Electric Bonsai Band is neither electric nor a band…it’s actually singer/songwriter Andrew Ratshin, and his acoustic guitar. Best known as a member of, and principal songwriter for, the group Uncle Bonsai, Andrew has released five solo albums of original material and been included on a number of compilation projects.
With the release of his debut recording, “I Am Joe’s Eyes”, Andrew began headlining at clubs and festivals across North America; with his live release, “20 Seconds Of Pleasure” (a collection of 20-second and 40-second songs) and the critically acclaimed, “But I’m Happy Now”, Andrew established himself as “one of the premier songwriters of his generation” (The Maverick Report). The release of “Lounging In The Belly Of The Beast” had Sing Out magazine proclaiming Andrew “an absolute original” and say that “there’s more than enough brilliance here to entice and seduce open minded listeners who appreciate exceptionally well written songs.”
In addition to his solo performances, Andrew continues to perform with Uncle Bonsai. The group recently premiered Andrew’s brand new, 25-song song cycle, “Seven Sins, Seven Wonders, Seven Dwarfs”, and Andrew has begun recording his sixth Electric Bonsai Band release, “The Other Glass”
Jo Miller (w/special guest Orville Johnson). Back in the “Old Days” (1980’s to 2006) Jo Milla’ was a killa’! At least if your musical tastes leaned toward Western Roots. She was the lead singer, writer and frontman for the legendary Cowgirl band, Ranch Romance, who was picked up as an opener for kd Lang touring the US and Canada. Often featured on Prairie Home Companion as well as many notable festivals and concert venues Ranch Romance, in their spangled cowgirl duds, were always a favorite. Jo Miller and Her Burly Roughnecks hit the scene in ‘99. That was a jumpin band adored by the swing dance set, the pompadoured Rockabillies and Honky Tonk mavens. Seattle’s notorious roadhouse, “The Little Red Hen”, became home until the nights got too long, the money too short and the irreplaceable slap bassist moved to New York. For the last many years Jo has redirected her attention to the craft of carpentry and building odd little structures. On occasion she can be seen on stage telling “true stories” from her unfinished memoir “Never Holler Whoa At A Horserace”.
Greg Scott, In the old days when singer-songwriters ruled the Northwest Folklife Festival, Greg Scott was one that audiences made sure to seek out. With songs full of wry wit and tenderhearted longing, Greg accompanies his distinctive baritone voice with skillful guitar in a variety of styles. “Moonlight Ain’t No Use To Me”, “Too Long A Time”, and “Work For The County” are just a few of his popular originals. Of late, Greg has been working a bit under the radar, with a composing group consisting of crackerjack musicians Julian Smedley, Kim Scanlon, Ben Smith, and Libby Torrance. “The Palace Thieves“ will be releasing an album in 2024. Greg returns to the solo stage tonight with some of his classic material and some new songs as well.
Solo sets and in the round.
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Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages available. Food can be brought in from area restaurants. No outside drinks please.