May 05 (Tue)
The Heather Dale Band

They’re back! This lively Celtic trio is a crowd favorite here at Soulfood… always ready to get everyone laughing, stomping, and singing along. Toronto-born singer Heather Dale (also known as “The Girl Who Never Stops Grinning”), her partner Ben Deschamps (aka “The Tall Fuzzy Guy With All The Instruments”) and local cello-wizard Betsy Tinney (aka “The Perfect Pizzicato Pixie”) will return to bring their delightful stories and songs to our stage. And for a special treat, they promise to debut some brand new songs from their current recording projects. Tell your friends — you won’t want to miss the fun!

Heather Dale is a Canadian recording artist with Celtic roots, whose original music embraces the power of myth and legend. Heather cheerfully disregards the typical limits for both folk singer-songwriters and Celtic balladeers, and fuses the folk tradition with a healthy mix of modern blues, jazz, folk-rock and world music influences. Her original music “is powerful stuff… with a depth and resonance rooted in its mythic sources” (Vancouver Sun), and is reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt, Sarah McLachlan, and Steeleye Span. She tours full-time with her partner Ben Deschamps and other members of The Heather Dale Band.

May 06 (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!

May 07 (Thu)
The Jim Marcotte 3
Jim bio

The Jim Marcotte 3 consists of Jim Marcotte, a singer/songwriter/guitarist who’s been writing music for over 30 years; Michael Marcus, a bass player whos well known in the jazz/theater worlds of Seattle and Ron Carnell who’s a veteran of Seattle musics drumming scene.

May 08 (Fri)
Andrea Peterman & Justin S Davis

An accomplished singer whose voice “commands your attention due to her powerful and soulful delivery” (Innocent Words Magazine), singer-songwriter Andrea Peterman tells stories both personal and observational, set in landscapes of the many places she’s lived. After an early career in professional theater, Andrea merged her classical vocal training with her love of roots music and has since released two full-length albums. Her music navigates the world of alt-country and folk, weaving elements of blues, pop, gospel, and soul. Her recent release, Faster Than The Days (2015), was written and recorded in Seattle, where she now lives and performs regularly with her band. You can find her online at

Justin S Davis is an American guitarist and songwriter living in Seattle WA, and online at

Together, Andrea and Justin play Americana and folk, blending electric and acoustic guitars with soulful harmonies.

“… a terrific writer and a marvelous performer to boot.”  -Thom Head, Live Seattle Music in the Clubs

May 09 (Sat)
Chappell & Dave Holt
Chapell and Dave Holt

“The Jazzy Side of Americana”
Chappell & Dave Holt are singer/songwriters who with piano, guitar, autoharp, and voices offer an unusual musical statement – a crossroads where Jazz, Blues, Folk and Gospel meet to create something both familiar and new, both traditional and unconventional.

Dave studied piano at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory. The 60’s brought rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, and a move to Northern California. He toured and recorded with Rosalie Sorrels and Frontier with Mitch Greenhill & Mayne Smith, was accompanist to blues/jazz singer Pamela Polland and her “Melba Rounds Review” with his mastery of the James P. Johnson piano style. Phil Elwood of the San Francisco Examiner said of Dave’s playing behind Pamela, “…(he) was superb – especially on James P. Johnson’s tricky piano backups to the Bessie Smith material.” Later he earned an SFSU BA and Master’s in Creative Writing, has become a published award-winning poet, and is often in demand to read and perform his poetry accompanied by his drum and Chappell on guitar and vocals.

Chappell, the daughter of a minister, grew up singing gospel music. Frequent moves took her Navy family to San Diego. With a guitar, dulcimer, and autoharp she left for Northern California during the 70’s folk music revival, inspired by the new singer/songwriters and the soulfulness of jazz. She began to explore merging poetry with music in songwriting, performed extensively, wrote and recorded for independent films and was an in-demand studio singer. She is also an artist, a professional seamstress, and designer.

Together Chappell & Dave Holt carve out a blend of musical styles that travel the breadth of the American landscape in both original contemporary stylings and interpretations of classic songs from all eras.

“Chappell and Dave Holt are seasoned performers who can move fluidly between all the musical genres – Jazz, Native American, Old-timey or Blues – that their well-honed talents lead them to. Along with their guests they presented a rollicking good time and a wide variety of tunes in “A Celebration of the American Song”. What an enjoyable way to get a history lesson in song!”

Andrea Van Dyke, OCA Event Coordinator. Occidental Center for the Arts