Poetry Explosion 2- Words and Music
This follow-up to last November's Poetry Event, features some local legends, hometown favorites, and National Stars of the Poetry Slam scene, as well as some of the areas premiere singer songwriters. This show put together by local poet Chase Evans, is a step up from last years showcase of Seattle's top poetic talent. It is chance to sample to art of spoken word, by enjoying an amazing show, by some of its top acts.
C.R. Avery is a legend in the spoken word scene, and one of Vancouver's most beloved musicians. A performer who can sing, beatbox, play piano, and the harmonica (sometimes all at the same time", CR. Avery is, well... amazing. Oh he has toured internationally and opened for Tom Waits.
Shawn Smith is one of Seattle's top singer song writers. He has collaborated with Stone Gossard and Kevin Wood and has drawn the areas best talent in each of his multiple projects. Shawn's work has been featured in major films, and television shows like the Sopranos. He is widely considered to be Seattles most talented singer song-writer, and is my favorite contemporary musician
Buddy Wakefield is a two time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion. He has opened for Sage Francis and Ani DiFranco, and his work is lauded by Norman Lear. He has the capacity to lift you up, break your heart, and leave you laughing all in a three minute period
Tara Hardy is a slam legend, full of grit, and amazingly raw truth. She runs bent, the countrys only LGBT writing institute, and is a hero in the slam community. She along with Buddy are on the 2007 National Slam Team
James Ray is a pandora's box of truth, wisdom, wow, and song. He will wow you with his music, than wow you with his words.
Denise Jolly is the sexiest femal voice alive, and and amazing poet, full of truth, and power. Her voice is one of the most important in the scene, and she has also hosted the slam
Karen Finneyfrock is one of Seattle's most beloved poets and people. Former slammaster and host of the Seattle Slam, she twists words into a magic umbrella. Teaches us all the lesson swe wished we learned when we were younger. She is like Mary Poppins, without the "pg" rating
Come see Poetry Explosion September 15h, at Richard Hugo House. Show will start at 7pm sharp so be there early. Show goes till midnight, all ages $10
Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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