“Grab an umbrella, soak in a true talent” (says Olympia’s Weekly Volcano) as Southern singer-songwriter Joanne Rand and Seattle legend Reggie Garrett team up in Seattle’s famed Royal Room (5000 Rainier Ave. S.) for a very special concert on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00PM. Suggested donation of $10-$15 sliding scale. Call 206-906-9920 or email [email protected]
for more info. The show celebrates Rand’s 16th indie CD, “Roses in the Snow and Drought” and Garrett’s fifth “Something New.” Rand and Garrett have performed together since 1995. Rand will be accompanied by bassist Rebecca Young and drummer Will Dowd and Garrett by his well-loved band the Snake Oil Peddlers (Richard Middleton and Will Dowd). Rand's trio will also perform at Crossroads Bellvue on Friday, April 21, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Reggie Garrett is the purveyor of a unique urban strain of acoustic folk music incorporating a number of diverse influences, including: Latin rhythms, blues, gospel and Celtic. The result is a musical blend that has excited and touched audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been compared to acoustic legends Richie Havens and Bill Withers by the national folk publication “Dirty Linen.” As a songwriter Garrett’s specialty is creating and enhancing a mood. “Garrett’s voice is, itself, an utterly unique instrument. A tremulous warm cry from the heart.” – Victory Music Review. Having graced stages throughout the US and Canada for over twenty years, Garrett was the hit of the Sisters Folk Festival (a Superior U.S. festival).
“Joanne Rand’s voice raises your hair. Elegance and fierceness in the same deep breath.” (Gary Snyder). Born and bred in the Deep South, but a longtime Northern Californian, Rand has performed in Manhattan, L.A., Toronto, Atlanta, Seattle, Hawaii, Alaska & the Amazon. A San Francisco North Bay Area readers’ poll voted her “Best Acoustic Band.” Rand’s 2015 CD, «Southern Girl» (with the same team) made a folk DJ most-played-list nationwide (comprised by over 1300 DJs) and garnered rave reviews. «One of the year’s freshest, most distinctive offerings.»-Roots Music Report 2016. «Absolutely captivating… Startling and beautiful ...Leaves behind all comparisons. Rand’s vocal styling is the whole show and worth the price of admission» -No Depression 2016. Rand spent the ‘90s living in Seattle where she first teamed up with Rebecca Young and Will Dowd.
Bassist Rebecca Young has studied music from an early age at the Royal Conservatory of Music and later at Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. She has been performing and recording in a variety of genres and with a variety of characters for decades and is happiest when playing her bass. Rebecca is grateful to have had the opportunity to play with Joanne Rand, Ian Moore, Rafe Pearlman, Lindsay Fuller, V. Contreras, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Johnny Bregar, Paul Benoit, Betsy Olson and others.
Accolades for Rand
• «Whatever muse inspires Rand only seems to grow stronger with time» — Eugene Weekly.
• “Nothing short of brilliant” –Santa Rosa, CA Press Democrat.
• “Excellent voice — spot on arrangement” — Solent Records, U.K.
• “Best Acoustic Band” –N. Bay Bohemian Readers Poll (Sonoma County, CA)
Accolades for Garrett
• “Music that get’s under your skin….Amazingly fluid voice…It doesn’t get much better than this!” -Victory Music Review
• “A Surprise hit…Garrett’s smooth vocals won universal praise from our audiences”
-Sisters Folk Festival Director