History House of Greater Seattle Presents
                      A Michael Guthrie/John Nordstrand Production

                                2007
 Music in the Sculpture Garden
               A Summer Concert Series

                   Every Sunday, 2-4pm
          June 3rd through August 26th  

A free concert in our covered outdoor Sculpture Garden
Come and listen to some of Puget Sound's best musicians!
Families Welcome!
Donations & Tips Appreciated


History House of Greater Seattle
790 N. 34th Street Seattle WA 98103
Contact John Nordstrand
206 675-8875
john@historyhouse.org

  2007 Music in the Sculpture Garden concert poster*

 
June 3, Sun 2-4pm
Larry Murante and Brad Warren
 
Larry Murante

Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar
 
“Larry is one of the most highly-regarded singer-songwriters in the Northwest, with a growing following across the country. He brings an intense craftsmanship to his songs, giving us powerful experiences through the simple narratives about, and statements from, people he has met, known-or just known of.”
Bill Fisher - Victory Review
 
Musician's Website
Larry Murante- www.larrymurante.com

 
Larry Murante
Brad Warren
 
Brad Warren

Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar

 
Brad Warren's songs are about life as we really live it. With a guitar and a knack for drawing people out, Brad finds stories that deserve singing everywhere. If you imagine a crossroads where Bruce Cockburn, David Wilcox, Marc Cohn and Lyle Lovett might meet to swap songs, that's where you'll find Brad's work, too.

Musician's Website
Brad Warren - www.bradwarren.net

 
 
   

 
June 10, Sun 2-4pm
Marc Smason and the "Chicago 7"
 
Marc Smason and the "Chicago 7"
Marc Smason - Trombone/Vox, Beth Fleenor - Clarinet,
David George - Trumpet, Michael Gotz - Guitar,
Oleg Ruvinov - Tuba, Larry Jones- Drums
 

Organized by trombonist, Marc Smason, the band is a salute to and extension of, the polyphonic hot jazz styles and early swing of New Orleans, Chicago and New York. The repertoire ranges from Louis Armstrong to Charles Mingus and includes some original material as well. A hot band!
 
Musician's Website
The Chicago 7 - marcsmason.com/the_chicago_7.htm

 
Marc Smason
 
 
June 16, Sat 2-4pm - Fremont Fair & Summer Solstice Weekend
Amber Tide

Amber Tide

Thaddeus and Sandahbeth Spae
 
Soaring vocals, 12 string jazz, upbeat blues, wild stories, rowdy harmonica, folk gospel, solo trombone, soulful ballads, the relentless bando-fluke, awful jokes, mariachi swing, the world's smallest trap set and twenty-nine years of wedded bliss.
 
Musician's Website
Amber Tide -
www.ambertide.home.comcast.net

Amber Tide
 
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June 17, Sun 2-4pm - Fremont Fair Weekend
Michael Guthrie, Jim Hinde and Shannon Beck

Michael Guthrie
Singer-Songwriter

Michael has a relaxed, folksy style that incorporates jazz and blues into the mix. His lyrics run from playful to social to deeply personal. They are clever and interesting with unique thoughts and phrasings.
 
Musician's Website

Michael Guthrie - www.moorafa.com
Michael Guthrie
 
Jim Hinde

Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar
 
The winds of change have blown a strong voice to the American folk scene…a Pacific Nor‘wester in the form of singer songwriter Jim Hinde, bringing his powerful repertoire of Hinde-Sight . . . songs and stories of pride, passion, and lessons learned on roads less traveled . . . and though he may employ humor and wit to veil it, the “scars of wisdom” authenticate his words.

Musician's Website
Jim Hinde - www.jimhinde.com
 
 
Shannon Beck

Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar
 
"Heart-Driven Contemporary Folk" Shannon Beck has a voice. Whether Beck writes and sings as peace activist, spiritual seeker, mother, friend or lover, she has something memorable to say. You may just reconnect a little with yourself as a result of the experience."

Musician's Website
Shannon Beck - www.shannonbeck.com

Shannon Beck

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June 24 , Sun 2-4pm
Eva Tree and Christie Aitken
 
Eva Tree
Singer-Songwriter
 
Eva found her niche as a singer-songwriter, but also offers unique renditions and interpretations of jazz standards such as Autumn Leaves and My One and Only Love. Her music is influenced by passionate inspiring women such as Nina Simone, Joan Armatrading, Annie Lennox, Rickie Lee Jones, and Susanne Vega; and by amazing poets such as Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Greg Brown.

Musician's Website
Eva Tree - www.evatree.com

Eva Tree
Christie Aitken

 
Christie Aitken

Singer-Songwriter

Growing up in a musical family steeped in folk and bluegrass in the Northwest, Christie Aitken began singing and playing musical instruments at age four. She says her lifelong love of music blossomed several years ago when she began writing her own songs. Her pop-folk style has drawn comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon.

Musician's Website
Christie Aitken - www.christieaitken.com/
 
 
 
July 1, Sun 2-4pm
Carl Allen and Brian Booth


Carl Allen

Vocal, Acoustic Guitar

Caught up in the Kingston Trio Era, Carl Started singing Folk Music in the late 50's, and he has never stopped. He hooked up with Bill Murlin in 1959 to create the Wanderers. Carl has done two television specials for KCTS Channel 9 in Seattle. He also completed a two year tour of the Washington State for Inquiring Mind Series. Carl does a first person characterization of Woody Guthrie singing the Columbia River Songs.

