Just announced by Katy Walum from the Admiral Neighborhood Association – the lineup for this year’s series of Thursday night Summer Concerts at Hiawatha: Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators kick things off on July 25th; then it’s The Dusty 45s on August 1st; Impossible Bird on August 8th; Massy Ferguson on August 15th; Fly Moon Royalty on August 22nd; and Strong Suit on August 29th. Read on for the full announcement with background on the bands:
July 25th – Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators
· “Authentic American Jazz from the Roaring 20s through the Swing Era”
· The band has performed at jazz festivals, dances, concert series, community events and more across the U.S. and Canada, and you can find our music anywhere from a Lincoln Center concert in NYC to a swing dance in San Diego, as well as on NPR, in TV, and in film. Recent festival performances include Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing, The Washington D.C. Lindy Exchange, The Redwood Coast Jazz Festival, The Killer Diller Ball (Seattle), and the Balboa Rendezvous (San Diego).
August 1st – The Dusty 45s
· “Rousing horns, sizzling original numbers, and if there’s a saloon in hell, the Dusty 45s will always have a place to play. Genuine talent.”
· The Dusty 45s have been thrilling crowds for over a decade. The readers of the Seattle Weekly voted them “Best of Seattle” 3 years in a row. In 2007, (Billy Joe) Huels enchanted the theater crowd, starring as Buddy Holly in Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater’s production of “The Buddy Holly Story.” With a deep discography, thousands of miles on the tour van odometer, and a committed fan base in the western U.S. and Europe, the Dusty 45s are a professional, talented band with a creative fire that burns bright.
August 8th – Impossible Bird
· “A duo that will shake your bones.”
· Dubbed “The next big musical duo” by Seattle Weekly. Nick Drummond is former front man and songwriter for the hit Seattle band “The Senate.” Tyler Carson is an internationally known fiddler/violinist most recently from “Jack Maple.” Together they have teamed up to combine their unique talents into one formidable pairing. Fiddle, guitar, voice. Welcome, to the new beginning.
August 15th – Massy Ferguson
· “American Rock Band”
· Also known as “the People’s Band,” this roots Americana quartet combines steady, blue-collar alt-country with Southern rock and an everyman ethos that has helped it land gigs all over the world. –Seattle PI
August 22nd – Fly Moon Royalty
· “Rising Rap/Soul Duo”
· The combination that makes up Electro-Soul duo Fly Moon Royalty is Vocalist/Fast Talker Adra Boo and DJ/Producer/Emcee Action Jackson. Their style is soulful, but at the same time experiments with electronic textures, which makes up the backbone of their sound. Fly Moon Royalty has been compared to the Gossip, Janelle Monae, and Gnarls Barkley.
August 29th – Strong Suit
· “New Seattle super-group Strong Suit combine their influences and expertise to create beautifully-crafted guitar-heavy pop music.”
· A local-area “super-group” consisting of members from Goodness, Sweet Water, Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs, Kristen Ward, Halloqueen, Peter Frampton, etc. They recently headlined the Team McCready fundraiser event for the Wishlist Foundation in March.
Katy adds, “P.S. You’ll notice that there’s no Caspar Babypants on this year’s lineup, but families need not worry – Caspar will be performing July 19th at 12 pm at Hiawatha as part of their Kids Fun Fest.”