Category: Music in the Park

A Year of Growth for Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia

By LUCY VOLKER Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO) provides musical education, technical training and performance opportunities for aspiring, young musicians....

Keb’ Mo’

By Adam McKinney Legend has it – and legends have everything – that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at a Mississippi crossroad at midnight. In exchange for...

Music in the Park – En Canto

By ADAM McKINNEY En Canto, a seven-piece, Brazilian-dance band, is infused with an undercurrent of unbridled joy. This is a band that creates music solely for the...

Music in the Park – Blind Facsimile

By ADAM McKINNEY If there’s any wonder why cover bands have played a consistent part in nightlife scenes over the years, one needn’t look any further than...

Music in the Park – Michelle Taylor Band

By ADAM McKINNEY As a unit, the Michelle Taylor Band rides atop an effortless wave of cool, exploiting pose and attitude for all they’re worth. Taylor cites soul...

Music in the Park – Joe Blue and the Roof Shakers

By ADAM McKINNEY Comprising a murderers’ row of blues veterans, the five-piece ensemble Joe Blue and the Roof Shakers brings a wild energy to performances. It’s...

Music in the Park – Sonic Funk Orchestra

By ADAM McKINNEY Anyone who ever trashed disco has been proven wrong by decades of cultural reappraisal. What is true – and what many always knew to be true – is...

Music in the Park – Micaiah Sawyer

By ADAM McKINNEY Blessed with a clear, strong and achingly vulnerable singing voice, Mikaiah Sawyer is one of the brightest spots in the Olympia music scene. Drawing...

Music in the Park – Hook Me Up

By ADAM McKINNEY Washington is no slouch when it comes to quality and quantity of jazz bands, but some lack a sense of self-awareness and infectious fun. It’s a fate...

Harumph

Harumph at Music in the Park

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS After releasing its debut album Threes this past February, Oklahoma-based, Americana-and-jazz band Harumph brings its vintage-sounding tunes...