Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, welcome, to 75 Bands in 75 Days, where we’re showcasing some of the best talent that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, at least one band per day, leading up to December 31st, to ring in a new year. This list is in no particular order and it is not a chart or a countdown. It’s merely a list of bands or musicians that we feel are worthy of checking out. The band for day 65 is an incredibly talented band from Seattle called Vaudeville Etiquette.
Seattle folk-rock band Vaudeville Etiquette embraces their scope of influences moving fearlessly from swinging roots rock, to country, jazz, and blues. Comprised of Tayler Lynn, Bradley Laina, Matt Teske, Sander Vinberg, & Bryce Gourley, the band puts on a spirited live show that dares to span genre and category and brings viewers to their feet…or knees. Their debut album Debutantes & Dealers is a dynamic and ambitious journey, rife with boot-stomping anthems and airy melodic ballads.
From our review of Debutantes & Dealers: “Debutantes & Dealers is packed full of harmonies and haunting vocals that seem to match the name of the band and the name of the album on a magical level. The album starts right out of the gate with what you can expect for the rest of the journey, “Blood & Bone” is a harmonic thrill-ride driving home the ideas of familial values and the rebellious nature in most of us. Track three, “Devil’s Daughter”, sounds like it was born somewhere in a juke joint or in a roadhouse in the deep south on a cotton field lined portion along Highway 61. The song builds into a frenetic, foot-stomping, hand-clapping climax and leaves the listener reaching for his or her wallet to put money in the church collection plate.”
“You know it’s a great album when it’s difficult to pick a favorite but “Abilene” sure is a beautiful song and it conjures up memories of an amazing Louisiana musician, Anders Osborne and his ability to wrap words around a beautiful melody, while letting both of them play off of each other in a game of sonic cat & mouse. “Enemy Lines” is a great duet showcasing the vocal prowess of Tayler Lynn & Bradley Laina with some well placed strings from Andrew Joslyn and the Passenger String Quartet, whom they managed to get in the studio in between their tour with Macklemore. Track 11 “Six Feet Deep” is a swinging tune that summons the ghosts of the 4o’s and that song would have worked just as well in that decade as it does today.”