Sun, January 6, 2013
Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
Hailing from Raleigh, NC, American Aquarium’s southern musical perspective is a blend of honest songwriting, an unwavering work ethic, and a genuine love of rock & roll. Whether you call it alt-country, Americana, or roots rock, one thing is for certain: Their music is a fresh voice that borrows from many forms of the American songbook.
25-year old songwriter and band leader, BJ Barham, brings songs to the five other band mates who breathe life into a performance that is equal parts Springsteen-esque rock bravado, old-school country lyrical heartbreak, and indie-rock introspection. From the college coeds to tattooed bikers and hipsters, the band has demonstrated their ability to cross boundaries.
With 5 years, 5 albums, and over 700 shows under their belts, American Aquarium is the continuance of the road warrior meets studio craftsman ethic that has long been a part of the rock & roll and country music cultures. They are a band and crew that spend their lives between a van with no air-conditioning and stages all across the country. Their collaboration forms a wholly new and polished version of what Americana might start to look like in the years to come.
Seattle singer-songwriter Kate Lynne Logan released her ethereal debut, Love You Still-EP January 5, 2011, with the help of her friend and former employer, Wenatchee artist Michael Carlos.
It didn’t take long for the EP to make its way across the state and into the ears of Woodinville producer and musician Dylan Fant (of J Minus). At the time, neither of them knew exactly what would come out of the collaboration of their creative minds.
After recording just one song, it was immediately clear that the two made a charismatic musical duo. “Dylan is extremely professional and passionate, and has a lot of vision,” she said. The early recording session led to recording the songs that eventually appeared on Kate Lynne’s (second) 2011 EP, Chrysalis.
“I called it Chrysalis because of the tremendous transformation I’d undergone personally and consequently, musically. In part because of Dylan’s influence and guidance, but also as I grew as a performer and musician and an individual.”
The release of Chrysalis led to a chain of solo acoustic performances across the Northwest, including performances with well-known acts like Peter Bradley Adams, Josh Garrels, and Seattle favorites, Brandi Carlile, Ian McFeron and Star Anna .
Awakening, the first full-length album from Kate Lynne Logan, released August 7, 2012.
Kate Lynne continues to be praised for her intimate, honest songs and her ethereal vocals. Born in Portland, OR and raised in the Pacific Northwest, the singer’s delicate voice and tasteful, percussive guitar-playing further blur the lines between contemporary-folk, pop and alt-country.