25 local musicians organized into 5 bands. 12 hours to create 3-5 songs. An evening showcase of their music, with proceeds benefiting Northwest Folklife.
Presented by Good/Bad Archive Project, the 11th Seattle Rock Lottery selected Northwest Folklife as their benefiting organization. Each year, 25 hand-picked Seattle-based musicians meet at 10 AM and are organized into 5 groups through a lottery-based selection. The 5 groups are then released to practice at different locations. The musicians then have 12 hours to create a band name and 3-5 songs. Then, that same evening, the groups will then perform what they have created in front of the audience at Rock Lottery!
This year’s lineup of artists included: Allison Tulloss, Amy L. Piñon, Cameron Lavi-Jones, Camilo Estrada, Claire Tucker Peters, Faith Stankevich, Greg Dixon, Gus Clark, Jason McCue, Jena Pyle, Jillian Walker, Michael D Hall, Michelle Nuño, Nick Biscardi, Sandy Dickerson, Skyler Ford, Tiffiny Costello, Tige DeCoster, and Ursula Stuart.
Here are a few of the many highlights from that night:
Nick Biscardi, Gibraltar
Jena Pyle, Sundae Crush
Tiffiny Costello, Housekeys
Skyler Ford, Snuff Redux
Jillian Walker, Kuinka
Michelle Nuño, Moon Darling
Allison Tulloss, Screens
Straight to the Taint and that's Alright
Sandy Dickerson, YAR
Cameron Lavi-Jones, Gypsy Temple
Ursula Stuart, T-Rox
Camilo Estrada, The New Triumph
Greg Dixon, quixod
Gus Clark, Country Lips
Faith Stankevich, Grace Love and the Dirty Church
Amy Piñon, Amy Lp
Claire Tucker, Black Nite Crash, Loose Wing
Tige DeCoster, West Seattle Soul, Supersones
A very special thank you to all of the musicians who volunteered their time, Chris and Kathy for organizing, and all of the folks who came out to support local music in benefit of Northwest Folklife.
We are proud to be community-powered because of folks like you!
Photo Credit: Shawn McClung