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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 Salmonberries.
About the band:
Like the band alludes to in their bio below, The Salmonberries are an outfit that is clearly hitting on all cylinders right now. Their sound is a bit hard to label as they thrown down some of the tastiest grooves you’ll find in our region but you’ll find plenty of rock and soul in their music. And you know that’s saying something around here. One thing for sure about their music though, it would fit in just about any time period, in fact if you didn’t know when their EP was released before listening, you could easily pick a date decades ago. Have a listen to the track below and try not to move at least some part of your body.
Listening to the music of the Seattle-based roots rock ‘n’ roll band, The Salmonberries, feels like spending time with close friends around a campfire. You’ve been there before: someone starts singing. Suddenly, two or three more voices join in the chorus. Someone who just showed up with beers begins to bang a drum as another plays an old acoustic. It’s a friendly groove. It’s music that swells your heart.
The group, which formed in the city’s north end Greenwood Neighborhood in 2017 playing house shows, is a multi-racial, multi-talented band of brethren. With skills matched only by their bonds as friends, The Salmonberries released their debut EP, Reason To Be, in 2018. The record received acclaim from the Emerald City tastemaker publication, Artist Home, as well as spins from the famed radio station, KEXP.
In an era when music is regularly tailored to predetermined niche audiences, The Salmonberries play a boisterous brand of rock music rooted in classic songwriting throughout the decades. With lightning-quick electric leads, funk-forward rhythms and vocals that bounce between the walls, the band offers comradery in its joyous music. Just as the crackle of a campfire is for anyone, so the songs of The Salmonberries are for you.
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Catch them live:
The Salmonberries will be playing The Central Saloon on October 26 with Harrison B & Maya Marie. Click HERE to get details about the show.
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.