Sol, Wanz, Amos Miller Lead Solar Powered Concert on a Barge in West Seattle

Solar Pioneer PerformersMost people in Seattle are well aware of that big yellow monstrosity called the Solar Pioneer that rolled into Seattle a few weeks ago and is currently double-parked at Terminal 5. Activists have came out and protested in many different ways;  On land the activists have made their wishes known as well with protests and marches, while out on the water they have used kayaks, canoes and even a floating barge ironically called the Solar Polar Pioneer that is parked a few hundred feet from the shore near West Seattle’s Don Armeni park. From the barge you can easily see the drill rig with Mount Rainier in the distance providing a stark contrast.

On Friday June 5, that barge served as a concert stage with some very talented local musicians including Sol, Wanz and Amos Miller’s incredible collective called Love City Love. The Amos Miller led troupe dished out a beautiful mix of music that included everything from hip-hop, electronic beats, soul and jazz. They are definitely exceptional musicians. Next up was Michael “Wanz” Wansley who warmed up the crowd of kayakers and land-lubbers first with “Thrift Shop”,  followed by a set full of his own music that heavily leans on soul and allows him to show-off his great baritone voice.  Globe-trotting Hip-hop artist and Seattle native Sol finished the crowd off with an epic set that included a jump off the barge(and into the water) in recognition of his song “Jump In”.

 

Sol entertaining the Kayakers.

SOL on the Solar Pioneer
Posted by NorthWest Music Scene on Saturday, June 6, 2015

Cecile Hansen - Chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribe with Bill Moyer on the Polar Pioneer
Cecile Hansen – Chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribe with Bill Moyer on the Polar Pioneer

Multi-Grammy winner Wanz getting the crowd on water and on land warmed up.

Wanz on the Solar Pioneer

Posted by NorthWest Music Scene on Saturday, June 6, 2015

Solar panels from the Solar Pioneer
Solar panels from the Solar Pioneer

Love City Love led by the multi-talented Amos Miller threw down a monster set on the Solar Pioneer.

Lovecitylove on the Solar Pioneer

Posted by NorthWest Music Scene on Saturday, June 6, 2015

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