Northwest Concert Series Sounds – WSU Insider

PULLMAN, Washington – The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University invites the Pullman campus and the surrounding community to a series of free concerts in April on the 22n/a and 29and. During these concerts, the museum will remain open after normal hours so that visitors can enjoy the exhibits in addition to the concerts.

The live performances at the museum this month are an offshoot of the exhibition Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds of the Pacific Northwest, which features a playlist by Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records. According to Isaacson, “The Northwest Indie Folk music genre can mean a lot of different things to different people. Our region is home to many cultures that have adapted their traditional folk music to the modern world: the term ‘Indie Folk’ would apply to all of them.

A digital publication accompanies the exhibition and offers a fuller account of current activity, while building a historical lineage of the artists, studio artisans, educational institutions and museum collections that have shaped and supported work in this vein.

Join a free preview performance by a local band Larger boat in the Gallery of the Museum Pavilion on Friday April 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Larger boat is an a cappella group from Moscow, ID that sings sea shanties and maritime songs. And, because sea shanties aren’t just fun songs to listen to,Larger boat encourages public participation. Sea shanties are work songs and have a call and response structure consisting of verses, which are sung by a leader, and a simple chorus which can be sung by a large group.

The main concert will take place outdoors on Friday, April 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Terrell Mall across from the museum. Portland musician Brian Mumford of Drag an ox through the waterand Whiting Tennis, a Seattle-based artist and musician will be featured. Brian Mumford’s song “True and False Comforts” is included on the indie folk playlist and paintings and collages of Whiting Tennis are included in the indie folk exposure. Owned by Pullman Raza Northwestalong with WSU professors Darryl Singleton and Alan Malfavon, will open the concert by playing his jarocho, a style of Mexican folk music that reinforces the Mexican-American influences heard on the Indie Folk playlist.

Indie Folk Sounds of Northwest Concerts are free and in collaboration with the WSU Student Entertainment Board.

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