019
 Songwriter’s Showcase @ Grumpy D's [ROSTER FULL]

Songwriter’s Showcase @ Grumpy D's [ROSTER FULL]

2:00 Lisa Craze (www.lisacraze.com) 2:30 Suzy Cole (www.suzycolemusic.com) 3:00 Cindy Akana 3:30 Brian Straub (Host) (https://braintwang.bandcamp.com/) Grumpy D's Coffeehouse in Ballard hosts an SiS showcase on the last Sunday of every month.

2:00 PM
Calendar December 2019 | Songwriters in Seattle (Seattle, WA) | Meetup
Grumpy D's Coffee House, 7001 15th Ave Nw, Seattle

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Trillium Soul

Trillium Soul "Guitars, pianos, percussion and beautiful three-part harmony in folk, jazz and gospel genres describes the style of Trillium Soul - Sarah Ackers, Betsy Boyer and Bronwyn Edwards Cryer. Their diverse range includes music by Diana Krall, the Wailin' Jennys, Eva Cassidy, Allison Krauss, Cheryl Wheeler, Susan Werner, and plenty of their own original…

3:00 pm
Events for December 2019 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Sunday, Sun, Dec 29, 2019
 Curtis Moore

Curtis Moore

Curtis Moore Live at Pacific Room Alki

Local artist

6:00 PM
Pacific Room Alki Events | Eventbrite
Pacific Room Alki, 2808 Alki Ave SW, Seattle

Thursday, January 2, 2020
 Bill Davie

Bill Davie

Bill Davie Bill Davie; acoustic guitar and vocals. Alternative folk singer, songwriter and poet.

Local artist

7:00 pm
Events for December 2019 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, Sat Jan 4, 2020
 The Paperboys -EARLY SHOW *partially seated

The Paperboys -EARLY SHOW *partially seated

Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. It has healthy servings of Ska, Soca and African Highlife and we've been known to throw in a little White Boy Reggae. Of course it also has strains of Soul, Pop and Funk although we are by no means a funk band. It is mostly Acoustic although we also like Electric guitars. It is Singer-Songwriter based but not the coffee house variety. It is definitely FOLK music, but not in the Kumbaya style. It has a deep respect and appreciation for tradition (Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Son) but it's by no means Traditional. ...

Local artist

6:30PM (Doors 5:30PM)
Find tickets for 'tractor' in Seattle at TicketWeb
Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Puget Sound Medicine Show

The Puget Sound Medicine Show The Puget Sound Medicine Show is a trio bringing a mix of blues, folksy tunes, and rock and roll to life on guitar, ukulele, bass uke, mandolin, harmonica, and other instruments. Their set features original tunes, well-known favorites, and a few obscure gems.

7:00 pm
Events for December 2019 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Wilde Thyme Celtic Band

Irish/Scottish Celtic tunes, plus some bluegrass and other folksy tunes. "Music that lights the corners of your Soul!"

Local artist

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Market Stage | Crossroads Bellevue
Crossroads Public Market, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue

Saturday, January 4, 2020
 Songwriter’s Showcase @ Couth Buzzard [ROSTER FULL]

Songwriter’s Showcase @ Couth Buzzard [ROSTER FULL]

Slot 1 Carmen Ficarra Slot 2 chris kenji beer Koto Jazz Slot 3 Cooper Castelle Slot 4 Roo Forrest (host) (www.rooforrest.com) Couth Buzzard book store and cafe has an intimate performance space that regularly hosts music events. Our showcase is on the 1st Saturday of each month. This venue is unable to have a stage or stage lighting so it is best suited for solo artists and at most duos. We'll keep it simple and relatively low volume. www.buonobuzzard.com Note: Individual performance times will be determined at the venue the evening of the showcase. Everyone is encouraged to attend and support even if you aren't performing. Should be a great evening!

7:30 PM
Calendar December 2019 | Songwriters in Seattle (Seattle, WA) | Meetup
Couth Buzzard Espresso Buono, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Elisha

A night of live music at The Dane with Elisha. Free to everyone.

