Tickets: $8 advance, $12 at the door.
Blvd Park is a visionary group of musicians, bonded together out of chance, challenges and changes. Each member contributes his or her unique blend of musicianship & stylistic behavior forming a sound the group collectively calls, “Americarnie Browngrass”. Based in Seattle as of fall 2010, Blvd Park is quickly earning its way into the heart of the Seattle music scene, busking regularly at the Pike Place and Ballard Farmer’s Markets, making appearances on the Marty Riemer podcast, on Seattle Channel’s “ArtZone with Nancy Guppy”, “Blues To Do TV”, performing live on 91.3 KBCS, and playing shows at historic Seattle venues such as the Tractor Tavern, Chop Suey, Columbia City Theater and the Triple Door.
Blvd Park’s namesake comes from time spent living in the infamous midtown Sacramento 18th century Victorian home, The Bell Tower Mansion, in the neighborhood of Boulevard Park spring of 2009. Boasting an all singer, all songwriter lineup including the instrumentation of upright bass, mandolin, guitar, trumpet, accordion, banjo, tambourine and tight 3 to 5 part harmonies, with both male and female contribution, Blvd Park’s high energy live experience takes the audience on a vaudevillian gypsy caravan ride.
Brian Ballentine – vocals, acoustic guitar
Timothy Conroy – vocals, trumpet, accordion
Tekla Waterfield – vocals, tambourine, guitar
Jarrett Mason – vocals, upright bass
Banton Foster – vocals, banjo, tuba
Dune Butler – vocals, mandolin, upright bass
Americarnie: A natural blend of Americana music mixed with vaudeville circus western movies.
Browngrass music: Originated in Northern California; a style of music rooted in but not bounded to traditional bluegrass, folk and country.