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Tuesday Night Jams at the Owl

Tuesday Night Jams at the Owl

Eric Verlinde photo by Daniel Sheehan. BY PAUL RAUCH The Owl ‘n Thistle Irish Pub sits in the north end of Pioneer Square, accessed off Post Alley between Marion and Columbia streets. At first glance, the bar would appear as a typical Irish dive bar, with all the...
Carmen Staaf

Carmen Staaf

Carmen Staaf photo by Christopher Drukker. By PAUL DE BARROS In normal times, a Seattle-bred musician like pianist Carmen Staaf might be profiled for Earshot to ballyhoo a hometown show. But these are not normal times. While live concerts may be back soon, the real...
When Life Gives You Lemons: Gordon Brown’s Big Pandemic Pivot

When Life Gives You Lemons: Gordon Brown’s Big Pandemic Pivot

Gordon Brown photo by David McGraw. “The pandemic has been devastating to me as a musician,” saxophonist Gordon Brown doesn’t sugarcoat. “I know, through talking to others that I’m not alone.” Brown’s saxophone has been in its case for much of the last year because of...
Catching Up With Samantha Boshnack: Working Through Discomfort

Catching Up With Samantha Boshnack: Working Through Discomfort

Samantha Boshnack photo by Chris Credit. Trumpeter and composer Samantha Boshnack had just returned from playing the Winter Jazzfest in New York with her group Seismic Belt, covering the volcanic material from her 2019 release Live in Santa Monica. The pandemic was...
Duende Libre Spread Joy, Inspire Movement

Duende Libre Spread Joy, Inspire Movement

Duende Libre with Jeff Busch, Farko Dosumov, Chava Mirel, Frank Anderson, and Alex Chadsey photo by Olli Tumelius By Jonathan Shipley In the age of COVID-19 is it okay to say that an album is infectious? I hesitate, but then, Duende Libre’s lat­est IS infectious. It...

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