The Equinox Tour: Leslie, Betsy, Alec, Nathaniel & Tempest
The equinox is a time of balance, where light and darkness are held in equal measure as our axis tilts and we circle round the sun. Song and composition, psyche and sound, listening to the colors of a waking earth. We are poised. We evoke. Cloaked in starry winter nights, we step forward into the sunshine of spring.
Leslie Hudson, Betsy Tinney, Alexander James Adams, and Nathaniel Johnstone & Tempest come together to bring you a mix of solo and group performances, from lyrical songs to instrumental tapestries, from darkness into the light - a shifting spell of sound and energy and magic. Their collaboration is a rare treat; in fact, this may be the last time these five have the opportunity to perform together in this way, since Leslie lives in Ontario and Nathaniel & Tempest will be moving to the East coast this spring. You won't want to miss this evening!
The music will begin at 7 PM and go until 10 PM.
Leslie Hudson is what happens when Tori Amos and Loreena McKennitt swap set lists, and folktales become character studies of the female psyche. A touring musician from Stratford ON with piano in tow, this vocally dynamic powerhouse performer weaves song out of story into a tapestry of musical styles and feminist perspectives. Drawing inspiration from her own journey to her love of Star Trek to world mythology to her relationship with the unseen, she brings poignance and punch to every performance and lays bare the complexities of the inner lives we live. Website: lesliehudson.com
Betsy Tinney is a cello storyteller. With her cello and an electronic loop pedal, Betsy weaves rich, complex and varied tapestries of sound. Her original cello compositions paint pictures and tell tales, from thunderstorms and skeletal mice to dancing elephants and humpback whales. Website: betsytinney.com
Nathaniel Johnstone hails from Seattle, WA and can be found playing violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, guitar - as well as singing. His vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences. He is often joined onstage by his wife Tempest, belly dancer extraordinaire. Websites: nathanieljohnstone.com and darklydramatic.com
Alexander James Adams has been a professional musician and multi-instrumentalist for over forty years. His songs and stories create places where his audience can find their unspoken secrets and address them with new inspiration. Website: alexanderjamesadams.com
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11320 169th CT NE
Redmond, WA 98052
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