Local artist

8:00 PM
Events list — The Dane, beer and coffee cafe, Crown Hill, Ballard
The Dane, 8000 15th Ave NW, Seattle

Saturday, Sat Jan 4, 2020
 The Paperboys w/ guests -LATE SHOW

The Paperboys w/ guests -LATE SHOW

Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. It has healthy servings of Ska, Soca and African Highlife and we've been known to throw in a little White Boy Reggae. Of course it also has strains of Soul, Pop and Funk although we are by no means a funk band. It is mostly Acoustic although we also like Electric guitars. It is Singer-Songwriter based but not the coffee house variety. It is definitely FOLK music, but not in the Kumbaya style. It has a deep respect and appreciation for tradition (Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Son) but it's by no means Traditional. ...

Local artist

9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)
Find tickets for 'tractor' in Seattle at TicketWeb
Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sunday Brunch Series presents Wes Weddell

"Folk meets rockabilly meets lonesome cowboy waltzes." -Performing Songwriter Magazine

Local artist

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Market Stage | Crossroads Bellevue
Crossroads Public Market, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - Wed, Jan 8, 2020
 Pearl Django

Pearl Django

With a performance history spanning 25 years and over 110 shows at Jazz Alley, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.

Local artist

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - Calendar
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle

Tuesday, Tue, Jan 7, 2020
 Singer-Songwriter Contest

Singer-Songwriter Contest

Singer-Songwriter Contest

7:00 PM
Pacific Room Alki Events | Eventbrite
Pacific Room Alki, 2808 Alki Ave SW, Seattle

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

An Evening with 3 Totally Bitchin’ Singer/Songwriters

An evening with soulful singer/songwriter Adam Kennelly, classic rock influenced John Thompson, and alt country artist Chase Craig!   Doors 5:30pm | Show 6pm | ADA Accessible | 21+</p>\n

6:00pm
Music - The Rendezvous
The Jewelbox Theater @ The Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle

Friday, January 10, 2020
 Acoustic Guitar Project

Acoustic Guitar Project

7 - 10 pm
Anderson School Hotel - McMenamins
Thorndike Room @ McMenamins Anderson School Hotel, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell

Friday, January 10, 2020

Songwriter’s Showcase

Songwriter’s Showcase A monthly showcase from Songwriters In Seattle. A new lineup each month featuring four local singer-songwriters performing their original material. Anchored and hosted the second Friday of each month by West Seattle’s own Tom Humphreys. Each performer gets a 25-minute set in the showcase. Come on out to hear the best local singer-songwriters…

7:00 pm
Events for January 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
 Crònan

Crònan

Crònan plays Scottish & Irish Music and Gaelic Song – Haunting laments to rabble-rousing reels and jumpi’ jigs. The band is: Christine Traxler (fiddle, bodhran), Christian Hoffman (bouzouki, concertina, vocals), Dale Cummings (vocals, guitar, Irish flute), Judith Cummings (Gaelic Song, Harp, fiddle, whistles, step-dance). $10 donation for musicians, $3 donation for the bookstore. 7:30-9:30pm,

7:30-9:30 pm
EVENTS – PNW Folklore
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave, Seattle

Friday, January 10, 2020
 Generations

Generations

Cornell's renowned choirs return to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in 25 years! They take the stage at Town Hall with a concert featuring renaissance motets, folk songs, gospel, world music, and contemporary compositions. Centered on the theme of Generations, Cornell bridges the gap between contemporary and modern with works from noted composers …

7:30PM
Rental Partners – Town Hall Seattle
The Great Hall @ Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle

Friday, Fri Jan 10, 2020
 91.3 KBCS Presents: Cedric Burnside w/ guests

91.3 KBCS Presents: Cedric Burnside w/ guests

Grammy nominated Cedric Burnside is the grandson of hill country blues legend, R.L. Burnside. He has won Blues Drummer of the Year multiple times.

