Alex Ashley & His Band, Kara Hesse, Beth Whitney

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Join us for an evening of soulful roots, Americana and blues music by Alex Ashley & His Band, and veterans of the Seattle music scene, Kara Hesse and Beth Whitney.

ALEX ASHLEY: “Masterfully weaving the old with the new, Alex Ashley brings fresh eyes and an old soul to the gritty realities of life and love lost,” says Dillon Honcoop, with the Cascade Radio Group. “With an unorthodox approach [speaking of his method of playing upside down and backwards], Ashley delivers heartfelt vocals and wields his well-worn six-string to stir fresh reflection on the human condition in a way only honest American music can. And that’s what he makes: real music of the tortured and fiercely independent West, rooted firmly in the musical traditions of country and rock & roll.”

KARA HESSE: Native to the Wichita plains and raised in Boulder, CO, Kara's Midwestern roots seep through her sultry voice and songwriting with an eclectic blend of soul and rock 'n roll. In 2010, she opened for the late B.B. King at Red Rocks, alongside Al Green and Buddy Guy, with Denver-based classic rock band, the Groovehawgs. "It's as if Bonnie Raitt, Sia, & Janis Joplin had a baby." - Pulse Music TV, San Francisco. |

BETH WHITNEY: Beth, an award-winning songwriter, writes simple songs about complex things: faith, suffering, hope, and love. Using her indelible charm and sweetly clever wit, phrases turn, and emotions connect. Beth combines the storytelling of folk music and a delightful bit of pop to not only captivate you during a performance, but to send you home with an anthem that will inspire and buoy you.

COLUMBIA CITY THEATER: Built in 1917, CCT is the oldest vaudeville theater in the state of Washington. Having played a major role in the Seattle Jazz boom in the 40's, the theater played host to the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles and Fats Waller. During the 50's the theater served as a neighborhood movie theater, where neighborhood residents have recalled attending Saturday morning movies for kids such as Flash Gordon and the Our Gang series. During the 60's, the theater began hosting live events once more and was one of the first venues to host the legendary Jimi Hendrix. |
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