Uncle Bonsai: New Jobs for America presented by the Seattle Folklore Society
SFS is thrilled to present Uncle Bonsai at the Phinney Neighborhood Center Community Hall! Saturday, January 21, 7:30 PM.
"A folk-pop trio from Seattle, performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop" -- NY Times
Uncle Bonsai performs original, contemporary folk/pop music. With their soaring and intricate 3-part vocal harmonies and biting humor, accompanied by only an acoustic guitar, Arni Adler, Patrice O'Neill, and Andrew Ratshin deliver poignantly unflinching portrayals of life, love, and a guy named Doug. The trio's influences range from the Beatles to Stephen Sondheim. Some say Zappa cross-bred with Peter, Paul and Mary. Loudon Wainwright III, the Roches. Three tightly tiered and adhered voices, acoustic guitar. That's it. Nearly naked folk-pop for everyone. Uncle Bonsai has released 9 recordings, headlined at clubs, concert halls, and festivals throughout North America and appeared with superluminaries, including Bonnie Raitt, Suzanne Vega, The Bobs, et al.
Their latest CD, "The Grim Parade," features both live and studio recordings of songs that focus on the passing of time, the passing of genes, and the passing of pets -- the truth of everything seemingly buried somewhere under the family tree.
Uncle Bonsai's in the middle of working on LOTS of new material, much of it revolving around the theme of "New Jobs For America." To be honest, they're not normal jobs . . . let's call them alternative jobs! Yeah, that's it . . . alternative. People can't be picky these days, right? So, maybe a job like "Pool Party Starter," (people who come to your pool party already completely wet so that no one has to be the first in the pool) might be an option. ANYWAY, this show will have all sorts of new songs, many of them about "jobs," but will also feature a number of songs, some of their favorites, that have gotten lost along the way.
Don't miss this show!
Phinney Neighborhood Center (View)
67th and Phinney Ave. N, Lower Brick Building
Seattle, WA 98103
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