9:00PM (Doors 8:00PM)
Find tickets for 'tractor' in Seattle at TicketWeb
Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Danny and Carla Coleman

Danny and Carla Coleman are musical veterans. The husband and wife team began playing together 35 years ago. Prior to that each had performed throughout the western U.S. in various bands and musical genres. Their collaborative musical style has been termed “ethereal Americana”—fusing elements of folk, jazz, rock, blues and classical music. The duo is…

7:00 pm
Events for January 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Bushwick Book Club "Educated"

Original Music inspired by Tara Westover’s Educated Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Hugo House Tara Westover's riveting, bestselling memoir of discovery  and independence took the entire world by storm - now, it becomes a well of inspiration for artists in a night of original music. "This story, remarkable as it is, might be merely another entry in the subgenre of extreme American life, were it not for the uncommon perceptiveness of the person telling it. Westover examines her childhood with…

7:30 pm
Upcoming Events – The Bushwick Book Club Seattle
Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Paul Silveria

Local artist

7:30 pm
The Black Dog Arts Cafe, Restaurant and Entertainment in Snoqualmie, WA
The Black Dog Arts Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie

Tuesday, Tue, Jan 14, 2020
 Singer-Songwriter Contest

Singer-Songwriter Contest

Singer-Songwriter Contest

7:00 PM
Pacific Room Alki Events | Eventbrite
Pacific Room Alki, 2808 Alki Ave SW, Seattle

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
 Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson w/ Moanalani Beamer

Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson w/ Moanalani Beamer

Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson w/ Moanalani Beamer

7:30 PM
The Triple Door - Mainstage
The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
 Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. She’s both a Blues and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer; a civil rights icon; a GRAMMY Award-winner; a chart-topping soul/gospel/R&B pioneer; a National Arts Awards Lifetime…

Cayamo 2020 artist
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

7:00PM
Get Tickets - Kirkland Performance Center
Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
 David Wilcox

David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

7:30 PM
The Triple Door - Mainstage
The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle

Friday, January 17, 2020
 Ari Hest

Ari Hest

Ari Hest, Katie Kuffel

Best Folk Album GRAMMY Nominee 2017

Events – Abbey Arts Presents, Seattle (Fremont Abbey Arts Center)
Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle

Friday, January 17, 2020
 Danny Barnes

Danny Barnes

Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who's earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he's a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines. ...

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017

7 - 10 pm
Anderson School Hotel - McMenamins
Thorndike Room @ McMenamins Anderson School Hotel, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell

Friday, January 17, 2020
 Cheikh Lô and Thione Diop

Cheikh Lô and Thione Diop

Drums like the sabar and the djembe occupy a place of critical importance in Senegalese musical culture—and Senegalese percussionists like Cheikh Lô and Thione Diop embody the spirit of African drumming that’s alive and well today. These two icons of rhythm take Town Hall’s stage for back-to-back performances as part of our Global Rhythms 2019-20 …

7:30PM
Global Rhythms – Town Hall Seattle
The Great Hall @ Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle

Saturday, January 18, 2020
 Thione Diop

Thione Diop

Our Saturday Family Concert series continues with a performance by the legendary percussionist Thione Diop. His powerfully expressive Djembe drumming evokes the heart of the instrument as a traditional cultural icon from West Africa used to call the people together. Now he comes to Town Hall’s stage to gather us with our friends and family …

11:00AM
Saturday Family Concerts – Town Hall Seattle
The Forum @ Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Roo & The Few

Roo & The Few - with Speical Friends plays an eclectic mix of originals and covers. Some of the artists we cover are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Bobby Gentry.

7:00 pm
Events for January 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, January 18, 2020
 Pint & Dale

Pint & Dale

Music and Myth of the Sea

Local artist

7:30pm
Couth Buzzard Books
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020
 Uncle Bonsai

Uncle Bonsai

With just three voices and an acoustic guitar, Uncle Bonsai presents an often dizzying vocal array of intricate harmony. Their songs, dark and hilarious at times, just as often delight with moments of great insight and beauty.