Musician's Website
Carl Allen - www.nas.com/~cubic

Carl Allen
 
Brian Charles Booth
Songwriter-Singer
 
Having backpacked from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, served on a U.S. Navy submarine, and won & lost in life’s biggest adventure – love – Brian Charles Booth has a variety of experiences & stories to share, delivering it in his original “straightupbeat” folk-pop style.  Framed in themes of heartbreak, humor & hope, and presented with robust melodies & articulate guitarwork, his energetic acoustic tunes reflect his influences from Chicago blues and eastern Kentucky bluegrass and end up a style uniquely his own.

   
 
 
 
July 8, Sun
History House is closed for the 4th of July Holiday

No Concert

 
 
July 15, Sun 2-4pm
Deb Seymour and the "Debonairs"
 
Deb Seymour
and the "Debonairs"
Singer-Songwriter, Vocals & Guitar

Deb Seymour is Seattle's very own purveyor of demented wit, haunting blues and moving ballads. We in Latte Town and History House are glad to have her. A versatile player invoking Latin, jazz, country, blues, folk and rock styles in her playing.

Musician's Website
Deb Seymour - www.debseymour.com


Deb Seymour
 
 
July 22, Sun 2-4pm
Matt Price and Scott Katz
 
Matt Price
Singer-Songwriter
 
Matt Price doesn't have the patience to write a screenplay. But give him 3:55 and both your ears and Matt will weave a tale as deeply textured as a classic novel or as intricate as a film noir masterpiece. You'll walk away with images that will stick for a lifetime. And a nearly-full tub of popcorn...

Musician's Website
Matt Price- www.notechoice.com

Matt Price

 
Scott Katz

Singer-Songwriter
 

"...irreverant, disrespectful, sardonic, and deadly accurate"
-Leah Kaufman, Songwriter

"... an insidious charm and truth that sneak up on you like a cartoon mouse with a stick of dynamite"
-Arnie Sugar, Expert


Musician's Website
Scott Katz - www.yellowtailrecords.com/katz.htm

 
 
July 29, Sun 2-4pm
Jim Nason
 
Jim Nason

Singer-Songwriter, Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Washtub

If Leon Redbone and Mose Allison were joined at the knee, Jim Nason would be the result. Dubbed Seattle's Emergency Folksinger, Jim has been delighting audiences for years with his zany interpretations of life's more idiosyncratic characters.
 
Jim Nason
 
 
August 5, Sun 2-4pm
Morgan & Graves and Percy Hilo
Bob         Lynn
Morgan & Graves

Singer-Songwriters, Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle,
Mandolin, Harmonica, Percussion,

  
Bob and Lynn play music styles ranging from traditional mountain music to modern folk/rock/latin grooves.
 
Morgan & Graves

Percy Hilo

 
Percy Hilo

Singer-Songwriter

Percy Hilo has been a songwriter/singer/song collector/folklorist in the Northwest for over 30 years. He has performed at coffeehouses, festivals and many worthwhile benefits and community events. His original songs in American Folk stylings have been published over 30 times and sung 'round-the-world. He believes in sing-a-long, tempering social concern with humor. History House will be a perfect setting for Percy's Community feel.
   
 
    
August 12, Sun 2-4pm
Orville Murphy and Friends
 
Orville Murphy
and Friends

Vocals and Harmonica

   
Local legend Orville Murphy sings and plays a mix of old time Blues and Folk music.
    
Orville Murphy
 
 
August 19, Sun 2-4pm
The Boys of Greenwood Glen and Ricky Gene
   
The Boys of Greenwood Glen
Vocals and Guitar, Bass, Banjo & Manolin
 
Exploring the roots of American music, Boys of Greenwood Glen hail from the mythical glens in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. Their deep commitment and passion for the acoustic traditions of folk, country, Irish, old time and of course, bluegrass makes for an exciting blend, a living experience of rugged music played by musicians who want you to join them in raucous celebration. With as wide a range of songs as the open prairie, the boys will have you clapping your hands, stomping your feet and singing along!

Boys of Greenwood Glen
 
Ricky Gene

 
Coming Soon!
More on Ricky Gene

 
 
August 26, Sun 2-4pm
Wendy Joseph and Greg Spense Wolf
 
Wendy Joseph

Singer-Songwriter
 
Able Seaman Wendy Joseph has crewed the tall ship Lady Washington, the Virginia V, and a WWII freighter; she has sailed from the Bering Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar in modern ships. Maritime, US and Irish history all figure in her songs.
 
Wendy Joseph
Greg Spence Wolfe
 
Greg Spence Wolfe

Singer-Songwriter
 
In 1994 I took up songwriting and taught myself to play guitar. I hit the open mic scene and have been performing as a singer-songwriter ever since. I took on performing full time in 2002 by becoming a street performer. The instruments I earn a living playing also include harmonica, mandolin and trumpet. I've written over 100 songs in a variety of styles and on a variety of topics.

Musician's Website
Greg Spence Wolfe - www.gregspencewolf.com