Br'er Rabbit, The Ames + Witherow at The Green Frog
9pm Witherow (witherowmusic.com)
10pm The Ames (theames.bandcamp.com)
11pm Br'er Rabbit (brerrabbitmusic.com)
Though all four members of Br'er Rabbit grew up running around wooded areas of the same small town in the farthest Northwest corner of Washington state, brothers Zach and Nathan didn't meet Miranda, the third founding member, until they had all ended up in New York City. This kind of backyard folk seasoned by the edge, polish and fervor of big-city inclinations is at the root of the style they call folk-stomp Americana. The group revamps classic string band instrumentation with homespun percussion and the unique integration of six-string ukulele and cello. With their widely varying influences, three distinct vocal styles and copious amounts of foot-stomping, they demonstrate a sound and presence that's at once original and familiar, appealing to audiences of all generations and genres. Voted best band in their home city of Bellingham, WA in 2013, they have quickly risen to local notoriety and now tour extensively throughout the U.S. The band recently recorded their first full-length album at the famed Bear Creek Studio (The Lumineers, Fleet Foxes), partially funded by Kickstarter campaign and released independently in March 2014. The Wild North, having debuted on the CMJ Top 200 chart for independent radio nationwide, is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and at brerrabbitmusic.com.
With soaring vocals, heartfelt harmonies and intricate guitar, sweethearts Abby Mae and Dillan Witherow are taking the Northwest by storm. From having one of their Seattle shows selected to be on "the best moments of 2013" year end list by music critic Adrienne Pollock, to being featured on PBS' television program PIE, it is clear that Witherow's vocals, musicianship and chemistry will leave you asking for more.
Three-piece collective The Ames - drummer Michael Lanz, bassist Dan Swan, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Carlton, who contributes lead vocals, keys, banjo, guitar, harmonica, and the occasional kazoo - make a type of music that fits their hometown of Bellingham: quaint, charming, and a little off-kilter.
The Green Frog (View)
1015 N State St
Bellingham, WA 98225
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|