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Lazuli Shoals & Brother John and the Surrogates

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 07:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Event Details

WHEN
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 07:30 pm to 10:00 pm
WHERE
Conway Muse at 18444 Spruce Street
Conway, Washington, United States, 98238
COST
CONTACT
Elfa Gisla
360.445.3000 360.445.3000
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Description

Tickets $10 or $12 at the door

For tickets go to: https://bpt.me/4267346

 
Lazuli Shoals - formed in 2017 to play the work of songwriter/guitarist Tom Armstrong.  As a progressive rock band in the tradition of 70’s folk rock, their music combines blues patterns and unique chord structures with a driving drum and bass line to narrate life’s celebrations and struggles and the connection of humans with the natural world.  Their first album “Brooding,” was published this February.

About the artists

Tom Armstrong-guitar, vocals - om began playing guitar as a pre-teen and was inspired by Led Zeppelin, Cream, Pink Floyd, the Beatles “White Album”, and others of that era.   In the ‘90s he began writing songs and studied music at the Lionel Hampton School of Music in Moscow, Idaho. Tom has played in numerous bands and has performed as a solo artist throughout the Northwest; he continues to create new songs-another album is being planned for next year.

Linn Jennings-drums - Linn started playing drums when the Beatles were still a band and added guitar in high school. Over the years he’s played in a variety of bands, with musical tastes leaning towards progressive, rock, and the blues. When Linn isn’t playing drums for Lazuli Shoals, he can be found playing guitar or cruising the waters of Puget Sound with his wife aboard their classic Egg Harbor motor yacht.  

David Cordell- bass - David began playing upright bass in high school with a progressive jazz quartet in South Seattle- then moved to bass guitar-playing blues, rock and pop in a variety of bands over the last 50 years.  He joined Lazuli Shoals in 2017 and enjoys matching bass lines and rhythms to the words and mood of the band’s original songs.

Lazuli Shoals -  formed in 2017 to play the work of songwriter/guitarist Tom Armstrong.  As a progressive rock band in the tradition of 70’s folk rock, their music combines blues patterns and unique chord structures with a driving drum and bass line to narrate life’s celebrations and struggles and the connection of humans with the natural world.  Their first album “Brooding,” was published this February.

About the artists

Tom Armstrong-guitar, vocals - Tom began playing guitar as a pre-teen and was inspired by Led Zeppelin, Cream, Pink Floyd, the Beatles “White Album”, and others of that era.   In the ‘90s he began writing songs and studied music at the Lionel Hampton School of Music in Moscow, Idaho. Tom has played in numerous bands and has performed as a solo artist throughout the Northwest; he continues to create new songs-another album is being planned for next year.

Linn Jennings-drums - Linn started playing drums when the Beatles were still a band and added guitar in high school. Over the years he’s played in a variety of bands, with musical tastes leaning towards progressive, rock, and the blues. When Linn isn’t playing drums for Lazuli Shoals, he can be found playing guitar or cruising the waters of Puget Sound with his wife aboard their classic Egg Harbor motor yacht.  

David Cordell- bass - David began playing upright bass in high school with a progressive jazz quartet in South Seattle- then moved to bass guitar-playing blues, rock and pop in a variety of bands over the last 50 years.  He joined Lazuli Shoals in 2017 and enjoys matching bass lines and rhythms to the words and mood of the band’s original songs.

Uncle John and the Surrogates -

BAND WEBSITE: http://brotherjohnandthesurrogates.com/

When not the fronting celebrated Tom Waits tribute band, The Bleeding Romeos, band leader John Wies is passionately producing original material with his trio, Brother John and the Surrogates.  The band incorporates Waitsonian off-beat syncopation, arrangements, and moody rants into rhythmic grooves and story-telling vignettes. 

Rooted in Wies’ percussive acoustic-guitar playing style and enhanced by idiosyncratic percussion work and nuanced keyboard playing, the music of Brother John and the Surrogates evokes a variety of genres, presenting listeners with something both familiar and unique.

JOHN WIES – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

John's percussive playing style, distinctive vocals, and inspired lyrics establish the foundation of Weiswald. Performing locally as a soloist and in various bands in Seattle since 2001 (currently as front-man for the Tom Waits tribute band 'The Bleeding Romeos'), John has also taken the stage in far flung places such as Japan and Korea, had his work showcased in Alaskan theatrical performances, and gotten air-play on Mongolian radio. John’s influences include blues, rock, bluegrass, jazz and numerous singer/songwriters; shaping a body of work that is familiar to the ear yet challenges traditional categorization.

MIKE YOUNG – Drums, Percussion, Back-up Vocals, Noise

Driving the beat with an arsenal of percussive accouterments, Mike also provides backup vocals and has been known to carry flutes, whistles, a melodica, and harmonicas.  Mike’s professional music carreer began in 1980 when he provided backup vocals for African singer/songwriter Saidou Richard.  Since then he has performed and recorded in the Seattle area with a variety of groups, most recently with singer/songwriter Doug Fleming Jr.  Mike’s main influences include progressive rock, jazz, Irish music, and classical.

JON LANTHIER – Keyboard, Back-up Vocals

Jon brings subtle embellishments to Brother John’s music and lyrics with piano, Wurlitzer, organ, and chromatic percussion sounds. A mostly self-taught musician, Jon performs in a wide range of styles, and can be seen around Seattle playing in jazz-funk, R’n’B, and vocal groups. His major influences include Terry Adams, Victor Feldman, Charlie Christian, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Cost and Tickets

Cost & Tickets

$10
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Organizer

Elfa Gisla

Phone: 360.445.3000 360.445.3000

conwaymuse@conwaymuse.com
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Conway Muse

18444 Spruce Street
Conway, Washington, United States
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