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Concerts – Seattle Folklore Society
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Saturday, Sat, Jan 18, 2020
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Chuck Brodsky

Folk

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2018
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

8PM
Concerts At Our House
Concerts At Our House, Capitol Hill, Seattle

Saturday, Sat, Jan 18, 2020
 The Infamous Stringdusters + Yonder Mountain String Band

The Infamous Stringdusters + Yonder Mountain String Band

Showbox Presents The Infamous Stringdusters + Yonder Mountain String Band

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2018
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

8:15 PM
Events | Showbox Presents
The Showbox, 1426 1st Ave, Seattle

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Jamtime

Jamtime Bluegrass, old time and country music jam.

1:00 pm
Events for January 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Sunday, Jan 19, 2020
 Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke

An evening of solo Irish fiddle by one of the great living masters - "Lyric, fluid, and precisely as tricky as he needs to be . . . " - The Village Voice

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Concerts – Seattle Folklore Society
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Unplugged ~ A Musical Gathering!

Unplugged ~ A Musical Gathering! An informal venue in a cozy coffeehouse for acoustic instrumentalists and singers of all stripes: Classical, Early Music, Jazz, Folk, Composers, et. al.

7:00 pm
Events for January 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Friday, January 24, 2020

Trillium Soul

Trillium Soul "Guitars, pianos, percussion and beautiful three-part harmony in folk, jazz and gospel genres describes the style of Trillium Soul - Sarah Ackers, Betsy Boyer and Bronwyn Edwards Cryer. Their diverse range includes music by Diana Krall, the Wailin' Jennys, Eva Cassidy, Allison Krauss, Cheryl Wheeler, Susan Werner, and plenty of their own original…

7:00 am
Events for January 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Friday, Fri Jan 24, 2020
 KEXP Presents: Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show Starring Tif Ginn

KEXP Presents: Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show Starring Tif Ginn

Tif Ginn is a gutsy, amazing singer and a transcendent songwriter. Six years ago she hit the road with a newborn and a camper, and has continued touring across North America ever since, often opening for and playing with Fred Eaglesmith. Tif has been a performer for most of her life, playing with her family and then as half of The Fabulous Ginn Sisters. Tif is now a solo artist, and her live show is sure to wake you up and wow you with an incredibly strong voice, charming stage presence, and the tight Traveling Steam Show Band. ...

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

7:00PM (Doors 7:00PM)
Find tickets for 'tractor' in Seattle at TicketWeb
Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Denise Glover Trio

Denise Glover Trio performs original Americana music and a few covers. A singer-songwriter and an anthropologist, Denise's life work is centered on people, communities, stories, love, and social justice. Having lived and worked in other countries, her perspective is broad, yet grounded in every day experiences. Denise Glover (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Julian Smedley (guitar, fiddle,…

7:00 pm
Events for January 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Jeannette d’armand with guitarist John Patrick Lowrie

presents a breathtaking evening of memorable songs by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Sting, George Harrison and others. Accompanied by guitarist John Patrick Lowrie this evening is a love song for your heart and soul.

7:30pm
East Shore LIVE
East Shore LIVE, 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue

Sunday, January 26, 2020

G-Cleftones

G-Cleftones: We collectively play guitar, bass and rhythm, and perform a variety of songs with strong harmonies and strong blues and folk-rock styles.

3:00 pm
Events for January 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020
 Andrew Finn Magill's Canta, Violino! w/Nando Duarte

Andrew Finn Magill's Canta, Violino! w/Nando Duarte

Brazilian choro and more by brilliant duo; Andrew Finn Magill (Violin) w/Nando Duarte (Guitar)

Folk Alliance Official Showcase artist 2019
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Concerts – Seattle Folklore Society
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Friday, January 31, 2020

Citizens of Earth

Citizens of Earth Jon Wall, bass, vocals Jason Shirley, guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals Roxanne Dahl, percussion, guitar, vocals Citizens of Earth citizensofearthband.com

7:00 pm
Events for January 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Friday, January 31, 2020, 2020
 Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons are nationally touring, critically acclaimed roots musicians and award-winning acoustic blues songsters. Rooted in Seattle, they bring their unique integration of performance, folklore, and education with them to schools and communities nationwide.

