Hailing from Anacortes and Seattle Washington, Spoonshine features the songwriting collaboration between Jacob Navarro (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and William Cook (upright bass, guitar, vocals), with support from Kelly Van Camp (drums). Spoonshine's songs often reflect on life between the farm, the sea, and the mountains that surround their Northwest home.
Star Anna is an Ellensburg born, Seattle based singer/songwriter. With deep, soulful lyrics, and an understanding of the human condition far exceeding her age, Star Anna's songs are sure to move you. Nicole Brodeur of the Seattle Times described her as having "a voice full of bluster that will slam the door behind you, then find itself alone to take in the loneliness, the quiet, the beauty."
Mike Dumovich is amazingly unique. Whatever rules exist in the music world, Mike threw out the ones that didn't work for him long ago. With his life-long friend and bass player, Toliver, Mike creates original soulful tunes that take the listener to uncharted territory. Mike's music and lyrics have depth and relevance that can be experience on many levels.
For Seattle musician Kris Orlowski, making music is about more than fulfilling personal agendas. It's about creating something that touches the soul. His visceral, reflective lyrics build against more traditional rock and pop arrangements to weave stories that resonate with audiences from coast to coast.
V. Contreras, the musical love child of Dusty Springfield and Nancy Sinatra with a splash of the Ronettes, is known for her rich, soulful voice and dramatic songwriting. She was the sole writer on her inaugural self-titled album and is a classically trained vocalist with a prodigal past that includes fronting a 25-piece jazz band at 12 years old.
Whitney Monge, having started as a street performer, is now a young but seasoned professional. She writes all her own introspective lyrics and music, and has created a sound reminiscent of Tracy Chapman. Joined by Anthony, Christian and Matthew, her music fills the room like a juicy rumor.
From busking in the Pike Place Market to performing at large festivals, Whitney brings a wonderful sound to every audience.
Whitney Lyman's love for teaching music, and passion for this art form shows in her cross-genre musical range from folk, to indie rock, and pop which makes listening easy on the ears. Lyman is a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from Seattle bringing a blend of influences from a traditional world of folk, baroque chamber music, indie rock, and dream pop creating surreal soundscapes and cinematic visuals. During this episode of Band in Seattle, Whitney performs "Laser Beam", which is the song that sparked her career back in May of 2014.