American roots music is our playground. Blues and folk songs do not need preserving--they are preserving us. Our mission is to spread the glory and whimsy of traditional song through house concerts, street corner stomps, schoolroom shindigs, and jam sessions at the Collaboratory. We are songsters based in Seattle, and our next tour will take us along the Mississippi River in April of 2015.

21st Jan 2016
Artwork by Emily Taibleson is included in the small chapbook that accompanies our 2nd album.

Our New Album!

“The North Wind and The Sun” is one title for a fable that dates back to the days of ancient Greece. The story goes that the North wind and the sun...

04th Jun 2015
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Woody Guthrie in Pacific Northwest

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s amazing month writing songs along the Columbia River for the Bonneville Power Administration. Joe Seamons has partnered with musician former BPA...

17th Dec 2015
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Mississippi River Documentary

Documenting Music Along the Mississippi River We have gathered hours of footage along the Mississippi River capturing interviews and performances by musicians from all walks of life whose stories illustrate...

30th Mar 2015
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Workshops for All Ages

  See below to learn about our various workshop offerings. We are experienced with adapting each of the offerings below for a particular age or skill-level as desired. When time...