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Songwriter Happy Hour: Jeremy Serwer, Eleanor Murray, Johanna Warren, and Kelsey Sprague

Come enjoy a songwriter happy hour, featuring Seattle locals Jeremy Serwer and Kelsey Sprague, along with touring friends Eleanor Murray (Olympia, WA) and Johanna Warren (Portland, OR).  

Jeremy Serwer has one of those once in a lifetime voices that make grown men cry. Where blue eyed soul meets edgy Americana (Martin Sexton), where blues meets country (Richard Buckner), where roots meets rock (The Jayhawks), Jeremy stands on the shoulders of these greats in homage to offer his version of the truth.  Listen here:

Kelsey Sprague, with only her voice and an acoustic guitar, manages to convey everything beautiful and simultaneously desperate about the constant mist, relieved by the occasional spike of sunshine. With influences ranging from classics like Patsy Cline and Connie Francis to more contemporary names such as Josh Ritter, Jenny Lewis, and Camera Obscura, Kelsey manages to take familiar sounds and make them her own.  Listen here:

Eleanor Murray has spent the last nine years playing and recording music out of the northwest part of the United States. Her latest album, Bury Me Into the Mtn, finds Murray exploring work that is markedly different from any that has come before. Bury Me Into the Mtn's chord progressions, rhythms and melodies draw as much from Appalachia as they do from jazz. Recorded in a renovated church during a windstorm with members of Mount Eerie serving as her backing band, its sonic landscape is completely its own. Listen here:

Johanna Warren channels powerful songs in weird time signatures and melancholic open tunings, weaving adept finger-picking with acrobatic vocal lines and carefully crafted poetry. Approaching music as a potent healing modality, Warren cultivates and honors the physically healing properties of sound and the spiritually healing powers of artistic expression. She has performed and recorded with Iron & Wine, Natalie Merchant, and Jesca Hoop, among others.  Listen here:

Earlier Event: April 1
Fremont Art Walk
Later Event: April 4