100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 15: SassyBlack

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our sixth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’ll be showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about. For the fourth year in a row, the showcase is once again presented by Verity Credit Union.

Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity and NW_Music_Scene on there. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the spotlight yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured act is the red hot SassyBlack.


About the artist: 

A release we’ve been digging pretty hard lately is Ancient Mahogany Gold, the new one from Seattle’s SassyBlack.  On Ancient Mahogany Gold Sassy explores the sonic galaxy, delivering celestial grooves worthy of her dynamic and soulful vocals. While the album will be hard for those who like to slap genre tags on music, just about anyone should be able to find enjoyment in this release and that’s really the point isn’t it? SassyBlack has a style completely unique to herself and it’s on full display here.

We recently interviewed her which you can read HERE and part of it can be found below:

NWMS:  You’ve been on your own awhile now. How does the music you mastermind solo differ from what you did with collaborators?

SassyBlack:  My solo music brings me more joy. I am getting back into collaborating with more artists and was lucky enough to have some of my favs play on Ancient Mahogany Gold.

NWMS:  What are your favorite places to play in Seattle, and why?

SassyBlack:  I love playing at the Croc, Nectar Lounge, the Showbox, KEXP, the Moore, Neptune, and the Paramount (when I get the chance to). I’ve been performing on the stages of the Paramount & Moore since I was about 14 when I was doing more acting. The Croc & Nectar Lounge always feel like home to me as well.

The staff in all these venues have been tremendously and consistently kind to me over the years. Those spaces hold a special place in my heart. I know when I get booked to play these venues I will have a great experience.


Photo credit to Texas Isaiah

Listen:


Find SassyBlack at:

Bandcamp

Erased Tapes Website

Facebook


Her new album Ancient Mahogany Gold, released on September 13th is tearing up the northwest right now and she’ll be sharing it with fans when she plays with Mary Lambert at the Neptune, November 11th.


Submissions for 100 Bands in 100 Days are still open to any Pacific Northwest band interested in submitting. If you would like to submit for a chance to be featured in this segment, consult this link for more information on how you can do so.


A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner. 


As an added bonus this year, House Of Cannabis will be playing the featured bands in each of their three Washington locations.


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