Seattle Wave Radio's
8th Annual Jammin' Challenge
~ Andrew Landers ~
~ Nick Drummond ~
~ Tobias the Owl ~
These 3 elite bands were selected from a group of singer/songwriters who had enter the Jammin’ Challenge in prior years to compete in 2018.
They will now compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes in the Finale.
Get ready to PARTY! Come and enjoy the music, and VOTE for your favorite band!
VIP Doors at 6:00pm.
VIP Tickets include: early admission; VIP swag bags; special music by Kian Russell, plus a Band Meet and Greet with photo ops. (VERY LIMITED number available: these will SELL OUT FAST!)
G.A. Doors at 7:30pm
This Event is 16 and over (underage ticket holders have to leave at 11:00 PM by law)
Music starts at 8:00 PM sharp!
The Three Singer/Songwriter Finale Bands who accepted the invitation to compete are
(in alphabetical order)
Pacific Northwest born Andrew Landers has spent 2 decades playing his narrative in the unsung Americana Folk genre, a colorful brainy singer songwriter who has shared the stage with a myriad of national artists such as… BB King, The Black Crowes, Little Feat, Grace Potter, Gaelic Storm, John Prine, and Tommy Emmanuel just to name an eclectic few. His music has been heard all over the United States, Europe, Africa and Latin America. He is the epitome of a modern day traveling corduroy storytelling troubadour changing the world one song at a time. He simply finds the sacred in the ordinary, the humor in the serious, and the tranquil in the noise that surrounds us all.
His band Mainstreet Struggleville comes with world-class musicians that at any point invite themselves into ridiculous jams that expose the life-giving plethora of influences from blues, grass-root folksy Americana, to dirty southern rock jam bandy goodness!
Rick Palmer (Executive Director of the Historic Adler Theatre) “From the moment the curtain rises, you will encounter a night of music that is both healing and provoking. Not many true storytellers left… he is masterful at it and human all at the same time. A songwriter’s songwriter.”
Nick Drummond has been a performing songwriter for over 10 years, selling out multi-night runs at historic venues such as Seattle’s Triple Door and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley with his legendary Pacific Northwest band The Senate (hailed by A Prairie Home Companion’s Garrison Keillor for their “Brilliant Dionysian music.”) Drummond is also known for his work with his former band Impossible Bird, and Seattle Weekly has praised his songwriting as “An absolutely stellar combination of upbeat alt-folk that’s mesmerizing and radiates talent.”
His most recent album “Follow the Rivulets” released in April 2016 has been widely praised by critics and music fans alike, with Notes on Liner Notes labeling it as “one of the top albums of 2016.” Featuring a hand-picked lineup of some of Seattle’s finest musicians, “Rivulets” pulses with an infections groove while Nick’s careful and often subtle lyricism dances gracefully on top. This is the type of music that keeps a listener coming back for more.
NICK DRUMMOND BAND was formed originally to perform the music of “Follow the Rivulets” but very quickly grew into something much bigger than any of the members initially envisioned. The band has been touring the west coast since the release of “Rivulets”, gaining a loyal and growing following where ever they play. The shows are fun and upbeat affairs, featuring some of the best musicians the Seattle scene has to offer. Whether solo or with a full band, Nick’s shows are not to be missed.
Nick’s music has been featured in: The Bluegrass Situation, Songwriting Magazine, Americana UK, and American Songwriter.
“Brilliant Dionysian music.” – Garrison Keillor
“An absolutely stellar combination of alt-folk that’s mesmerizing and radiates talent.” – Seattle Weekly
Tobias the Owl
Tobias the Owl is an award-winning musical collective based in the Pacific Northwest. Voted “Best Songwriter” in the Seattle Sound Music Awards and “Best Singer-Songwriter” in the Toronto Independent Music Awards, the music of TTO has resonated with an international audience, with song contributions to television programs and feature films. The songs of Tobias the Owl have also been featured in Starbucks stores around the world. The new album, A Safe Harbor for Wayward Echoes, was recently released on Megaforce Records, and features Ben Harper, Laura Veirs, Inara George, and many other notable artists. Grammy winning musician and producer Sheldon Gomberg helped to artfully compile the songs into one of the best works of Tobias the Owl to date.”
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