FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2013
Contact: Tamara Power-Drutis, Artist
Pacificana: reimagined songs of the Pacific Northwest
Presented by Tamara Power-Drutis & friends, Hannalee, Bucket of Honey, and James Lanman
Seattle, WA, April 16, 2013 – Seattle folk/pop singer and recording artist Tamara Power-Drutis announces the debut of her new album, Pacificana, a compilation of reimagined Pacific Northwest Americana songs. Pacificana is a performance and recording project co-sponsored by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs that revisits themes in Northwest history — including Western settlement, women’s rights, and labor issues — and explores their influence on current local culture. Seattle folk, pop, and neo-acoustic funk artists will present forgotten Northwest tunes alongside their own original works, Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30 pm, as a preview of the soon to be released Pacificana EP.
As remains true today, settlers to the West flocked to Seattle based on an ideal, a hope; and stayed because of the mix of culture, opportunity, and natural beauty. The adventure, the daring, the collision of cultures, and the allure were all captured in song, which with warm, complex three and sometimes five part harmonies will be a treat for the ear at the intimate, 85-seat Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford. Tickets for this show are limited, and are available at Brown Paper Tickets.
Pacificana producer Katie Mosehauer says “This project is interesting because it digs into the past and uncovers themes that are still shaping this place in the present tense. Tamara has re-imagined these songs because there’s still a relevance to them, and making them new again helps people recognize and reconnect with the cultural roots of our city and our region.”
Tamara Power-Drutis and musicians Ian Williams, Emily Westman, Scott Teske, Natalie Hall, Robert Power-Drutis, and Annie Janzter will also be performing songs from the EP and their historical context to area middle and high schools the week of April 22nd.
Pacificana: Reimagined Songs of the Pacific Northwest
Featuring Tamara Power-Drutis & friends, Hannalee, Bucket of Honey, and James Lanman
Wednesday, April 24th, 7:30pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue N
Seattle WA 98103
Tickets are a suggested donation $8 advance, $10 door or FREE for Students with ID
Tickets available at http://pacificana.brownpapertickets.com/
Bucket of Honey: http://www.bucketofhoney.com/