Local artist

8:00 pm
Live Music | Treehouse Cafe, Bainbridge Island | National Name Acts, Dinner Performances, Wine and Beer on Tap
Treehouse Café, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Janet and The CurMudgeons

Janet and The CurMudgeons Janet and The CurMudgeons; a trio of guitar (Bruce Blood), bass (Robin McGillveray) and vocals (Janet Mudge) will warm up the winter with some unique swing and jazz standards. They’ve added more tunes since their last gig- so stop by, enjoy a latte or sip a glass of vino as you…

Local artist

7:00 pm
Events for January 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 2020
 Ranger & The “Re-Arrangers” Celebrate Django’s Birthday

Ranger & The “Re-Arrangers” Celebrate Django’s Birthday

Gypsy jazz musicians from around Puget Sound will celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 109th birthday with an evening of music at the Treehouse Cafe on Bainbridge Island. The party, from 7 to 10 pm, will be hosted by local gypsy jazz band Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’, and will include several guest soloists.

Local artist

7:00 pm
Live Music | Treehouse Cafe, Bainbridge Island | National Name Acts, Dinner Performances, Wine and Beer on Tap
Treehouse Café, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island

Saturday, Feb 1, 2020
 Kate MacLeod & Kat Eggleston

Kate MacLeod & Kat Eggleston

Award winning songwriters join for an evening of original and Celtic songs and tunes

Local artist

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Concerts – Seattle Folklore Society
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Saturday, Sat Feb 1, 2020
 91.3 KBCS Presents: Juliana Hatfield in Concert

91.3 KBCS Presents: Juliana Hatfield in Concert

Juliana and her band will be performing fan favorites from her solo catalog and most recent album Weird, along with select covers from the recent Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John and Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police.

9:00PM (Doors 8:00PM)
Find tickets for 'tractor' in Seattle at TicketWeb
Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
 Jim Page

Jim Page

Jim Page Jim Page; singer-songwriter: “Jim Page is a lyrical genius with a guitar. This man personifies the word ‘free-flow.’ Page takes to the mic and the song invents itself on the spot; his talent is a natural wonder.” http://www.nodepression.com/profile/JimPage

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017

7:00 pm
Events for February 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020
 Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III returns to Benaroya Hall for a candid evening of folk songs as only he could write. His songs, filled with sharp wit and a self-mocking style, have been recorded by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, and his son Rufus Wainwright.

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

7:30PM
Concerts and Tickets
Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Corey Passons and Al Gilliom

Corey Passons and Al Gilliom Al Gilliom is composer who strives to create evocative, cathartic solo piano music. Corey offers original, acoustic/electric music that features guitar and voice. He was front man for Seattle band, Spanish for 100, since 2002, and he is re-connecting with his solo artist roots.

7:00 pm
Events for February 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020
 Rachel Ries / Her Crooked Heart

Rachel Ries / Her Crooked Heart

Four part vocal harmonies that shift from ethereal to an elemental wail, always telling a story of transformation

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Concerts – Seattle Folklore Society
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Saturday, Sat, February 8, 2020
 Ryan McMullan @ The Back Bar

Ryan McMullan

with Ken Yates Portaferry native Ryan McMullan is set to release his second single ‘Rebellion’ from his forthcoming album (due for release in 2020) on 6th of September 2019. “ 'Rebellion' is about having to smile when it’s killing you. About doing the things we don’t want to and having to pretend and act like we do.” The song begins focussing on the lyrics and a simple guitar line, building to a powerfully percussive track with Ryan’s vocals gliding over the top as he sings the key line, ‘…how do you keep on pretending, when your heart’s in rebellion.’ Written with and produced by one of Northern Ireland’s finest; Iain archer, who has co-written songs such as Snow Patrol’s classic ‘Run’, and James Bay’s ‘Hold Back The River’ as well as having won two Ivor Novello Awards and been nominated for a third for his work with Snow Patrol, James Bay and Jake Bugg. ...

