Aaron J. Shay, Courtnee Fallon Rex, and Dogwood & Johnstone are playing songs for you! Admission is free though there is a tip jar! We’ll have merch for sale, too! The coffee and food at Soulfood is fantastic! Come out! Drink coffee! Listen to music!
Aaron J. Shay:
An acoustic singer-songwriter from Seattle, WA, Aaron J. Shay blends an old-world folk sound with a modern lyrical style and an affinity for science, technology, and fiction. His performances are highly interactive experiences, featuring many sing-alongs and stomp-alongs, all punctuated by his funny and heartfelt musings on relationships, creativity, magic, and the future of humanity.
Courtnee Fallon Rex:
Decades of musical expression culminates into an eclectic body of work from this Seattle based solo artist, with original songs ranging from 10-minute atmospheric synth-based operatic soundscapes, to groovy trip-hop looped covers and lyrical singer-songwriter radio-sized tunes about hating the fucking internet. Downtempo piano soul, sensual soft rock guitar, ethereal macabre accordion, and ambient electronic undertones round out Courtnee’s unique and intriguing vocal style, peppered with vulgarity, truthiness, and comic relief.
“My genre is sort of singer-songwriter ambient-electronic trip-hop punk ukulele acoustic folk klezmer — whatever the fuck that means, rite?” — CFR
Dogwood & Johnstone:
Hailing from the hedge and loam of Seattle’s undergrowth, Dogwood aims to weave historical and wax hysterical in the old-new traditions of mountain men, shantymen, and their fellow men as they tromp acro’st both ancient myth and accidental malady.
Mr. Nathaniel Johnstone is perpetually trying to figure out what he sounds like. At times he’s blues, metal, punk, folk, celtic, with a whole bunch of other things thrown in for good measure. He loves music from the world.
By their forces combined Dogwood & Johnstone make music meant to confound, delight, and infuriate in equal measure.