In The (North) Round 1

Once again I spent the weekend down in south Washington visiting with the family and having an early birthday celebration (Freaks and Geeks and News Radio on DVD, ’nuff said). One the way back up to Vancouver I went to The (North) Round 1 at “The Shop” and got to hear the lovely sounds from Tara Ward (of Late Tuesday), John Van Deusen (of The Lonely Forest), and Megan Slankard (from San Francisco) along with artist Scott Erickson doing two live paintings. The Rounds are always a fun experience (see bottom of post for more Round links) because the musicians are always layed back and just have a fun time performing and interacting with each other and the audience.

I should have said hi to John and Tara after the show, but I am never very good in those kind of sitations: small talk + people who just put on an awesome show + me = I come across as a buffoon. Top top that off, Dana Little was there too (who I, like a middle schooler, have a crush on) but I couldn’t actually say anything intelligent. It is amazing, but I can be somewhat eloquent if I want to be, that just never works itself into small talk. Eh, such is life, no biggie, still fun times.

All three performers were awesome! I had never heard Megan Slankard before but she had a cool acoustic folky thing going on, definitely check her out. Apparently she will be back in the Seattle area in a few months. Tara was as lovely as ever and had some great songs to share (including a few off of Late Tuesday’s new CD that will be out later this month (!!), get ready for their CD release show on the 25th of May - keep the date open). Her voice is always a pleasure to hear. And John was as great as John usually is! There is definitely a certain intensity when he plays with his band, but hearing him solo is quite a treat that I hope will happen more often.

Ok, enough of this jibber jabber, on with the pictures and videos (beware large file sizes)! (Click for larger versions!)

The Paintings of Scott Erickson

Megan Slankard
Video Clip: Part of her last song (partial, .mov, 7.34 MB, :24)

Tara Ward
Videop Clips: Ordinary (full, .mov, 76.8 MB, 4:07) - Not The One (partial, .mov, 23.5 MB, 1:16) - Anyone But You (full, .mov, 79.1 MB 4:16)

John Van Deusen
Videop Clips: Song written for his sister’s wedding (partial, .mov, 35.9 MB, 1:55) - The Upsidedown Tree (full, .mov, 96.2 MB, 5:15) - I Blame Us (full, .mov, 90.1 MB, 4:50)

The Gang

Round 1: Late Tuesday, Sam Ashworth, Matt Slocum
Round 2: Dana Little, Gabe Archer, and Graham Travis
Round 3: Jocelyn Feil, Aaron Sprinkle, and Sherri Youngward
Round 10: John Van Deusen, Joe Day, and Benji Verdoes
Myspace: Megan Slankard - Tara Ward - Late Tuesday - John Van Deusen / Lonely Forest - The Round - Round North

  1. May 10th, 2006 at 10:09 | #1

    Looks like a good time! I just want to wish you a very happy birthday today and that all your fun wishes come true!

  2. May 10th, 2006 at 12:44 | #2

    You seem to spend lots of time in coffee houses with intellectual, latte sipping musicians. I hope this doesn’t turn you into a liberal. :)

  3. May 11th, 2006 at 00:26 | #3

    Thanks CC!

    Heh, I don’t think you have to worry about it, everyone is a latte sipping liberal up here so I am used to it. ;)

  1. June 11th, 2008 at 17:12 | #1

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