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Forrest Gibson, Jim Miller, Cahalen Morrison and Ethan Lawton
Empty Sea Studios
Seattle, WA
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Forrest Gibson, Jim Miller, Cahalen Morrison and Ethan Lawton
Catch a one-time, wild-hair-of-a-show by four distinct Seattle roots musicians. An evening of traditional, original, and cover songs, three part harmonies, rippin' instrumentals, and general, all around fun.

Forrest Gibson started playing bluegrass mandolin and guitar after he moved to a log cabin in Denali Park, Alaska. Gradually moving further north to Fairbanks, he found himself deeply drawn to the blues as well as old time and Cajun/Zydeco music, picking up the electric guitar in the process. A long-time performer in various duos and trios as well as in many bands including the Improbabillies and the Harmonicasters, he now spends his days working for the Experience Music Project in Seattle while carving out time for music and beyond.

Jim Miller grew up on the music of a local Seattle musician, Jimi Hendrix, but quickly realized that his hopes of being a guitar god were out of reach. As an alternative, he learned bluegrass and old time music. Jim has been singing and playing traditional American music on guitar and banjo for over 30 years. He co-founded the New York based roots rock band Donna the Buffalo in 1990 and toured nationally with them for 15 years. In addition to recording five CDs with DTB, Jim has recorded with Tim O'Brien, Jim Lauderdale, Ginny Hawker, Dirk Powell, and Tara Nevins. He currently writes books about moths and butterflies, performs with The Starry Ramblers, an old time band based in Ithaca, New York, and plays electric guitar with Louisiana legend Preston Frank as a member of Big Daddy Zydeco.

Cahalen Morrison hails from the high desert of Northern New Mexico. He grew up playing drums in a country and norteƱo dance band, playing all the dance bars before he hit the age of 14. At home, he was surrounded by old-time, bluegrass and country music, and spent a good deal of time playing guitar with his dad, who plays a mean old-time and Irish fiddle. After studying jazz drums in college, Cahalen hit the road, solo, and toured the US and Canada nonstop for 3 years, before landing in Seattle. Currently his full time project is a duo with Seattle multi-instrumentalist and singer Eli West. Together they tour the US, Canada and Europe, and just released their debut record, "The Holy Coming of The Storm," which is currently charting on the Americana charts, both in the US and Europe, and garnering high praise from press all across the world.

Born and raised in Seattle, Ethan Lawton has been a big figure in the bluegrass scene for many years. A powerful force on the mandolin, and a voice to be reckoned with, Ethan lends his hand on mandolin in Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers, and with his trio, Armstrong Lawton Katz.

Don't this one-time combination of talent and energy!



Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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Music > All Ages
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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