Namoli Brennet and Eric Himan
Award-winning songwriter Namoli Brennet has been touring the country with her own brand of moody and inspiring folk since 2002. Touching on often poignant themes, her music and lyrics ultimately paint a vivid and redemptive portrait. She's a breathtaking and moving performer, and her sweet, road-weary voice is as quick to deliver her wit and humor as it is a turn of phrase. A 4-time Outmusic award nominee, Namoli has also won the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Award and was a finalist in the ISC songwriting competition. Her recent release 'Black Crow' garnered critical acclaim and was named one of KXCI FM's top albums of 2010. Her music has been featured in the Emmy-award winning film "Out in the Silence", which details the struggle of a gay teen growing up in rural Pennsylvania. She's currently in the studio working on her 9th CD, scheduled for release in October 2011 on Flaming Dame Records.
Eric Himan is an award-winning nationally touring soulful/folk/rock artist based in the Tulsa area. Eric's music has recently been featured on Sirius/XM's Coffeehouse radio station with his song, "Save The Afternoon" (from his latest release, SUPPOSED UNKNOWN and version of the Simply Red classic, "Holding Back the Years*". Since moving to the area, Eric has appeared on Tulsa radio (104.5 The Edge, KMOD), television (KJRH's New Year's Eve, KTUL's Good Day Tulsa, CW's Explore Tulsa), and in print media (Tulsa World, Urban Tulsa Weekly, Oklahoma Magazine). He has won top honors, Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year at Urban Tulsa Weekly's Absolute Best of Tulsa Music Awards, Best of the Best in Oklahoma Magazine for 3 years, while nationally winning the Singer/Songwriter Awards and licensing his original songs to MTV, Vh1, Oxygen, and E! He has appeared in The Advocate, newspapers nationwide, and gained a working endorsement with Fender Guitars.
This show is presented by Ingersoll Gender Center. Namoli, Eric, and Empty Sea Studios will donate 10% of ticket proceeds to benefit Queer Youth Space.
Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103