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February 21, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Wintergrass celebrates bluegrass collaborations | Festival preview

The crowd's part of the show at Wintergrass. (Maria Camillo)

The crowd’s part of the show at Wintergrass. (Maria Camillo)

Organizers of this year’s Wintergrass, the annual bluegrass-music festival hosted in Bellevue, chose “The Power of Interaction and Collaboration” as their theme.

In that spirit, they formed a special band — members include former Prairie Home Companion music director Peter Ostroushko and Pearl Django member David Lange — and will offer workshops on collaboration.

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Comments | More in Americana, Folk | Topics: Chris Thile, Festival Preview, tim o'brien

January 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Moondoggies to warm up Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival | Festival preview

The Moondoggies (Hilary Harris)

The Moondoggies (Hilary Harris)

Artist Home is getting a well-deserved reputation for putting on great music festivals that highlight host communities and beautiful natural surroundings.

From the Timber! Festival in Carnation to the Doe Bay Festival on Orcas Island, Artist Home’s festival organizers have targeted areas that offer attendees a chance to do more than just see a stellar lineup.

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Comments | More in Americana, Festivals, Folk, Rock/Pop | Topics: Festival Preview, Hey Marseilles, Joseph Giant

November 7, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Barsuk Records celebrates 15 years | Festival preview

Seattle’s Barsuk Records, which specializes in peppy, smart pop music with a focus on songwriting (Postal Service, Ben Gibbard, The Long Winters), is in the middle of celebrating its 15th anniversary all over town this weekend, with a slew of concerts that, unfortunately, are mostly sold out. You never know when a ticket might turn up,…

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Comments | More in Festivals, Rock/Pop | Topics: Barsuk Records, David Bazan, Festival Preview