Folk Alliance Official Showcase artist 2020

9:30 PM
The Crocodile | Calendar
The Crocodile, 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle

Friday, February 14, 2020

Songwriter’s Showcase

Songwriter’s Showcase A monthly showcase from Songwriters In Seattle. A new lineup each month featuring four local singer-songwriters performing their original material. Anchored and hosted the second Friday of each month by West Seattle’s own Tom Humphreys. Each performer gets a 25-minute set in the showcase. Come on out to hear the best local singer-songwriters…

7:00 pm
Events for February 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Friday, Feb. 14, 2020
 Bryan Bowers

Bryan Bowers

Bryan Bowers has become a major artist on the traditional music circuit. He has redefined the autoharp and is also well known as a singer-songwriter. Bryan has a dynamic outgoing personality and an uncanny ability to enchant a crowd in practically any situation. His towering six foot four inch frame can be wild and zany on stage while playing a song like `Dixie’ and five minutes later he can have the same audience singing `Will The Circle Be Unbroken’ in quiet reverence and delight. For nearly three decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. ...

Local artist

7:30-9:30 pm
EVENTS – PNW Folklore
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave, Seattle

Friday, Fri Feb 14, 2020
 Eilen Jewell w/ guests

Eilen Jewell w/ guests

Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music. “We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” she says. “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word early in front of it.” For her new album, Down Hearted Blues, releasing Sept. 22, 2017, on Signature Sounds, they unearthed 12 vintage gems written or made famous by an array of artists both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James. ...

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2018
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2017
Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

8:30PM (Doors 7:30PM)
Find tickets for 'tractor' in Seattle at TicketWeb
Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Roo & The Few – with Speical Friends

Roo & The Few - with Speical Friends plays an eclectic mix of originals and covers. Some of the artists we cover are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Bobby Gentry.

7:00 pm
Events for February 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Acapellapalooza!

The award-winning Bellevue Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents a pitch perfect smorgasboard of a cappella vocal entertainment! Featuring groups Northwest Mix, Vocal Vintage, Under the Radar, The Big Time and Shine! This is not your grandparents’ a cappella: these groups represent some of the most exciting and freshest vocal harmony in the region.

7:30pm
East Shore LIVE
East Shore LIVE, 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Bushwick Book Club "Shakespeare"

Original Music inspired by the works of Shakespeare Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Hugo House The Bard at last! Inspiration, invention and imagination abound in the world's singlemost celebrated literary canon - and, at last, it will be drawn upon for a night of original music inspired by Shakespeare's legendary work. “He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life. Nor sequent centuries could hit Orbit and sum of Shakespeare’s wit.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Performers will be announced…

7:30 pm
Upcoming Events – The Bushwick Book Club Seattle
Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
 Jim & Susie Malcolm

Jim & Susie Malcolm

Some of the finest voices in Scotland

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Concerts – Seattle Folklore Society
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Jamtime

Jamtime Bluegrass, old time and country music jam.

3:00 pm
Events for February 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Unplugged ~ A Musical Gathering!

Unplugged ~ A Musical Gathering! An informal venue in a cozy coffeehouse for acoustic instrumentalists and singers of all stripes: Classical, Early Music, Jazz, Folk, Composers, et. al.

7:00 pm
Events for February 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Friday, February 21, 2020

Paul Gerard

Paul Gerard Seattle indie artist, singer-songwriter known for his golden voice & heartfelt lyrics. Paul’s passion to "sing your world into being – with love" comes thru in his ballads, love songs and epic anthems on ecology, world cultures and all things heaven & earth. https://paulgerardmusic.com

7:00 pm
Events for February 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Damon Buxton

Damon Buxton Damon Buxton: Guitarist & Composer, solo instrumental guitarist. Influences are Will Ackerman and the Windham Hill Artists guitarists such as Alex de Grassi and Michael soothing and comforting. at http://DamonBuxton.com.

