Celebrate one last time and help us wrap-up an amazing Summer at SAM season. Join for a day filled with music, art making, and yoga for all ages, and learn more about the First People of the Northwest's tradition of welcoming the late-summer return of the salmon.
SEATTLE ROCK LOTTERY 07
10:00AM – 25 Musicians… 10:00PM – 5 Bands.
The Crocodile (2118 2nd Ave, Belltown)
Saturday, February 7, 2015
A Benefit for The Creative Advantage
Doors open at 9pm, show starts promptly at 10pm
$10 advance / $15 at door (21+)
The Rock Lottery is simple, but effective. Twenty-five hand-picked musicians meet at 10:00AM at the evening's performance venue. These volunteers are organized into five bands through a lottery-based chance selection. The five groups are released to practice at different locations. The musicians have twelve hours to agree upon a band name and create three to five songs (with a one cover song limit). The bands then return to the venue and perform what they have cr...eated in front of a waiting audience.
The twenty-five musicians included in this experiment are carefully selected in an attempt to represent a wide variety of musical styles. This event will bring together many facets of the music community that may seem incompatible, as well as musicians whose interests may conflict. The challenge for these participants is to go beyond their personal and musical differences and work together to create a unified group project that still contains the personal styles of each of its members.
Confirmed participants include:
Erin Austin, OK Sweetheart
Adra Boo, Fly Moon Royalty
Lace Cadence, The Flavr Blue
Kate Finn, Katie Kate
Robert Gomez, Ormonde
Nikolay Grachev, Juliana & PAVA
Gretta Harley, These Streets, We Are Golden
Andrew Joslyn, Passenger String Quartet
Stormi King, Skates!, Jen Wood
Greg Kramer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kore Ionz
Whitney Lyman, Pollens, Seattle Rock Orchestra
Josh McClung, PICO BLVD
Arran McInnis, LESBIAN, Fungal Abyss
Terri Moeller, The Walkabouts, Transmissionary Six
Tomo Nakayama, Grand Hallway
Alexandra Niedzialkowski, Cumulus
John Ramberg, The Tripwires, The Model Rockets
Lydia Ramsey, St Paul de Vence, Legs
Matthew Reid-Schwartz, Kinski
Kelton Sears, Kithkin
Adrian Van Batenburg, Gems, Ganges River Band
Anna Vo, Anna Vo, HREINN
Selena Whitaker-Paquiet, NighTraiN, Chocolate Fruit
This winter SAM plans to brighten your season with new programs connecting art, the environment, and the winter season for all ages. On December 18, experience the sculpture park as you never have before—walk the path lit with the glow of hundreds of lights and luminarias. Make art, listen to music, sip a hot drink, grab a sweet bite, and take in the sights. Free and open to the public.\
Friday / January 24, 2014 @ The Fremont Abbey
Lydia Ramsey opening for Chatham County Line
Chatham County Line is a four-man American roots band that emerged from the bluegrass scene in Raleigh, North Carolina at the turn of the millennium. In their matching suits and ties, gathered around a single microphone, they look like a traditional bluegrass band, but in the words of the Washington Post, “the minor chords, patient tempo, and bittersweet irony owe more to Neil Young than to Bill Monroe. This blend of bluegrass arrangements and folk-rock songwriting has led to five terrific, if underappreciated, studio albums from the North Carolina quartet since 2003.” Their newest album, Sight and Sound, is a live album that captures their rich blend of bluegrass, country, and folk.
The band features Dave Wilson on guitar and harmonica, John Teer on mandolin and fiddle, Chandler Holt on guitar and banjo, and Greg Readling on piano, pedal steel, and standup bass. All four sing, with Dave most often taking lead. Their vibrant harmonies, poignant arrangements, incisive lyrics, and catchy tunes deliver a contemporary take on timeless traditions.
Lydia Ramsey is an American Singer-Songwriter, currently living in Seattle, WA. A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, her music has drawn comparisons to Joni Mitchel, Iron and Wine, Nick Drake, Feist and more. Her songs convey both the wildness and free nature of the great northwest and are steeped in the fingerpick-guitar rudiments of folk music.