The Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents: Original Music Inspired by Isabel Allende’s Violeta
Hugo House is delighted to host our friends The Bushwick Book Club Seattle as they present: Original Music Inspired by Isabel Allende’s Violeta.
What would it be like to have your life marked by not one but two pandemics? Meet Violeta, born in 1920 near the end of the Spanish flu’s rampage, who will live through the extraordinary march of history leading to the coronavirus pandemic. Told through letters, Violeta is a family epic from a master of the form.
Shelby Natasha is a songwriter and music producer in Seattle, Washington. Growing up between China and the Pacific Northwest, her music is heavily influenced by both cultures, landing in a space between Alt R&B and Chinese folk music.
Chiku Nance is a chamoru artist & engineer.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, jean mann picked up the guitar in 1995. A self-taught Americana singer-songwriter, she has released eight original records; performing on tenor and acoustic guitars, ukulele and harmonica in support of an ethereal vocal style. Touring since 2000, jean has headlined house concerts and listening rooms, churches, wineries, festivals; and performed in such iconic rooms as CBGB's in New York. She has opened for Peter Mulvey, Peter Himmelman, Blame Sally and shared the stage with Laura Veirs and Vicci Martinez. In 2014, she made her tour debut in Europe, and continues growing her international fan base. When she's not teaching ukulele/songwriting lessons at her cottage in Seattle, jean is recording her ninth album at Froglips Studio in Indianola, WA.
Intisaar is a Seattle-based singer, composer, and acoustic/electric powerhouse.
Christina Crabbe writes Campy, Synthy Plant Themed Songs of Queer Joy and Revenge.
Kate Berreth is a lifelong prolific songstress and natural mystic of Music.
As one listener put it, Carrie Wicks sings like a “lazy angel.” With a rich timbre and deep musicality, her voice is both viscerally compelling and relaxing, whether she’s exploring the jazz repertoire or her own collaborative compositions. Her debut CD on OA2 Records, I’ll Get Around to It, catapulted her to national acclaim in 2010. She followed that with Barely There in 2012 and Maybe in October 2015. A three-time nominee for the Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year Award, she released her fourth Origin OA2 album, Reverie, in October 2019.
Vince Martinez is a Seattle-based americana singer/songwriter originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Vince and his band, The Great Blue Yonder, perform in and around Seattle and have increasingly been receiving recognition for their engaging live performances and honest, straightforward music. Vince and the band's latest album, Northwest by Southwest, features original music inspired by Martinez's New Mexican roots, as well as his recent Pacific Northwest experiences.