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Güero Brown with Lucas Tayne

A Michigan native, Güero Brown is an independent musician and graduate of Western Michigan University, where he studied foreign languages and audio engineering. Travel and literature have played a significant role in Güero’s artistic development and musical taste. After a period of years based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Güero took time away from music in 2014 to live in Latin America and find new inspirations. In early 2017, Güero returned to the studio to record a new full-length album that was released in late 2018. Many of the songs on the self-titled album were written in the southern hemisphere and feature contributions from various collaborators in different parts of the U.S. In 2018, Güero also Güero relocated to Seattle to promote the new album and to continue creating new music.

Lucas Tayne is an American singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. He spent his formative years playing guitar and drums in local indie rock and punk bands The Lighter Side of Epic and The Red Trousers before expanding his influences to bluegrass, americana, and jazz. Tayne has lived and gigged in Portland, OR and Boston, MA as well as spending a year in Shanghai performing with the hip hop-funk fusion group The Immigrants.

Upon returning home in 2016 Tayne quickly established himself as a staple of the Seattle music scene and recorded his debut album, A Point A Round, with producer and pianist Tim Kennedy. Praised by Divide and Conquer Music for its “expressive, thoughtful lyrics, unique arrangements and interesting phrasing” the album showcases Tayne’s instinct as a composer and lyricist. Influenced by classic jazz and rock recordings the album was recorded in less than 5 hours with no over overdubs and captures the intimate feel that the songwriter brings to his live performances.

While playing frequently around the North West Tayne is working on his sophomore album due out in late 2018. In addition to his solo efforts he also collaborates regularly with singer-songwriter Sarah O’Dea.

Earlier Event: December 4
WIDE Open Mic
Later Event: December 6
WIDE Open Mic