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Ali Marcus CD Release Show w/ special guests Elk & Boar
Empty Sea Studios
Seattle, WA
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Ali Marcus CD Release Show w/ special guests Elk & Boar
We're webcasting this show both live and on-demand in HD via Empty Sea Television.

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Ali Marcus is a Seattle-based songwriter who tours the country singing songs for people. She has had the great pleasure of sharing bills with internationally renowned artists, such as Tom Paxton, Dar Williams, Jolie Holland, Catie Curtis, Danny Barnes, Ruthie Foster, Chatham County Line, and many other wonderful acts. Her music spans a variety of audiences, from straight-up 60's folk, to contemporary singer-songwriter, and the burgeoning Americana movement that radiates out from the Pacific Northwest like moonlight on a foggy night. Her smart, melodic songs have been featured on NPR, XM, in the New York Times and venues all around America, with a box full of harmonicas that bring a dose of bluesy country to the act.

Turtle Rock Records is proud to announce the release of Ali Marcus' 7th album, Americana Hotel. This new collection of songs represents a huge step forward in Ali's writing and recording style. It showcases a belief in the power of our stories - the remarkable way in which individual experiences can actually be quite universal despite the specificity of the tale. The tracks include "The Ballad of Helen and Bernie," the true story of Ali's grandparents' elopement during the Great Depression, "Of Homes and Loved Ones," a meditation on the reason WHY?, and "California," an imaginary tale of a journey across America looking for the great unknown. Also in there is "American Soil," a topical song inspired by the Tea Party but generally addressing the popular sentiment and guilt in American politics, "Alcatraz," a love song from the eyes of an inmate, "Talkin' Nashville Tornado Blues," a mixture of music industry and weather-related antagonism, and "I Haven't Heard a Song," about the death of a loved one.

"Their voices wrap together like velvet and burnished wood. Quality songwriters, Elk and Boar are up-and-comers precisely because they sound like they've been doing this for decades."
- Paul Constant (The Stranger)

Elk and Boar is Kirsten Wenlock and Travis Barker, two individual artists who joined up in 2010 to create music that celebrates their vocal polarity and common loves. Their first full length CD Room To Start released March of 2011, is a soulful collection of emotional songs that hope and lament.

Since combining their talents, the two have kept busy playing locally with many of their favorite NW artists, traveled twice to Austin for SXSW and to the East Coast for 1band 1brand to play the 138 Listening Lounge with Kopecky Family Band. They played Doe Bay Fest 2011 and appeared recently at Folklife Festival. This summer they will began recording a batch of newly concocted songs a few of which they will share for the first time at Empty Sea Studios.



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

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Music > All Ages
Music > Americana
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

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


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