May 27 (Fri)
Jaspar Lepak and Wilson Harwood

Jaspar Lepak:

Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart.

Lepak started writing songs in 2002 while living in Minneapolis. Between 2004 and 2009, she recorded five albums, and in the fall of 2009, she moved to Durban, South Africa with her husband Kale. Her music found an enthusiastic audience, and in 2011, she recorded “Forgiving Wind” which Rolling Stone South Africa hailed as an album full of “beauty and original charm.” Lepak became a Seattle resident in 2012 and released her seventh CD “Wide World” in April 2014. She tours frequently between her former homes and her new home in the Pacific Northwest, often accompanied by Kale on accordion and harmonies.

Wilson Harwood:

Wilson Harwood launched his solo career in 2015. Not afraid to bend genres, Wilson has been drawing on a diverse array of influences including bluegrass and old-time banjo, blues, soul, funk, Afro-pop and Americana. Wilson’s latest work incorporates banjo, guitar, ukulele and voice, making use of live looping, instrument changes, and layered vocal harmonies to create the rich sound of a full band with just one person, even when performing live solo shows.

Wilson’s accomplishments as a solo artist include his single “Saturated in Sunshine,” released in October 2015, another single released in February 2016 and an EP to be released in April 2016. His music was featured in the trailer for the independent film Persephone: Pictures at the End of the World.”



Wilson Harwood’s first formal exposure to music was with violin lessons at age 5, but his career as a musician really began when he picked up a guitar at age 10. By age 13 he was performing with a ska band in his hometown of Bethesda, Maryland. Since then, he has continued to build his musical arsenal, mastering the ukulele and banjo as well as voice. Wilson moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2006 to study music at the University of Colorado. While at CU, Wilson studied afro-pop, and also traveled to Cuba where he studied Tres (a traditional three-stringed Cuban guitar). In 2010 he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis on World Music.

In 2010, Wilson became a founding member of Rocktin, an Americana/rock band that played and toured nationally for five years and was the Rocky Mountain Battle of the Bands Rock winner in 2014. Rocktin produced an EP, single and LP, and also scored music for the documentary film Life, Liberty and Resilience by Stephen Tubbs, which won Best Documentary Short at the SLO Film Festival in 2014. Rocktin has played alongside groups including American Authors, Marshall Tucker Band, Collective Soul, and Particle.

In addition to Rocktin, Wilson’s other projects include the afro-grass ensemble Mbanza (formed in 2014) and the bluegrass group Hilltop Harvest (formed in 2012).

May 28 (Sat)
Laura Berman and Lisa Craze
lisa and laura flyer pic

“There are some things that can only be possible through divine intervention. And if you have any doubts about the existence of a Higher Power, Laura Berman’s voice will shake you. Her voice isn’t just that of an angel. There’s a whole heavenly gospel choir channeling itself through that tiny frame. It’s a wonder the force of it doesn’t lift her off the ground…” – Jennifer Layton, Freelance Writer

Jun 01 (Wed)
Astro Night with Rick Levine

Each month, on the first Wednesday, master astrologer Rick Levine enlightens us with an astrological overview of the upcoming month. Rick is the author of many popular astrological works and he has taught the science of astrology around the globe. Astrology Night at SoulFood is a very special evening!

Jun 03 (Fri)
David Johnson
David Johnson June 2016

Music has been a constant part of David Johnson’s life since childhood. After completing six years of piano lessons, he picked up guitar at age 19 and began to write. Deeply personal lyrics and a folk-driven alternative pop sound make listening to his music a unique experience

Jun 04 (Sat)
Community Open Mic
Open Mic

The first Saturday of each month is Community Open Mic night, a SoulFood tradition, and also a wildly popular and well-attended event. As with most events, we stream our Open Mic live to the world from our livestream page.

Here’s your chance to show Aunt Betty in Australia that song you’ve been working on for months now! So that each person has time to shine, we ask that each act perform only 3 songs/poems or 15 minutes. Even then, this event runs from 6pm until usually past midnight.

Come down and enjoy the fun. We never know what gems the night will offer. Tribe Members can sign up by phone or in person beginning at 9AM on the day of the event. Sign ups open for all at 3PM. Slots are limited to the first 22 to sign up!