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Emma King with The Buskers and Grif Benzel

Emma King is an independent artist from Hull, England. She spent 6 incredible years living and touring in America, during which time she recorded at the  legendary Sun Studios, Memphis (home of Elvis); played multiple shows at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café, appeared on WSM Radio (home of the Opry), represented the UK at CMA Fest plus extensive touring including support slots alongside Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Drifters, Roachford, Exile, Jo De Messina, Deanna Carter, Old Dominion, Thompson Square, Rhonda Vincent, Brett Michaels and more. She also worked with multi-award-winning producers and engineers such as Chas Sandford, Milan Bogdan (KC and the Sunshine Band) and Jake Nicely (Alison Krauss).

Back in the UK, 2016’s eponymous debut album received national radio play (BBC Radio 2 & BBC London), was an HMV recommended release, and was supported by Abbey Road Studios (where it was mastered), BASCA, BPI, and Blues Magazine where Emma shared a covermount with artists such as Joe Bonnamassa. Emma also flew out to NYC and Nashville to play some shows supported by Gibson and recording sessions at the House Of Blues!

Pacific Northwest natives, The Buskers are an indie folk/classic rock group based out of Covington, WA. The band met through being a part of miscellaneous music programs at Kentwood High School back in the day. The band consists of Jordyn Bise on vocals, rhythm guitar, and piano, Gabrielle Rizzo on electric and acoustic solo guitar, and Hannah Flores on bass. Their influences include Led Zeppelin, Fleet Foxes, The Head and The Heart, Pearl Jam, and Greta Van Fleet. Growing up in Washington's music scene with vibrant grunge, blues, folk, and indie rock, the trio hopes to bring an innovative sound to the music world."

Grif Benzel is a local artist and one half of Seattle indie pop duo Anime Creek. Joining him will be his bandmates Will Schafer and Owen Bostrom of the band Revel. When not playing their indie rock hits the three can be found discussing bands like The Cure and Beat Happening over local fast food.

Earlier Event: December 21
Garrett and the Sheriffs
Later Event: December 25
CLOSED for Christmas Day