The Hoedown of 2012 with: THE BLACKBERRY BUSHES STRINGBAND The Sophisticated Funk Countdown to 2013 with: THE BROWN EDITION featuring: DJ HeartTone
"The Blackberry Bushes are a Northwest Alt-Folk Stringband. The Bushes' innovative acoustic sound draws from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a rich patchwork that shares threads with artists like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Sean Hayes, and Crooked Still. Joyful singing and songwriting are supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle. A longtime Northwest favorite, the band has developed into a national act, with recent tours across the US and Europe. Their live show is joyous and vibrant with an intention to move the audience in their hearts and out of their seats.
"Their blend of traditional Bluegrass and Folk elements with more contemporary sounds has an appeal not seen since Nickel Creek or The Be Good Tanyas." (Joseph Kyle; The Big Takeover)
THE BROWN EDITION evolved out of the cream of the Olympia jazz and funk scene to become the "Best Band in Olympia" as awarded by The Weekly Volcano two years running. The group's original compositions, a finely woven blend of vocal and instrumental grooves, are instantly appealing, yet technically complex. The Brown Edition is truly a band like no other. This 8-piece powerhouse has come a long way from it's early roots as a blues trio. Building upon their success in the Northwest, The Brown Edition has begun touring the West Coast of the United States with plans to travel across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to promote the release of their debut full length album, "Soulpocalypse", released in October 2012.
The Olympia Ballroom (View)
116 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501