Amy Ray & Lindsay Fuller
Please join us for this unprecedented opportunity to appreciate Grammy award winner Amy Ray and local powerhouse Lindsay Fuller as they collaborate on an acoustic show in our 40-seat room.
Two shows will be presented, one at 7PM (6.30 doors) and one at 9.30 PM (9.00 doors.)
"I love how everything works in the underground community and I wanted to participate in it," says Amy Ray, founder of the indie label Daemon Records, one half of the Indigo Girls, and solo artist in her own right. When she founded Daemon in 1990, her mission was to support local musicians, both in putting out their music and teaching them how to sustain their careers. But that grassroots, independent way of life extended to Ray's own career, too; after almost a decade of putting out other people's music, she decided to put out some of her own solo records, too.
So she traveled around the southeast writing, rehearsing, and recording for much of 2000. "I loved the simplicity of it," she says. "Driving myself around, loading my own gear. You roll down windows of the van, listen to music with your band. It's the way music should be."
Her debut solo album, Stag, was a manifesto, more overtly political and punk influenced than her Indigo Girls output. VH1.com called Stag "One of those rare albums that fuses agression, good music, and institutional critique without sounding strident or stiff." David Peisner at Rolling Stone whose founder Amy mocks on that album's "Lucystoners" couldn't help but like it, calling it "Angry, bold, pointed, and eclectic as hell." "Amy is getting in touch with her inner punk rocker," wrote Jennifer Perkins in Venus Zine. "For the scores of people who know little more about Amy Ray than 'Closer to Fine,' well, Ray is sure to win their hearts."
Lindsay Fuller is an Alabama bred, Seattle-based songwriter who has been described as "Flannery O'Connor with a telecaster" (Twang Nation) on account of her gritty, haunting storytelling. Her most recen album The Last Light I See , a follow up to her debut Lindsay Fuller and The Cheap Dates, was released in June 2010.
Her unique voice has been described as a "burnished, soulful trill that sounds like the frame of a beautiful old church that's about to collapse on itself" (The Examiner) and "a delicious combo platter of soulfulness and vibrato that grabs you by the shoulders and gives you a good shake" (Spectrum Culture). She recently had the opportunity to open some shows for national acts including the Indigo Girls and The Civil Wars. She and her band (The Cheap dates) are currently working on a new record that they plan to release in late 2011.
Empty Sea Studios (View)
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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