Tiny Vipers CD Release (Sub Pop) w/ Damien Jurado, Lazarus
fremont abbey arts center
seattle, WA
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Tiny Vipers CD Release (Sub Pop) w/ Damien Jurado, Lazarus

In the Abbey's Great Hall, seated show

with Damien Jurado (Secretly Canadian), and Lazarus


Life on earth: both a curse and a gift.

A new recording by Tiny Vipers calls out to the void for an answer or a reason. Tiny Vipers is Jesy Fortino, a musician living in Seattle.

Creating and performing the music for her new album with a singular approach, Life on Earth is a private vision unfolding, at times crystal-clear and at other times shrouded in a mystical fog. People and times past wander through these songs like ghosts looking for a home. And questions arise for anyone listening: Where did they go? Where have they been?

Since her last and first album, 2007s Hands Across the Void, Fortino has been back and forth across Europe, on tours into and through the United States, transfixing audiences into a solemn hush. Her captivating performance on the Burn to Shine 5: Seattle DVD proved such a highlight that a still from it is the cover of that edition. Braving a world at times not ready to contemplate its own doing, she brings honesty to her live performances.

Recordings for the new album began at home and were then interpreted by Andrew Hernandez in a classic analog studio in Austin, TX. Retaining both the glow of her work on guitar and the strength of her voice, Hernandez has captured the organic nature mirrored in the concepts of the album. A special effort was made to keep the recordings as authentic as possible. Like much of her previous work, she uses the past as a lantern to illuminate the darkness of the future.

Transcending the mere folk tag (Shes not telling stories; shes after incantation and tranceNew York Times), Fortino leaves behind her
*portion of the proceeds goes to support Fremont Abbey Arts Center's youth programs


fremont abbey arts center
4272 fremont ave n
seattle, WA 98103
United States



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