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Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, 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 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 artist is SeaStar.
SeaStar hails from the rainy town of Seattle. Since their beginnings in 2007, SeaStar’s music has been described as both “timeless” and “authentic”. From dusty Americana postcards, to Celtic anthems with hints of bluegrass and old-time, to passionate ballads, and award winning story songs, SeaStar takes their audiences on a musical journey of history and tradition. Fae Wiedenhoeft’s (pronounced Wee-den-hauft) powerful vocals carry contagious, original melodies and deliver singable choruses that will keep you singing for hours after their shows. Fae’s finely crafted compositions and velvet voice are loved and revered by many across the globe. Her songs tangle truth, whimsy, and the passions of the human heart into a beautiful oasis from the ordinary.
SeaStar’s love for musical storytelling is only surpassed by their desire to share it with others. They have played across the US, Canada, Ireland, Turkey, Poland, England, France, and Scotland, sharing the stage with folk legends like Dougie MacLean. Be it a small house concert or a large concert hall, Fae will invite you in, sing you a tale, and make it feel as if she is singing it just to you.
If you are in the market for something a little bit different than what we’ve brought you so far this year, take a good listen to the psychedelic folk vibes that today’s featured band doles out. It’s not hard to imagine them singing these songs on the snowy shores of a fjord somewhere in northern Europe, as a wooden ship is sailing off on another journey. Using broad strokes, SeaStar paints vivid pictures, foregoing paintbrushes for musical instruments and lyrics, with the thundering vocals of Fae Wiedenhoeft as the driving force behind most of the music. If you are even remotely interested in Celtic music, you should love the way the band blends it with other genres to come up with their own unique style. Check out their latest release HERE or scroll down the page and click on the player to have a listen.
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To view all of the wonderful northwest artists we have featured this year, click HERE.
A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner.