Jim Page at ROCKiT Folk Club!
Join us and enjoy the original Folk sounds of Jim Page on the Garden House Stage-- Sunday, Nov. 3 at 7:00 PM!
"If Seattle's radical past has survived to the present day, it's reflected in the political songs of Jim Page. A modern successor to Woody Guthrie and Earl Robinson, Page has been writing and singing around here since the early 1970s. The City of Seattle changed its restrictions against busking in 1974 after Page lobbied the mayor and city council, gathered public support, and testified at a public hearing.
He developed his performing chops singing in the streets, and playing during the breaks in other musicians' gigs at clubs and taverns like Pioneer Square's Inside Passage. "You had 15 minutes to get their attention, hold it while you did your thing, and set them up for the hat pass," he remembers. At some places, he would end up with more in the hat than the featured band was paid for the night. JR
Because of him Musicians have the right to play on Seattle's sidewalks.
Now hear this: Page delivers musical commentary about the impact of new money on this city in "Paul Allentown" from his 2004 Seattle Songs CD.
'"Jim's been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I'm a longtime admirer."'
The Garden House (View)
2336 15th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98144
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