Debbie Miller (Vinyl Release) w/Tomo Nakayama and Brenda Xu
“Debbie Miller gives a performance like I’ve never seen, or haven’t seen by someone other than Tony Bennett. Her shows are less like concerts and more like conversations. I laugh, get teary-eyed, and laugh some more. She has a class act of a performance.” - Kevin Sur, Artist Home
Debbie Miler will be releasing her much anticipated vinyl, Two Sides. Alex Guy, violin/viola and Maria Scherer Wilson, violoncello, will be joining Debbie on her set. One of the tracks, 'Queen of Hearts,' was recently featured on the PBS documentary series The Great American Read, hosted by Meredith Vieira. Miller has played prominent Northwest festivals like Timbrrr! and Upstream. Miller's music is like a tantalizing book of short stories. In fact, there are few musicians who work as diligently as she to be as narratively engaging. Her lyrics, like tightrope walkers, rollick on the taught wire of song, guiltlessly and pointedly inspiring listeners who crave more of their spectacle.
@ Fremont Abbey Arts Center 7:30p show, 7:00p doors $10 general advance (not including fees)
$15 Day of Show All ages, some seating available, bar w/ID
Tomo Nakayama - tomonakayama.com Named "Best Folk Act 2017" by Seattle Weekly, Tomo Nakayama has consistently created music that is complex, nuanced, and emotionally compelling. His decade of work both as a solo artist and as frontman in his chamber-pop band Grand Hallway has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP. Known for his crystalline high-tenor voice, intricate fingerpicking, cinematic production style, and simple, poetic lyrics imbued with warmth and humanity, Tomo’s songs have drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Jeff Buckley. He has also composed music for film and television, and starred as an actor opposite Ellen Page in Lynn Shelton’s Sundance Grand Jury nominated movie “Touchy Feely”. He has shared the stage with Cornelius, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate), Laura Gibson, Tom Brosseau, Damien Jurado, LAKE, Mirah, Fruit Bats, Sera Cahoone, and many others. His self-produced second solo album, Pieces of Sky finds Nakayama venturing further into the digital chamber folk sound of his debut album while incorporating ambient synths, dream pop atmospherics and analog drum machines into the mix. They reflect his experiences of, among other things, touring solo across the US, Japan, and Europe, and a year spent busking and people watching at Seattle Tacoma International Airport.
Brenda Xu - brendaxu.com Brenda Xu’s music has been described as “treading the delicate line between washed-out ambient tones and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements.” Her blend of folk, orchestral, and ambient elements are reminiscent of Bon Iver and Cat Power, but has a distinctive voice which emerged on her last album, “For The Winter.” Since its release in 2014, the album has led to several cross-continental tours in the U.S. & Europe, as well as song placements on MTV & Nickelodeon. Her new album, “Overflow” was added to tastemaker radio station, KEXP‘s rotation, and has been receiving airplay and press coverage in countries all over the world. She has opened shows this year for Lisa Loeb and Josh Rouse, and will be supporting Joan Osborne in upcoming shows next year.