Joy Mills & Tom Parker (5:30pm)
Hailing from Seattle, Joy Mills and Tom Parker blend an array of influences with creative arrangements on their new release, Cat & Mouse. This well-grooved blend of roots, rock ‘n’ roll, folk and country gives listeners an entry into the narratives of wandering souls seeking a deeper experience of the world around them. They will also perform material from 2012's release, Trick of the Eye. Mills and Parker will be joined by guest Julian Martlew on Dobro for this special acoustic performance.
"Seattle’s liveliest country-flavored act since Neko Case." - Paul Constant (The Stranger)
KCDC (with Deborah Crooks and Kwame Copeland, 4pm)
Deborah Crooks' recorded three full-length CDs (including 2013's "Little Bird") of her original music, spoken about music and creativity at SXSW and Macworld, and had her songs included on the RockerGirl Discoveries CD and placed on the PBS series RoadTrip Nation. Kwame Copeland's been writing songs and playing guitar since his folk-singer dad taught him a C chord as a child enduring long Wyoming winters. As a 18-year-old, he drove out to San Francisco with three bandmates to expand his musical palette and never looked back, playing in a diverse array of folk, rock and Americana bands throughout the Bay Area before releasing his first solo collection, "Simple Things", in 2010. Born of a songwriting challenge, KCDC finds the two California-based artists displaying their literary chops and post-punk and twang tendencies with nods to such influences as Patti Smith, early REM, Wilco and Alejandro Escovedo. The 10 songs on their debut CD "Your Own Reaction" are about putting your heart on the line, surrendering to love and taking responsibility for your actions. It's meant for listeners who love real instruments and authentic writing; listeners who are seeking out truth and beauty in their lives and think this world deserves the best they've got. KCDC is rounded out by Steve Waters (guitar), Andrew Gibson (bass) and Whitney Jacobson (drums).