7:00 pm
Events for February 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, Sat Feb 22, 2020
 91.3 KBCS Presents: Tall Heights w/ guests

91.3 KBCS Presents: Tall Heights w/ guests

Recorded at Color Study studio in Goshen, Vermont, Holding On, Holding Out was partially inspired by the music that poured out of Tall Heights’ car speakers during the long drives from show to show. The guys found themselves listening to a wide array of sounds as they hurtled across the country, but they zeroed in on Icelandic music, taking influence from the sonic sweep of Sigur R&ocute;s and the electronic percussion of Ásgeir. The music of Iceland’s underground was deep, dark and cinematic, able not only to deliver a melody, but to cast a mood, too. ...

9:00PM (Doors 8:00PM)
Find tickets for 'tractor' in Seattle at TicketWeb
Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Sunday, February 23, 2020
 Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Top FolkDJ-L artist 2016

7:30 PM
The Triple Door - Mainstage
The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle

Sunday, Sun Feb 23, 2020
 Carsie Blanton w/ guests *partially seated*

Carsie Blanton w/ guests *partially seated*

Buck Up, the new studio album from singer and songwriter Carsie Blanton, due out February 15 2019, opens with a siren. The warning – or call to (dis)arms – segues into the first notes of “Twister.” Finger snaps alone accompany Blanton’s smoky vocals, before piano, upright bass, cello, trumpet, and drums join the proceedings. You’re immediately drawn in to her riveting tale of natural – and erotic – disaster. Brimming with catchy hooks, sensual vocals, and lyrics boasting a gift for rhyme and meter, Buck Up is Blanton’s melodic mandate for survival following the 2016 presidential election: passion, lust, and humor. ...

Folk Alliance Official Showcase artist 2017

8:00PM (Doors 7:00PM)
Find tickets for 'tractor' in Seattle at TicketWeb
Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle

Friday, February 28, 2020

Gary Benson

Gary Benson Solo performer in the style of; Beatles, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Rolling Stones, Carolyn Arends and other folk singers. The music I grew up with and the current songs I love.

7:00 pm
Events for February 2020 – C and P Coffee
C & P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle

Saturday, February 29, 2020
 Burgundy Pearl

Burgundy Pearl

Peggy Sullivan and Ron Dalton perform a mix of mongrel Americana music as an acoustic duo.

Local artist

7:30pm
Events – Frankie's B-Town Bistro
Frankie's B-Town Bistro, 653 SW 152nd St, Burien

Sunday, March 1, 2020
 Haram

Haram with special guest Marc Ribot

What happens when you merge fluid improvisation and subtle noise with traditional Arabic music—then add the talent of a guitar master? To find out, we’re bringing the Vancouver-based group Haram, led by Juno Award-winning oud virtuoso Gordon Grdina, to play alongside legendary guitarist Marc Ribot as part of our Global Rhythms series. Haram filters Arabic music …

7:30PM
Global Rhythms – Town Hall Seattle
The Great Hall @ Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle

Saturday, Mar 7, 2020
 Local Songwriter Showcase

Local Songwriter Showcase

Four local singer/songwriters perform in-the-round

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Concerts – Seattle Folklore Society
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Sunday, March 8, 2020
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Reuben and the Dark

un | love, the new album by Reuben and the Dark, is a collection of lush and beautiful songs about endings and hope for the future. Chronicling a tempestuous time in frontman Reuben Bullock's life, the album's eleven songs represent an exploration of life's crossroads, and the personal growth that comes from it. On the band's third album, Reuben and the Dark evokes the raw emotion of Bullock's soulful vocals with spacious sonics that suggest the levity that comes with the passage of a storm. un | love was produced by the band and Marcus Paquin (The National, Timber Timbre, Local Natives), who also takes up the mixing chair, as well as Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene.

Folk Alliance Official Showcase artist 2019

8:30 pm
STG Presents
Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle

Total Concerts in the Calendar: 128

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