Garden House Country Blues Concert #3
Blues To Do is utilizing an ideal setting of Garden House on Beacon Hill, just north of the light rail station at 2336 - 15th Avenue South, to present a series of three Friday Night Country Blues Concerts in partnership with ROCKiT Community Arts www.rockitspace.org Tickets are $20 per show or $50 for the entire three part series. Tickets are available at: www.bluestodo.com
Garden House is a beautiful older house with classic wood floors and a large living room space featuring a nice upright piano and wonderful acoustics. It is surrounded by a big lawn and large trees on one side and a graceful set of stairs flowing from the house and opening up to more lawn and a beautiful garden surrounding the other side. It is accessible and has lots of parking behind from the alley and in front on 15th Avenue, and is an excellent spot for an apartment dweller in Seattle to enjoy a connection with nature and a live music show. Garden House is owned by the Washington State Federated Garden Club, part of the world's largest volunteer organization, and you can see part of their story in the black and white framed photos of the women who own the house lining the entry hall wall, with a great story behind it. ROCKiT Community Arts has offices upstairs and brings the Beacon Hill community together on a regular basis for folk music nights and more. Capacity is appx. 80 seats and all ages are welcome.
GARDEN HOUSE COUNTRY BLUES SERIES - CONCERT #3
Friday, Nov. 16 Bonnie McCoy (Memphis Minnie's niece) with special guest Mary Flower
This final event in the series features the niece of Memphis Minnie, Bonnie McCoy. Her heritage includes her father George McCoy and his sister Ethel McCoy (who sang with Chuck Berry in the 50's). George's brother, Kansas Joe McCoy, recorded and performed with Minnie in her hottest years. Bonnie raised her family and now has time to peruse her dream to be a blues singer in the family tradition. Last year, Seattle based Arcola Records released her debut recording "Child of the Blues" with liner notes by Dr. David Evans (Professor of music Memphis University). The CD was produced and released by Bob West, the host of "King Biscuit Time" on the now defunct radio station KRAB-FM 107.7. "Child of the Blues" features Eric Freeman along with Northwest artists Ashley Durant, Anthony Estrada and Mike Daugherty.
Mary Flower is a world-class guitarist and lap slide player who swings the blues. Along the way, she's mastered the intricate, harmonically subtle Piedmont style, with its good-timey, ragtime feel. The Piedmont style forms the foundation of much of her work, but she's an unrivaled interpreter of Mississippi blues and an ingenious composer in her own right. She's twice placed in the top three at the prestigious National Fingerpicking Championship in Winfield, Kansasthe only woman to do so. She's a warm singer who sings down-home yet sophisticated material. Mary was nominated for both "Best Acoustic Artist" and "Best Acoustic Album" in the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Her latest CD is "Misery Loves Company" on Yellow Dog Records. www.arcolarecords.com www.maryflower.com
Garden House (View)
2336 - 15th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144