Snug Harbor with Prime Time Band and The Half Bees
with The Half Bees and Prime Time Band
Fri Sept 2, 2011
Doors at 8PM
Snug Harbor is a funk-soul-fusion ensemble, tucked away in the corner of the Northwest, in the city of Bellingham, WA.
Their ages range from 21-36, and their passion for music is exercised and recognized during every live performance. This eclectic array of musicians have joined forces in Western Washington, however they are rooted in various places around the world including: Japan, New York, Maine, South Dakota and Washington.
Fans of Snug Harbor can expect to witness high energy soul music with jazz infusions. This is raw music and each live show contains elements of improvisation on heavy funk grooves.
Drawing on jazz standards and contemporary local music, the initial members of Snug Harbor released a demo recorded by Joel Ricci, and Mars Lindgren (Lucky Brown, Yogoman Burning Band) in their home studios in the York neighborhood under the moniker Apothecary House Band. Ricci has served as a mentor for the entire group at times, sharing his wisdom, outlook and understanding of the sacred music we play. Trumpeter and vocalist Will Glazier recalls his move to Bellingham, "Joel was my biggest inspiration. You saw him playing everywhere. His music is just so powerful you hear it echo throughout your core. I remember the first day I met him, he brought me inside his home, cooked me dinner, poured me some wine, and taught me an instrument I had never even played before. Then we recorded it."
With another year under their belt, Snug Harbor thought of a way to preserve the raw sound of their live energy. Recorded live in-studio, "Sounds From the York", their debut EP, was released on September 22, 2009, engineered by Chris Vita at Fairhaven Studio at Western Washington University. Very little post-production was spent on this album, with the intent on releasing a loose, organic sound.
The follow up to "Sounds from the York", is the, self-titled album that was recorded Jan 7-9, 2011 at Fastback Studio in Seattle. "Snug Harbor" is the debut full-length studio album that includes variations on funk and soul based grooves. Filled with almost all original music and lyrics, this album captures our reciprocal love of our community arts and music. Caine from Coldnote guest appears on vocals along with Jun Nakamura as a featured soloist. Because of Snug Harbor's deep respect for Chris Vita, he was chosen to be the engineer again and also mixed the recording. Vita's skills, patience and, vision and direction were essential to this album's success. 'Snug Harbor' was recorded using almost all vintage mics, instruments and outboard equipment. The album was release on May 5, 2011 to a sold-out crowd in Bellingham, WA. The album's post production was produced 100% locally from the design, paper, ink and replication. Thank you to Bison Bookbinding and Letter Press, Andy Pritikin and Blank Studio, Gus Elg at Sky Onion Studio, Jason at Fastback Studio, Russ Fish from Fairhaven Studio, Vita Mastering, Wild Buffalo and everyone else involved with this project!
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1212 State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225