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Uncle Bonsai: CD Release Concert
Fairhaven Public Library Auditorium
Bellingham, WA
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Uncle Bonsai: CD Release Concert
"Uncle Bonsai are pitch-perfect in their delivery of often complex harmonic arrangements. These are nicely edgy, sour-sweet songs, written for grown-ups." - Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times

Uncle Bonsai returns to the Fairhaven Library Auditorium, for one show only, to (finally) celebrate the release of "The Family Feast: The Study of the Human Condition, First World Problems, and the Lasting Physiological and Psychological Effects of Eating Our Young." In addition to songs from the new release, along with some old favorites from 36 years of performing, expect a few brand new songs and even a few surprises. Who knows . . . perhaps cake will be served?

Imagine what might happen if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrews Sisters en route to a Stephen Sondheim festival with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer in the sidecar; youd get Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai. With just three voices and an acoustic guitar, Uncle Bonsai presents an often dizzying vocal array of intricate harmony. Their songs, dark and hilarious at times, just as often delight with moments of great insight and beauty. The trio aligns itself with the under-achiever, the dejected, the outsider, the black sheep. Densely-packed lyrics fly by in a whirr at times, and take a skewed stance on topics such as first-world problems, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and, of course, holidays with the family. Uncle Bonsais acoustic folk-pop songs are almost one-act plays or short stories, resisting strict pop, folk, or singer-songwriter categories. Their songs 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.

The Fairhaven Library Auditorium is a wonderful, intimate, setting and the perfect place to hear the group perform. Tickets are limited so don't wait!

Co-Sponsored by the Whatcom Family & Community Network and the Whatcom County Home Made Music Society.


Fairhaven Public Library Auditorium (View)
1117 12th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > Americana
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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