Jul 11 (Fri)
Deborah Crooks and Kwame Copeland w/Sue Quigley
Deborah Crooks and Kwame Copeland w/Sue Quigley

California songwriter Deborah Crooks’s lyric driven and soul-wise music draws on folk, rock, Americana and the blues.  Compared to the likes of Lucinda Williams and Sheryl Crow, she’s recorded three full-length CDs, toured the North and Southwest, received national airplay, spoken on creativity at MacWorld and SXSW, and was named to Music Connection magazine’s 2012′s HOT 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands. Her latest CD “Little Bird,” produced by San Francisco jazz artist and musician Art Khu was released Nov. 5, 2013.

“…a more diverse take on Americana with a distinctly female tone, and quite charming.” — East Bay Express


For Sue Quigley becoming a songwriter was inevitable. Navigating feeling different in a small town the nuclear plains of Eastern Washington. Sue stole her sister’s guitar (abandoned for boys) and started writing songs at 13. In 2004 Sue decided to take the leap into pursing her music career on a more consistent basis while working full time as a High School Drug and Alcohol Counselor. A bass-playing neighbor and the ensuing band was serendipitous in creating the drive in making the 1st cd”Outside In” a reality. In addition, it was listed in 2005 as the “Best New Artist” on and streamed internationally. A cut from her 1st CD was featured at NXNE in Canada.

The 2nd CD”Perfect Chaos” was co-produced by Jon Ervie, (producer-Brandi Carlile)and was released in 2009. The album was in rotation nationally on college and AAA stations. In addition it was streamed around the world on stations in Italy,France,Germany and the Netherlands. The single “paper Tiger” was Runner- Up for Song of the Year 2010.

Sue has toured the West coast and performed in Dublin and Galway,Ireland. She has been featured on the main stage at the Bite of Seattle, Pride festival, Fremont Fair as well as the Hard Rock cafe,Tractor Tavern, Crocodile and High Dive here in Seattle. Sue has shared the stage with Brandi Carlile, Vicci Martinez and Sera Cahoone and is currently working on new material for a new EP.

Jul 12 (Sat)
SoulFood CoffeeHouse Anniversary Party
SoulFood CoffeeHouse Anniversary Party

This month marks the first year anniversary of Makia and Kevin assuming the stewardship of SoulFood. Come celebrate with us!

We’ll have special events happening all day long, including local singer/songwriters performing on our stage throughout the day, Stop and Shop booths set up, our renewed Tribe Membership launch introducing some cool new benefits (not to mention Mugs and T-Shirts), and a very special concert event in the evening featuring the return of Saritah!



Roger Sprague will also have a portrait booth set up, with all proceeds going to benefit “Friends of Youth”. Single portraits for $30 or 2 for $50.

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This is going to be one BIG day of celebration, and we truly hope that you can make the time to join us!

Jul 12 (Sat)
SoulFood CoffeeHouse Anniversary Concert
SoulFood CoffeeHouse Anniversary Concert

Our Anniversary Party festivities will culminate with an evening concert headlined by international touring sensation, Saritah!

“SARITAH (sa-REE-ta) has a positive vision for the future which shines through every word she sings and every note she plays” which, of course, resonates very deeply with our SoulFood Community.

Kevin and Makia open the show, followed by our house favorite Clint McCune Trio.

Concert Tickets: $10 Pre-Sale/$12 Day of Show
Sustaining Tribe Members: Free
Supporting Tribe Members: 50% off

Concert Schedule:
7PM – Makia and Kevin
8PM – Clint McCune Trio, featuring Betsy Tinney and Geli Wuerzer
9PM – Saritah!

Tickets for this event are limited, so get yours today! (in store or via will call, 425.881.5309)


Jul 17 (Thu)
Poetry Open Mic
Poetry Open Mic

SoulFood Poetry Night is curated by Michael Dylan Welch and Tanya McDonald, and has been running since July of 2006. We ask one featured reader to select someone else to read with them. This process echoes the sense of community and connection that is central to SoulFood Books, brings in new voices, and helps to create harmony or contrast in our reading series. Featured readers start shortly after 7:00 p.m. After we have a break to enjoy the bookstore, its art gallery, and especially its café, we have an open-mic reading where we invite you to share your poetry. Our featured readers are mostly from the greater Seattle area, but we welcome poets from farther afield as well. More info:

Jul 18 (Fri)
Laura Meyer
Laura Meyer

Whether she’s calling out corrupt bankers, Monsanto, or no-good boyfriends the 1970s punk spirit of Tom Petty and Patti Smith pulsates in these songs, ensuring the next generation of blues-infused rock and roll. “Ultimately my intention is to uplift and inspire people,” Laura muses. “Life is short. There’s no need to spend it following orders and not doing what you love. My mission is to show people that, yes, it can be done. We can do what we love.”

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