Compass Points North with Folkstar (Wilmington, NC) & Melissa Levi of Seeing Blind
Sun, October 27, 2013
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
Seattle welcomes Folkstar the touring duo that will folk you up real good.
Compass Points North
An all natural blend of melodic compositions.
Folkstar’s new album Loud and Clear is an intensely ambitious 16-track work of art. Folkstar’s Kim Dicso and Sue Cag speak their minds on this album, with songs covering life and death, suicide and dreams, the flaws of our society and the beauty of our world.
Folkstar tackles teen bullying in the song “It Gets Better” (inspired by the It Gets Better Project). They scrutinize our manufactured lives in “Fabrication” and “Everybody Knows” and expose animal exploitation in “Human” and the jazzy number “Abolitionists.” Crowd favorite “Could You Be” is an anthem about love and dreams, as is “Dream Thieves.” Songs exploring death include “Final Curtain” and “New Eyes,” which delve into the emotional complexities of losing someone. Of course there are songs about love as well, such as “Trampoline” and “Ice Queen,” reminiscent of Folkstar’s debut album Emotional Bootcamp. Finally, the title track "Loud and Clear" tells the story of Cag’s hearing loss and talks about a “wake up call,” a common theme throughout the album.
Folkstar fearlessly creates music of substance. Although formed in North Carolina and labeled folk-rock, their music features a variety of influences including west coast rock, indie, blues, jazz, and of course, acoustic singer-songwriter folk and intense guitar laden rock ‘n’ roll.
Seeing Blind is a fiery, dynamic blend of blues, rock and jazz. Their no-holds-barred musical stylings combined with an explosive stage show are a force to be reckoned with!
With a seasoned lineup that includes vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Melissa Levi, lead cellist Jessika Kitzman, bassist Brian Knopp and drummer Dylan Johnson, Seeing Blind's powerful blend of passion and grit has been wowing
audiences all over the region for over 10 years.
Since relocating to Seattle, WA in 2002, they’ve performed with such amazing artists as Brandi Carlile, Kathryn Calder (New Pornographers), The Blakes, Zepparella and more.
They have become one of the most sought after talents in Seattle, with performances at festivals such as The Puyallup Fair, Seattle Weekly's Artopia, Seattle Pridefest, The University Street Fair and more.
Seeing Blind has toured the West Coast/Northwest multiple times- 8 states and over 25 cities, including The Cat Club in L.A. and The Elbow Room in San Francisco.The band’s critically-acclaimed album, Greatly Entertained (Co-Produced by Jonathan Plum @ London Bridge Studios - Candlebox/Brandi Carlile), was self-released in July 2009. After a few recent position changes, they are currently in pre-production for their next amazing release.
Influences include: Jeff Buckley, PJ Harvey, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Ellen McIlwaine, Joan Jett, Tori Amos, Yo-Yo Ma, Janis Joplin, The Toadies, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tool, DMB, Jimi Hendrix, Fugazi, Buddy Rich, Chuck Berry, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, AC/DC and more
**Today Seeing Blind is excited to be in the studio recording their next full length album!
Seeing Blind takes center stage with their distinctive blend of in your face lyrics, explosive female vocals and heart shattering lead cello. Hailing from Seattle, WA, Seeing Blind is a sincere, electrifying experience.
Creating music that makes one feel something. Challenging the norm. Enjoying our time together as musicians. Sharing with others.