Of Milk and Music

From my private stash, an original miniature painting by Sarah Dunevant: “Giljagaur, the milk stealer.” Part of Dunevant’s “Yule Lads” series created in Iceland during the recording of the limited edition “Ronja’s Christmas Witch” EP by Drekka (BlueSanct, 2014).

Yule Lads

Next Year’s Songs Await

My most photographed alt-country recording artist, Sera Cahoone, with her full touring band playing a packed “holiday” show at the Tractor Tavern. It was an evening of hometown heartbreak, saying goodbye to another year, wind storms, power outages and darkened streets, and heavy rains. Inside, it was another performance of sad, sweet songs from her latest record, “Deer Creek Canyon” (Sub Pop, 2012). We heard a few new songs, so perhaps a new record is taking shape.

A Sound Like Heartbreak

Opening for Sup Pop recording artist Sera Cahoone last night at the mighty Tractor Tavern in Ballard, meet Inly. Check out their first EP released last spring. Retro guitars and a hooky, speakeasy sound. A brave, talented young band stepping out in front of Cahoone’s powerful touring band.