Category Archives: Local Musicians

Gypsy Jazz by Pearl Django

Seattle-based Pearl Django is one of the best Gypsy Jazz groups in America. Continue reading

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Ghost Town Poetry Celebrates Anniversary

Ghost Town Poetry celebrated a special anniversary recently at Cover to Cover Books in Vancouver, WA. Continue reading

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Cigar Box Guitars

Cigar box guitars are currently undergoing a nationwide revival. And one of the very talented craftsmen who makes these unique musical instruments lives right here in the Pacific NW. His name is Alan Matta and he is the owner of Hammered Frets. Continue reading

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Jimmy Be Free

All at once, there he was . . . this free-spirited young musician, barefooted and dressed all in white. Eyes half-closed, Jimmy Free was swaying softly in time to the music that flowed from his violin. The sound was rich, with remarkable resonance and an almost dreamlike quality. Continue reading

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Paradise by Laurie Allyn

Laurie Allyn, also known as Didi Pierce, sang ballads and torch songs in Chicago jazz clubs during the 1950’s. She also performed at the Crystal Palace in St. Louis, MO. Discovered in 1957 by jazz producer Red Clyde, Paradise is her one and only album. Continue reading

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The Magic of Beltaine

Beltaine is a Pacific NW musical trio who perform Celtic and other traditional folk songs from around the world. Their music is light and lively–with bright, clean tones and toe-tapping beats that make it hard to sit still! Continue reading

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