The Beautiful Strangers
Americana / Roots / Blues
though it's a typical mid-winter soggy and gray Sunday in Seattle (shocking
right?) Pete and I are blithely ignoring the damp chill and making edits to songs
already on our Reverbnation page, i.e. swapping slide parts for Pete's electric
guitar leads and working on mixes for new tunes. Speaking of slide - Pete forgot
to bring his to rehearsal today and I watched in awe as he improvised flawlessly
with a capo, pen and finally, a spoon. All worked well, but we agreed spoon was
There will be plenty of slide guitar (and a real slide) on our next gig and
only Seattle date booked for the forseeable future at Slim's Last Chance on Saturday,
March 8 with the the incomporable Annie Ford Band. We kick off the evening with one set at 9:30 followed
by Annie for two sets. If ever there was a gig we needed all hands on deck
and bodies in the house, this would be it.
We're thrilled to be
given a Saturday evening to share with Annie and her kick-ass band and we want to
do our part and pack the house. We've pulled more than enough "Troubadour
Tuesdays" at Slim's so here's hoping there will be more Saturday nights
at Slim's and other venues in the future.
Speaking of Annie, she has a brand new CD, Dirty Hearts and Broken Dishes
A resident of Seattle and Virginia native,
Annie and her band offer
up a timeless blend of tough and tender songwriting, talented players, and a classic
brew of Americana with underground country roots.
Slim's Last Chance Saloon, 5606 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108
Saturday, March 8
$7 Door, 21 & over
The Beautiful Strangers kick off the night at 9:30 PM for one set, followed by The
Annie Ford Band for two sets.
"Wiser’s music is sharp and clean, featuring her sweet, powerful voice
tempered by rich, stunning melody. Her music compels you to listen, and as you’re
drawn into the web she weaves of thoughts and feelings and ideas, you find yourself
walking on edge of a quick wit sharpened with water-deep emotions. Wiser writes
emotional, rhythmically stirring songs and delivers them with genuine passion.
She is a gifted singer and songwriter." The Seattle Times
writes beautifully crafted songs that she delivers in a voice possessed of enormous
range and sensibility. Along with her sharp twists of the pen as a lyricist, Wiser
has the emotional richness and savvy confidence of a vocalist one usually only hears
from jazz singers." The Willamette Week