Winthrop Blues Fest Live at Orpheum Theater Public Classes With Ester Live in PT at Toolshed Soundlabs Ben Joe Walkway BW

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.

02nd Jan 2017

A Black and Tan Ball

“A Black & Tan Ball” will be released in the USA on July 28th, 2017. This new album by the Seattle songsters features the playing and singing of harmonica master Phil...

04th Jun 2015

July 14 in Portland – ‘Roll Columbia’

Smithsonian Folkways presents the album release concert for ‘Roll Columbia’ in Portland at the Alberta Rose Theater on July 14th, Woody Guthrie’s birthday! Our duo recorded two songs for ‘Roll...

21st Jan 2016

North Wind and The Sun

“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...

30th Mar 2015

Workshops for All Ages

Workshop Programs The thrill of dance music, the power of a cappella singing, and the joy of obscure or novelty songs are all touchstones of our educational workshops. Each student’s heritage connects...