Join us every Saturday night in Westport, Washington for the LOGE Concert Series presented by Rainier Beer and curated by Artist Home!
The Sands Cafe is open so you can grab snacks, brews, cider, and wine when you come for the concert! (Bonus, this provides an indoor venue so we can move the fun inside if the weather doesn't cooperate.)
FREE | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | DOG + KID FRIENDLY
Here's a little bit about this week's featured artist(s):
Najah Monique Todd and Del Brown make up the dance-pop duo Mirrorgloss, formed in 2012 in Tacoma, Washington, the two established a unique sound with their decision to focus on their vocal pairing as the foundation of their musical creation. The pair complement each other with the combination of Najamoniq's soulful vocals interweaved with the edgier sounds of Del. The result is a dynamic sound that is truly inspiring.
The look of the band is as refreshing as their art, citing influences as eclectic as Jeff Buckley, Death From Above 1979, The Pretenders. and The Gossip. As stylish plus-sized ladies, Mirrorgloss supports and promotes all types of beauty, not just acceptance of, but the celebration of one's self. The ladies of Mirrorgloss believe that sisterhood is less about competition, but is more related to the strengthening of a foundation upon which we can all stand and encourage each other's success.
Having found a kindred spirit in one another, the ladies of Mirrogloss feel fortunate to be traveling on this journey of creativity and self-expression together as best friends. Their captivating friendship radiates love and light, their music inspires freedom and movement, allowing fans to be a part of an uplifting, fun and "inclusive" dance party where everyone is invited.
Seattle songwriter Debbie Miller is like a tantalizing book of short stories. In fact, there are few musicians who work as diligently as she to be as narratively engaging. Her lyrics, like tightrope walkers, rollick on the taught wire of song, guiltlessly and pointedly inspiring listeners who crave more of their spectacle.
Go ahead, dare Miller to do something you think she can’t. Tour the country from house show to house show? Done. Write critically acclaimed songs inspired from books like Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland or Lindy West’s Shrill? Achieved. Bare her tragicomic soul while playing a grand piano? Just say when and where.
Miller, who has played prominent Northwest festivals like Timbrrr! and Upstream, has also opened for the world famous von Trapp family and shared bills with Damien Jurado and Courtney Marie Andrews, among others, displaying her prowess for honesty and playfulness, inducing laughter and tears.
In October, Miller made her national television debut on PBS’s “The Great American Read,” which highlighted her song, “Queen of Hearts.” Following that, she released an anticipated 7-inch vinyl called 'Two Sides.' Miller’s songs have also appeared on WNYC’s Freakonomics and the New Yorker Radio Hour. But her dream is to write a Broadway musical, which she absolutely-freaking-will one day.
Chris King & the Gutterballs
Songwriters all have their own processes. For some it’s whiskey, for others, like Chris King, it’s typewriters. For the Seattle-based musician, who moved to the Emerald City by way of Northern California some five years ago, the rhythm and melody of the typewriter keys brings his lyric writing to life. All of this makes perfect sense once you hear the throwback style of the band. And while their sound is nostalgic and perhaps reminiscent of another time, their energy is fresh, poignant and vital. King, who began playing guitar at 15 in his local church, has grown into a mature songwriter despite being only 25. And his three-piece, Chris King and the Gutterballs, have recently played major Seattle festivals (Upstream Music Fest, Freakout Fest and Bigass Boombox) as well as a benefit show hosted by the world-renowned radio station 90.3 KEXP and they’ve also hosted a residency at the historic Blue Moon Tavern. King, who moved to the Seattle area five years ago, later met drummer, Justin Denewith, and bassist Malcolm Roberts, who were, as fate would have it, from King’s hometown of Santa Cruz. Though the three had never played together before, they have since formed a special bond. Their sound tight, their mood comforting. And the band’s talent has most recently been displayed on their back-to-back west coast tours and on their latest release, Cocktails, an LP that romps and croons, rich with Americana rock and roll, bolstered by the one-of-a-kind vivid and poetic lyrics that only King could write.