Abel Rocha

June 30, 2022

Abel Rocha is a Mexico City-born folklorist, singer and multi-instrumentalist who performs music of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Chile and Argentina. He is a foundational member of groups including Trío Guadalevín. Correo Aereo, and Los Flacos and was recently the subject of the KCTS 9 Seattle Emmy-nominated documentary, Los Artistas.

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Miller McNay/Captain Gravel

January 28, 2022

Captain Gravel began their musical experiment in 2004 as a bluegrass band. One-microphone, suit wearing acoustic music. This format served them well for several years. Slowly over time the members of the band would be replaced and the sound would shift to a point where Captain Gravel no longer became recognizable to those formerly familiar […]

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Andrea Baumgarten

January 28, 2022

Andrea Baumgarten spent most of her childhood in rural Missouri, where she felt the power of the ballad. Ballads are sung horror tales; they are confession, witness, and warning, wrapped in the resolution provided by ancient melodies that have flowed between continents and counties for hundreds of years. Formerly common, unaccompanied ballads have all but […]

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karinyo

May 11, 2021

karinyo (they/them) is an independent singer-songwriter and producer of Filipinx, Salvadoran, and Mexican diaspora. karinyo’s powerful and chilling voice is attributed to their roots busking in the streets of Seattle and performing in community. Their sound features complex vocal layers, catchy melodies, reverb heavy electric ukulele, and punk basslines. Their single “When I Was Young” […]

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Reggie Garrett

May 4, 2021

Reggie Garrett has performed throughout the US and Canada for many years, presenting mostly original songs mixed with pop covers and traditional folk ballads.  His music is quite diverse, tapping into urban acoustic Folk music, Gospel, Latin rhythms, Blues, Celtic and many other forms.  He performs both solo and with his group Reggie Garrett & […]

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Sankofa

July 22, 2020

Artist Support Program 2011: The vocal group Sankofa produced a CD of a capella music written, arranged, and/or originally performed by musicians from the African Diaspora.

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J.R. Rhodes

July 13, 2020

Singer-songwriter J.R. Rhodes believes that music heals and that love is real. From her first open-mic performances at the O.K. Hotel, Seattle, to her latest album I Am, these beliefs in the transformative power of song are distilled into gems of quiet intensity that traverse blues, jazz, folk and rock. Rhodes earned her B.A. in music […]

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Alicia Jo Rabins

July 13, 2020

Alicia Jo Rabins is a musician, composer, writer, ritualist, and Torah teacher. The New York Times calls her voice “gorgeous”; the San Francisco Chronicle calls her writing “a poetry page-turner, both sexy and humble.” She has released three albums with Girls in Trouble, her indie-folk song cycle about women in Torah; is the author of […]

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Benjamin Hunter

July 13, 2020

Benjamin Hunter is an award winning multi-instrumentalist—violin, mandolin, guitar, percussion, voice—whose interests lie in roots music from around the world.  Born in Lesotho, raised predominantly in Phoenix, with stints in Seattle and Zimbabwe, Ben was raised classically on violin, but now plays a variety of styles—roots, folk, jazz, blues, gospel, world.  Ben plays in the […]

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Juan Barco

April 13, 2020

Singer and songwriter Juan Barco, born in Lytle, Texas, brings an enormous wealth of experience to the Tejano folk music for which he is so well-known in the Northwest and his native Texas. His songs are colored by his childhood experiences in the migrant labor camps of the South and the Midwest, his service in […]

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